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TimV
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TimV

Cabin : Flight 001
Location : Brighton, East Sussex U.K.
Posts : 13750
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PostSubject: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyTue Dec 10, 2019 8:39 am

I don’t know if you feel the same way I do at the moment, but I’m becoming weary of the regular social media and news sites. There’s a lot of negativity going on!!!

So on that basis I encourage everyone here to use the platform as a means of escape. No negativity required!!

I’m handing over a couple of BraziBays to new owners later this week, which is always fun. Normally I spend between 1 to 2 hours with folks. But I always point people in our direction here as ‘the’ source of information.

What things would you say you wish you’d known from Day 1 with your BraziBay that you didn’t?

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Max SportsKombi - The Bay Racer and Tango - the Fizzy Kombi Wink
@brazilianvwbay

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beakyboy

beakyboy

Cabin : Flight 019
Location : Dover
Posts : 2204
Join date : 2012-05-23

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyTue Dec 10, 2019 1:33 pm

The first thing we realised we didn't have was a towing hook... The summer of 2012 when most of the group were in a mud bath in Camperjam, Jo and I had taken Tigerlily on her first proper camping trip to the British Grand Prix. We arrived on the Thursday evening and 15 minutes after we went through the gate the camping ground was officially closed due to it being waterlogged, we were in so we duly set up. 3 days of constant rain later we sat there aghast with 4 x 4's being towed away by tractors knowing we had no towing hook, fearing what would become of our lovely new kombi. Fortunately we found a path once a few more tents were removed that was dry and took a run at the exit gate , TigerLily didn't let us down but soon after we had the towing hook fitted , just to be safe ...

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osg

osg

Cabin : Exec 015
Location : Merseyside
Posts : 1160
Join date : 2010-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyTue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm

We do feel safer and less vulnerable to damage with an added front towing point.

At the Danbury hand-over, wish we had known that the apparent wandering steering and hard to find gears would become hardly noticeable after a month on the road.

osg
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TimV
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TimV

Cabin : Flight 001
Location : Brighton, East Sussex U.K.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyWed Dec 11, 2019 3:28 pm

@osg wrote:
....... hardly noticeable after a month on the road.

osg

As long as that?! Very Happy

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osg

osg

Cabin : Exec 015
Location : Merseyside
Posts : 1160
Join date : 2010-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyWed Dec 11, 2019 6:10 pm

It was a very windy time of the year when we first hit the road
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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyWed Dec 11, 2019 6:21 pm

@osg wrote:
It was a very windy time of the year when we first hit the road
osg

I believe you ..... Wink

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@brazilianvwbay

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harryhornet

harryhornet

Cabin : Exec 027
Location : Fair Oak, Hampshire
Posts : 2777
Join date : 2012-04-19

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyThu Dec 12, 2019 1:20 pm

I remember taking Eddie to have his first MOT just a few months after getting him.
He failed with the tester telling me that the rear fog lamp was hanging off. I argued with him as it was clearly designed to hang below the bumper using a rubber strap.
Thankfully the forum pointed me to Brand Autos and Paul uses a test centre that are used to the idiosyncrasies of our vans.
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osg

Cabin : Exec 015
Location : Merseyside
Posts : 1160
Join date : 2010-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyThu Dec 12, 2019 2:16 pm

Wish we had known about the breadth of information on here.
Danbury should have told us when we were there for service work
Our camper was nearly two and a half years old by the time we found the Forum
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apm101

apm101

Cabin : Club
Location : Bromley, Kent
Posts : 17
Join date : 2019-10-10

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PostSubject: Re: Cheery chat - right here.    Cheery chat - right here.  EmptyThu Dec 12, 2019 2:22 pm

I wish I'd known...

- how warm you can get just using the burners on the hob
- how many smiles you can get driving one of these
- that every driver will speed up when you overtake
- how cool he looks parked on my driveway!
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