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  1. SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey Read Only Funster

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    Hi , i'm currently going through the rollercoaster ride that is buying our first Motorhome. Equal parts excitement and being terrified at taking the plunge :Eeek: .

    My wife , me and our two kids are regular campers, but want to hit the open road and see where it takes us!

    Looks like a great community you have here!

    Si
     
  2. madbluemad

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    Hi and welcome too the Fun. Just stick with it, its not at all terrifying and you will enjoy in the end. Everybody has to have a first go.

    Jim
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  3. DESCO

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    Hi SpaceMonkey Welcome to MH Fun

    Buying your first motorhome can be daunting but don't be put off, it's worth it in the end.

    If you have any questions please ask, people on here have loads of experience and will help all we can.

    Best single bit of advice is make haste slowly, learn all you can before spending, that is too often the first big mistake people make.

    Best of luck

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. Hayleylulu

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    Hi and welcome:BigGrin:
     
  5. hilldweller

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    To be brutally honest, pretty much where you'd get in a car with a tent but much slower and much more expensive. Thinking back to our Eurocamp tent days you will have less space when you get there in your MH.

    But you'll definitely have the BBQ on quicker when you get there. And be off quicker the next day.

    Food for thought.
     
  6. DBSilverfox

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    Welcome - we were in the same position as you 6 weeks ago but now we are mobile, and we could not be happier.

    There are a lot of unknowns until you actually start to do it, but it is not difficult and the freedom is fantastic. good luck in the search for the motorhome

    David
     
  7. Ash

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    Ash :thumb::thumb:
     
  8. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Hi and welcome to fun
     
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    If you fancy giving it a go without the huge outlay to see if you like it, rent a van for a week and see how it goes.

    Its not cheap but it can save you a fortune in cash and heartache if you decide its not for you after all
     
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    Yoy have to keep looking, for what seems like forever! You will know the one. And no, it doesn't get easier with experience!!:BigGrin:

    Hiring is a good idea, look for deals like try before you buy. This means that the fee you pay for hire is deducted from the purchase fee with certain dealers - so in effect, you get your money back! They vary between what companies and what deals they have with which dealer. Make sure they are a proper company, with real back-up...lots of fly-by-nights out there!

    When buying, go for bigger names with long warranties. You often find, little garage may have one on the forecourt - but they have little knowledge of them, and are often over market price.Get to know these prices! You need to consider, also, what aftercare you get. If you have trouble buying from a dealer, then that may be a good sign of them having poor after care.

    Good luck with your search...when you know models and trim levels from the shape of the roof, or the style of the rear, and know all the possible faults it may have - you are ready to buy!:thumb:
     
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