Just joined! looking for 1st motorhome.

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  1. jessthedog

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    Hi All, just joined the forum. Had this mad idea to let our house, buy a motorhome and travel europe with our dog for a year. (y)
    will have loads of questions, and was hoping that you lovely members would help us out with our queries.
    cheers Jezza:hiya2:
     
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    Welcome to the forum. We are newbies as well - not quite as brave as you are though, we aren't thinking of a year away. As newbies who have just found their first MH, our advice would be to go everywhere and look at everything so you can pin down the design and size which suits you best. And take a book or a newspaper when you are trying out serious contenders. Seating which feels fine for a few minutes can be very uncomfortable after an hour or so, hence the newspaper.

    As for questions, you will always find the members happy to help. And they are a very knowledgeable bunch.
     
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    Thank you. WoW! you are soo right. I didnt realise there were soo many different types of motorhomes until i stated looking. Over cab beds, lowline, tag axles, rear lounges, beds thats come down electronically, it is amazing what you can get into a little space. Been to one showroom, but didnt get to go inside the vans, but i did like the burstner i saw.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Hi @jessthedog WELCOME, not much of a motorhome showroom if you can't get inside the vans, you need to get inside as many as you can and work out how you will be living and using the space.

    and you will get all your questions answered her but you will need to become a paid up member.

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    Hello and welcome !:welcome3:
    You have to try loads of vans ,try the beds,try the loo( well not literally. !!) but see if it's doable for you. Most dealers let you browse at your leisure so try another if possible! Good luck !!
     
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    thank you for all your warm salutations. How do I become a paid up member?
     
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    To be honest, I cant get myself away from the internet at the mo, looking at different combinations, so said to wife last weekend, do you want to come and have a look at some motorhomes. It was off the cuff, last minute dot.com. We took the dog, so wasn't an ideal scenario of looking at the motorhomes. The good thing at the mo, is the wife is driving a van as her part time job, so 2 drivers!!! happy days.
     
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    Thanks for advice funflair, Looking at your home, you neednt of worried, it looks an enormous beautiful motorhome with all the bells and whistles.
    how do you find the size for driving in uk and europe. I've driven large HGV's in my time, but my i let my HGV licence lapse when I reached 50.
     
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    The NEC show is on in October lots of layouts to view there.

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    Thanks Spanda. Good advice. Out of all the vans you must have seen. What made you get the Swift? I know budget is the main thing, but there are soo many that are similar prices for the same type. I have looked at yours on-line, and it seems to have a good kitchen lay out with a lot of worktop space and a nice size lounge. If you put all the things you want into the mix, you end up with 150 grand concorde or something.
    Is buying a motorhome all about comprises?
    cheers
     
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    Thanks, we are looking at it now. Sorted dog sitter. I wont take my cheque book. Just incase. Ha ha
     
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    Hi its not enormous at 8.5 metres but only 6 ton so no licence problems, I accept it is on the larger side of average though, driving in the UK and abroad I don't find a problem and have been in and out of some tight spots (Mrs Funflair panics a bit though), the times we realise its a bit larger than average is parking next to a 6.5 or 7 metre van we do tend to stick out a bit, if you have driven HGV's I can't see you having problems with the driving but of course you can't control the size of parking spaces in sites and Aires.

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    Hi @jessthedog I was hoping somebody who joined later than me could remember what they did, have a look at the top dark blue bar and there is a heading tab "subscribe" I think that will be a good start.

    Martin
     
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    Yes, the difficulty is knowing where you are prepared to compromise. 3 vans later I thought I really wanted a fixed bed ................. now I want a rear lounge!
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