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Me and my new cf 240 motor home -)

Hi to all members, here goes,
Yesterday I purchased a 1979 Bedford cf 240 petrol motor home. I saw her and fell in love! Instantly! This will be the second camper/motorhome iv owned in as many years but the first one I bought which was a Renault master was a disaster and an expensive lesson to have learnt, many who know me think iv gone and done the same thing again but I just know I haven't! I hope!

Ok even tho I drove the Renault all the way home and the Bedford came home on the back of recovery truck! I no it's better even if it's older! It's actually 1 year older than I am and as I say I love her already and can't wait to get her looking pretty again , all be it with some knowledgeable guidance from dedicated enthusiasts like yourselves, well that's the plan anyway along with hopefully a trip to France fishing in March, I should a few ££ and time over the coming 6 months so all help and advice welcome, I live in Llangollen N.wales. The van has fuel issues at the moment as it had been stood for 2 years in a barn and was told by last owner that he had been advised drain it first but he admitted he had risked just topping her up with £20 of fresh fuel, I then attempted the 250 mile journey home from warham , Dorset to wales. Got 40 miles no problems at all, and my love grew stronger!! Got to Yeovil stopped to put more fuel in had a break 10 min, fired her up and 200 yards up the road it was just miss firing and it felt like I was driving something that was just running out of fuel. Next thing (and thank the universe I got recover cover) well advised by my good friend chris) my beautiful new partner was strapped down , helpless on the back of sardens recover truck, an I swear I could hear her weep! Lol! No but seriously it was a sorry sight and a horrible reminder of the Renault be a old dog! Thing is she has 60,236 on the clock, she is completely original , even has the original stereo and speaker which work! Underneath is solid, just had a new cam belt , distributor cap and leads all for new MoT, it's a bit tatty but I don't mind that and will do best to get her sorted. There is a leak in the skylight so there is water damage inside, and to what extent yet I'm not quite sure but I think iv caught her just intime and I promise to all you keen lovers of Bedford's I'm going to love her and do my best to have her ship shape, she's booked in this Thursday for a service from an ex AA mechanic, not sure if that's the best way to go or to dive right in with a Haynes manual and start getting to know her, thing is right now I just need her running as she's currently in a local car park . It all happened so quick , finding her buying her that I havnt yet sorted her a winter home, but I will. Looking forward to the response from you guys :-)

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Thu 30 Oct 2014 @ 12:12 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Welcome to the club.Good to have you on board.Looks like a nice van there,can't remember if I've seen it before.
I would imagine that your running problems could be something to do with it being stood etc.As you say,the fuel could be a bit iffy,could be condensation issues too.A good service should sort things out,if not come back & let us know.

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Ye service is first job and then attack the inside, where would you suggest the best place for me to get new/used parts for this van?

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Fri 31 Oct 2014 @ 11:17 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Your first stop should be the club auction site.Admittedly I'm a lazy & haven't got round to listing everything yet but there's a link to some pictures of the parts that are available.
I've also got quite a few of my own bits as I'm sure have other members,so best to ask here.
Final place would be greedbay & particularly Adrian Bailey (roverland.eu).A very helpful & knowledgeable bloke but a tad expensive.

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i and welcome ..nice looking van old son ..same bady and lay out as mine youll have loads of fun.

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Hi all, thanks for the reply's , she's going in for service tomorrow :-)
Fingers crossed the mechanic don't find any nasty's!

It's been recommended that I convert the ignition to an electric modern system, when I asked my mechanic if he was able to do it for me and he said I would need a conversion kit and the first place I should about doing this would be on this website so can anybody help me with this process, apparently the points are a common problem ??

Also having inspected it abit further I shall now lost it's bad faults I've found and will need to replace, so if any one can help be greatly appreciated !!

The door handle to open the door to get into the caravan it's self is broke and the veneer on the inside of the door is rotten, ideally would like to find a replacement door, but could learn to live with a broken handle and just repair the inner door with timber.

The skylight has a crack/hole and did leak but sorted the leak out with a silicone patch job but again would like to replace the whole unit if possible.

Lock to the gas bottle holder is also broke and I currently can't get the gas bottle to check if the cooker is working, the centre barrel in the lock just spins freely and the door won't budge. So new lock of some description needed there as I'm going to have to drill it out.

Back window, the secondary glazing has a significant crack in it and it fills with water, but I'm thinking of just drilling a release hole for the water to drain out and then patching it up, for now anyway. Got so many things to do for now, :-). Thanks for reading

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our dog eat through the bottom half of our door [ we have a barn type ] so went to the dump and got hold of the metal outa part of a fridge or cooker not sure which then went to inexces and got a metal vent and rebuilt the door ...slapped some of that wood chip wall paper that i got free from B&Q and it looks great and hopefully the dog want get through again lol .

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