Brand new and desperately in need of advice

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  1. whiskers27

    whiskers27 Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    really hoping you can help a newbie, wehave been a caravan owners for a couple of years and have now decided to purchase a motorhome, we have been to look at a dethleffs A6915 SG and would like to know if any one owns one or if any one has anything good or bad to say about them.

    thanks in advance

    Mick & Caz
     
  2. Frankia

    Frankia Read Only Funster

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    Some people luv 'em some don't.

    We had a Dethleffs for a couple of months and managed to get all our money back - 'nuff said!
     
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    hi and a big welcome . :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  4. Jim

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    Hi Mick & Caz, Detheleffs have a good reputation but there are good and bad in every marque so be careful and check everything twice:thumb:
     
  5. JockandRita

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    Hi Mick & Caz, from another pair of ex tuggers. :Smile:

    Good advice from Jim. Also, if a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. Be careful. :thumb:

    Jock & Rita.
     
  6. JayDee

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    We love our Dethleffs - it's an A Class.

    Some people don't lke them. There may have been problems or just a layout that didn't work.

    By and large I believe that they are well built and reasonably solid, but many belive that Hymers, etc. are better built and more sturdy - certainly the insulation sandwich in the Hymer is superior.

    Horses for courses, really. I wouldn't urge anyone to buy a particular brand just on the brand name only - there's so much else to take into account, including the way it's been looked after by previous owners.

    Enjoy whatever you buy, and enjoy the pastime.

    John
     
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    new or used

    if new dont believe the saleman, make sure any/all warranty IS fully documneted, take nothing as "given"

    if used dont belive the seller get it independantly checked test EVERYTHING

    but most of all ejoy and have fun
     
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    Hi Mick & Caz WELCOME :BigGrin:

    Never owned one but like most vans you hear both good and bad reports.

    Must admit I have heard more good than bad reports on Dethleffs, went to look at some when buying last time but found a Laika that suited us better, not reputation just layout.
    I think all you can do is look for yourself, use your years of experience as a tugger to check, don't take anyones word for anything, make up your own mind.
    If any doubts exist walk away there is always another van, once you have spent your cash it can be an expensive mistake.
    Hope you find what you want.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hello Mick and Caz....I love motorhoming but sadly seem to have less time than I hoped....I bought mine from a private seller which as far as I am concerned was exactly what I wanted........BUT BE WARNED ....Please check that there is no finance on the vehicle do an H.P.I. if there is finance make sure you pay the finance company direct........other than that you will know the one you want when you see it ...I think a fixed bed is great!
     
  10. JockandRita

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    We go along with all that. An HPI check is the best £45 (at the time), we have ever spent.

    We like the fixed bed arrangement too in our Hymer. It beats having to make up the beds, once your visitors have gone back to their MH. :Wink:

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    Hi mick and caz :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle
     
  12. whiskers27

    whiskers27 Read Only Funster

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    thanks for your comments

    thanks all for your comments ive decided to go for it and buy my first motorhome been up today to sort it all out having some extras fitted too so cant wait to collect it and get going.

    looking forward to chatting with you all

    :BigGrin:
     
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    HI &Welcome

    :Smile: HIYA and welcome it looks like my post is after the event. If you have ordered a Dethleffs you will be happy:Laughing: , i owned one -a 6501 from memory 2003-2006 and it was easily the best of the 3 vans that i bought . Very sturdy , functional ,reliable .....much praise no bad points at all . Alan
     
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