Highbridge and Dolphin

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  1. Builder147

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    Hi,
    Just wondered if anybody has any experiences with either Highbridge motorhomes in Somerset or Dolphin motorhomes in Dorset? As Mrs B and myself are going to both this weekend to look at a few mho's. We need to get one this month. Have got a couple in mind so hopefully might get a deposit down:Smile:.
    Any thoughts/comments gratefully received :thumb:
     
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    We bought our present Motorhome from Dolphin about 18 months ago.
    Found them to be very fair on the financial side and the few problems we had with the van were sorted out promptly and to a very high standard.
    We are happy to recommend Dolphin to others on the basis of our experience with them.

    Brisey.
     
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    Greetings,

    Never bought a motorhome from Highbridge but I've bought four caravans going back to the eighties.

    They have been going for donkey's years and it's still run by the same family who are on site every day.

    I would have bought our present motorhome from them but, when we were looking they didn't have a model that suited us.

    No hesitation in recommending them.
     
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    I can recommend Highbridge - we bought a Chausson from them in 2010 and they were very good - we actually did a round trip of 500 miles as they had a good reputation and gave us a VERY good price for our PX motorhome. Despite the distance I would certainly do business with them again. Their aftersales is good too.:thumb:
     
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    I am not trying to be picky or clever but do you mean Highbridge caravans who also sell motor homes or West country motorhomes who are based just outside Highbridge only about a mile apart, just wondering:Smile:
     
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    Highbridge Caravans are the Chausson dealer for this area so if buying new it would have been them or if buying used in could have been them or Westcountry.
     
  8. Builder147

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    No probs:Smile: yes it is Highbridge caravans.
     
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    Good luck with your weekend hunt, its great fun.:thumb:
     
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    Many thanks all :BigGrin:. Hopefully post again later after Saturday.
     
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    Why not come a bit further east and try Johnscross, very fair and get funster discount as well.
     
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    Dolphin, they have been fantastic all the way. Even took the trouble to contact me a few weeks after delivery to make sure all was OK. Also been very patient on the phone when I have rang up with stupid questions like how do I switch the ceiling lights off.
     
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    If you are at Highbridge then why not also call at Somerset Motor Homes Thornefalcon Junction 25 M5 then take the A358 Ilminster road about 1 mile turn left at traffic lights the 20 yards on your right who have an extensive range of 2nd hand vans

    Chelston Motor Homes Junction 26 M5 head for Wellington to the roundabout take the 3rd exit then 100 yards on the left

    Martins Motor homes Junction 30 M5 1st exit 50 yards turn right and cross the carriage way into their car park. Then an easy run back to J29 to get to Dorset for Dolphin

    That way you can get a lot of call in and see hundreds
     
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    We went to Dolphin today, set off about 8am got there at 10.45, tom tom took us straight to the door more or less:Smile: Met the sales guy Andy, great bloke we thought, tells things as they are, no b/s, very helpful and not pushy at all. (Sorry so excited, I for got to say we have bought a bessacarr e560 07 plate :Doh:) So we had a good look around and in the van, brilliant, very big grins from Mrs B and myself :BigGrin: well pleased with everything. Took it for a test drive, good pick up I thought from the engine, smooth gear change and comfy ish ride. Mrs B didn't even feel sick in the back either which says something :clap:. So back to Dolphin, parked up, then we talked money!! won't delve into nitty gritty stuff, but I like to haggle and we walked away with a fair deal we thought, extras we got were cam belt change, full service, 4 brand new tyres and six months tax (I know 12 would have been better but hey ho), So we were happy with that. Took a vid on me phone to show the boys at work on Monday :BigGrin:. Can't pick it up until 26th March as they are busy, We would have liked it next Sunday, But like the guy said, there is quite a bit to do before next Sunday plus they have other vehicles to get ready before ours, which is fair enough we thought. So a little wait then the adventure begins:thumb:
     
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