How Many Miles Do You Do

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  1. Daz n Tina

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    I have had my current MH for just over 11 mths. We have just had the mot and service done, and we have just done over 9000 miles this year. It had done 26000 miles when we bought it, it is a 2008 and I have a feeling when we sell its not going to be an extremely low milage mh.

    So how many miles do you do per year?
     
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    15000 approx
     
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    Hi Daz n Tina

    Well you are certainly getting your money's worth out of it, we are doing between 6,000 and 8,000 per year and now have over 50,000 miles on the clock 20,000 of which we have put on.

    You will find some owners doing more but a lot more are doing a lot less. We do get a bit obsessed with miles on vehicles but really it is better for the mechanical parts to be used regularly than stood a lot. If you look at used vans in Germany they are usually higher miles than UK vans.

    Get out and enjoy and when you come to sell it will just be run in.

    Martin
     
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    We do about 8,000 per year but have ambitions to increase that next year.
    No flying Vulcan = no UK airshows for us = more time the other side of the channel.

    Richard.
     
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    My MOTs show that I've done 10,000 miles each year in 5 I've had it :)
     
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    Have been doing 5000-6000, now virtually retired at last, it will be about 8000 maybe more. Not much point in buying a Motorhome if you don't use it so stop worrying about it and enjoy it.
    A commercial van with the same chassis will be doing anything from 20,000 to 50,000 miles a year.
     
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    as many as I have time for and can afford, however it is used every day if we travel or not.
     
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    30000 miles 0ver the 25 months that we have had the van :)
     
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    Less than 3000 per year with the last one and that included a three week tour taking in Switzerland and Lake Garda a couple of years ago, poor health hasn't helped matters, plus sailing when the weather was good, mostly along the south coast but occasionally across to Fecamp or Honfleur.

    That will all change with my new one and my imminent retirement.
     
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    Definitely not worried about the miles going on it. Me and the wife are both still working and get as much use as we can out of it. I just seem to always see vans for sale with less than 30k miles and 10 years old.
     
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    It's all a balancing act, I'd like to spend more time with the Grandchildren, I love our beautiful garden, I enjoy a good BBQ with guests calling round, I still go sailing though I haven't used my SCUBA gear for two or three years now. My best mate has his own aircraft and regularly invites me to join him. I still shoot occasionally but not competitively, I like a round of golf and on top of all this I'm not yet half way through this house renovation.
     
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    Good for you, as you haven't really got the time for mh ing a great deal. You could let me have it. I will bang a few miles on it for you
     
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    This retirement lark is damned hard work........but lots of fun.

    Richard.
     
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    Daz, you may recall just a few days ago helping me and my bacon roll to Tomato Ketchup,

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    and you couldn't drive that very well and you expect me to trust you with my new pride and joy...

    .... we have a saying round here and it goes something like this.....



    ON YER BIKE PAL!
     
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    Tell me about it the boss retired a few weeks ago, she has had me doing so many jobs around the house, I'm knackered.:)
     
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    Those are the vans to avoid, a van sitting around most of it's life will have far more problems than one that is used regularly.
     
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    I really understand your dilemma, you don't want to sell the van one day with a hundred thousand miles on the clock. At the same time I hate to see my van just sitting there, I so want to be off travelling. There again, as soon as I start the engine I am burning fuel but I am paying for tax, insurance and servicing even when it just sits there. I have decided that I vote for doing more miles and enjoy the van as long as I can afford to do so.
     
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    We've averaged 5000+ a year since buying it new. We do two long trips into Europe a year and a few weekends out in the UK, but we're not fully retired yet so we can't be in it too often.
     
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    Ours had just under 3,000 miles when we bought it last June, now has 20,800. Trading in on Friday for a new one with just delivery miles on, can't wait :)
     
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