I love Motorhoming Because.......

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  1. Jim

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    I love Motorhoming Because.......

    It brings our family together, Sian and I run a couple of different businesses and sometimes we are guilty of being too busy for our children. What in the world could be more important than reading a bedtime story to your six year old? Nothing. But when I am at home, especially with a home office, I can miss basic time like this. I finish work and the kids have been in bed hours! Just because I had something more important to do!

    When we are in the motorhome, we drink each other in, being together in the confines of the motorhome is fantastic, we become a proper family again, doing everything together as one unit, feeding off each other and growing closer together. In a couple of days time we will be heading down some French roads, not really knowing where we are, or where we are going to stop for the night, we will be singing some stupid songs at the top of our voices, loving every minute of it. There is nothing quite like it.

    Motorhoming, thats why I love it. What about you guys.
     
  2. Munchie

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    You said it all Jim. Just Steph and me now but there is something about motorhoming that brings you closer.
    :Laughing:
     
  3. kands

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    Brings us closer together too....
    Must get a bigger RV :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
    Love the sentiment Jim :BigGrin:

    Keith
     
  4. vanessa

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    Family holidays minus TV and computer games did this for me anyway. You're right, Jim, we don't make time for the "REALLY important" things in life; we're on this stupid treadmill and someone keeps turning up the speed!

    We've stepped-off:Wink:
     
  5. Tony Santara

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    Jim I never thought a hell raiser like you could be so poetic
    i've seen a different side of you
    ever thought about song writing or maybe romantic novelist :wub:
     
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    I love it because I've been planning to retire for several years but the closer it got the more frightened I'd become I suppose the fear of the unknown. Jan was worried because I've been a workaholic for 40 years & thought we'd end up drifting apart or I'd end up starting another business ( which I was already thinking about ).

    We looked at houses abroad but decided against it as we never stay in one place, even on holiday, after 2 days I've hired a bike or a car and off we go exploring. We've had our fill of hotels, went to Dubai last year, the ultimate hotel holiday supposedly, it was just a parade of Posh & Becks wannabees showing off their wealth, we were glad to leave, only bit we liked was the desert trip (hence Morrocco).

    So we bought the RV which was something we had always fancied & thought if we hate we'll just resell it, guess what we fell in love with it straight off. Its given us a new outlook on life and brought us closer together and we just want to get away all the time, I just hope we still love it as much in 10 years. The only bit I don't like is all the money I keep spending there is always something to add on or do, still there won't be much left for the kids to argue over at this rate, the latest thing Jan made me buy was a mobile washing machine. When we were in Cumbria recently she wanted to use it so I rigged it up at the back where no one would see it because I hate the blasted thing next thing you know all the ladies on site were cooing and billing over it like it was a new baby.

    Anyway thats enough from me as you see I could go on forever about it

    Cheers
    Ror
     
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    reason for buying>>>2 Great Danes<<<

    Do we love it >>>YES<<<

    34ft 7500cc V8

    Cool:Cool:
     
  8. artona

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    HI Jim

    Your reasons for loving motorhoming are why we love fulltiming. For my mistress of years ago called work I missed out on my first three children's early years, not this time around with Jess

    stew
     
  9. Tony Santara

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    Being a truck driver motorhomes always seemed to get in my way leisurely loping along while i had places to be, we were looking to buy Spanish property but the prices seemed to soar, one day i driving the truck and passed an Rv for sale on a pub car park curiosity got the better and stopped for a closer look that was it hooked and we bought. one our first trip to the Lake district was so relaxing i wished i had thought of it sooner, now i understand why they leisurely lope along and i have more patience with them
     
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    hi why!! get the kids out of the house and see blighty+ loads off holidays:Smile:

    before we where confined to static caravans and cabins now we are free to go anywhere!!!!!!!!!::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    ray
     
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    :Err: I love Motorhoming Because.......

    MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm

    Wherever I go? It's our Home.

    I can go where and when I please (within reason of course).

    It's got everything we want/need/require/etc, etc, etc. (Except not enough space for Sandy to keep on filling).

    MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm

    :Cool: Everyone keeps saying how jealous they are and they WISH they could do it. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    We love-it because it give you that weekly "where shall we go this weekend?"
    problem. one we like solving :BigGrin:







    regards....nige
     
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    I love motorhoming because you can drive to wherever you feel like going.

    You can go and meet up with friends, have a BBQ, chill out under the awning in good company, or, take off somewhere remote and quiet and settle down to read.

    Wherever we go we always have a smile on our faces so its got to be good! :BigGrin:
     
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    I don't know where to start :BigGrin: it's the best!
     
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    Whatever Jim said, I could not have put it better, we would never have got to know our twin granddaughters as well without the MH (we properly would but it wouldn't have been as much fun) the girls love the home, as they call it and we look forward to much, much more of it.

    And also having the chance of buying good, cheep, beer on the continent, when travailing over there.

    Ralph & Dot
     
  16. kenj

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    I only wish i had the same enthusiasm you folks have,i went to my M/Home today to wash it,its not been used now for 12mths,i taxed and insured it last week and thought thats it time to use it again,after i washed it i went and sat in it and thought sod this it's time to sell it, i have no interest at all in it, but for the life of me i cant understand why as i used to love being away in it, so photos taken evilbay here we come.

    Ken
     
  17. New Rover

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    Oh No!, I hope I don't reach this point in my MH life.

    I am not as enthusiastic as some on here but just being able to "load up" and go wherever my fancy takes me is very pleasing!

    Maybe my enthusiasm will wear off, but, until then I hope to getaway and enjoy the freedom of the road, (well, I am in Scotland).
    Anyway, night, night all
    On the road tomorrow!!!!

    I mean today!!!
     
  18. N Luyetund

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    Used to love it for all of the freedom and togetherness that Jim extols the virtues of... but

    things can be pointless and painfully soulless without a soul mate...

    ...still trying to decide whether to carry on or not... meantime me and the dog are planning another trip:Wink: (we might end up running for home again :Doh: but wtf ...that's one of the freedoms init?)

    Kenj ...after 60 years motorhoming you should be used to it:Rofl1: (if it's lhd I could be interested:Wink:)
     
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    It makes us get up and go, has to be used to justify the cost. There was always a reason why not to go away previously - might rain etc.

    Seen more of the UK in last 15mths than ever before. Saw more of Scotland in 10 days last year than when I was living there for 18mths. Don't have to queue up to get into an airport which we had to do on a package holiday in Crete. Have more activity, walk more, bought bikes and ride more. Dogs love the beaches - my aging bully is like 'pepe le peu' on a beach, she just couch potatoes in front of the fire at home.

    Finally - being brave enough to go to europe this summer, well Germany or France or Netherlands - changes by the week!

    Can see over the top of hedges and see the countryside, odd you may say but my car is an MX5

    Downside
    Spend more - for must haves. Actually the only stupid thing I have bought was a portable washing machine which after testing it on the kitchen worktop hasn't seen the light of day. All other must haves are used all the time.
    garden still needs doing
    worry that someone is going to steal/hurt my baby when we leave it in a carpark (totally irrational I know)
    Want to upgarde to A class but can't afford it.

    regards

    Karen
     
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    Being a fulltimer I can live where I choose...pay no council tax or utility bills etc. and if any of you think that I am a freeloader I have paid my taxes and insurance etc for the last 50 years !! so now it's payback time !!!...bring on the sunshine and sangria ...:Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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