Hello all, and a question.

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  1. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    I'm new to the world of motorhomes and have been looking at all types over the last week or so. Not really sure which way to go - van conversion or coachbuilt? We've been looking at Autocruise 'Jazz' in the van type and Excel 590 EK in the couchbuilts. Either way it need 2 berths and 6 meters long max.
    What are the advantages of the more expensive 'van' type?
    Reagards
    Steve and Sue.
     
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    For myself I see many more disadvantages.........mainly to do with space
    and layout of a van conversion.

    But I know because I asked the question a while ago "Why do people buy van conversions" that some folks like them.

    No doubt they will be along soom to tell you why

    Not for me though

    barry
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    maneuverability......thats about all :RollEyes:
     
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    Hello and welcome :thumb: :Smile:
     
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    You will find an A-class van will feel bigger, even if restricted to 6m.

    Look at Hymers:Cool:
     
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    When we started we had bought a van to convert ,luckily hubby knew the van very well , we did have professional folk convert it in the end, we felt at the time it was "getting a foot on the ladder" syndrome :BigGrin: but we really didnt want a larger van then and loved every minute we could in it, such great freedom, but now we are nearing a age when hopefully we can travel for longer spells and again knew the m/h we have now would suit if we wanted to winter anywhere (if we would be so lucky to)

    Would we do it again..... Darn right we would :thumb:
     
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    Hi , Weve just bought an Autocruise Starfire 6 mtr short wheel base very small turning circle it has rear kitchen 2 berth (singles or double ) lowline. It suits us just fine . We found the panel vans mostly on long wheel base vehicles also short on internal space (storage) This is only my opinion, hope it helps.
     
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    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
  9. Going Mobile

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    Hi All,
    thanks for the warm welcom and the useful info. It's early days yet and I guess we plan to puchase toward the end of the summer. We have a cruise booked for mid September :Cool:. Then we plan to go to a show and sit in as many as we can to get a feel for each type - van and coachbuilt.

    Fidget, I like the look of your choise. What would you say is the best mpg I could expect from a 2.2 diesel such as this?

    Regards
    Steve
     
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    Hi welcome to the forum.

    All vans, motorhomes, RV's, are the same in as much they get you away and give you Freedom wether you have a converted Berlingo or a American quad slide Revolution, wether it's new or 30 years old.

    Two main things will decide any ones purchase, the all important purchace price and running costs, then what do I want it to do, and what do I want to do with it.

    My first Van a VW 1200 split screen was 90% down to price, I then started to buy more what I wanted, although price is a factor the percentage rate over the years has droped, but guess what, I had some great times in that VW and now it would be worth 100 times what I paid for it. :Rofl1:

    All the best Rick
     
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