Hi Im New..any replies would be lovely..

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  1. Tommy_harry

    Tommy_harry Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone thanks for looking, well following a lot of soul searching and family discussions we have bit the bullet and bought a motor home, :Wink: this has been an idea we have had for a while to bring some memories, quality time, and hopefuly stress free weekends/holidays into our lives.

    Family consists of hubby, me, 2 children (16 + 3 years old) my mum, and a labrador puppy 16 weeks (i know we mad):Wink: .

    So the motor home, Budget agreed we set of on our quest , a few weekends later and armed with lots of fors, and againsts, bunk beds, lounge versions, fixed beds, island beds, we drew up what we really needed for now, and in 5 years time, and narrowed it down, 5 hours later, there it was an auto trail chieftain .... met the requirements, more than we expected to pay, but assured by hubby its a good deal. So now, we have to wait with anticipation for the day we take possession which is rather daughting as we have never owned one before, :Eeek: :Eeek::Eeek: so im looking to you fellow motorhomers, for any small perals of wisdom, and guidance we will need, and any information you think we may require to see us through this early learning period.. what are the essentials we will need.

    If all this fails, this will have been an expensive second home for the husband....:Eek!: :BigGrin: :Wink: thanks and hope to hearing from anyone who is also new and anyone who has experience... and when we get the hang of it, i will repay you with hopefully a cup of tea and a slice of cake if you ever in the north east...

    Thanks Dee
     
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    hi, and welcome to the fun. If you ave any questions about anything to do with m/homes this is the place to ask! -no question too silly or daft- we've all started without much knowledge, and can all learn something. Hope you have many enjoyable trips in your m/home, a good choice by the way!.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    HIYA !!!!
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    Welcome, just ask away the font of all knowledge resides here. :Rofl1:
    Where abouts in the North East?:Smile:
     
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    Hi Dee and family

    Dont be disheartened if you dont get too many replies many funsters are away at various meets and may not be on line.

    Welcome to motorhome fun.

    Theres loads of information on here so have a look through the various threads postings and forums and use the search facility too.

    Jim our ringleader sells some helpful books too.

    Dont forget to look on the right hand side of the home page and browse the various meets we have throughout the year, come join us when you get your motorhome.

    Good Luck xxxx
     
  6. Tommy_harry

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    Thanks Dave for your reply ... I would love to take the credit but husband was just mesmerised by the motorhome (and the additional extras attached and included in the price), we had heard it was of good quality and has a good reputation. Im hoping it brings us lots of fun.
     
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    Welcome

    Welcome to the FUN - This is the start of the rest of your lives ... :Eeek: Enjoy :Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Dee and Family,Hope you enjoy your motorhome and anything you want to know ask away,the amount of knowledge on here is brill !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Best site by far that I've found for friendliness and advice.

    Enjoy :thumb:
    regards,John P.
     
  9. Tommy_harry

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    Hi We are approxiamtely 10 miles from Durham, and cant wait we have bought the motorhome from down the country at a big dealership, so we cant have it for 10 days due to work comitments and getting it ready. it is a twin axle on the back and some people have said we may have problems getting on sites, with the length. It was a good size for all of us with been in each others pockets...:Rofl1:.
     
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    hello Dee

    We are also in the North East and have 2 boys of 8 and 11 and a retriever who is 7

    We started motorhoming ayear ago and love it, it took us a good few months to get into the swing of things so just go with the

    I shall look out for you on the roads, keep us updated on how things are going

    Welcome to the forum

    Leanne

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    Welcome to you all :thumb: :Smile:
     
  12. Tommy_harry

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    Hi leanne, thanks for reply we are looking forward to the arrival, im sure we will be on a steep learning curve but will get there.. i iwll keep you updated and like wise it would be nice to know any sites you could recommend for children pets and motherin laws...lol
     
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    lol oh yes i will do that

    I have got a couple of favourite sites, but best so far has to be Springhill Farm in seahouses, kids loved it, fab walks for doggy into seahouses itself, took us about 20 mins, and fab views of the castle from site for mum, there is a small park on site and a working farm, there isnt a club house but we made our own entertainment.

    We are off to Ripley in 2 weeks time, i havnt been there yet but my friend has, says its great, even has a small pool there, will let you know what that one is like:Smile:

    Leanne :Smile::Smile:
     
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    hi and welcome.

    i dont think you'll have much problem getting on sites.
    you'll be around 28ft and many sites have a 30ft limit but not all.

    essentials...start off with the basics...something to cook in, something to eat off, something to drink out of (very important when you start going to funsters meets :Laughing:), cork screw/bottle opener etc (most important :thumb:) then add to this as you go along and find things you wish you'd brought with you.
    a gas kettle is a good idea too or a low wattage electric one, as your home kettle MAY trip the site electrics.

    the first few outing will find you wanting something but eventually you'll get everything you need.

    if you have problems or just cant work something on site just ask another motorhomer...most will help with pleasure.

    most of all....enjoy your motorhome.
     
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    Thanks for all the information you have supplied we are really looking forward to our new adventures and meeting people, cant beleive we have not done this earlier but better late than never. looking forward to sharing a bit of culture with the young one, and bonding a bit more with the bigger one as if you not a computer he is not sure how to communicate with you..lol
     
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    welcome :BigGrin:
    Motorhoming is great. Our only problem is we can't get away as often as we'd like.

    Best of luck with yours & hope you have many many happy nights in it. :thumb:
     
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    Hi and WELCOME my only advice is use it as often as you can and ENJOY:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    welcome to the fun:thumb::thumb:
    if you can try a night in the motorhome on your driveway it will give you a taste of whats to come and if you find you need something its not too far away.
    enjoy its great fun :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    How dee and :welcome:

    regards
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  20. peter H

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    Hi and welcome to the fun.
    I'm sure you won't regret your decision.

    There are a friendlt group of people here, ask and you will get a miriad of answers.

    One pearl of wisdom, hummm difficult. I guess the following covers it..

    ALWAYS CARRY A SPARE CORK SCREW.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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