3 good things about my new car...

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Re: 3 good things about my new car...

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RichardW wrote: Check also the sills - they rot for fun on Picassos. Check that the drain holes (behind the inner flange) are clear, and be wary of any bubbling on the paint / cruchiness when pressed. If you look, you will see many with black sills these days, indicating they have been welded.
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Right again Richard :) To be fair the owner was up front and got the welding necessary done a couple of MOT's ago.
daviemck2006 wrote: As yours is a wicked red one Neil, perhaps you could post a pic of the dash to remind me!
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Davie it would take a better photographer than me to show the reflections properly, you can just about see the I-Spy book reflection! The bit of the dash the book is on looks grey on the photo but is more of a beige in real life.

and yet another good point about the picasso- there's an armrest for the more laid back driver :)

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The Xsara Picasso has now been on its maiden voyage as a camping car, and passed with flying colours :)

There is plenty room for 2, and a labrador in the "sleeping compartment", plenty of headroom (heads at tailgate end), and with bubble wrap insulation cut to window shapes, minimum condensation, and the necessary privacy/darkness.

Our previously tested out awning/tent met its match on this occasion though...not exactly the summer breeze of the Isley Brothers, more of a gusting summer gale at the North Yorks/County Durham border. Normally empty all the "stuff" out of the car and store it in the awning, but squashed it all into the front seats area and it was fine.

Camped a few miles out of Barnard Castle, nice place to stop off at, and quite a few points for I-Spy Classic Cars :)

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Lovely photo. 8-)

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That looks a lovely spot. Always on the lookout for nice potential bike touring destinations...

For the time I actually manage to get round to doing a bit of bike touring :roll:

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Bubble wrap for insulation/privacy - huh???

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van ordinaire wrote:Bubble wrap for insulation/privacy - huh???
No, got a proper tent and all the kit :wink:

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Not a very good picture but this is the Xsara Picasso transformed into a camping car, in North Yorkshire. Yet another river and a castle this time Richmond and the River Swale.

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and this is the "bubblewrap"

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Brings back some memories. Visited Richmond castle among others with our school's "Castle Club" (a great skive every Friday :) ).
53 years ago now and haven't been back. Perhaps I should.

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Getting to like these push me pull me cars even more now