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Hi everyone, just joined to be able to ask questions.  I'm hopefully buying a caravan (inspection scheduled for next week) and I'm a total noob.  The forum has come up when searching for information, hopefully the knowledgeable will be able to help me out with specific information I can't find online.  

I'm in the west and we have been very lucky to have the freedom to move about, relatively normally.  I felt I should go somewhere to help out our rural tourism businesses and I'd had a "bucket list" want to go up there so I went up north to exmouth.  The huge difference in price between caravan park camping fees and paying for a room ($200 vs $30/n) made me decide to camp in a tent (it's a long way, too far not to stay a reasonable number of days to make the drive worth it).  It was comfortable enough, but very windy so I didn't fire up the camping stove I took with me, and I'm a bit decrepit and get very tired so putting the tent and bits and pieces up for just one night would be impracticable, hence thinking a van would be good to make short trips somewhere.  I have a menagerie, but I can save money on kennels if I take my dogs with me.  I took them with me last week down to Mandurah for a couple of nights, we stayed in the tent and they did very well. It is a bit restrictive having them always there, but it was also a good incentive to give them plenty of activity (and consequent increase on my own). 

There's a lot to learn and the forum has already been a good source of information. 

cheers



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Welcome to the gang hufnpuf, enjoy here and out in the playground.

I won't hold it against you being free over in the 'wild west'. I know many people over there.

It's good that you have found this great forum handy already. Do searches fir things you want to know or just read through a couple pages of each section. Some great stuff to be read and I tell you that for free.




Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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Thanks, Dougwe :)

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Hi hufnpuf, I think you name describes quite a few of our age
When searching this forum I always find it best to use this format "inurl:thegreynomads.activeboard.com inspection"
This tells the search engine to only search in Grey Nomads for posts with inspection in them (leave out the "")
This yields a lot more answers than using the search function on the website

Enjoy you stay here and your trip up north

Cheers, JeffRae

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Thanks, JeffRae, it seems that search format only works with google?

I've already had my trip up north, it was great, it's lovely up there and it wasn't that hot. If/when I get this caravan, I'll just go somewhere not that far, in case of "drama" before I venture further afield.

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A warm welcome from me also, hufnpuf

Ask as many questions as you like, there are a lot of helpful, and friendly people on this forum

None of us, knew everything about caravanning, when we first started out



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Hello hufnpuf, After your comment I tested Bing and DudkDuckGo. Works with both those search engines as well

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Thanks for the welcome Tony Bev, and for the info JeffRae. Must just be my computer. I'll give it a go in a different browser, have a fiddle, see if I can get it working.

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