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  1. Busman

    Busman Funster

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    Hello. just started looking for a m/h and hopefully you can point me in the right direction. I've already found out a 6.2m wont fit (just) on my drive. Were is good to compare differant m/h's, i live wirral area and would it be a good idea to go the malvern show ??. Looking to buy later in the year so time to look around and hopefully buy the right one.

    Cheers Dave.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Hi Dave and welcome.

    Malvern makes a good day out but its a long trip for a few hours.

    closer to home you could visit the dealers in your area and compere vans to your hearts content.

    take a camera and note pad.

    google motorhome dealers in (your area).
     
  3. Phill D

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    hi and welcome, papajohn's advice on camera and note pad cannot be under estimated. as there are so many variations for every model.

    layout is all important. when you have viewed quite a few list your priorities in you new toy to be and why they are your priorities. everything in motorhoming is a compromise so make sure you know which attributes you "do not"! want to compromise on, it could be an expensive mistake to compromise on the wrong thing.

    good luck and have fun searching.:thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome to Fun, the Hymer 544 is a popular van and just under 6 meters, depends what year you are looking at really, to whether a dealers or private is the best bet.

    Flintshire Caravans in Queens ferry opposite Wilson's Auctions carry motorhomes.

    Also on the Saltney road into Chester someone has started selling motorhomes there just past the air craft factory.

    Malvern would be good if you could do bed and breakfast and make a week end of it time goes really quickly when you are looking around vans and its a good journey for a few hours.

    Good Luck :welcomefunster:
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
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    The shows are really good for looking at lots of MHs new and secondhand. We had already bought ours when we went to the Peterborough show but having hopped in and out if countless vans we thankfully didn't find anything we preferred even some of the high priced stuff!
    So it would be worth the trip IMO to have a really good look around :thumb:
     
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    Oh and welcome!! :welcome:
     
  8. ChrissyG

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    Another newbie here too

    Hiya
    We are doing our research too with the view of buying our first MH. We just want a smallish 2 berth and really like the Swift Sundance 580 PR and the Tribute T615. Any advice from any "old hands" would be greatly appreciated.

    I was recommended a good book by Vicarious books that might help. It is easy to read and full of really good info it's called Go Motorhoming and Campervanning and its 11.99 on amazon. We live in Ayrshire and have been round loads of dealers to see in loads of MH's to see the layouts. We like the U shaped lounge and low profile best or the end kitchen and two long seats with free standing table. It's fab to go into all the ones out with our price range just to get the feel of layouts etc.

    I hope get what u are looking for :Cool:
     
  9. Busman

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    Thanks and some good tips taken on board about the camera/note pad etc.
    Have seen a volkswagen swift Carrera which would be good as a starter M/H or somethink slightly bigger, would you be put off that its a (1995) automatic or in your opinions is manual better ????
    Thanks again for your input.
    Dave.:thumb:
     
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    Swifts seem to have a bad reputation for damp.
     
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    It's all about compromise - trouble is, until you've lived in it for a bit, you may not know for sure WHERE you want to compromise! We bought a 6.1 end bathroom coachbuilt, with opposite sofas at front, which make up into a huge double bed. We thought it wonderful then, and still do, but bedmaking began to seem like purgatory, even though it only takes 5 minutes ]literally] at either end of the day. And so we decided to compromise on washroom size in favour of a fixed bed, hence the Autocruise Starseeker we are changing the Starburst for next week. But until we'd lived in it, we didn't know what we didn't want, so to speak!
     
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