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  1. graham_bell

    graham_bell Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    I'm Graham and currently a tugger - but don't hold it against me! We're looking to sell the caravan and "down size" the car to buy a motorhome later in the year. Something we're very excited about.. I'm off to the NEC tomorrow to have a look around - everything will of course be out of our budget, but its nice to look at some I'll maybe be able to afford in about 6 years time :)

    At the moment we like the look of any motorhome that has a u shaped lounge a dinette and at least 2 seat belts for passengers. maybe something like a Bessacarr E795 or a Autotrail Apache 700. Having said that I've not looked at either yet and I'm a little nervous about the length (for fitting it on the drive!)
    Naturally I'm currently being seduced by the new look cabs, but realistically, it's not within our budget (unless I can sell a child or 2! Or a body part etc etc)

    Anyway that's me..

    Graham
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    Welcome Graham, happy hunting :BigGrin:
     
  3. staging lady

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    Hi and welcome to the site.:Smile:
    We did exactly as you are doing. We went to the NEC but it's good to go to see the models at the shows and meet up with funsters there, as there may be better deals. Look on the calender on the front page for dates and places.
    Good luck with your search. We started with a u-shaped lounge but make sure you get enough seat belts for these children!:BigGrin:
    Lucille
     
  4. carl65

    carl65 Funster

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    try the classified add section here lots there happy hunting and welcome

    :Smile:
     
  5. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hello

    hi graham and welcome to MHF:thumb:buying a motorhome will open up another life for you.in my eyes far more practical than a caravan:Wink: i used to be a caravanner but im alright now:BigGrin: regards Brian,Jo & Josh:Smile:
     
  6. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Don't be.

    Today is about style and complexity.

    A few years back it was more solidity and simplicity.

    Just look at how many people are suffering dead batteries because of over complicated electronics.
     
  7. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Graham and welcome to the forum :BigGrin:

    Just watched your show about your trek across Canada :BigGrin:
     
  8. Hayleylulu

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    hi and a nice big welcome:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  9. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    There are some great meets and rallies on over the next few months so have a look and join in xxxxxxxx
     
  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Graham and welcome to FUN, dont offer body parts or you will have queue of buyers with this lot :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
  11. graham_bell

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    Thanks for the warm welcome all...

    Hehe, yes that keeps me busy in the Winter :BigGrin: Maybe I should get a fully winterised MH.. Actually that's a relatively new one, the early part of my life has been regarding the telephone. Which unfortunately I didn't invent - If only I had a penny for every call made :cry:

    A friend did once tell someone that I was the skiing Graham Bell and gave them my email address, which of course only convinced the person more that I was the other one. They duly emailed me asking if I remember speaking to them in Val d'Isere. I was very kind, I didn't play along for too long...Luckily they mentioned my friends name in the email, as he hadn't told me to expect an email!

    I do get people ask if I invented the telephone, maybe I look a lot older than I am :RollEyes:

    It can be difficult having a conversation with BT, especially if I need to ring up and complain. It's sort of like ringing Virgin Atlantic to complain and then telling them your name is Richard Branson.."Indeed Sir.." They just don't believe you..

    Graham
     
  12. froghopper

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    welcome

    a very big hello from froghopper and lady, you could do what we did, no big shows or dealers,, went round scrapyards, and caravan breakers,, that way what ever we could afford or get sure as hell had to be better than we had seen,,,:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: its more who you travel with,,, and who you meet up with than what you travel in,, a van and matress with a good friend is priceless ,, wellcome, enjoy,, and travel safe:thumb:
     
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    Hi Graham, U shaped Lounges are excellent, you can leave them made up if you like, so you have a fixed bed, but the lounge is great space when you need it. Happy hunting and welcome to the fun
     
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    Hi Graham

    Don't worry about being a tugger we take anyone on board here:Rofl1:

    Good luck with the search, make sure you look at as many different layouts as you can and dont be shy about setting the sleeping quarters up and having a lie down.

    Try and get to a meet even if it's a day visit as there is a wealth of infomation to be had.:thumb:
     
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    Welcome :Smile:

    Phil
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and welcome from Kath and Howie. Enjoy the FUN. flyingwelcome
     
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    Welcome to the Fun. Enjoy the NEC, we have a U shaped rear lounge and centre table and seating with 4 seat belts. Works well that we can sit in the back whilst child and friends can have their own space too.

    Hope you head doesnt spin too much from seeing so many makes and models

    Dale
     
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    Wish i was going to the NEC :cry:

    hello and welcome to the forum of FUNSTERS......


    Les & Eleanor
     
  20. Wildman

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    hi Graham welcome to the fun, don't worry about being a tugger, what you do in the privacy of your own home is none of our concern.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: A motorhome is a different way of travelling. More travel and less site sitting. maybe not using a site at all the choice really is yours and the world your oyster. There are lots of bargains out there at the moment and you can find a budget priced van just keep looking. My beast is for sale if you fancy an antique, hee hee. Don't forget to check out the chatroom. and if you get sorted do come along to one of the shows/rallies, even in a caravan if you must, ha ha we don't discriminate.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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