can't get the wife to enjoy motor homing....

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Collyer911, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Collyer911

    Collyer911 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Leicester
    hi all

    try as i might i can't get the mrs to enjoy the motorhome,
    we've been away at new year and watched the fireworks at cromer,which i thought where fantastic, but she always complains its not comfortable and to cramped....
    where away at easter and I've got an awning to give us a bit more room,
    any advice to get her into it,
    i love it, shooting off for just a night sometimes just for the peace and quiet and watch movie or two...
    tips please ...
     
  2. jaytee74

    jaytee74 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    durham uk
    cant get wife to enjoy

    try the one next door after all its only for the odd night jt
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. mikebeaches

    mikebeaches Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    629
    Location:
    Bristol
    Go somewhere warm and sunny, where she can relax outdoors.

    Try the South of France, for example. :thumb:

    Mike
     
    • Like Like x 5
  4. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,796
    Ask her where SHE would like to go and what she would like to do when there? Try that 3 times, if still no joy then consider giving motor homing a miss. It's not for everyone:Eek!:
     
  5. tofo

    tofo Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,599
    Likes Received:
    6,226
    Location:
    Kirby cross further from londin
    I know the feeling well

    :Angry::thumb::thumb:
     
  6. buckby

    buckby

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    148
    Location:
    nottinghamshire
    Go to the wife shop and purchase a new one or camp next to a good restaurant near some shops
     
    • Like Like x 6
  7. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,445
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Divorce?
     
  8. Bellini

    Bellini Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    794
    Location:
    Crowthorne, Berkshire
    Get a new wife.

    Sorry. That wasn't terribly helpful.

    What exactly doesn't she like? Try tailoring your adventures to include aspects she does like.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Priorities mate !!

    Change the wife !!!!:Blush::Blush::Blush:

    I did !
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,510
    Likes Received:
    8,265
    Location:
    NW England
    Wait until she's outside and lock all the doors from inside?

    As hypothermia sets in the shouting and hammering should decrease.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Collyer911

    Collyer911 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Leicester
    ha ha ha no way she's the best thing ever happened to me!!
    just moans a bit about the van...!!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Granjan

    Granjan Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2013
    Messages:
    836
    Likes Received:
    5,368
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Really feel for you .... We are not all the same thankfully but it is good when you can enjoy it together you can only ask her what type of places she would like to visit and what type of places she would stay in ......and make your motorhome as comfy as possible.

    I suppose we all buy motorhomes for different reasons and definately one size does not fit all ...... the clear benefit that I can see for everyone is greater access and an increase in leisure time but I am sure you know that.

    Sorry if reply not much help but didnt want your post to disappear without a response! :Sad:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Collyer911

    Collyer911 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Leicester
    he he he he yea but those plastic windows wouldn't keep her out!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. SMB

    SMB Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    588
    Location:
    north shields
    buy a motorhome made of chocolate :thumb:
     
  15. Lindylooj

    Lindylooj Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Weymouth, Dorset
    Is it the layout of the van that is not working for her? :Smile:
     
  16. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    not comfortable? So is it heat, somewhere to lounge, seats too hard, bed too hard all of these things can be altered, does she enjoy a drink, do you go abroad follow the sun in winter, visit what beaches, zoos, museums, new cities quiet countryside soothing waterside locations. If she still won't come around suggest going on your own, many do and many more would like to.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. cliffandger

    cliffandger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,898
    Likes Received:
    8,557
    Location:
    Saltford
    I agree with Mike, but also with the other posters who have suggested asking her where she would like to go and what she would like to do. We use ours for different things, chilling, exploring different places, searching for religious icons in foreign cathedrals (we're not religious, but can't resist a clandestine photo of a saint's finger nail/skull part/toe nail etc etc. Also if you do cross the channel, try sleeping in a vineyard, having lunch on a beach in St Tropez, walking into Honfleur, climbing Le Puy de Dome.... or failing all that, we will arrange a meet where us girls can ambush her, and wear her down with collective experiences and the news that she doesn't have to do any cooking, cos you will be barbying everyday ...... :Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. normanandsue

    normanandsue Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    3,906
    Location:
    Dunfermline - Scotland
    Its a woman thing try as you might you wont please them. We had a huge A class with masses of room SWMBO didn't like it. Now we have a campervan and she is already planning several trips ahead.

    My conclusion - you will like it whatever it is; so bite the bullet, tell her you will change the mh as soon as she finds one that she likes.

    Logically the ball is in her court and it should solve the problem but knowing wives I wouldn't bet.

    Norman
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Collyer911

    Collyer911 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Leicester
    i don't think so ,got an over cab bed that tucks away , that she finds uncomfortable, a through lounge etc

    i always take her to caravan club sites so the showers and toilets are emaculate if she wants to use them as well

    her favorite campsite is pentewann sands in cornwall but you can't take dogs there and as we have a big old english is a nightmare trying to convince her to go anywhere else
     
  20. Collyer911

    Collyer911 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Leicester
    thats what i do most times.....

    i love a night or two away on my own to have a think,or just some peace and quiet,
    but have been to some beautiful sites and can't help thinking she would love it here...
     
Loading...

Share This Page