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  1. Simon Meadwell

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    We have just purchased our first MH, Burstner Ixeo. very excited. Done the hard bit, now what to buy next? do we need levellers, windscreen cover, security devices, safe, the list is seems endless, any suggestions as to where to start?
    Thanks.
     
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    First of all

    welcome dance.jpg

    Security is a must as after spending all your money as you don't want your pride and joy stolen.

    Screen covers come up for sale second hand on the classifieds here quite often (you need to be a paid member to access that part of the site) as does a lot of other good stuff. windscreen covers are probably a very good investment as they will keep your motorhome warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

    After that I would use the vehicle for a while and see what you need. Keep a pen and pad handy to jot things down :)
     
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    :hiya2: and welcome
    Best advice for anyone starting - believe me i have only just started myself is to use you MH as much as poss in all different locations and situations and just see what you could have done with. A few get you started are a Defo for the levellers and electric hook up if you intend to use it and fresh water hose to top up tank. Highly desirable windscreen covers - cool in summer and warm in winter. All the rest just fall into place. Most essential item ever - Kettle and mugs
     
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    Agree with Puddleduck good quality alarm a must then take your time with anything else.
    Which model have you bought we had ixeo time and now waiting for delivery of the new ixeo with electric drop down bed
    Enjoy enjoy enjoy:roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    Ixeo time moonlight. Can't wait to get it.
    Thanks.
     
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    Same van as we had is it the 2 berth or 4 berth
    Great mh really enjoyed ours
     
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    4 berth, fixed bed and drop down, hopefully only two plus dog, but kids might want to join us!!!!
     
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    I would fit a safe - it's the only security aid I think is essential. Whether you fit an alarm is entirely up to you. If you feel you need one, then get one.

    Everything else fits into one of these categories :

    1. Unnecessary
    2. A nice to have
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    3. A white elephant luxury

    But few will agree what goes where so I can only suggest you get some trips under your belt and decide what you really need and what you can do without.
     
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    Do we need a particular length hosepipe for the water tank?
     
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    Thanks for all your comments, a list has been made for items we know we need. Any suggestions where to put the safe?
     
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    We've something like this though we paid half this price.
    http://www.yachtchandlers.co.uk/aca...Hose-Reel-Marine-Grade-20-meters-ES35560.html
    The disadvantage of this type is you have to unroll it all even if the tap is next to the MH! If you've room to store a second hose a conventional garden hose about ten or twelve feet long will fit the majority of situations.

    For fittings you need a selection of Hozelock thingies.
     
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    Enjoy your new purchase the exciting part begins here. I am sure all 3 of you will take to the open road and have lots of fun
     
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    Hi. If you are not worried about having "food grade" hose pipes then a good buy is the Xhose, or the lidl equivalent. Very lightweight, coils up into no space at all, expands to three times it's own length when under pressure, almost empties itself when you turn off the tap. Comes in different lengths and can be connected together for really long runs. Along with different tap connectors it works a treat for us.... And for smaller, quick top up then get a 10 Ltr watering can. :happy:
     
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    No - 'cos then it wouldn't be safe :D;)(y)
     
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    Shouldn't that be "Bottle if wine and glasses" and comfy chair to enjoy it in.
     
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    wELCOME. Great van. I have the Burstner t680.

    Security first before you fill it up with anything at all.. Then anything that will help with storage in the limited cupboard space.. then chairs ..lightweight is important.
     
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    A sub to MHF asap..................
     
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    Not in the UK at the mo. :LOL:
     
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    You bugger!:WelcomeFlag:


    That's the van that convinced me I wanted a Burstner. They were new at the time and couldn't justify £50k on our first van.

    Still hanker after one now, although we now have a 2012 T660 that is a direct copy.

    This is our second Burstner and will happily buy another one. The layout is perfect for us two, although if you ever find how to assemble the second bed let me know!

    I would recommend fitting parking sensors - its longer than you think. A camera is not good enough IMHO.

    I have fitted an inverter to the socket in the TV cabinet so we have 240V available for a big TV and sound bar.

    I would suggest you buy some pots and take a trip, you learn what you need as you go. Your needs will be determined by how you use it. We wild camp a lot so we need to be self sufficient

    Don't fall into the trap of carrying loads of gear 'just in case' For instance I have carried a set of levelers for 3 years and had to use them once.

    I have fitted the safe at the back of the cupboard under the bed, with two bolts into the outside locker and wood screws to the floor.

    Get in touch if you want any more specific info.


    Alex
     
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    No No No Got to have a kettle and mug to aid sobering up before the last day of hols , ok and wines & glasses then
     
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