We are booked for our first outing in Eddie on the 1st April - 5th April to Slimbridge http://www.tudorcaravanpark.com/index.php. in Gloucestershire. It is a quiet country caravan site right alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness canal an easy 5 minute walk from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre. It is also situated at the rear of the pub and across the road for the cafe which could well be handy for the odd meal and drink!
The only problem with the plan is we have no fuel and likewise nor does the local garage. With the threat of a fuel delivery strike drivers have gone mad filling up their cars etc. We experienced the same problem 12 years ago in our old motorhome where we seemed to make it home from Northumberland on fumes. Anyway watch this space to see if we make it......
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
On Monday19th March we took delivery of our Broadway Autosleeper, now to be affectionately known as Eddie. His reg is HX12KFU .
Our first night camp was at Mill Avon Campsite Tewkesbury which is a stone's throw from the Marquis Motorhome dealership where we had received a two hour induction course on all the gadgets and gizmos. So why did I get a cold shower in the morning Pete! I don't think full attention was being given on the use of the boiler.
I can report that whilst the temperature at night was 4 degrees we had a warm night with our new Duvaley sleeping covers. There is a vast improvement on the heating system and insulation since our last Motorhome 10 years ago. So we have no excuse that it is too cold if above 4 degrees.
The kitchen equipment was only tested as far as a cup of tea and micowaved oats for breakfast. We resorted to The Bell pub for dinner as it was a shame to use the brand new clean oven. Not sure how long I can get away with that excuse!
Anyway here endeth the first posting and hope to be able to report on many happy holidays with some good weather thrown in.