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PostSubject: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Hi Folks
Well - it was a long day yesterday - 2.5 hours each way from Dorset to VW Kampers - but worth every second.

'Robin' is now the new member of the family!
We went for Robin as he is quite a bit more red than pink - and so Robin Redbreast.

Well - we are chuffed. Ian at VW Kampers was great to deal with and we would definitely buy from them again - which hopefully will not be necesary in the near future!

Robin is great and we are already off for our first weekend away tomorrow - down to Tiverton for the weekend for a friends 60th birthday party and camping in the pub car park!

I'll try and upload some pics - need to work out how.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi Rich & Elspeth, I had a look at 'Robin' the other day when I dropped off 'Mish' with Ian and the lads for a service and some other work.
Robin looks a lovely van and I hope you have many happy trips together, and as you say they are a really good bunch at VwKampers, certainly done me proud, collected 'Mish' today after full service, brakes, stearing box seal and some work on the windscreen wiper spindles which needed refitting as they were working loose, and didn't break the bank!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:01 pm

Need to strengthen those cheek muscles reasy for all the grinning and smiling you will now be doing!

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:02 pm

Hi Mate

Of Course!! - I should have realised it was Mish! - I'm one of the few fortunate ones to have seen her underside!
Great bay!
It was fascinating to see everything under there - and get a real feel for the mechanics etc - did they mention that the diff or something to the front of the engine is looking like a gasket may be weeping slightly - I dare say they sorted it or advised.
I must sort out a stainless exhaust like yours - it's a good 'un.
Unfortunately we are too far away to use the chaps at VW Kampers for servicing etc - we will need to find a good firm in Dorset - heaven knows where!?
Cheers - Rich
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:05 pm

Hi Tallulah
Yep - already knackered today after 2.5 hours of smiling and waving! LOL
It is amazing how much people do smile.
I wasn't doing as much smiling as normal - as I was concentrating hard on driving Robin properly - it's all quite new to me i.e. no power steering, gearbox that is 'interesting' etc - all great fun. I only dropped from 4th to 2nd once by accident - which I didn't think was too bad! LOL
Cheers - Rich
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:06 pm

More Photos available here

http://s619.photobucket.com/albums/tt271/GSalvage3/Robin%20the%20Brazibay/
You can also see Primrose the Beetle Convertible - Robin's little sis'
Cheers - Rich
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:17 pm

nice pics I have a brazilian bay and my wife has a new bug snap Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:42 pm

Cool first day pics - Batman would be proud Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:44 pm

dazdub wrote:
nice pics I have a brazilian bay and my wife has a new bug snap Smile

Your New Bug was a bargain daz!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:25 pm

TimV wrote:
dazdub wrote:
nice pics I have a brazilian bay and my wife has a new bug snap Smile

Your New Bug was a bargain daz!!
it had a smack with the lowering stick look cool Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Congratulations on your new arrival! Looking good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:50 pm

Looking good and summers on it's way. Let the good times roll sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:36 pm

cool bus :-)
have fun, the summer is comming :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:44 pm

Great colour!All the best! Many happy journeys!

And you will get used to driving it in no time - before we got ours my husband was mumbling something that he would perhabs rather paid so much money for T5 California... Somehow after few days or driving Rudi he stopped mentioning it altogether.. Laughing

PS. Wait for snow and you won't need power steering as we checked this year Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:30 am

We're used to driving Jap imports with 4x4 - We had a Bongo and an Elgrand .
So, I'm feeling a bit nervous about muddy fields and snowy roads.
I'm already loving the quirkiness of the drive - although turning at low speeds is testing my muscles!
Cheers for your comments folks - you've all been really helpful and your guidance has been invaluable.
Cheers - Batman
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:10 am

Should we be changing your username to fit in with your new dynamic partner? Let me know if you want to.

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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:35 pm

Hi Tim

Yes - can you set that up - I suppose there is a fleeting likeness with me and the George Clooney Batman - well, when he's eaten 20 doughnuts and drunk 10 pints of lager! drunken
Batman it is then! Did you see that the first ever comic with Batman in it sold for over £350K dollars then other day at auction in New York! OMG - think how many Brazibays you could buy with that!
Cheers - Batman
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:56 pm

Batman wrote:
We're used to driving Jap imports with 4x4 - We had a Bongo and an Elgrand .

That's what I love about that forum! Wink

It seems to be the only forum for VW campers where people can safely use the unspeakable word "Bongo" lol!

Before Rudi we were considering Bongos for a while, too..
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:00 pm

I quite liked the car that cannot be named ( said in a Voldemort sort of way!).
It drank like a fish - like its owner but handled brilliantly.
If you want to see our Elgrand for sale then it's on Ebay - search on 1998 Nissan Elgrand Silver / White in Blandford.
It's going okay at the moment - I want the room on the driveway! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Great looking Camper, Ian and his team at VW Kampers are the best. Enjoy every minute with Robin, you won't stop smiling. You have some great times ahead!
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PostSubject: Re: Pick Up! Day 1   Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:24 pm

Welcome aboard shipwreck, luverly van mate enjoy. Happy days sunny
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