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  1. James65

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    hi everybody.
    Recently joined and was looking for some pointers regarding buying my first motorhome.
    I have budget of around £20.000 and was wondering what to expect for this amount.
    Have no experience what so ever and have been checking online .
    Would seem that although to me this is a lot of money that motor homes are for this amount relatively older vehicles.
    So is this just the lay of the land regarding motor homes or should I maybe be better buying new.
    This would entail getting into debt that I'm normally against doing.
    But have such s desire to own motorhome that I would probably seriously consider doing so.
    So any advice would be gratefully received.
    Thanks for your patience .
     
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    The last thing you need is a brand new van till you have experienced the nature of mhing, get yourself a van around 10 grand or even less to find out if it's what you want, get out and about to see exactly what you want , very few buyers buy the right van first off, in fact many say you have to have three before you get it right, a new van will lose thousands as soon as it comes off the forecourt, but you will more than likely get all your money back on a good cheapy.
     
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    If you pay your tenner on here there is a wealth of knowledge and expertise to assist you.
     
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    If you don't mind LHD have a look at buying in Germany you will get a much newer van for your cash.

    Take a look here

    I don't like the idea of borrowing money for vehicles as you are paying interest on a depreciating asset, prefer to save up until we can afford to buy.
    If you do decide to buy new don't get swayed into buying some of the cheap new vans better to get a slightly older quality van, only exception being some of the German budget vans e.g. Carado, Hymer's budget brand can get a new one for about 30k (about 40k in UK).
     
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    Thanks for your advice.
     
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    Looks good for the price . And will on thinking about it go down the road you suggested .
    Will look about for something around the 10g mark .thanks again for your kind response .
     
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    hello smiley.gif From Glasgow
     
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    Make sure you take a damp meter with you and a good nose too.
     
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