Hello everyone from first time motorhomer!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by devondumpling, May 12, 2009.

  1. devondumpling

    devondumpling Deleted User

    Hi everyone!

    We have just purchased our first motorhome, a Swift Kontiki 665p. Never had one, or indeed even holidayed in one! We have 4 kids aged 11, nearly 10, 8 and 5 plus a mini Schnauser! so we thought a MH an ideal holiday option. We are expecting delivery next week, so excited, just need to decide where to go first!
    Need to organise insurance (any advice appreciated.) Can someone recommend family sites that would appeal to our rabble?
    Also, any other bits of equipment to make our life easier.

    Kate and Mike
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Kate and Mike, welcome to Fun, good choice of van:thumb:

    Peter
     
  3. bald eagle

    bald eagle Read Only Funster

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    Hi kate and mike:welcome:

    regards
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  4. pappajohn

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    hi kate and mike and welcome to the FUN.

    have a look in the calender (blue bar above posts) loads of MHF meets and usually quite a few kids in tow as well.

    the show meets are especially popular.:Smile:

    everyone welcome and you'll get loads of impartial advise and help.

    give it a go....were all very friendly on here.:thumb:

    john.
     
  5. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    Welcome to the site, where be you to in devon. We are in Ilfracombe.
    Why not book a week at Stowford farm Meadows, for a trial run, not too far from home then if you forget anything. For insurance you will find a lot of companies do not do motorhomes. We use Budget and get a good price on insurance and breakdown cover. (but do note the cover is only for your motorhome and you have to insure for 12 months, if you cancel you get next to nowt back.) Do let me know if I can be of any assistance. Don't forget the chat room, I live there when at home. Quiz on thursday nights. Finally do check out Jims motorhome checklist and Destinations the motorhome log book. The sales of which help fund this site. The clock is running not long to wait now, hee hee
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  6. davejen

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    Hi, Kate & Mike, welcome to the fun. We are insured with NFU and feel we have a good deal. Includes breakdown cover too.
    Regards, Dave :thumb:
     
  7. tintinold

    tintinold Read Only Funster

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    Welcome

    Hiya Kate & Mike, :Smile::Smile: & welcome, great choice of Motorhome,
    could be worth trying Scenic Insurance.

    :thumb::thumb:

    tintin
     
  8. david price

    david price Read Only Funster

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    Hi and welcome.
    I am insured with carravanguard who i can highly recommend having needed their assistance twice.Three years ago when someone drove down the side of my motorhome and a few weeks ago when i broke down in france.
    Paignton is a good place to go with young ones but that maybe to close for you?
    Dave
     
  9. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Hi and welcome to the fun site
    I got my best quote from Caravanguard when I had my Kontiki:thumb:
    Great choice of Motorhome,enjoy:BigGrin:
    Geo
     
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    hi and welcome:BigGrin:
     
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    We too just got our first van last week. Found caravanguard very good also include a lot of useful extras like recovery etc if getting a quote remember to ask what discounts are available.

    we took first camping trip to a local site so any problems we could pop back easily to H/A or the dealer.

    keep insurnce cert in vehicle for first couple of weeks till the insurance co update the police computer that the vehicle is insured incase your stopped on a routine check. With no proof of insurance they can impound your vehicle on the spot.
     
  12. devondumpling

    devondumpling Deleted User

    Thanks for insurance advice! We live in a little village just outside Paignton (so yes, it's a bit close!) called Stoke Gabriel, there are quite a few sites very near us, it's a very beautiful area and I can thoroughly recommend it for a visit!
     
  13. Geo

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    Any one worried about insurance data base, can check themselves to see if insurance company have updated system HERE:thumb: You can even check your neibours:Doh:
    Geo
     
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    Hi Kate and Mike. If you are over 50 try Saga. We find them OK:Wink:
     
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    Hi Kate&Mike and Welcome,We too have the same Kontiki 665p,and we live just down the road Brixham,may bump into you sometime(not literally) if you get my drift.:thumb:
     
  16. Sweeney-todds

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    Hi Kate and Mike ( Fellow Devondumplings:BigGrin::BigGrin:)

    There is a great little site near us, we can reccomend for you and the kids.
    Its called Ladrum Bay, beautiful spot, clean and tidy, nice beach, and bar.
    May be worth a look, Ill try to post a link.

    Book a Holiday at Ladram Bay in South Devon Online | Hoseasons#



    Bill.:Smile:
     
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    Johnnie Gee Read Only Funster

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    Motorhome insurance

    Hi, I've just been rooting round for insurance too and got a really good deal from Lifesure £174 :Smile:with really low excesses. contact number 0871 726 1245.You might want to give them a try:BigGrin:
    hope this helps

    Keep wavin!!!!

    JJG
     
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    :welcome::welcome::welcome:To Kate and Mike,you will get a lot of fun on here. Arizona Chief
     
  19. The Wild Ones

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    Welcome

    Hi guys and welcome!

    We are Newbies too, took possession of our Pilote back in January. We absolutely love the freedom. We have had just three outings so far, the earlier bank holidays and one week end.

    Each time venturing further afield successively, as our experience is increasing and we are become more street wise so to speak. We are aiming to try some wild camping in Scotland during the summer hols.

    As for insurance the best quote we had was from the Caravan & Camping Club, which also included full breakdown cover.

    Then Enjoy! :BigGrin:

    Howard & Elaine
     
  20. lazydays

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    Hello & Welcome,

    We got our first motor home in March this year, one thing you can be rest assured of, the kids will love it. I’ve got two girls five and a bit and two and a half who now want move into the motor home and live there forever?

    Hope you have many happy journeys and adventures with your family?

    Welcome

    Lazydays
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