Downsizing

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  1. Jim

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    Today I am looking at 3 Motorhomes under 6m. My present ride is just under 11m. I have had 6m vans before but I think I might be getting a bit claustrophobic this afternoon:BigGrin:
     
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    6mtr Thought you already had a toad Jim:RollEyes:
    ps thats quite wide isnt it
     
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    Good luck, I can imagine trying to look beyond the loss of space will be tricky having got used to it.


    Bit random, and nowt to do with me but there is a 23 ft Trail Light on flea bay at the mo, single sofa slide and 4 berth (dinette and sofa)?
     
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    Well you'll certainly understand the word "compromise" by the end of the day.

    "It's a motorhome Jim, but not as you know it".
     
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    Good Luck Jim, I think youre gonna need those rose coloured spectacles:Rofl1:

    But if youve been there before then thats not so bad.

    How many berths do you need.

    Because if you get an A class with pull down bed, that two berth, and get a model that has a dinette and a single sofa on the other side, which gives you the ability of another two possible three, usually the dinette will have two seat belts, making it possible to only carry another two.

    If six metres your target, look at Hymer B584 with two sofas,(no seat belts though) or B544 which is slightly longer, but usually a dinette or two sofas but the possiblity of two seat belts. The thing is they hold their price.

    Panel vans are good though, parking in normal spots, but the insulation lets them down.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
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    Hi Jim no need to say this to you but others may read,just make sure the layout is right for feet up lounging :thumb: We went from 6 berth down to 2/3 and it was the best move ever.:thumb: So much so that we have stuck with it for the last 4 yrs without wishing to change :thumb: :Doh: I tell a little lie the boss does not wish to change :Rofl1: me I would do another with the same layout tomorrow, but like she says why:Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Just read it properly:Doh:
    If you need a hand joining these together Jim Im yer man:thumb:
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    If I could afford it do it today.

    Now it's only me a 35 ft bus is way to big especially now Bruno has given up travelling with me as well.

    Was over your way yesterday looking ay Rolling Motorhomes (what a dump)

    I may sell the caravan and buy as cheap left hooker for now.

    Dream is to own and A class Hymer or Pilote

    A newer nicer one of these would be great http://www.rollingmotorhomes.co.uk/index.php?option=com_rdautos&view=detail&id=60
     
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    I liked it but was a dawg.

    The supposed boss could not care less and told me every vehicle there was on sale or return, no trade in's taken at all even a caravan. no finance either as most vans nearly 15 years old, and his portacabin and he smelt awful:Doh::RollEyes:
     
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    Our van is 5.5m. Plenty of room for two. I should think the main difference you'll notice is not having a fixed bed.
     
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    We are small at 23'9" ..and still an RV

    Four berth, slide usual yank equipment ..and 23' 9" ... Plus we have all the grunt with a 6.8 ltr Ford V10 Triton on. Ford E350 super duty chassis.... 55 mph at 1800 revs all day long.

    You will miss the A class Jim... But we have all the kit in the B class...

    Bob
     
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    Downsizing the van = downsizing the fuel bill = upsizing the bank account = win win :thumb:

    Word of warning... you will get plenty of flak from the 'big boys' at the next meet.. if they let you in :Laughing:
     
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    Isn't a fifth wheeler just another name for a caravan? :Rofl1:

    Ok ducking now, but feel I've been here long enough to be controversial :RollEyes:

    David
     
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    Maybe but looking at them last year at the Windsor show, I thought they were very good value for the money, mind you for £35,000 you can get a very nice static !

    Peter
     
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    Have a look at a Hymer 534 Jim,its under 6 mtr and very spacious.
    Good visibility all round with a U shaped lounge and drop down bed.
    Perfect for 2 people lounging,but hard to find a good one,those that have them keep them.
     
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    Nah, he can just use them as windbreaks like the rest of us with proper sized vans do :Rofl1:
     
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