Hi all, just a quickie to introduce myself to the forum. Never really been a forum type of guy but appreciate the exchange of invaluable information they can facilitate. As in the title, I'm not exactly new to VW Bays having owned the my 1973 Devon Caravette since March 1998, that's over 22 years, wow I'm definitely getting old . A tiny bit of background, the bus has actually been in the family since 1996 but in 98 I bought her from my brother as a bit of a basket case and with a non running engine. A few months later she took myself, my brother and 2 friends on an epic 2 week European tour taking in VW Euro in the Netherlands, Oktoberfest (the Munich Beer Festival), the Italian Lakes and the Swiss Alps. From then on I was hooked and for many years thereafter we took the bus into Europe every summer for our annual 2 week hols as well as jaunts up to the Orkney Isles visiting family. Then in 2012, with finally buying my first house, relationship and job changes, the camper was put away in her council lock up garage where she would sadly sit, almost forgotten and unloved for the next 8 years . The happy ending is that she's now moved into her own dry garage here at home with me where over the past 6 months I've done all that was necessary to put her back on the road. So here we are, re-learning old knowledge and skills as well as new ones, and whilst there are no epic European road trips on the immediate horizon, we're once again to be found cruising the country lanes of Northamptonshire and looking forward to a few shows and hopefully a bit more freedom next year. PS, I wonder if anyone here recognises the bus? Used to be known to some of the guys from the Leicester and Warwick VW OC and was a frequent visitor north of the border to 'Doune', Volksfling and the Scottish shows.