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Say hello

Postby stan » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Hello and welcome to the Overlander forum.

We have had the forum rebuilt so here's an new section to say hello.

So create a post about yourself with any info about you, your vehicle and your overlanding trips or plans!

Use the signature in your profile to detail your vehicle and travels if you like.

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Re: Say hello

Postby robin101fc » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:32 pm

Hi all,

As my 'handle' suggests my name is Robin and I like Land Rover 101 FC's, in fact I've owned 3 101 Ambulances over the years.
I have owned various Land Rovers for over 20 years and have been walking, camping and generally travelling independently since I was very small.
I've been on the forum for a number of years and met a few of you at various events such as Adventure Overland. I have followed all the Truck builds with longing but there have been a number of reasons holding me back from trying to copy your examples, namely my wife, money, no HGV licence, space, not sure if my skills are up to it and finally my wife.
Last week I found a ready to go truck which nearly matches my needs and I will be picking it up tomorrow. It has been built by Hangar 53 in Suffolk with internal cabinetry by a friend of mine who makes fantastic furniture to a high standard. It is ready to go as it stands but I intend to make a few modifications to suit my own needs so I will be looking for more ideas here as well as ideas for travel with it.
Here is just a taster photo and I will add more later once I've collected it.
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Re: Say hello

Postby seadog1 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:03 pm

Hi Robin ,
That's a fine bit of kit you have there and looks up for just about anything , I look forward to seeing more pics when you get the chance , and the truck itself if your going to AO16 .

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Re: Say hello

Postby robin101fc » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:17 pm

I can't make AO16 as it clashes with the Galway Oyster Festival and I've promised to go there with my brother in law as we have a house on the west coast of Ireland.

Incidentally our house is on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Clew Bay in Co Mayo and just under Croagh Patrick, we have parking space for a couple of large trucks so if any members here are passing when we're over there they are welcome to stop for a night or two.

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Re: Say hello

Postby NeilandPat » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:34 pm

Hi Robin and welcome

Please feel free to post and update us on your fab looking vehicle.

Thanks for the very kind offer, who knows we might allnturn up one day .

Hope to meet you guys soon

Neil and Pat

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Re: Say hello

Postby christyler » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 pm

Hi Robin,

the RB is a really good and well capable truck, good luck with it. i am in Ireland, nr Cork, it's a bit of a drive from mayo but you are always welcome for Tea.

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Re: Say hello

Postby NeilandPat » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:16 pm

I can definitely feel an a rally in Ireland coming soon .

Neil

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Re: Say hello

Postby crinklystarfish » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:01 am

Yup, I'd be up for that.

Attached is us seal-watching in Connemara last year - one of the most gobsmacking places ever...

I'm drawn to RBs / Dodges too, proper go-anywhere truck, I've even toyed with the idea of 'doing' one to support our push-bike racing where we have just one night out - race, then go home. Perfect size!

Met a bloke at the AO show last year who's stockpiled a massive spares reserve, he was nuts for them. Think he was called John from Nottingham way.
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Postby christyler » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:15 am

Connemara really is a beautiful part of the country, also west cork, and the Kerry area not to be missed.

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Re: Say hello

Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:29 pm

Prior to me leaving the hovercraft world, "we" used to have a Ireland tour of cruising craft, everyone that went said they had the time of their lives!

Me? I could never afford the overcharging on the ferries! A shame, as I would have been up for that....

Sure is a beautiful part of the world.

Oh, welcome to the group!

I did look at a Reynolds-Boughton RB44, but thought possibly a bit small for what I wanted at the time.

A lovely looking truck though, would love to have a look around it and see how well it performs in the real world.

What are spares availability if using it for world touring?

Maybe good as it is also made under licence from Renault and Dodge, if I have got that right?

The ex-MOD places usually have lines of them.

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