Beyond excited...

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  1. Fifiwi

    Fifiwi Funster

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    We have just had a photo of our Motorhome...it's on the ferry from Le Havre as I type!

    I have been lurking and browsing these forums for a few weeks now...but it now feels so real. Money has been spent, and the MH will be ready to collect soon.

    What is it? It's a Hymer B544. We'd been concentrating our search on fixed single beds with a garage, but, having seen a B544 in the flesh- we decided this was the layout for us. I am slightly worried that most people seem to find their ideal layout after trying a few different vans...oh well, we'll give it a go!

    When it arrives, I fear there will be a rejig of the driveway pecking order. My little car may end up parked on next door's driveway. Our lovely neighbour has offered space- she has room for 2 vehicles, and doesn't drive.
    Not sure what the going rate is for driveway parking? Can that be my first daft question?
     
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  2. YukonJac

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    Awww, you are very understandably excited! Congratulations on a very nice van.
    Try looking at this site - and there are a couple of other similars - to give you an idea of what people can get for letting out their parking space;
    http://www.parkonmydrive.com
     
  3. Rob and Val

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    You could perhaps offer to repay your neighbour's kindness by doing something for her? Mowing the lawn in season or taking her to a supermarket for shopping once a week might be appreciated more than money. Just a thought.
     
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  4. Viennese

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    When I parked my van on a friend's driveway I paid her £30 a month...
     
  5. Carol

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    Oh I can sense your excitement from here, when it arrives I expect you will have a few questions, ask away (y) 544 is a good all around Motorhome nice choice.
     
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    I bet you can't wait! Hope all your trips are great your first one will be exciting and nerve wracking but well worth it! Good luck when it arrives and enjoy!!:)
     
  7. Fifiwi

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    A quick Thank you for the quick replies. I'm just off to work in a mo, but Thanks for the parking link, Yukonjak..The nearest I could find were in Southampton, £5 a day, near city centre. Rob and Val, I like the idea of bartering. She has a niece who helps with the garden, but we could do it more regularly. I will ask her when I next see her. Thanks, all, for the words of encouragement. It's quite a learning curve..new to all this, but raring to go!
     
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  8. kcy

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    How exciting, have fun.
    We keep our MH in a lockup storage place about 10 miles away, out of chose, but what a kind offer from next door.
     

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