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Razorbaz

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PostSubject: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:38 pm

Hello all

Ali and i (Barrie that is) have just finished building a retirement home on the sunny Isle of Wight. As we were living in Shrewsbury for two years whilst the old house was demolished and the new one took shape we bought a VW T5, not our first choice as we dashed around looking for a decent T2 and eventually gave up and settled for the T5. Now bear with me because i can feel the groans but back in the day we had both a 1973 Westie and a 1967 Split both of which gave us many miles and happy times. Anyway house just about finished and regular mile crunching trips out the way we have now moved away from the 'dark side' and purchased the lovely Betty that was advertised on this very site. Collected on Friday and taken to VW kampers for a cambelt, waterpump and an Empi shifter (so i could find at least the four gears) i knew were there. Got home Saturday put a for sale notice in the T5 and sold it in 15 minutes to a family who live in the next road.
Do i like the new camper, no I LOVE IT. Its slow and less sophisticated but i am right back to being 30 again when i had my original campers.
We are going away to Europe for a month in September so its a bit of a dash to sort out making it work for us. We are planning to mount the spare wheel on a bracket on the back and it seems Danbury are the port of call for this, such a good site that i have been able to find out so much and bring my knowledge up to date. It is great that the wise ones chip in with helpful advice rather than going off message which happens on so many sites. Bear in mind i have had hours doing research on building a house. Anyway
I hope we will get to chat to other owners in the future so we can share our new found youth with them Best wishes to all
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:47 pm

Great story. Welcome to the forum.
See if you can make it to next years Kombi Sleepover, it's the biggest and best brazzie meet there is

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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi well done that man ..look forward to meeting you all soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:58 pm

All sounds good to me!

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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:00 pm

Hello and welcome Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:14 pm

Welcome to the Brazi Bay world of fun, deep pockets and a riot of colours ( see August issue of Camper & Bus for pictures of us at Volksworld )
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:57 am

Hi & Welcome to THE Forum for Brazi Bays.
Hope to see you out on the road at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:54 am

Welcome to the forum guys , we do look forward to seeing you out and about.

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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:53 pm

A decision well made
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:07 pm

Hi and welcome, I take it that is Betty Blue you have acquired, lovely looking kombi. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:28 pm

Yes it is Betty Blue, well spotted.......thanks for all the nice welcoming comments
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Congratulations on your new addition!
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:15 pm

Welcome Ali and Barrie.
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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:14 am

Hi and welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Coming from the dark side   Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:42 pm

Hi and welcome Smile
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