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Our Huis
October 7, 2008
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"Ons Huis" - this phrase uses 50% of my Dutch language skills - translates to "Our House". It is a French made Pilote Galaxy 28MX and, typical of European RVs, has no slides and is a scant 6 meters long - just about 20 feet


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It is a Class "A" RV built on a Fiat chassis with a 2.5 liter (150 cu. in.) turbo-charged diesel with a 5 speed manual gearbox. This is the same chassis and engine as the vehicle we have used for the last couple of years and we were repeatedly impressed by the behavior of that one


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The little van has a swish bicycle rack on the back and, in the limited European way, is fully self-sufficient. Need to track down a couple of bikes now - shouldn't be difficult in Holland, that's for sure


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The driver and co-pilot seats swivel to face the table for eating baguettes, snails and the like. Over the front seats there is a bed that drops down to provide additional sleeping accommodation


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Isn't that cute - got a little ladder too and so handy for the kitchen


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In the rear is a fixed bed. Marian carefully measured all of the curtains in order to make a new set for the spring. I tidied up and threw all the measurements away when we got home and have now been forbidden from tidying up any more :O)


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Marian discovered the bed almost immediately and promptly checked it out. With no linens, crocks, cutlery, cookware - nothing in fact - we are really looking forward to a shopping adventure equipping the van to our liking


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Here is the computer table, dinner table and anything else that needs a horizontal surface table. Those Frenchies are so ingenious


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Marian told me that this is the kitchen...


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A grand three ring stove...


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...and a three way refrigerator - 12 volt, 240 volt and propane


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Adequate bathroom - a little crowded when we're both in there


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At the back of the bathroom there is even a fixed shower although it might be on the short side for me


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Outside storage under the fixed bed. The combined space heater and hot water system is in the rear corner. At present, the vehicle is in covered storage near Rotterdam where it will spend the winter


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And at last, I feel complete - my very own toilet cassette will make the daily trek to the disposal so much more meaningful
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