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  1. denzil

    denzil

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    Hi

    My family and I get our first motorhome tomorrow. We have caravaned previously and also had a static caravan for a number of years. We are very excited and looking forward to getting to different places after having the static for a while.

    We have 2 girls who are 9 and 6 and they can't wait! I am little apprehensive about how well the logistics of it will work with the children, but we will take our bikes wherever we go to get around! Interested to here how other young families find motorhoming.

    Now off to find a site for our first trip over the half term :thumb:
     
  2. davejen

    davejen Funster

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    Hi, and welcome to the fun site. I'm sure you will enjoy your first trip, it's a new learning experience but you'll find plenty of help on here- just ask!
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
  3. peter marshall

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    Hi Denzil and Family
    welcome to the site anything can be answered on here, so don't worry you will be fine in a MH as you have had a caravan previously, unlike us we were complete beginners 3 years ago, but picked it up on the go. Pete n Lynn :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi and welcome to Fun, enjoy.

    Peter
     
  5. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi denzil WELCOME to MH Fun

    Don't worry they will probably take to it like a duck to water. When our daughter was young we were caravanner's, I found the best thing to do is give them something to be responsible for in our case to make sure we had water, so they become part of the experience doesn't matter what, even if it does not matter, make them think it does. Also little girls like to play house what better to play in than a motorhome.


    Hope all goes well


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    welcome to the great family of funsters Denzil,

    loads of funsters have kids, young and not so young, and they all have a whale of a time at the funsters meets so im sure you will get loads of advise.

    luckily all ours have slung their hook so theres just the two of us:thumb::BigGrin:
     
  7. Blisters

    Blisters Read Only Funster

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    Hi n welcome, we have been motorhoming for 3 years now after caravaning for 17years

    if you really want a motorhoming experiance, take your daughter's and several friends away for a birthday party weekend:Doh:, you'll be taking valium for years to come:cry:

    I would have to say motorhoming is easier than tugging and you soon learn to organise yourself, and so don't miss the car
     
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    bald eagle Read Only Funster

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    How denzil and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
  9. tony morris

    tony morris Read Only Funster

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    Hi welcome to m/h fun make sure you make good use of it we have just gone back to a caravan I found we were just not making full use of the m/h it wont do it any good standing around for weeks on end you must take the van on a short run every couple of weeks in the winter months so as the oil will get around the engine also never leave the handbrake on you could lock the brake shoes to the drums dont leave in gear chock the rear wheels we missed the car to much every time we went away the wife had to drive her car double the fuel bill we could have towed the car with the m/h not allowed in the outside lane towing 60 miles a hour if permitted we found we have much more room in the caravan when you put a fullsize awning on double the room if we take the grandchildren with us we put a tall bedroom annexe on the side I would rather sleep outside with the grandson whatever the weather we were lucky enough to sell the m/h without to much of a loss to us we made enought on the sale of the m/h to buy a new caravan' just 3 year car' motor mover' new awning' we had kept the aquarolls and all the other bits and bobs from our previous caravan one of the sites we use regularly we go away friday to monday leave the van on site £1.50 per night £6.00 for the 4 nights only 1.50 hours drive away so we can get to use the van over the winter months that way we can use it to the full good luck Tony
     
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