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    Just Waking Up to Brexit ?

    I usually try to keep up to date with what is happening re Brexit but I am totally confused now and its all getting a bit boring. We have started watching the Simpsons rather than listen to the latest BBC doom and gloom at 18.00. We are off to France at the end of April for a month via the...
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    Just Waking Up to Brexit ?

    No, as you say we probably won't need them so it will be £23 wasted. We are used to doing most things online so it seemed a pest having to queue in the Post Office.
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    Just Waking Up to Brexit ?

    On the subject of international driving permits we went to get ours on Friday. Apparently they can't take your photo there, using their machine, as their machine doesn't give the required hard copy. We went to a nearby Sainsburys and used their machine - cost £6 each which I thought was...
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    It's time.

    Hi there Andy, welcome to M365. I see you have a budget of up to £40k - this is plenty to get the van you want I would have thought, be a used one though. You will get loads of opinions on what sort of van to get but it depends on what you want. I take it you have C1 on your licence, you will...
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    Another year's insurance sorted.

    Yes, as you say £5.50 is not a lot of money so we will get one each before we go.
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    Another year's insurance sorted.

    All a bit up in the air as to whether we are going to need a green card. As far as I know, Comfort don't charge for the green card so I might ask them to send me one anyway ready for our trip to France at the end of April. Also got to see if we need international driving permits, all very...
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    Another year's insurance sorted.

    Yes, European breakdown and posessions insurance included. I asked about getting a green card for our European trip next month but they only issue them 21 days before you travel apparently. Our premium went up less than £15 over last year. Paul
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    Petition To Government re: Drivers Licence 70+

    I notice the number of people who have signed the petition is now 818 - not a high number. There must be a lot of people who would like to drive a vehicle over 3500kg when they get to 70. I think maybe the mention of Parkinson's disease is putting peiple off signing? Paul
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    Another year's insurance sorted.

    This morning I renewed my fulltiming policy with Comfort, hardly gone up since last year. I count myself lucky to have paid 'only' £860 for the year, I know many pay a lot more. Paul
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    New member

    Welcome to the site Steve and Barbara. We have been full timing for a couple of years now, plus we had another go before. Yes, there is quite a lot to sort out but its certainly worth it. Good luck. Paul
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    Registering to vote

    I found it easy enough to register with a !ocal council. As far as I remember you register as 'no fixed address' with a council in whos area you have lived before. Paul
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    Thinking about full-timing in the UK. How do you get around the legal issues of insurance, driving licence, etc, with no permanent address?

    We use our daughter's address for DVLA, bank etc and its all completely legal, organisations are not bothered so long as there is a way to contact you. Only two things will be tricky - you will need fulltiming insurance on your van to be legal. This will be expensive and maybe difficult to find...
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    Insurance 365

    I usually renew the van's road tax online, very simple process. I agree with @sundowners though - I'm pretty sure they check to make sure your vehicle is insured (and MOT'd) before they sell you the road tax. Paul
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    Driving Licence after 70 years young

    Hi Geoff, your licence problem sounds like a bit of a nightmare, I imagine it costs a packet to take on the DVLA, hopefully someone can point you in the right direction. Like Nigel says, probably get the info you need on Motorhome Fun. Glad to hear all is going well with your 'Big C'...
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    Using the 'ignore' button....

    No doubt forum visitors have noticed the spam posts that have appeared on this forum recently. I have only just discovered the 'ignore' button - just select the posters user name and choose ignore, all those items for sale you really wanted to buy just disappear. Paul
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    Just Waking Up to Brexit ?

    Not suprisingly, any mention of Brexit has been banned on M365's sister site Motorhome Fun, its a pretty contentious issue and everyone has their point of view. Personally, i doubt there will be another in / out referendum - the people have spoken and it would be undemocratic to have another...
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    Happy New Year to everyone!

    Although I do visit this site quite often i haven't posted for ages, time to put that right. The wife and I are still fulltiming in our van, nearly 2 years this time. We were supposed to be in Spain for the Winter, had the ferry booked etc but we couldn't go alas. Hope everyone has a happy and...
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    In search of summer sun?

    Hi Alan We are still house / mum sitting at Par until Monday morning then we will be mobile again. We are hopefully heading for a C&CC holiday site on the north Cornish coast. If I am allowed by SWMBO we will swing round your way en route, I will ring first though. Paul
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    Italian trip in October

    I have never taken the mh to Italy, its on the long list of places we must go to one day. If you have a Kindle you could do worse than download Two Go To Italy by (Motorhome Fun member) John Laidler. Its a good book for motorhome fans. Details here. Paul
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    Motorhome Insurance

    I renewed our Comfort fulltimers policy last month, £845 which is less than some pay. I think its worth it for peace of mind in case we have a prang. I was talking to a fulltimer a couple of weeks ago, he has an ordinary policy (much cheaper) but he still owns a house and all the utility bills...