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Post by Biddy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:29 am

After years of flirting with the idea of a camper I impulse bought a hijet 2002 1.3 a few weeks ago. It's been lovingly converted by a bloke in Swindon (not to DVLA standard so I have some work to do). I wish I'd done this years ago. What a fantastic little vehicle. I love it. The only down side is I am totally not very mechanical minded or very good with DIY. I feel a bit thick when I read some of the posts on here cos you all seem so knowledgeable. So, I will apologise now if I end up asking daft questions.

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Post by Raggy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:22 am

Welcome to the jungle! Daft question are OK if you ask nicely, everyone has to start somewhere. Good luck with the van, post up some images so we can see what you are doing.
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Post by PvdB on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:17 am

Welcome! I've noticed that there are a lot of enthusiast and well willing people here on the forum to help you with problems and questions. Share some pictures. Then we can see what you have bought Smile
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Post by tornas on Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:02 pm

Don't worry Biddy, I'm the king of daftness.

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Post by scotia on Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:36 pm

welcome cheers
like the others said dont worry and ask what you like.

just dont touch the coolingsystem and everything else is easy fixable
greetings from the netherlands alien
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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Logi on Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:04 pm

Hello Smile
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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:54 pm

Cheers

When I work out how to post photos I will. I'm not very bright when it comes to computers. Here's a description to be going on with: Red, and I've had to remove some of the palm trees, surf AND board. I've kept some of the go faster stripes

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Woodie on Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:22 am

No use asking me for sure. But welcome. As Pvdb says, there is plenty of help on here.  Bit more of an introduction and where you live is a good start. 

We have had a few one hit wonders and some that are just downright ignorant. Long as you don't fall into either category, you have started off on the right foot. 

Hi-Jet's are like Marmite. You will either love yours or end up hating it. As Raggy said, ask away. Its the safest way to learn rather than blindly ripping your Hi-Jet apart looking for answers.
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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:38 pm

Hmm, ignorant posters. I hope I won't fall into that category. Don't know what sort of an introduction to give other than I'm assuming I consider myself quite long in the tooth for this game, hense the name. Famale and from London. As yet I don't have very many interesting camper related stories or issues to disclose. Other than to say I already have a bit of a cooling system anxiety. The van is fine when not incumbered by long journey in slow/stop start traffic.

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Post by scotia on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:44 am

Biddy wrote:Hmm, I already have a bit of a cooling system anxiety. The van is fine when not incumbered by long journey in slow/stop start traffic.

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:50 am

[url=http://www.servimg.com/view/19503512/2]

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:53 am

Tried to send photo but hasn't worked Embarassed Embarassed

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Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:54 am



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Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:56 am

Haha worked. You'll see I missed a palm tree.

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Logi on Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:50 pm

You're from Australia then....
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Post by scotia on Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:09 pm

Laughing
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Post by Raggy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:33 pm

Now you got the hang of posting pics...more! Very Happy
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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Woodie on Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:27 pm

Guess the previous owner stopped a bit too quick for the car behind. But in a Hi-Jet. They aren't exactly up there with good brakes.
Think I might have a spare red tailgate in my stores. Shame you are up in London.
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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:47 pm

Haha Maybe I'll change my username to dude. 

Don't worry Woodie, the door is ajar and it's just reflection making it look like a crushed tinnie

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Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:59 pm





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Post by Raggy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:19 pm

Great, Looking like a nice little conversion there, hope you get plenty of enjoyment out of it. Dont be a stranger on here, its not just for when people have problems. Keep us up to date with what you do with it.
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Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:24 pm

Sure thing. The conversion was done by the previous owner, but my first job was the double burner. I'm rather proud of my work, though it's just a temporary solution. My plan is to eventually make a pull out kitchen unit.

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Post by Raggy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:29 pm

Have a search on here, there have been a few done that way.
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Post by tornas on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:49 pm

Ha, nice conversion!

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:54 pm

Cheers

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by PFM on Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:26 pm

Looks good but the pics are making me dizzy! BTW, one of my vans is GN02 KKG, one on from yours!

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Re: Very proud camper virgin

Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:01 pm

That has to mean we're related.

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Post by PFM on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:13 pm

Not many of my relatives are virgins, some are camper though! Very Happy

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Post by Biddy on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:21 pm

Laughing

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