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Posted: 08.06.2019  ·  #1
As of today we are now official campervanners...or whatever the collective is. We very happily drove home our 1988 Talbot Express Merlin 2.5d. Looking forward to many adventures with our new friend Tessie! Absolutely loving the nostalgic vintage feel, and finding it great fun to drive. Tomorrow the decorating and fancying up begins!

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Posted: 08.06.2019  ·  #2
Best of luck to you both - enjoy!
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Welcome to the world of unstable wandering. :up: :-/
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #4
Enjoy your new van 👍
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #5
Welcome aboard & enjoy the van, hope to see you on the road soon.
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #6
Don't go mad buying the "must haves".

3 years since buying Daisy and we haven't used most of them
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #7
Congratulations on your purchase. Have plenty of great, safe trips.
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #8
Well done,
Hope there is many happy miles and memories,

Hopefully see ye on the road soon 👍🏻
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #9
When I started motorhoming the Merlin was the one I wanted but could not afford. Enjoy
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #11
There is not like a new adventure in life.
Best of luck with your wagon.
My only recommendation would be to throw a bit of love under the bonnet.
A fresh timing belt would be a wise investment.
A good check on water hoses and the radiator is worth while.
After that its simple mechanics.
Wishing you many happy miles.
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #12
Thanks for all the well wishes !

We were lucky to find a seller who kept all their repair receipts, CVRT reports etc.

It got a new timing belt last year, so we're very happy out!
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Posted: 09.06.2019  ·  #13
Quote by domjo

Thanks for all the well wishes !

We were lucky to find a seller who kept all their repair receipts, CVRT reports etc.

It got a new timing belt last year, so we're very happy out!


Great reassurance.
Too many horror stories out there about a missed service costing thousands in damage.
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Posted: 10.06.2019  ·  #14
Welcome get along to one of the meets there great fun 🤪 enjoy you new hobby
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Posted: 10.06.2019  ·  #15
Congratulations and health to enjoy.
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Posted: 10.06.2019  ·  #16
Newbie here too, collected mine a week ago and just joined the forum. Also in Galway!
Congratulations, vintage sounds lovely :) Enjoy your travels.
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Posted: 10.06.2019  ·  #17
Good stuff Christina, many happy travels.
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Posted: 10.06.2019  ·  #19
Post some pictures!
And enjoy!🙂
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Posted: 11.06.2019  ·  #20
Welcome to the 'tribe' 👍😁 Here's to many happy miles in her.
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