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Re: Importing an RV into the UK
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2008, 07:04:40 AM »
Thanks Tom,
Looking forward to some nice weather in florida, but you can't beat Cardiff on a winning Grand Slam weekend!! ;D
The last time we won the Grand Slam  was just before the last time we went to Florida. I wonder if the welsh rugby union(WRU) would pay me to go each year!! 8)
Now if I could find a nice A Class about 30 feet or less for under $75K life would be complete. ;)
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2008, 12:03:54 PM »
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... you can't beat Cardiff on a winning Grand Slam weekend!!

That's for sure Andy. But I hope you're not spoiling my enjoyment of recorded rugby when we get home from vacation  ??? I believe I've missed two weekends of 6-nations games and can't wait to see them later this week. They hadn't yet won the Triple Crown when we left home, and now you're talking Grand Slam  :o  I'm surprised my oldest son hasn't called me, but he knows that, even when we're home, I see the games delayed.

BTW I understand that Tiger Bay (aka Butetown) has changed significantly since the days when Shirley Bassey grew up there. Used to be a very bad area, and I understand they've renamed it Cardiff Bay to help with the new upscale image.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2008, 01:08:48 PM »
Andy



That's for a new MH, but up to two tears old you should still be able to get around gthe same.  Have a safe flight, an enjoyable time in Florida (as Tom said, take your woolies!!!), and ship your new MH back home safely!   

Terry (now at Indio Outdoor Resorts Motor Coach Country Club - wonderful) - ours is the first MH on the right side, facing the waterfront) ;D


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Re: Importing an RV into the UK
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2008, 11:37:40 AM »
Tom,

Sorry if I spoilt your enjoyment of the match(s). In my defense I did leave it until 2 days after the last match before posting  :-\

I just couldn't keep quiet any longer ;D ;D

Nathan, couldn't quite work out your message
Andy



That's for a new MH, but up to two tears old you should still be able to get around gthe same. 


Looking forward to Florida no matter what the weather. Fingers crossed both the weather and the dealers will be kind to me!! :)

Is there anyone from the forum in or around Orlando/Tampa the week we are there (30.03.08) who could give me a few pointers?

Andy 8)
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 12:11:36 PM by AJHales »
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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2008, 11:49:53 AM »
No problem Andy, and I could tell you were overflowing with joy. Can't wait to get home tomorrow and see the games. I just hope the DVR worked and actually recorded them. I consciously haven't looked at the scores online.

I think Terry (Nathan) was saying that $75K is a bit low for a new motorhome, but you should be able to get a 2-year old one for that price.

The clock is ticking for you since you're going to be in Tampa March 30. Unfortunately, I'm about as far from Florida as you currently are so, regrettably, I can't be there.
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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2008, 03:55:48 AM »
Tom, Sorry you wont be able to "pop over" to see me in Tampa, but it's the thought that counts!! ;D

   I like the idea of buying second hand RV as ,hopefully, all the bugs will have been sorted out by the previous owner.

   I was also thinking of car prices in the UK where there is a huge hunk of depreciation in the first year or two. Is this the same for motorhomes in the US?
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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2008, 09:40:48 AM »
Andy,

The biggest drop in depreciation on a new motorhome or car happens as you drive off the dealership.

In case we haven't previously told you, check out used car and RV prices at NADA price guides. When looking at RV prices, don't add any options and use the lower $ number.
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2008, 05:56:12 PM »
Hi Andy
we will be in Lazydays Rallypark just chilling out from the 31st for the week,you are welcome to to come around for a coffee,if you want a cuppa tea bring your own T bags,(best bring them from the UK)also got Bud.You can see how we do it and give you a few pointers to help you in the right direction
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« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2008, 10:55:39 AM »
Ian & Doreen,

  Thank you very much for the invitation ;D

Do you want us to bring anything over with us? Is the Rallypark next door to the dealership? I'm hoping to call in at Lazydays on either Monday or tuesday of that week, so it would be great to meet up.

We haven't decided if it will be just me or all three of us (my wife,Tanya and step son, James might fancy a rest by the pool if it's the Monday).

  What's the best way to get in touch with you when we get over?


Tom,
Thanks for the heads up on RV pricing. I was amazed to find out that NADA e-guide cd-rom ONLY cost $175!!  :o
But that did include postage!! :P

I'm glad it's free on-line..for the time being!!! ;)


Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this and especialy thanks to everyone who takes the time to post a reply...they are all most gratefully appreciated ;)

Andy
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2008, 12:12:40 PM »
Andy/Ian,

Be sure to snap some photos when you get together and upload them here for others to see. TIA.
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« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2008, 12:55:30 PM »
Hi Andy
Rally park is joined to the dealership,we will be there on monday 31st onwards for the week.Doreen is partial to Cadbury's whole nut chocolate so that would be a surprise.Rallypark has a nice pool and hot tub ,i will pm you my phone number or get Matt to give me a phone call or call into the Rallypark office they will give you our site number.Only too glad to help and look forward to seeing you
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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2008, 01:11:12 PM »
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Doreen is partial to Cadbury's whole nut chocolate ...

Was that a subtle hint Ian  ;D
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2008, 03:17:15 PM »
Well i thought cod,chips and mushy peas would go cold ;D ;D
Although when we go back at the end of the month we will miss Golden Corral and the Grand China buffetts .Also Andy will have to try the Parksdale Farm stawberry shortcake while he is here
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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2008, 03:20:23 PM »
I'd have had faggots and laverbred on my list rather than chocolate  ;D  Peas to go with the faggots we can buy here, as well as baby clams, which pass for cockles, to go with the laverbred.
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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2008, 04:24:02 PM »
I'd have had faggots and laverbred on my list rather than chocolate  ;D  Peas to go with the faggots we can buy here, as well as baby clams, which pass for cockles, to go with the laverbred.

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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2008, 05:29:12 PM »
Aqui is spoken to Ingles  ???  If you say so Carl.
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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2008, 06:49:12 PM »
No, whut I said was, "Itself speaks English here".   
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Re: Importing an RV into the UK
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2008, 07:23:42 PM »
Diolch yn fawr (see prounciation below) to everyone.

http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/welsh/thanksvm_cy.mp3


Right I'm taking orders... mushy peas are a no no - too messy if the pot pops. Same goes for faggots. Laver bread and oysters might be a bit fishy & I don't want to attract Customs.
Doreen is partial to Cadbury's whole nut chocolate

Now that I can do!!.


How about a nice pint of Brains SA as a gift offering? ;D

Pasg Hapus / Happy Easter,

Andy

PS I am ashamed to say I know only a handful of welsh phrases, my children know a few more.... so know requests for welsh translations please!! ::)
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Re: Importing an RV into the UK
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2008, 07:44:21 PM »
Quote from: Ian H .Also Andy will have to try the Parksdale Farm stawberry shortcake while he is here
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We went to Parksdale a couple of days ago what a place never seen anything like it and strawberries to die for.
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« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2008, 07:47:39 PM »
Andy,

The real test is if you can sing Hen wlad fy nhadau as well as us Taffs can sing God save the Queen  ;D  But you have to sing it with hwyl (aka religious fervour).

BTW I saw the Triple Crown game against Ireland, but for some reason the Grand Slam game against France at the Millennium stadium didn't record. This morning my wife called her father in Morriston (Swansea) and he said he had it on DVD for me, and the DVD is in the mail. Phew!

I talked with my oldest son and he was playing tour guide for visitors in Amsterdam that weekend. He saw the game on TV in a bar there.
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« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2008, 07:54:53 PM »
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Laver bread and oysters might be a bit fishy & I don't want to attract Customs.

You can buy laberbred in cans. Not as good as the fresh stuff from the cockle ladies in Penclawdd or Swansea market, but still pretty good. Whenever we get visitors from the homeland, they always bring an extra case loaded with laverbred, otherwise we threaten to not pick them up at the airport.
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« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2008, 08:35:18 PM »
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..."Itself speaks English here".

Ah, I thought you were speaking Spanish. My mistake.
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« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2008, 05:54:10 AM »
Tom,

I remember having some friends over on the way back from a canoe trip. As we went outside to unpack our neighbours came out with some visitors speaking welsh (he was boss of S4C at the time) and one of them said "oh, REAL ONES"!!  :P

They always took the mick that I was fiercly patriotic (especialy regarding the Rugby) , but could hardly speak a word of welsh!!

I could blame my school for not didn't teach it, but my french(which they did teach) isn't much better ::) ::)

Diolch,
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« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2008, 08:57:36 AM »
Andy,

Hope you realize I was only teasing.

My mother's side of the family was Welsh and my father's side originally came from Monmouthshire, a county that was sometimes claimed by Wales and sometimes by England. So my Dad used to say he didn't know which nationality he was. When I was a kid I spent a lot of time with two aunts on my mother's side, and they only spoke Welsh. Used to go to chapel 3 times on Sunday - all Welsh baptist.

I have fond memories of the French onion farmers from the Brittany coast crossing the channel and going door to door around the valleys on their bicycles selling their onions. They spoke only their Bretan dialect and many of the housewives answering the door spoke only Welsh. Since a number of words are similar and the grammar is almost the same, they could "converse" to some extent.

By the time I got to grammar school in Port Talbot, a town that had swelled with thousands of "foreigners" from England to man the huge steel plant, Welsh had become a second language. But the words and music of Welsh hymns and folk songs never go away, and I'm known to spontaneously break into a rendition of sospan fach, calon lan, or Cwm Rhondda.

Recently I've been downloading podcasts from BBC Wales and getting some total immersion in some of the all-Welsh programmes.

BTW the unique 'Cardiff accent' gave rise to the joke among valley folks that Cardiff, capital city of Wales, was really a part of England  ;D
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« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2008, 09:37:22 AM »
Andy
I have been a forum member many years, I also work at Lazy Days in sales.  If you have not yet made an introduction in sales, I would be glad to help you.  If you have, I am still glad to help and look forward to meeting you.  Please ask for me at the reception desk.  (Bill Whetstone)

I try not to mix work and forum, so forgive me Admins.

Oh, you have a hotel booked, but let me mention that we have an arrangement with Hampton Inn right across the street.  Make your reservation thru us and you get a pretty nice discount.

Also, the references made above for the strawberries and the buffets are great.  If you would like to try Cuban food, I can make another recommend, La Septima, on Parsons, about 6 miles away.  One of my favorites!
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« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2008, 10:05:48 AM »
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I try not to mix work and forum, so forgive me Admins.

No need for apologies Bill. We've all known you long enough to know you're not here trying to sell anything.
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« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2008, 11:48:30 AM »
I am!  i want to see my name on thier Friends and Family board in reception.They recon the Crown Club meals are pretty good just cant seem to spend enough to get there though
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« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2008, 12:03:08 PM »
Hey Bill
i forgot to mention ,they seem to have addressed the service problems very well and i was very impressed with warranty repairs on my trailer,a big improvement on my experiences in 2005.I was very impressed with the service given by Johnny Valdez on delivery and items that needed sorting.Matt Sibbick as always a first class salesman.Well done Lazy Days

Now give me the money  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2008, 08:37:12 PM »
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I saw the Triple Crown game against Ireland, but for some reason the Grand Slam game against France at the Millennium stadium didn't record.

Andy,

The DVD arrived in the mail today. What a wonderful grand slam game and a fitting end to the 6-nations tournament. France looked quite amateur in all phases of their game.

Next stop is the tour of South Africa to play the world cup winners.
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Re: Importing an RV into the UK
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2008, 12:35:55 PM »
The Springboks should be fun ;D

Maybe we could organise an RV swop with some South Africians ? ::)

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