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Girlie new member

Hello

I've just bought a 1981 CF250. Not only is it my first campervan, but my first ever vehicle And I'm a bit of a girlie with mechanics. Have I made a terrible mistake?

So far it seems to be running OK apart from a few problems like a leaking radiator and some loose connections which should be pretty easy to fix (for a mechanic anyway). I've had a couple of good weekends away in it, and I'm desperately hoping it won't be beyond me to keep it running, at least over the summer.

Anyway, I'm introducing myself because I have a feeling I might be on the boards asking stupid questions quite frequently
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Hi and welcome to the club.

We're a pretty friendly lot - we don't bite (much!)
Feel free to ask any questions. There's no such thing as a stupid question, there's been some stupid answers though

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Thanks Colin

Well, it's just had a pre-MOT test - MOT is next week, and it's not looking too bad. The problems they've found all seem reasonably small, so it should get through with a bit of work. Unfortunately, one of the problems is that the indicator switch stalk doesn't work (doesn't stay in when indicating left). Seems like a small thing, but I can't track one down anywhere.

Don't suppose anyone's got a spare on they're selling? I'll be very depressed if I have to take it off the road because it fails for something so small
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cathf wrote:
Thanks Colin

Well, it's just had a pre-MOT test - MOT is next week, and it's not looking too bad. The problems they've found all seem reasonably small, so it should get through with a bit of work. Unfortunately, one of the problems is that the indicator switch stalk doesn't work (doesn't stay in when indicating left). Seems like a small thing, but I can't track one down anywhere.

Don't suppose anyone's got a spare on they're selling? I'll be very depressed if I have to take it off the road because it fails for something so small



Hi cathf.

Well come to the bedford bed head nut house.

There is one just come on ebay just now starting at 99P
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Thanks Hels

I haven't acutally used Ebay before either, so this is a lot of firsts in a short time! It's going to be a steep learning curve
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hi cathf.

All you have to do is bid on it and if you win all you have to do is send a cheque to them.
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One word of warning with Ebay. If you get a message which seems to come from them check it VERY carefully. If it takes you ta a page asking for your login details ignore the message, go direct to the ebay login page, login there and check for messages on their site. There's loads of scams going around at the moment that seem like genuine ebay emails but are just getting your login details so that they can get at your account. Having said that Ebay is an excelent site - I've bought loads of junk that I wouldn't otherwise have had cluttering up my attic

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Is that where we got Sid from? only joking of course!

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Cheers for all the replies.

Got the indicator stalk, and the Beddie got through the MOT, yay!
There's a few problems still to sort out, but it's not too bad. I've had a few good weekends away in him, which is the main thing :)

Roll on summer...
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Hi Cath welcome to the boards and congratulations for getting your beddie through the MOT, I've got a camper too, but what do you mean by 'pre MOT test' as my one will be due soon and I could see a pre MOT test would be useful.

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Hi Cath and a belated croeso from sunny ? nth Wales.
hope you're enjoying your beddy and we might see you at the first Scots meet later this year.
Alex has kindly volunteered to run it and we'll try to be there.

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Cool, I'll definitely be up for the Scottish meet. Where is it? (I'm sure I can find it if I look actually, come to think of it).

Hi Zarn! The pre-MOT test was actually a winter check that came free with AA membership. It was just that the guys doing it were nice enough to check out what it might need for the MOT too, as it was due a couple of weeks later. But I think there are garages that do "MOT preparation" as well, which I guess is a similar thing. It was definitely useful to do as it gave a couple of weeks to find the part, so it never had to be off the road (although it was cutting it fine - got the part a day before the MOT ran out!)
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