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:D Hello. Thanks in advance for sharing tips and your valued experience. Has anyone had any near misses they're prepared to admit. Like that time there was a dumper truck coming the other way down a narrow road etc. or "I could have sworn that tree wasn't there".

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Not with anything moving ! but have a look at the Breathe In photo in my gallery there were two inches between the gates and the van - who needs Sat Nav when you have my misses guiding you in that well :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Not with anything moving ! but have a look at the Breathe In photo in my gallery there were two inches between the gates and the van - who needs Sat Nav when you have my misses guiding you in that well :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
hello

The best Squeeze photo I saw on the old site was Ben & Lizzie under a narrow low bridge.

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unfortunately mine wasn't a miss, I hit a post a couple of weeks ago :( Unwise to be having an argument with your other half whilst reversing :oops: I really only "touched it" (no, really I did :D ) and was shocked that the bumper corner had crumbled so much - but on further inspection someone had previously repaired it by putting some masking tape :!: over the gap and smearing a bit of filler over the top :roll: So, now at least I've repaired it properly!

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Hi Muddog and welcome

Mine was not a near miss last weekend. I don't feel too responsible for the damage but it is getting to me a bit. I won't feel right until the van is right :cry:

See here:

Weekend Disaster <<click here

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[align=left:18efbfbc4f]Ours was a hit not a miss. We were approaching the Mediteranean coast, having driven from Cherbourg when we saw a French motorhome driving towards us. We were pleased to get a friendly wave, but he was so eager to wave, he veered across the road them "Bang" there was a clash of the two wing mirrors. We both stopped to check damage, both mirrors shattered.
Couldn't communicte in English or French but as damage was same, shook hands and continued on our way.
Thought it would be easy to get Peugeot spares in France. Tried every garage from Spanish border to Marseiille then back to Cherbourg, had to delay sailing while they ordered spare.
Ours is now the van with yellow triangles on the back of the wing mirrors.[/align:18efbfbc4f]
 

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Here's aforementioned 'van squeeze' pic:



The result of Ben's 'sense of adventure' !!

I took a corner badly last summer and took off the rear trim - the result of Ben and Farley arguing with me and the van being longer than I was used to at the time :-(

A couple of months ago we were driving down a narrow Welsh road in the dark and a guy came round the corner, saw us and panicked. He braked too hard, swerved and drove up a 3 foot stone wall that was seperating the road from the cliff edge 8O We helped him get off it, stopped his children from getting run over and sent him on his way (car slightly the worse for wear!!). It was fine for us, he swerved away from us, but he nearly went straight off the cliff!! Hopefully now he'll slow down a bit and drive more appropriately for the roads.
 

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Oh, should have added that the reflective strips on our wing mirrors are the result of a gritting lorry knocking one of them off :evil:
 

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:D Glad to know it's not just me that has arguments whilst reversing. I then had another "argument" with a solid Cornish stone wall. I hate driving round with damage too and have taken all the stuff to do small repairs with me just in case they're needed. Drill, tub of filler, paint (in fact, my full tool kit, just in case).

Excellent pic! Its really incredible how people can shoe-horn big A Classes around English roads. Total amiration!!

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We had just parked up on the front at Blackpool,three vans, Marion and I in our Arapaho,our daughter Rena and her family in thier royale,my friend Gordon and his family in thier Kon-tiki,when a maniac,sorry but there is no other way to describe him,slammed into the rear of Gordons van,pushed it into my daughters van,which was then pushed into my van! Injuries-Gordon,his wife son and daughter suffered severe bruising and shock,his wife kim is still being treated for shock,as is daughter Sammy,they swear they will never enter a campervan again! Damage-Gordons van was writen off,my daughters van had extensive rear damage and some frontal damage,repares costing £2,800. The driver off the car,who was Swiss, had no insurance,tax or mot. plus baldy tyres,police recon he was doing sixty plus, fell asleep at the wheel,did not turn up at court,warrant out for his arrest. I had a tow bar on my van, which saved me from any damage,that is why it is there! I never use it.So,near miss for me at least,but could have been a lot worse.
 

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I have a near miss every time I go into Cardiff Gate services, there is a height barrier on the entrance to the fuel bit, marked 3.9 metres...... now I am 10 foot high so does that mean......... petrol station staff look on with great interest, probably take a bet, but I manage to get through. Just as well I don't have a TV aerial on top! :lol:


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So far so good for me however, my other half reversed in to our house broke the gutter and 3 slates. There was a very loud bang and the children thought it was hilarious. It was one of the first times he'd driven it. So it was a little embarrassing not to make it out of the driveway!!

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Arizona :D
 
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