I have taken the plunge

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I have taken the plunge

Postby Tookey » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:36 pm

All,

As the title suggests I have put down a deposit. Thank you to all that have helped, advised and steered me. I think I have found a very suitable vehicle considering the parameters and requirements I had to work with.

thanks again

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333476280530

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby Ivan C » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:14 pm

Excellent !
Many happy miles
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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby DaveS » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:32 pm

Glad you've found something that works for you and the price gives you some wriggle room to make amends to suit your use. Suggest that the first thing you do is "baseline" the vehicle - go through everything whilst you have time and ensure its mechanically 100%. Good luck.

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby PeteB » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:43 pm

Good find. Looks a great option for getting to the out of the way places where a larger truck can't fit! No problems for you on Brighton sea front.

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby DaveS » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:38 pm

Hey Tookey - you'll have to keep us informed of your modifications and how this all works out for you. :-)

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby Tookey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm

DaveS wrote:Hey Tookey - you'll have to keep us informed of your modifications and how this all works out for you. :-)


Absolutely, will do. Will probably be asking for some advice as well :oops:

If it looks like a few of the forum users are going to get together at either an AO or the other event that got mentioned on here a few days back I will bring it along so people can cast an experienced eye over it and hopefully offer some pointers. I fully appreciate that trucks are of more interest to most people here but some key elements apply to all forms of 'overlander' I guess

I will have to ignore the snears that my 'motorhome' will get from some patrons of an Overlander event :lol:

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:26 pm

This is the one thing that made this forum great, and that is it matters not what you have, or even what you want, it is the members that make it great!

Unfortunately this forum has seen a big decline in usage for various reasons, but the members are still great!

I doubt I will be going to an OA Show again, and I still have the forum banner here with me!

Maybe when everyone turns up again, including Pat and Neil (South America) Andy and Mandy (USA somewhere) Phil and Lynn (Scotland) then the UK members that are not abroad at the time, then maybe it will be a great meeting again....
Plus Stan's big tent and fire bucket!!!!

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby Tookey » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:59 pm

If the 'old guard' wanted to organise a meet up in one of our beautiful National Parks rather than at an 'event' and didn't mind a few newbee's showing up then we would come.

Maybe after a few years people would intentionally try and keep the first weekend in June (or whenever) free as that was always the 'meet up'

Maybe there is a 4x4 place somewhere in the UK that wouldn't mind letting you lot churn up their tracks in your trucks during the morning and then move on to somewhere to park up for a social night

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby Bazza » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 pm

Do we need to start another thread regarding the AO show or any other show? After all a show is only as good as the people that attend. If overland expedition vehicles don't want to attend then what options are open to the organisers?
The V dubb crowd will rock up in their thousands and as far as I am concerned they have more than enough shows in their calendar!
I for one have no interest in organising anything done that worn the T shirt out and lost money.

Anyone volunteering?

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Re: I have taken the plunge

Postby crinklystarfish » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 am

This whole alternative meet scenario has done the rounds before when Tom (AO show organiser) attempted to charge full admission price for people who attended the show to display larger overlanders as show vehicles.

In other words, he wanted the people who were at that time the show's main attraction to pay for the privilege of ensuring he had high attendance numbers.

Unfortunately, no one at that time came up with a widely-accepted alternative solution for a meet for genuine overlanding vehicles only (of whatever size - anyone genuinely into overlanding fully gets that all manner of vehicles are used and that macho trucks do not maketh the man. In fact the very opposite is often true).

The closest 'we' came to a such a meet was the HUBB show in around 2016.

The AO show does seem to have lost its way somewhat and is in real danger of losing all sense of purpose. At the most recent one, crap old random lorries used for 'playing out', lookie-likies, military wannabees, and people festooned with rune stones and other such adorments were just some of the up-and-coming prevailing attractions. Not that there's anything wrong with such interests but they do seem increasingly incongruous with the organiser's original intent.

I'd be up for an informal alternative but would reserve the right to slope off once the evening's campfire started...


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