From One AutoTrail to another - Hopefully

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  1. the stig

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    We currently have an Autotrail Scout SE on a 53 Plate, it has been a great MH for us and helped enormously to get on the MH ladder, but ultimately we have always wanted the Chieftan. Plenty of room (and lounging space)with two decent sized dogs, the Fixed bed which I miss enormously and Jeff has always hankered for the Garage. We have been back to where we got our MH from and told them we are ready for the upgrade. So we sit and wait patiently for a Chieftan to become available so we can then PX. Have checked what they will give us for ours and I am happy with the amount as it saves us having to sell privately. But we went to see the dealer yesterday and it appears it could be a long job, as they are not actively searching for one, they are just waiting for one to come in. This is probably due to the fact they deal mostly in Caravans rather than MH's. I hear your question, why go to these dealers, well we were more than happy with them when we bought our scout and they gave us an excellent after service and no quibbles with the little problems we had with MH initially. Or can you lovely lot tell me different, and that you know where we could go do a deal elsewhere?
    thank you in advance


    Andrea & Jeff
     
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    hi @ j

    bought our autotrail cherokee new from spinney at holmes chapel gave us a good deal on our old van did everything they promised and delivered van a month early
    only one problem so far [ 6 months] when radio failed which they replaced no problem while i waited

    good luck with your new van

    DAVE @ CAROL
     
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    hi Andrea, if you want anything checked over at Spinneys, then just let me know, Im only 20 mins away at most..... often visit there, they are pricey but always willing to negotiate. Bought a caravan off hayley there years ago, shes still there and they are very fair.

    what you doing with the onboard genny :Wink:
     
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    Brownhills have at least 4 for sale at the moment.
     
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    your such a decent bloke peter of john cross. and doing a funster 10% discount as well, what a saving.:thumb:
     
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    thanks for that, but really would not do any deals with Brownhills, I've heard far too many unhappy people bought from them. I realise just as many decent ones, but it has still put us off. thank you thou

    andrea x
     
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    Be careful if the fixed bed over the garage is high as I found it very awkward getting in and out.

    Climbing over someone through the night when there is not much headroom and the step you are trying to get your foot on is in the corner and not very big!!

    I understand that some Motorhome have beds which are lower, I was not too bad at first but after becoming ill it was impossible.

    Good luck hope you enjoy.
     
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    Hi Andrea & Jeff (dribble drabble do or summat like that):Laughing:

    Have you tried Don Amott - Leisure Kingdom off the A50 near Derby, they are Autotrail dealers? We were in there the other day and they had two new discounted models in the showroom, and a few used ones (not sure of models). Had our Bolly MOT'd there and they seem reasonable but have never bought from them. See you at Salfleet all being well.

    Lynda, Ken & Jess the terrierist
     
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    looking forward to it, and have been saving up the cork's!
     
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    Hi Paul
    Really depends on what deal we come to over the MH, if it's just what we want then the Gennie will stay on, but as you know it is very quiet and reliable so may take it off and put on the newer one.
     
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    gennie

    think you would be mad to leave it on van you will regret not putting it on your new one if you do :Smile:
     
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    Have you tried Richard Baldwin Motorhomes in Halifax..we bought a couple of vans from them..Never had any probs with their service..try this http://www.rbm.co.uk Hope this helps
     
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    I can see a visit to Baldwins coming on......... thank you

    Andrea
     
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