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Another horsebox project

Post by NergleFuttocks » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 am

I rented my house out because I keep emigrating but I think I am probably going to settle back here now so I went over to see the tenant to gently break the news about wanting the house back, and not because she looks like Keira Knightly. Definitely not that. Ok, maybe a bit.

Didn’t need to break the news as she tells me she is moving on next Spring. The feckless dolt husband did a runner on her and left her with a 1 year old and 7 months pregnant. But she is a good local farming stock lass so got on with single mum stuff and it was great to see the 3 of them in the cottage, even though it is smaller than most people’s kitchen.

Anyway, she has had enough of life and has decided to up sticks and take the kids around the world.

In a horsebox. She is still fixing it up, but looks like she has a head start on Bollox as it isn’t a rusty old Dodge.

I’m going to follow the project with interest. But not because she is a prettier version of Keira Knightley. Ok, maybe a bit.
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by Hooli » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:01 am

Her box looks impressive, any pics of the neighbour?
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by John F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:02 am

NergleFuttocks wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 am

I’m going to follow the project with interest. But not because she is a prettier version of Keira Knightley. Ok, maybe a bit.
Nope, you can't leave it there.

We're definitely going to have to see pictures of SuperKeira.
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by NergleFuttocks » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:08 am

Let’s wait till Spring, or t-shirt and shorts weather.
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by John F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 am

It sounds like that will practically guarantee spring.
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by CLINT » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:26 am

Lovely engines in those Leylands. Free revving and fun to drive for a truck.

The gearbox conversions worry me though. Isn't the cab now bolted down and unable to be tilted without dismantling the body?
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by CLINT » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:28 am

NergleFuttocks wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:08 am
Let’s wait till Spring, or t-shirt and shorts weather.
Good point. Wait until she has moved out before you start perving properly.
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by AlabamaShrimp » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 pm

Do you need a truck licence for something like this? Or does converting it mean a car licence is OK?
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by MLOR » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:17 pm

AlabamaShrimp wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Do you need a truck licence for something like this? Or does converting it mean a car licence is OK?
If you get it registered as a Camper Van then it can be driven on a car license, no tachograph and to car speed limits. HTH
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Re: Another horsebox project

Post by DodgeRover » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Depending on weight though, in pretty sure she will need either grandfather rights to drive up to 7.5t or have passed her lorry test
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