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  1. Busterbulldog

    Busterbulldog Read Only Funster

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    Well after just few outings,my wife has decided motorhomeing isnt for us.
    After being trapped in a fire as a child shes not comfortable sleeping in a confined space.
    All come to a head when she (wife) blew a gasket in Lands End and decided she cant cope.
    Ive put the For Sale signs in it. Ive spent almost 2 grand in the last few weeks making sure everything is up to scratch,4 tyres,all new driveshafts inner and outer,2 x oil and filters,all service parts,cooling system overhaul,complete exhaust,timing belt etc etc.
    It drives fabulously,totally straight under steering and brakes.Very reluctantly up for sale on my part,i had many plans for it. Anyone interested let me know,im in South Wales
    http://s930.photobucket.com/albums/...ction=view&current=2012_0427motorhome0015.jpg

    Donna or Stuart 01495 244424.....07966482278 Will do more pics later and maybe a video walkaround
     
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  2. Chris

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    Sorry to hear that.:Sad:
     
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    That's a nice van.

    Could you rescue the situation with a fixed bed van ? Or low make up bed van ?

    Or a caravan ?
     
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    Very sorry to hear. Is there no possibility of compromise, after all there are bedrooms smaller than motorhomes. Some motorhomes are less claustrophobic than others, for example quite a lot of people (myself included) would not be able to sleep in an overcab bed, whereas a larger van, perhaps with an island bed might be OK.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this hope you manage to recoup most of your costs, but motorhoming is no fun unless you both enjoy it.

    Norman
     
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    Sorry to read that Stuart, Donna seemed to be looking forward to getting out and about in the van and was really proud of the makeover that you both did.
     
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    No compromises,im not sleeping on a table bed when the overcab is perfectly good imo,its huge,and I have no issues sleeping in it ,but she cant cope with it.It has to go,very unlikely I will go for another ,this has resulted in her not speaking to me for 4 days,I can do without the grief
     
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    Stuart, have I read your reply correctly? The problem is Donna can't sleep in the overhead cab, but you can. Apart from that you both enjoy motorhoming?

    If this is the case the problem seems localised to the sleeping arrangements. I know this is a bit of a public place to discuss personal sleeping arrangements but, could you not sleep in the over cab and Donna sleep on the make up bed if she can cope with that?
    That way you can both enjoy your motorhome.

    Many couples I know, for varying reasons, do not sleep in the same beds when in their motorhome, so you would not be alone if this was a solution to your problem.

    Norman
     
  9. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Thats just what i thought, but surely they would have thought about that.
    Especially after spending all that time and effort on getting the interior how they wanted , and polishing it up till it gleamed outside ?
    Maybe they just want to trade it in for a different model after driving around in it and seeing how it drives , lounging about and spending some time in it .
    Its alright looking ok , but comfort and reliability is king IMO.
    Its not worth falling out over though. :Wink:
     
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    Norman, I have said that but Stuart says no....so
     
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    we sleep in separate beds in ours because debs cant do heights but we have a front diner to meet up in if we have to.

    if you just looked at another van maybe a fixed bed low profile with front diner you would both be happy.

    it a real shame that it hasn't worked out for you.
     
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    That's how we do it mrs t can't get up the steps

    So I sleep up and mrs t sleeps down on the make up bed

    When we had the refurb last year
    we had a large cushion made up for the gap
    Instead of the backrest cushions much better
    Saves losing your bum down the gap :thumb::Eeek:
     
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    No compromise ? you would rather give up motorhoming than sleep elsewhere ?

    I would sleep stood up in the shower rather than give it up......but then, i have commitment to the lifestyle and would compromise if i had to. :Sad:
     
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    all the best marrriages are based on compromise..... getting over a childhood trauma trumps sleeping in a confined space just to keep hubby happy

    I have no intention of getting personal here, but perhaps asking stuart to see the situation from Donnas perspective is the place to start. That and considering whether sleeping arangements for nights away are reason enough to throw away thousands of pounds spent doing up the motorhome

    A public forum is not the place for marriage guidance though:thumb:.
     
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    I know a public forum isn't the place to air this problem but I can so sympathise with the need to make somebody else convince your other half to be reasonable. Please find a compromise and enjoy your motorhome. So many people would envy you the chance to enjoy that lifestyle and I'd love to meet you both. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    We prefer to sleep seperatly, me in the overcab, carol in the fixed bed (or made up one in hte last van). Mostly because I snore, but at home we prefer to sleep in a 6ft 6 by 6ft bed, we like a bit of room. I also had a problem in our first MH where i would feel claustrophobic, enough to make me get up in the night, I also sometimes felt that way in truck sleeper cabs.

    Your relationship and your marriage is much more inportant than a motorhome, if you dont want to compromise, get rid and do something else together, very best of luck for the future:thumb:
     
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    Keep the van, sell the wife! SIMPLE!:Wink:

    regards
    Steve
     
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    Sorry to hear this for you after spending so much money , but I am confused.. one photo shot is of a dark worktop vehicle, another of a light worktop vehicle .. but both do seem IMHO closed in for me I wouldnt cope either... .. could it be that the "right van" for you both has not been found ..(sorry I haven't read all the posts to the thread) but know that I would rather be away having special time together and meeting new friends than having to do the "chores" at home lolol hmm term lazy devil springs to mind ;0)

    I would suggest before throwing in the towel to go to a few shows and see what takes your good lady's fancy ... you never know ... fingers crossed for you Have you thought to take her to somewhere romantic ...hmmm

    Good luck


    John n Kath x
     
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  19. motor roamin

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    Sorry to here that, this is the reason we have an American RV because the wife can't do confined spaces one night in a 20' caravan with a fixed bed proved that :RollEyes:

    All the best Rick
     
  20. autoswan

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    Gutted for you mate sounds as if you had good plans to look foreward to after all that work . But i agree you`re mrs comes first even if you`ve got to chant it to yourself a few hundred times to accept it over youre MH plans :Smile:!

    Could`nt you just get a big airy awning on the MH for her :BigGrin:

    Good luck :thumb:
     
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