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Old 04-12-2012, 10:08
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Hi, I'm Phil and with my far better half Janet have made the transition from over 30 yrs of tourers to a static. Proper showers, toilets I dont have to empty and a bed I dont have to make up being the deciding factors. We took our new to us 1999 Atlas Everglade at beginning of September and have just closed down for winter, open again in February. Thanks to everyone who has posted advice on drain downs etc the tranisition has been a steep learning curve.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:22
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Hi phil and Janet
You're not alone in making the change from tourers to statics, quite a number of us here have done the same. We've just completed our first season in our static, having sold our tourer in january this year. I wish we could have both to be honest, I still miss the tourer although not as much as I did for the first few months. Biggles on the other hand has never had one moment of regret, can't say I blame him to be honest as he was the one who did all the towing, emptying, filling, etc.
Roll on 1st of march for us, when our site reopens.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:41
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Hi Phil and Janet - welcome to the forum. We never had a tourer - only a Pennine folding camper, which we got rid of as soon as our kids stopped holidaying with us. (Does that count?)
We are new this season to owning a static, but loving it so far. Like Bunty and Biggles, I say role on March.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:42
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to the forum, you forgot to mention the 'putting up the awning argument' (always a popular one lol)

I'm really glad you've found the forum so helpful, and I'm even MORE pleased you are the proud owner of what we affectionately call 'an old girl'.
I'm sure you've already read it, but I must direct you in the direction of two things, firstly modernising an old girl that's had almost 48,000 views!! (just use the search button for specifics)
and also, you can now follow us on Twitter! here

We are a nosey lot on here, we LOVE photo's - especially before and after pics of modernising, or updating, it's great for you to look back on as well, you'll be amazed that even the smallest changes make such a difference! It's lovely to share experiences and ideas with each other. 'Every day's a school day' on here!

aboard both of you, I look forward to reading your posts

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:04
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Hi Phil and Janet - welcome to the forum
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:39
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Hi Phil and Janet and welcome to the forum, we're ex-tourers and STILL waiting to move into our static. Should be next weekend, money should be available by this Friday. Anne.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:45
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Hi Phil & Janet
to the nuthouse.

We have a Atlas everglade too and have spent a number of happy weekends in it.
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to the forum Phil and Janet and to the wonderful world of static ownership. We have had our static since August and are loving every single minute of it. You won't regret it
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:25
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We changed from tourer to static in February 2011 and haven't looked back. Hubby still misses the awning (he loved sitting in it, and as I was a little OCD about getting the pegs in the right place, for him putting it up only involved doing the poles - I did the rest). Similarly, I was the toilet emptier and bed-maker, so it's really not surprising he misses the tourer more than I do!!!
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Phil and Janet I.v been staticing for about 23 years and still love it.... You won't regret it
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