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  1. sundancekid

    sundancekid Read Only Funster

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    Hi to all you well experienced motorhomers. I am so new at this game that I actually have not got a motorhome yet but I am spending a lot of time (and money) looking. So many questions, so little time. I will posting lots of questions soon so be prepared to get the old grey matter working. I am in sunny (but rather chilly at the moment) Shropshire, where there are amazingly few motorhome dealerships (why are they are in the east and south?)
     
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    Hi sundancekid

    Welcome and eveyones advice will be the same, do not rush and layout suitable for your needs is the main criteria.

    Spend time looking at plenty and sit around in them and fiddle with things no good dealership will mind at all.

    There are one or two interesting places to look near the M6 up north of you in Lancashire

    what ever you decide on ENJOY

    Cheers Alan and Lynda
     
  3. KenandSue

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    Hi sundancekid :welcomefunster:

    We are new to it too - really loving it, so good luck with your search!!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Don't worry if it takes time to find your first one - average owner takes around 2 years! lol!

    It is a case of looking round as many you can - show season is coming, so maybe book yourself some tickets and have a browse - they are not all new, many dealers bring some used too!

    Good luck!
     
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    Hello Sundancekid! I'm the same sort of new as you :Smile:

    Have you decided anything about the layout you'd like yet? I'm finally settled on a rear lounge/overcab set up and am now trying to get my head round all the options relating to technical stuff about heating and water storage quantities and ... um ... all the other things that I ought to be thinking about but haven't yet learned that I don't know :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Sundance We haven't a MH either but the sites great for info and the Craic.
    I get quite envious when people start saying where they're going to!!!!:RollEyes:
     
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    I hope you don`t mind me joining this thread, however I feel it`s relevant for us too.

    It`s the technical stuff regarding 12 volt that I am looking at now, as we are upgrading our Motorhome to a Dethleffs and want to get it right this time. Our present Pilote Galaxy 75 hasn`t given us all that we needed when travelling Scotland early spring...and late autumn...the times we tend to explore and enjoy.

    This time we`d like to know that we are comfortable...we are settling on a rear lounge, A Class (drop down bed ) set up too !! Now I`m trying to make sure that we include what is necessary to run our two pc`s..TV...and chargers with peace of mind that we have enough power every day. It seems for Scotland, at the times we go, that solar is not the way to go...as experienced in our Pilote. So any advice from anyone who can advise us would be so very much appreciated.

    We intend adding another leisure battery....and, as we generally have to wild camp at that time of year with a stay on a camp site every week to empty and fill up with what we need, ( maximum we`ve ever stayed in one place wind camping has been 4 days)...we like to know what we should include on the new motorhome to cover our 12 volt needs with peace of mind. The maximum use of TV would be around 4 hours per day....and, as photographers, two laptops ( with special cigarette adapters I have been advised ) for say 3 hours each a day a day....and the usual camera battery chargers.

    With our solar panel, at this time of year, the Inverter was always screaming at us from low voltage at some point every day !! :shout:

    Any help anyone can give us on this subject would be really appreciated :BigGrin:....as the amount we are about to spend is substantial to say the least, and would like to be able to relax in comfort.

    I hope i`ve explained that well enough ?...any questions, suggestions and advice is welcomed.....and thanks in advance :Smile:
     
  9. john-A

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    Hi sundancekid I dont have a MH yet as you can see from the posts you are not alone but you have joined the best forum to find out what you need to know:thumb:
    I work in Shropshire and when in the office I sit next to a window thats overlooking the m54 so I can see all the funster drive past and I turn green but one day that will be me too:thumb::thumb:
    Welcome to the funsters
     
  10. Dawnbreak

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    No MH as yet:cry:....still doing lots of homework....looking and trying is the best way to go...we looked at Chausson MHs at the weekend...nice but not for us. It really is a process even down to the colour of the veneer woodwork. We walked into one MH and hubby turned round and said "good God I feel like I'm in a coffin":Eeek:........its funny we have our favourite MH make which has been in the running from the very beginning and stays there thus far. Lots of info on here and its a great and exciting learning curve. We are some way off from purchasing....but enjoying the process none the less....anyways hello:thumb:
     
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    Welcome to the Funsters, you have picked a great Form to become a member of :thumb:

    Good luck to all of you looking for your first motorhomes, it is great fun searching and looking at as many different types as possible to make your final choice.

    We never researched layouts or thought about anything technical when we bought our first van, it was all done purely on a very tight budget.

    We thought we had got it right when we bought our 2nd van and for 18 months it was fine, but we had issues with various aspects of what we had thought was our perfect layout :Doh:

    Then we found our current Motorhome and it was love at first sight much to the disgust of the bank manager when we blew the budget and a big chunk of our savings :Rofl1::Rofl1: 4 years on and our "Wendy House" it is still our perfect home from home.

    Tina
     
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    Hello and welcome to the fun. If you think your area is short on dealers you should try Scotland.Hope you find what your looking for.:thumb: :welcome:
     
  14. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi sundancekid :welcomefunster:

    If any one needs any 'newbie advice', a phone call and we will be happy to advise. Doesnt matter if you dont want to buy any of ours!

    Pter
     
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    Hi and welcome. Good luck with your search.

    :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  16. sundancekid

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    Thank you all for your warm welcomes:Smile:

    Have been looking at some of the posts on the various forums. I think it is fair to say that you are all mad! Nice to know I am in good company.:Eeek:

    All I need now is a motorhome so I can get out and about and you never know, I might run in to some of you (in the nicest possible way of course).

    Just hope that the following days get better. After the day I've had, (boiler at home broke, lost all my photos on my 'puter, no reply from job application.)....could do with a drink:beerchug:
     
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    Do not jump in feet first, look, look & look again, we went to loads of shows and every dealer we saw we went in & looked, poked & sat in everything we could. We took about 2 years to find what we thought we wanted, lived with it for two years, the second van lasted three years, now this one is it!!!!
    It's only time will tell-don't rush.:thumb:
     
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