Hi everyone, from N Somerset

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  1. catswhiskers

    catswhiskers Read Only Funster

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    Hi there. We're just about to buy our first motorhome (used). Won't be buying until December so just sussing out the market at present. Seen lots of apparent bargains in our price bracket and have spent hours (read days!) looking round motorhomes. Have gradually refined our opinions as to which layout we require so now it's just a question of waiting and seeing what's around in December. It's exciting but daunting at the same time as there are so many more things to watch out for than with a caravan (we used to have one many moons ago). We shall probably be buying from one of the local dealers rather than private and will take a friend along with us on the test drive who used to be a mechanic. Looking forward to the Fun.:LOL:
     
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    Hi cats whiskers, welcome to MotorhomeFun.
    Exciting times ahead for you, good luck in your search.
    Brisey.
     
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    Welcome from Scotland, we love Somerset.:)(y)
     
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    December sounds a good time to buy. Early Christmas present too!

    Damp seems to be the main thing to look out for in used MHs. Your mechanic friend I am sure will advise you on the mechanicky bits but worth asking the dealer when a MH was last checked for damp and what the readings were. Most anything else can be replaced if it fails but if the structure is rotten (many have wood in them) then repair can be so expensive some dealers won't volunteer to sort it unless you take them to court.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, enjoy your travels when you get your motorhome.
     
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    Hi & Welcome from the Isle of Wight,
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    Welcome from Worle-I bought my Uke from Love Ukes in Backwell (y)
     
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    Hi catswhiskers from another resident of... Backwell!

    Good luck with your hunt for a new van - quite an adventure I suspect. We're pretty well served by dealers in this part of the world, as you've found.

    Mike
     
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    Hi and welcome. Good luck with your search. (y)
     
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    Hi Catswhiskers and welcome to the Fun! Good luck with your search! (y):welc:
     
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    Welcome

    You are in a good place to buy a motorhome as their are 3 large dealers around Weston super Mare. I have bought 2 from West Country and they are always very helpful with any questions you may have on new or secondhand
     
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    hi im quite new to mh, took 2months to buy went to gl freelance motorhomes in kendal, cumbria, very helpfull we came home with bessacar e745 very pleased had our van a month now so enjoy finding one regards steve [bridgwater]
     
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