Hello all advise on what to buy please

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Paulfy4, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    hi everyone,we are looking at buying our first motor home but only have a budget of about £4000,we are looking at Talbot about 1990 petrol or diesel?? Or fiat ducato,any advise would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance
     
  2. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Location:
    South West Wales.
    :hiya2: & :welcome3::):)
     
  3. Madeinengland

    Madeinengland Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    534
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Hi and sorry to be of no help with your question. :hi:
     
  4. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,879
    Likes Received:
    732
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Welcome aboard;)
     
  5. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,907
    Likes Received:
    10,686
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Hi and Welcome........(y)
     
  6. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Hello everyone can't wait to buy our first motor home are they as much fun as they look ??
     
  7. wigster

    wigster Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    596
    Location:
    Not lost but not far off
    :welcome4:
     
  8. mitzimad

    mitzimad Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,964
    Likes Received:
    3,301
    Location:
    walthamstow east london
    with that budget your going to view a lot of rubbish to find a good one ,took us six months with the same budget but that was nearly ten years ago
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Ok thanks,found some good bargains on eBay but there selling like hot cakes,love to spend more if I had it but unfortunately don't do at the moment,the plan is to buy a cheap one and then find out what we like and don't like,then change it in a year or two
     
  10. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,461
    Likes Received:
    13,755
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Beware of bargains on ebay - some are scams (some are genuine of course).

    If a listing disappears it could be because someone has reported it as a scam.

    I would tend to go for a diesel engine due to better mpg. If you do go for petrol then consider an lpg conversion. Do you have a C or C1 on your license?
     
  11. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Thankyou there has been a few rough ones but a few great ones too
     
  12. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,461
    Likes Received:
    13,755
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Also you only have so many "free" posts before you have to pay your subs.......

    If you do become a paid member you get discounts. If you see a van you want to look at someone local could either go and check it out for you or go with you.
     
  13. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Hi yes I have a class 2
     
  14. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Hi and welcome (y) Not much difference between mpg on the old petrol/diesel ones but the diesel are very much more desirable as you can always sell a good engine for around £1000 or more (y)-Make sure there is no damp/smell?and check everything is working as parts are expensive - IE hot water boiler 350 ish heating 500ish fridge 500 you get the drift -good luck on your search and if unsure come back to us with details before you buy (y) advice will be mostly good there are lots of knowledgeable funsters here (y)
    terry
     
  15. Rob and Val

    Rob and Val Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Hi.gif and a warm welcome from us. We are proud owners of a 1994 Talbot. Had a few issues when we first bought it (nothing major) but that's expected with a second-hand vehicle - you inherit the previous owner's problems. Ours has the 2.5 diesel engine - non turbo - so it's a little slow on steep hills but can match all others on the flat.

    As Terry said, check it for damp. Damp can be the death of an old MH as too much damp can be too costly to repair.

    If you are not in too much of a hurry you may find that prices drop at the end of the holiday season. Happy hunting!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Paulfy4

    Paulfy4 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Morning all,thanks for the replies,paid my subs and am now an official member,great.

    Rob and val going back to the Talbot I really love the look of these homes,are they suitable for longer journeys(south of France etc) also are there any specific layouts we should look for,we will mainly be myself/wife and our 13 yr old son and possibly 20 yr old son too,are they expensive to run,and are they easy to set up when you get on site.

    Sorry for all the questions but I am extremely excited haha and cannot wait to get one,also thanks for the tip of waiting till the end of the season to grab a cheaper home,I was thinking if that would be the case

    Is there any items I could start picking up now to get ready for when we buy a MH

    thanks again for all your replies

    Cherrs paul
     
  17. Rob and Val

    Rob and Val Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Hi, Paul

    @Paulfy4, have sent you a private message.

    Re longer journeys in an older 'van, in 6 years our Talbot has taken us all over England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Wight, France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and northern Spain.

    As for layout, this is a difficult question to answer as everyone's needs are different. What suits us, travelling as a couple, would not suit you. However, it is extremely important that you get it right, as it is one of the main reasons why new motorhomers change their MHs. It's been said that many will change their MHs three times before they find the layout that's right for them. We were lucky; we got it right first time but that was probably more luck than judgement!

    I wouldn't start collecting too much 'stuff' before you buy as you could, as we did, buy a MH from someone who has to give up motorhoming. We did and we got most of what we needed included in the purchase.

    However, I would buy a SatNav - it's saved us lots of arguments!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Baldeagle7470

    Baldeagle7470 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    1,224
    Location:
    Charente,France and Alentejo,Portugal
    Hi Paul and a big :welcome3:,glad you have become a full member,you will soon see the benefit.
    I have had old,slow MH's back in the day and as long as you allow longer for journeys it's not too bad,you sometimes find you are caught at the same speed as HGV's which can become tiresome.
    Also hills seem much longer!!
    Never mind you can get some bargains on evilBay or Gumtree as long as you are aware of the scammers.
    Good luck with your search and enjoy the forum.
     
  19. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    3,210
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    Picked up on one question, you asked if they were easy to set up on a site. The great thing about a motorhome is that 'setting up' consists of parking and perhaps plugging in a ehu lead if hookup is available where you stop (which on the continent especially doesn't have to be a site.)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Jo662

    Jo662 Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    East anglia
Loading...

Share This Page