cost of motorhome extras

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  1. buttons

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    Talking about Bobs 15k of extras made me think. What some of you spend on you motorhome extras is amazing. Seeing you queuing up at these shows to buy totally unnecessary tat, to me is an eye opener. :Eeek:
    It made me think about my VW. It served me for over 4 glorious years driving over 80k extremely economical miles, we holidayed in France Italy Holland Spain :sin: as well as all the places in between. We used it more or less every day 365 days and spent most weekends somewhere yet never felt the need for a TV or fancy dish:whistle:.

    It only has the factory fitted alarm yet never been broken into, not even when over nighting in French motorway Aires.

    It has been used to transport cement mixers ladders wheel barrows bricks furniture the lot and still looks and drives like new.
    Never spent a penny on storage and it never gave me a single problem in all that time. You might wonder why another VW is still top of my shopping list.:thumb:

    Now the best part, my only purchase was a small porta loo which I still have and a euro socket converter for the tow bar. It had an excellent resale value and owes me absolutely nothing.
    I read in amazement just what some of you are willing to spend on your motorhome extras.
     
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    It's called having FUN:Doh:
     
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    I like to buy the odd gadget ect--
    I look at it as a hobby and spending on it, i like doing :thumb:
    Some spend £0000 on fishing rods
    Some spend £00000 on ppl aircraft
    £00000 on cars
    I spend £000 on mine and enjoy fixing and fiddling with it and fixing on new gadgets :thumb:
     
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    I wouldn't condemn anyone for spending their own money on whatever they like but I do think that some just go a little bit ott. I enjoy the hobby as much as anyone and use the van more than anyone on the site, but do we need all these expensive add-ons. I'm not sure we do.:Eek!:
     
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    Agreed Joner it is a Hobby, you earned so you spend it on whatever you like.
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    I'm sure that you dont have more fun than we do. I wouldn't say sitting in your van watching the telly was having fun. :Doh:
     
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    Your absolutely correct ..

    but think of the street cred a big dome sat dish gives.. .. better still two .. :Wink:
     
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    Maybe some older members like to travel/park up/ and can`t walk too far so maybe a tv gives them some pleasure.
    If we are on a site and it`s pelting down (not very often):Rofl1: a tv is a break from sitting around singing" ging gang gooley" :thumb:
     
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    I think you have hit the nail Jim. Apple comes to mind.
     
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    Well ,that`s it then-
    My next MH will be to convert a old BBC outside broadcast van _ ha beat that :thumb:
     
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    Whilst trying to get your head around the cost of extras
    Could you help me get my head around the cost of these tin can campers £45000+
    I would suggest you have little experiance of extras as you have nowhere to put em:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    I dont think you will be needing a tv with a sense of humour like that. :Rofl1:
     
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    I think i would get back ache with all that stooping--and -- how can i go to the loo with her and the little ones looking on?:Eeek:
    First of all the shock would stun them ,then with a confined space the aroma would finish them off :Eeek::cry:
     
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    Hi Buttons, didn't you post yesterday about downloading music to your iPOD? I must assume your not totally anti Apple then :RollEyes:
     
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    I believe Gas Attacks are the subject of another thread today...
     
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    As Bob would say Quote: If we had to explain you would not understand:Sad: (it is a German thing) I drive a real factory produced camper I think the only one in existence, not a mishmash of bits and pieces from the cheapest possible suppliers. A camper designed and built by one of the worlds leading motor manufactures.:thumb:
    What possible extras could improve the experience of owning such a vehicle.:thumb:
     
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    Same thing happens with bikes. Old skool types bemoan the money being spent on bikes and accessories, explaining that a steel bike bought for 2d 50 years ago and an old parachute for a sleeping bag has lasted them through all their years cycle-touring. Whatever floats your boat [starts your engine?] so to speak.
     
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    It was late coming Gooney, I expected this long before now. No my Ipod was a gift from long ago when they had the market share. Since then they have spent all their time and energy suing anyone who is over taking them instead of concentrating on their own products. It has left them being second fiddle, people are beginning to see through their fancy marketing. :Wink:
     
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    We have a nice 'reasonable' sized sat dish and tripod, twin LNB and recordable (12 volt) free sat box, all plumbed in and ready to go as long as it takes me to find the sat:thumb:

    Just over two weeks away and, err, well we watched the F1 but that was the extent of the dish being out and the telly used, as said, toys, and flexibility.

    You see, proper motorhomes can be used properly and comfortably for extended periods, not just to drive to a B&B etc and sometimes it's fun to sit in the van and watch telly, yes some seem to make a pastime of it and why not, it's their van, their time and their choice, not mine BUT I respect and understand others choices.
     
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    Come on Autotrail take a leaf out of the Germany VW`s book--
    Build us a tonka toy MH and charge us £00000`s then Britain can bail out the EU :thumb:
     
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