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Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Tookey » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi All,

Testing, Testing; spent a couple of hours and three brews on my 'introduction' post, pressed submit and waited.....mmm, waited....still hasn't appeared. I am a techy failure so immediately think its likely I have done something wrong. This is a test message to see if this one 'appears'.

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Tookey » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:06 pm

great it appeared................damn I have got to re write my original.....why didn't I press 'save as draft'. Could the completely excessive life story of why I am here been too long? Did the server reject it on the grounds of preventing death of forum users by newbie babble?

seriously, could it have been too long?

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Ivan C » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:39 pm

It's unlikely :D
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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Tookey » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:13 pm

hah, I balls it up!

Take 2 The Edited Version (I really can't type all that again)

Im Guy, 43, with a wife and a 1yr old. I have 'overlanded' around southern Africa for six months (twenty years ago) and made loads of mistakes but can't remember them as I was stoned for a lot of it (I don't smoke now). I do know that my mate and I bought a 1966 BMW '2002' in Cape Town, mainly (completely) cos it was a 'beamer' and had 666 as part of its reg. It got us through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and to Jo'burg. We gave it away and flew home, good times.
Since then I have wanted to drive to Cape Town in a 110.......so I plan to leave for Mongolia (12 month trip) in 2022 in anything other than a 110 (no offense intended). I went into the reasons for the changes in my original post that has disappeared, now you can just make up your own.
Last year we had a baby (unplanned oops), he will need to start school in 2023 so we have to go in 2022 as otherwise I will become an 'armchair overlander' for potentially the rest of my life. 2022 does not give us enough time to save, but beer and wine is off the shopping list, do toddlers REALLY need shoes and overtime at work hopefully will get us near and we will have to borrow.....compromises.
I am yet to find the vehicle but have narrowed it down to either an Iveco Daily or Merc Sprinter (4x4 MWB) (as above; I did give my reasons in the original post but now feel free to make your own up).
With regards to this forum I will try not to be an 'information leech' but let's be honest...it's inevitable. I will 'give back' when I can and hopefully in 2023 I will be an asset rather than a drain.

That was the edited version.........can you even imagine what the original was like!

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby NeilandPat » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi and welcome.

I too have lost many long posts after submitting it. I thought it was just me.

I now copy the text to the clipboard before I hit the button. I can then paste it into a new post if required.

With regard to your plans. We have been travelling South America and have seen many sprinters and Dailys on the road. I could not advise you as to which is best , only that both appear to be pretty robust and both very capable.

We have also met many families with young kids on the road. It works perfectly . Many carry on until about 10 years old and self educate on the way.

Good luck with your plans and feel free to ask anything . We have all been at the start of this journey. I can guarantee that you will only get well meant advice on here. Probably the nicest bunch out there.

Good luck and welcome

Neil

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Tookey » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:01 pm

A warm welcome, thanks Neil

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby bromleyxphil » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:28 am

A warm if belated welcome from me too. I am a little further ahead than you in both years, that I now have a vehicle (built with much help from this forum) and I hope to do some travelling next year. Ask away there is always someone on here who knows the answer........usually Brian!

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:47 am

The joy's of this group is that all the members genuinely do try to help each other, no matter if you have to rough it in a MAN of pose in a DAF, it matters not, we are all in the same boat!

I only wish you could have attended the Overland meet a couple of years back before members started doing silly things like going around the world! The meet was such a great event, Stan's tenty thing with it's central steel hanging fire pit was the focal point, and we just all gathered around and talked sh*t till very late! I loved it, and during the day it was open-house on the trucks! Brilliant!

Also don't let Phil talk his cr*p, his truck is the nicest home built truck out there, it even has a mosaic floor in the shower room! Just don't tell him I also love the truck!

Everybody has a brilliant truck, it was a great event seeing them all together! Every single one of them!

PS, Phil, the bribe money is in the post....

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby the big merc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:01 pm

You’re right Brian we all had a good look at the other trucks before building our own.
You have to remember that there is no exact design to any truck build as we all have different needs, ideas and of course budget.
Martin

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Re: Failed at first hurdle, maybe?

Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:19 pm

the big merc wrote:You’re right Brian we all had a good look at the other trucks before building our own.
You have to remember that there is no exact design to any truck build as we all have different needs, ideas and of course budget.
Martin


... and then we cock it all up!
Well I did anyway.....


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