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PostSubject: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:16 pm

Hello everyone!
Not officially a camper owner yet, but myself and my wife have recently put a deposit on a 2005 Brazilian Rio T2 Camper, with 15,000 miles from Danbury in Bristol and are looking forward to being proud owners (probably be about February 2018 before it is ready!)
It is a 1.6 Aircooled model and is currently black and white. We are having a few bits done to it (respray to dark purple and white, new seat configuration, covers and seat cushions renewed and power steering fitted, buddy seat fitted). It is right hand drive, has roof beds, Webasto heater etc and it has been our dream to own a campervan for many years!
We live in Kent and I am sure we will find this forum and all the information here most valuable.
When it is resprayed dark purple on the lower half, we think “Merlot” might be a good name :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:29 am

Hi & welcome Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:40 am

Welcome - you'll have a fine BraziBay once all the work has been done!

Is it Danbury PAS they're fitting out of interest?

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:18 am

Hi & Welcome to the Forum
Sounds like a lot of work being done - doo post some pics when complete Smile
Look forward to seeing out and about in the New Year

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 am

Hi All and thanks for the welcome.
Yes Danbury will be fitting the powered steering.
As it will be my main transport we decided to bite the bullet and get that done at the same time as the other work (especially as there will be a fair amount of parallel parking!)
I will definitely be posting pictures of the finished article when we have it :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:48 am

PS My profile pic is what it currently looks like, but it’s undergoing transformations ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 am

Hi. Good to have you here.
I like 'Merlot'
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 am

An Airbus with Danbury PAS is a rare beast.

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 am

I hope that’s a good thing :-))))
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:09 am

Well in terms of uniqueness yes - and as such the combo of Aircooled and the DDPAS should mean your bus will retain higher value.

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:19 am

Excellent!
........... Although, if we enjoy “Merlot” as much as we think we will it’ll be a long time before we think about selling :-)
I can see this is going to be a long wait until February, but at least it gives us time to prepare and I’m very glad the wife found this site for me. It’s seems to have loads of helpful info and interesting topics and like minded Camper people.
Hopefully we have sorted most bits, with the exception of new curtains (working on it and ordering fabric swatches) and rubber mats for the front footwell. Exciting stuff!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:43 pm

At least Merlot will be tucked up during the winter.

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum , good to have another Kentish member joining us. Look forward to seeing you out and about when the works finished.

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:15 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi and welcome. It’s good to see another aircooled getting a pampering. Look forward to seeing the results next year.
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:30 pm

Welcome from Wales.
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:35 pm

Hi and welcome Smile Waiting until February should give you just abouy enough time to buy one or two campervan themed must haves!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:55 pm

Hahahaha we have loads of Campervan things we have collected over the years......
Pictures, mugs, plates, egg cups, candle holders, tins, boxes, cookie jars, money boxes, cushions, bed covers etc etc etc
We just never had the Campervan :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:11 pm

Btw have a look at this http://www.comfortablecampers.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm

Ooooh nice!
And they have stolen the name Merlot from us Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm

@Yeeh Badger wrote:
Ooooh nice!
And they have stolen the name Merlot from us Razz

Haha - been on here some years I'm afraid.

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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:37 am

Love the name "Merlot", wish I had thought of it! My friends once had one called "Van Rouge" which also made me laugh!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:20 am

Power steering for a daily drive van is definitely a good investment. With the Danbury Direct Drive it isn't just the power assist, it's also the extra precision of the rack-and-pinion beam.
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:51 am

Hi and welcome, nice to see another aircooled on here


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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and saying hi :-)   Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 am

Welcome to the forum, we recently collected our van from Danbury, the wait is a killer but its worth it in the end!!

(only advice is to ask for regular updates from the beginning)

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