It's about time for an introduction!

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  1. Ven

    Ven Funster

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    After lurking on here (and other forums) for about 3 months we picked up our gorgeous new Mondial today!

    Thanks to Johns Cross for their patience (while we waited for the funds to arrive) and the advice and assistance while going throught the process of buying our very first motorhome.

    My husband (Dave) and I both resigned from work last week and are lucky enough to be able to spend a year travelling from next April. So now it really is time to start planning our adventure :D

    This site has given us so much great information and I am officially addicted, so I am sure I will have a million questions while we get used to our new home on wheels and use it at weekends until I finish work.

    We have already received so much useful information from this site while lurking so thanks for everyone who contributes to make it so good.
     
  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi Ven

    Welcome toMHFun and congratulations on your purchase.:thumb:
    As you are probably well aware, there are lots of friendly folk on here, any questions just ask away, I am sure someone will have the answer.
     
  3. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    Welcome to the site, Ven? maybe should have been lurkalot, he hee. enjoy planning as much as the trip if that is your want, I prefer to set off not knowing where I will be tomorrow but luckily we are not all the same. I envy you your journey, good luck and savour every minute detail, film it photgraph it and blog it. Don't forget we also have a chatroom on here. See you there sometime
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  4. Tony Santara

    Tony Santara Funster

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    It's good that you've " come out " :Wink:

    Welcome to the gang , I hope you enjoy your new motorhome and have many happy adventures in it :thumb:
     
  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Ven,

    Welcome to FUN and many happy years in your new Mondial and thanks for buying it from us.

    Peter
     
  6. kickstart

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    welcome

    Hi Ven, like yourself have lurked for a while and joined up and sent for our stickers and checklist book, can't wait to take our first trip out in our new (to us) Burstner T641 in a way wish I coud retire tommorow, but a few more years,best not wish my life away in the meantime look forward to meeting some of the fun people on this site on the road or at the meets in 2009. happy christmas everyone.
     
  7. Ven

    Ven Funster

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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I ordered my checklist some time ago and will be using that today to prepare the van for it's first trip to my parents for Christmas.

    Lurking will be a thing of the past now, I will make an effort to post more now (if i've got anything useful to share at least :Smile:).
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Ven, Lurkings OK but its more fun if you are part of the fun, welcome to it:thumb:
     
  9. jncrowe

    jncrowe Deleted User

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    hi ven
    ive been a caravanner for years and have totally enjoyed every second ive spent in the van
    it was seeing the mondial rear lounge version that started my interest in motorhomes
    my husband is now keen to take the plunge
    but he thinks we should go for something bigger maybe a dinette and fixed bed setup
    I think its better to have one massive bed than two smaller ones
    he says most people change their motorhome after a short time as they feel they have picked the wrong setup for their needs
    but i feel having had several caravans we have enough experience to know our own minds
    I would appreciate any advice on the matter
    thanks
    cath
     
  10. Ven

    Ven Funster

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    Hi Cath,

    I know what you mean, we were looking for a more traditional van and had not even heard of a PVC. Although it is our first van my parents have had a couple so we had a bit of knowledge of using them. We are quite impulsive by nature and after visiting only two dealers and looking at probably 12 vans we stumbled upon the Mondial and that was it.

    Now when my Dad came to see the van he was worried about it being too small (I am not anywhere near a size 10 by the way!) and too dark inside. After 3 short trips away in it, we are very happy with it and it is definitely what we need for our plans. We are soon to go away for a year travelling Europe and Dave wanted something not too huge to manouver (sp?) and that would not limit where we could go too much either. I have to say I preferred the look of it to a lot of models in our price range as well.

    The only negatives I would say are that electric may be an issue if you are not always on hook up (small battery and electric only fridge amongst other things), we have made an addition to solve this problem - we hope. Storage of course is alway a premium and with the amount we need to get in there the bedding has to be rolled, it travels on the back seat and we store it in the cab when we are settled (duvalays make this easy). The only other thing is the restriction to putting the drivers seat back, Dave is 5'10", if he was any taller it could have been an issue.

    All of the above are far outweighed by the positives for us, it is a lovely van and very comfortable for lounging and sleeping and the fact we had the choice of whether to make up the bed or have two singles also appealed.

    Also my parents current van is a front dinette with a rear fixed bed, they love it and it suits them, but for us we prefer the 6ft settees to lounge on rather than the shorter ones or the cab seats.

    I've probably gone on enough now, hope I haven't sent you to sleep!
     
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