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PostSubject: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 8:47 pm

Hi. I've posted a few times on the forum but not yet formally introduced myself.
Firstly thank you to everyone who has helped my with my first few questions.
It took nearly 2 years to find my dream Camper. I visited shows, searched the internet daily and what started as a dream rapidly became an obsession. Many a time my wife would enquire what I was doing on the ipad at midnight? I found what I thought was a great van only to arrive for a viewing and be presented with rust on wheels.
In April this year I booked up a family week away in an 1972 T2 hired from O'Connors in Okehampton. We had an absolute ball. It certainly did the trick. My wife announced it was the best holiday we'd had in ages and gave the green light to search a bit harder for our own van. One thing I did notice from hiring an old camper was things seemed to go wrong- a lot. We were stopped for having no brake lights, the leisure battery stopped working after one day and to cap it all the lights all came on at 2am one morning! That made up my mind - the camper needed to be reliable and that meant Brazilian.
One night on another of my internet searches I spotted a 2006 Brazilian Danbury on Ebay. 19000 miles and one owner. That was it. I call to the owner revealed that he had been swamped with calls and had already had people to view. A quick decision was made and a deposit was sent via internet banking. I don't think I have ever been as nervous about a purchase since buying our first home 15 years ago. A trip was arranged to Cardiff on the Saturday and the deal was done. The van was originally called Wander but my 8 year old son didn't like the idea of a girl in the family. The owner even offered to drive the van to us the following week for the price of his train fare back.
I've had the van just over a week. It's already been to Gingers in Waterlooville to be lowered and have electric hook up fitted. He did a fantastic job. New alloys have been fitted and the van cleaned and polished to within an inch of its metal. A new longlife exhaust is being fitted on Saturday (there is a hole the size of my fist in one of the silencers) and finally at the end of June the seats are going to be recovered by Katie at 'Totally Trimmed' in Bournemouth.
Final job is to change the garage door as Eddie is about 4inch too high to fit inside. He really wants to be tucked up in the warm and dry come winter.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all at some future shows. I would like to come to the Kombi sleepover but that is the week that the seats are being covered - bad planning!
Anyway some pics of Eddie looking proud in his new home -




By the way I designed the window sticker myself using Vistaprint.


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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 8:54 pm

Welcome to the forum. Love the rear sticker.

I'm not too far from you, I'm in waterlooville. Beachbuggin is the local show, will be good to see you there.

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:00 pm

A big hello from Sheffield - great van
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:04 pm

Hi & Welcome
FAB looking Kombi Cool
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Wow! Max is already looking forward to meeting his twin. Great to have you with us and thanks for the enjoyable intro.

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Nice Kombi and a great story.

If you can't make the sleepover then how about CamperJam 6-8th July. We have a club camping pitch and at last count there will be around 20 Kombis there.

Great show too!

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Eddie looks great!

@kiteman wrote:
Love the rear sticker.

Me too!

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 9:23 pm

Nice intro and welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 10:00 pm

hi & welcome nice bay Smile
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 08, 2012 10:59 pm


Hello and welcome, I love the stories behind our Kombi's.

Happy Camping or should that be Glamping Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Thu May 10, 2012 1:27 pm

Great story, great van! Welcome to the forum Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Fri May 11, 2012 10:59 pm

hello here in the forum, noce kombi, a red one too

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Fri May 11, 2012 11:06 pm


Hello!

I'm LOVING your van :-)!

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Sun May 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Hello and welcome from another Eastleigh owner, look forward to waving manically at you in the near future

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Sun May 13, 2012 9:02 pm

Splendid Kombi !
Obviously Eddie has pride of place on the drive.
Where did Eddie's name come from?
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Sun May 13, 2012 10:33 pm

Thank you for all your messages. We hired a van in April called 'Nice Guy Eddie' (Reservoir Dogs) and the name kind of stuck. When we got our van it just looked like another Eddie. He's rapidly become another member of the family. It's not rational really - a lump of metal on wheels and we treat it like a human!
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Sun May 13, 2012 10:48 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
It's not rational really - a lump of metal on wheels and we treat it like a human!

You're in good company here then!

Rational?! A dog just won a national talent contest.

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Sun May 13, 2012 10:56 pm

A dog with a higher IQ than the judges! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 9:32 am

My first introduction post. Not sure where the pictures have gone. Do they disappear after a period of time? Eddie really was Max's twin in 2012 but things have changed since.......................
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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 10:15 am

No idea about the pics HH!

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 10:48 am

@harryhornet wrote:
My first introduction post. Not sure where the pictures have gone. Do they disappear after a period of time? Eddie really was Max's twin in 2012 but things have changed since.......................

I've got loads of pictures missing as well. Can't be a time thing as my first pictures are still there, and it's not a file name thing either as they're all over the place scratch

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 10:58 am

The html code for the images is still there (although you can't see it in the post) but the images themselves are no longer available which suggests they're been moved to a different server or location or deleted by servimg.

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http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/17/47/19/94/06912.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 12:07 pm

The pictures that have gone from mine aren't even in my servimg accoun. Points to them being deleted for what ever reason

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 12:07 pm

@kiteman wrote:
The pictures that have gone from mine aren't even in my servimg accoun.  Points to them being deleted for what ever reason

Must have been too 'racey!' Wink

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PostSubject: Re: An introduction to 'Eddie'   Tue May 05, 2015 4:55 pm

I found the original pics on my laptop so I've popped them back into the post.
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