The weekend we collect Rex, we take Seabert up and we have booked in to stay in the motel at Warwick Services, as Rex is all packed up and ready for the ‘Big Switch’ and we have an early morning appointment in Gailey.
When we arrive at the dealership, we start with some paperwork before getting serious and getting into the handover. The handover is a two-hour session to learn everything there is to learn about our new motorhome. We’ve been advised to film it so we can look back if we need to. That’s great advice!
We learn about all the buttons and little systems, and go over every detail. We learn how to empty the loo, and how to set the heating, and where the different fuses are.
We have found a little site nearby, a C&CC listed site in a small village called Claverley. It’s a tiny field with no facilities at the end of a small dirt-track. There is EHU and a point to empty black water (toilet). There are a number of caravans for a Rally already on the field, and we have the last spot.
Our first night in Rex! How exciting. We try everything out, and move our stuff from Seabert into the right places. Eventually, we climb into the overcab, which feels a bit weird at first, but the novelty of such a huge bed when camping (compared to the 3/4 bed in Seabert) soon takes over, along with it being dry and warm in March.
A great start to life with Rex!