Hello from Scotland

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  1. blades

    blades Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone.... Just joined and thought I would say hi. My wife and I have decided to buy a motor home in the New Year. I guess I've always been against the idea as I'm big built and find things like the toilet and shower on these motor homes a tight fit. My good lady assures me that there are some models out there built to accommodate? I'd certainly be grateful for any suggestions model wise. Our budget would be around 50k and I think we'd like a permanent double bed.
    We are both very interested in photography, so the MH would be used around Scotland in our quest for new locations.
     
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  2. scousebird

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    Hello :welc:

    Can't help with your search for the right MH only to say visit lots of dealers to try before you buy
     
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    I would suggest that you look at as many MH's that you can
    You already know you want a fixed bed so that's a start.
    How many berths and travel seats do you need / want ??
    My wife has a balance problem and we have a Bailey 760 which has a good sized shower but no fixed bed think the 745 May have a fixed bed but not 100% sure
    As you have a fairly healthy pot to spend sure you will find something
    Think some of the more up market one have a separate shower on one side of the van and the toilet on the other which may be best for you
    Look on caravan finder tv website as you can put in your spec and it will come up with what's available
     
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    hi and welcome to the fun, there are lots of vans out there suitable, with full width end bathroom I am sure someone will know appropriate models to look for.
     
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    The best advice I can give you is LAYOUT - LAYOUT - LAYOUT. With the large variety of motorhomes about make sure you get the layout that suits you and don't be afraid to look at motorhome layouts on vehicles you can't or don't want to afford, all knowledge is valuable when buying your first motorhome.
    Should you find a mh you like then ask questions on here to benefit from other advice and experience.
     
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    :welc: From East Lothian:xThumb:
     
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    Yup, layout is the most important thing, with 50K budget, you can purchase some pretty wonderful machines. It sounds like the full width end bathroom will suit you the best, as @Wildman suggested. Although, a friend of mine owns a Bessacar with this layout, and she complains that the hot water runs out prior to finishing her shower!
    A thing to note, a lot of motorhome rental places are also dealers for the motorhomes they rent out, and will often give you a huge discount if you rent and then buy (voice of experience). You can then see what the van is like to live with before you part with your hard earned cash :xThumb:
     
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    Thank you everyone for such a speedy warm welcome
     
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    another welcome

    one of our main tests when looking at MH's is a sit on loo and 'go through the motions' that is the arm movement part of things at least, please do not take that too literally

    I am best bit of 20 stone and take up some room even sat still

    watch out on the fixed bed bit as well, we set out to buy a MH with island bed, fell in love with a Hymer with transverse bed over garage, nice bed, but a bit of a scramble in and out and no room to sit up in bed

    as other have said already layout layout layout, don't get drawn like us by looks alone

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    Hi blades and welcome from Sunny Dumfries, as others have said have a good look before jumping in, we have an Adria Matrix 680sp and find the shower in that has plenty of room.
     
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    Welcome!

    As above, layout, layout, and layout!
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, with your budget you should get a decent 2nd hand van to meet your needs but layout is the key, don't be in a rush, try and see as many vans as you can, when you find one you like you can always ask the opinion of others on here who might have the same or similar. Good luck. (y)
     
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    Hi Blades and welcome to the Fun!:xThumb::welc:
     
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    Thank you everyone.... I'm looking forward to trying them all out :xThumb:
     
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    hi there and a warm welcome to MHF.Good luck with your hunt,exciting times ahead:xThumb::xsmile:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Hello from Aberdeen. :welc: Remember, if you plan to use sites, they have showers. We get our van in March hopefully and although we have a separate shower, we plan to use the site's facilities. Good Luck:xgrin:
     
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    Hi welcome to the Fun from sunny Kelso.
     
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    Smiley%20Hello.gif From Glasgow
     
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    Hi and welcome from Edinburgh, as said before layout is the key, enjoy.
     
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