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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Flat4 in Carry on Combi camping   
    I'll have to dig out my pictures. I didn't realise we did trailer/camping shite. I've got a lot of previous. You have a much later "Easy" (Is it not the Easy II or something?) as it's the updated colours. Ours was 70s chocolate brown and beige. Similar to this

    Matching awning like this

    When me and the Missus got together, we bought a Combi Camp Easy. Didn't have the kitchen. What it did have was a completely rotten floor. So I took the floor up, re-laid it and then glued down some B&Q value veneer wooden flooring. Took a proper camping RCD unit and fitted it properly at the end of the bed.
    We had the complete awning for ours too. The hinge also went, although it wasn't the actual hinge, but where it was fixed.
    We absolutely loved it. The main benefit was that if we didn't have the kids (I'm divorced), we could literally rock up to a site, and have it ready to sleep in minutes. When we did have the kids, we were properly organised. What you'll realise is that the metal cage comes in really useful if you don't use the cover (and you don't really need it when you're going on holiday). We had everything arranged in large plastic storage boxes. One had food, one had accessories, one had cooking equipment, one with clothes and so on. We then strapped them to the cage and covered them with a tarp. When you arrive on site, even if it's absolutely pissing down, you can throw the boxes in the main bedroom whilst you sort yourself out. The bed and bedroom was so utterly huge, we could sleep us and the 2 kids in if we needed to. The normal state of events was to put the awning up and we had what's called a "universal awning extension" (which is basically a 2/3 man tent that hangs out of the side).
     
    We've been through loads of tents and seen lots of trailer tents, but never found anything with the absolute simplicity. Quite honestly, if they made a trailer tent this simple today, we'd buy one!
    We bought it for £200. Sold it for £400. Replaced it with a Sprite Pop-up Caravan. Had that for a year, completely renovated and sold that too.
    I must dig out some pictures. I was going to recommend the combicamp forum,  but I notice that it closed in 2016 due to lack of interest.
     
    Aww fuck. I'm off to buy a combi camper again. I was trying so hard to think of a reason to put a tow bar on the merc too......
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from grogee in Wheel trims - The Good, The Bad and the downright Shocking   
    My first car. Hated them. Went straight down to Halfrauds and replaced them with some £15 shite

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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Rocket88 in Automotive bull5hit facts thread   
    I can imagine that Ford were particularly disappointed that Austin had already used the "Mayfair" moniker.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from AndyW201 in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Shite in Miniature II   
    Nup, it was a set price.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Shite in Miniature II   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224635758975
     
    Says he only sold 2 and says it was pulled for "other reasons". I wonder if copyright was an issue.
    Might be worth contacting the seller.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003463554668.html
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003468896947.html
    These appear to be the same ones.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from andrew e in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from eddyramrod in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Remspoor in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well how about this then?

    Cheap chinese tat which cost me around £8.66.
    It has several advantages over the rather expensive Minichamp one. It's got orange repeaters and the doorhandles are painted.
    But most importantly, it's right hand drive!
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    Just put it in the advert. Then you can take the piss out of them.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Rusty_Rocket in Writing on the wall for some manufacturers?   
    Ok, I have news for you 😆
    firstly, Honda are no longer in F1. They pulled out a couple of years back, but were contracted to supply to Red Bull. That’s come to an end.
    secondly, the US has realised that F1 is the future. The Austin GP could now sell out several times over, so they’re having a race in Miami this year and possibly adding New York next year. Plus the Canadian and Mexican GPs are popular too - we met a lot of Americans in Montreal.
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    TheOtherStu reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    - Sells XK convertible for £1000 due to MOT fail
    - Obfuscates plates with the Daily Mail so we can't check MOT history
    I suspect the failures might be a bit more serious than just a dead lightbulb or worn out wiper blade😉
    https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1420417

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    TheOtherStu reacted to SiC in Writing on the wall for some manufacturers?   
    I see the new overweight Puma everywhere now. Given Ford massive market in the UK, they won't be going anywhere soon. Likewise Vauxhall. 
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in The new news 24 thread   
    I'm going to guess.....
    "Would you take a grand for it?"
    "What's the lowest you'll go?"
    "Can I give you a grand now and 3 payments of £500 a month?"
    "Does it have full BMWMini Service History?"
    "If you replace the cambelt and clutch, I'll give you £2200"
    "Will you put a full year's MOT on it? (Despite it having 10 months)"
     
    And lots of
    "If you'll take £1500, I'll be round in 20 minutes"
     
    Just thank the Lord you haven't gone to eBay. At which point you get
    "If I give you £5k for it, you give me £2.5k back and my brother will be round next week to collect it as I'm in Nigeria"
    "Would you ship it to Spain?"
    "I know I've bid £3k for it, but I don't have that much. Would you take £2k?"
    "I'm not paying £2.5k for it. That tyre doesn't look perfectly round to me and there's a sweet wrapper in the ash tray"
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from St.Jude in 2022 Toyota Parallel Pomeroy Trophy - 12th February 2022   
    A number of friends will be going and the MR2DC have it down as an event.
    However, I'm not sure a 2zz with various mods is allowed 😂
    One of the things about it is that it has to be stock stock.
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    TheOtherStu reacted to dozeydustman in Shite in your town, in ye olden times.   
    Nothing in particular, I was quoting ilivehere.com
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oof. And in polished turd too.
    Does the bonnet actually shut?
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from JJ0063 in The new news 24 thread   
    I have a friend who does this. Actually, she's a manager now, but still very much hands on.
    Sounds like a really interesting job. Certainly much more interesting than being a 9-5 office drone.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in The new news 24 thread   
    I have a friend who does this. Actually, she's a manager now, but still very much hands on.
    Sounds like a really interesting job. Certainly much more interesting than being a 9-5 office drone.
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    TheOtherStu reacted to High Jetter in The new news 24 thread   
    Another 'go for it' vote. Sounds like a varied, interesting, challenging and worthwhile occupation.
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    TheOtherStu got a reaction from Six-cylinder in Show us your estates   
    Dog's car.
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