Done a Deal on My IH motorhome!!

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  1. RichyB

    RichyB Read Only Funster

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    Hi folks,
    I will feel a bit more like one of the crowd from mid-October when I take delivery of my first ever motorhome, I'm thrilled with my choice, having decided on a van conversion type for everyday practicality (in my circumstances that is) a long time ago. I looked at many makes and models before falling seriously in love with a pre-loved IH Tio R found quite by chance when I called into a dealer not far from where my daughter lives. Really low mileage (less than 10,000), slightly overpriced for the year (cough), but absolutely immaculate. It was the first time (having looked at hundreds of vans within the last year) that I have thought 'thats the one for me'. I can't really describe the knowing that I felt, but thats how it was for me. I hope it all works out for me with the van, as I plan to use it a lot; having dreamed of 'the great escape' for many years. I don't plan full time usage, but certainly very lengthy regular trips. Look forward to meeting some of you. Just wanted to share my good news.
    Richyx
     
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    congratulations - hope it all works out xxxx
     
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    Delighted for you

    Absolutely delighted for you RichyB. You can't go wrong with an IH. as I have one and its as good as the day I got it from IH in 2002. They are made to last, live in and to enjoy.

    Have many happy trip & God bless! :thumb:
     
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    You will not regret your choice in an IH im on my second, they are the best imho a great choice as my last was a tio r:thumb:
     
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    Chuffed for you richyb hope you have many happy years travelling:thumb:
     
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    Congratulations.
    Many people on here talk about that 'Knowing' this is the one for you. I hope it works that way for me as well :Smile:
     
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    Hi

    Good to know that you have finally found a van that suits you, it is often the way you look and look then you spot something and you think............ Thats the one!!!!!:Eeek:


    Hope it lives up to your dream.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I love the layout of the oregon, its a beautiful van
     
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    I love the layout of the oregon, its a beautiful van (I take it thats what yours is?). Maybe sometime I'll have one of those, but I'm really happy with the purchase. Thanks for the kind words.:Smile:
     
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    yes mine is a new oregon rl extra long wheelbase its on the 3litre comfortmatic and we love it:thumb:
     
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    I'm thinking of buying a new panel van motorhome with Comfortmatic gearbox. Is the IH judder free. What's the MPG of the 3 litre engine.

    I love the IH but it might be a little above my budget.
     
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    Good luck Richy really pleased for you:thumb:

    Hope to see you around some time:thumb:
     
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    Can't say much about the mpg , but can confirm that the 3 litre auto box is very much judder free.
     
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    Well done RichyB... I am pretty sure from you posts here that you are going to have superb times in your IH. All thoses places, views, experiences and people that are now reachable...

    JJ
     
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    Hi Richy

    Cracking van, wishing you many happy and safe travels . :Smile:

    jim
     
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    Glad you got there in the end, nice van. Unfortunately between now mid-October will feel like six months at least.:Smile: Exciting times ahead - Enjoy:thumb:
     
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    Great news Richy, hope everything works out OK for you's:thumb:

    even at this time of year there's lots going on, Helloween, Bonefire night, Xmas Markets, Skiing (if its winterised) and Newyear

    If you've got it by the 9th of october, why not come to the Nuneaton get together and well see how many partying funsters we can get in it:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    mine drives really well does not judder and reverses really slowly at a crawl no problems so far and IH is a quality product:thumb:it seems to be averaging about 28mpg but has only done 2500 miles so may get better
     
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    congrats are in order

    hi, there, best of luck with new van. nice set up these vans. lovely finish. runs like a dream. i maybe overdoing it a bit ha ha. no really we got ih oregon 2003 not had it long. its a smasher. happy camping richie-lynn
     
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