Looking for advice on our first MH

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  1. drg68

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    Hello All,

    We have been looking around for a few months for our first motorhome having recently sold our 2 berth caravan. We want a van based vehicle for easy access to anywhere and have been mainly looking at Autosleeper Duettos & Symbols.
    With a budget of around £20k we are looking for a vehicle from 2002-2006 approx.
    We enjoy various outdoor activities (Hill Walking, Climbing, Mountain Biking etc), so though storage may be a bit tight on these, but still undecided.
    We just looked at an Adria Twin based on the Fiat Ducatto, which had heaps more storage for only a slightly bigger vehicle. Do any of you have any experience with this model of a similar age and your thoughts good and bad?

    Are there any common problems with any of the 3 base vehicles mentioned for the age range we are looking at?

    Many Thanks,
    Dave
     
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    First bit of advice has to be its well worth the £15 to join here. I bet you'll save that a few times over!
    If you're going for a smaller van I'd say just make sure it's got enough internal space for number of occupants, especially if you're inside on a rainy day and enough storage / carrying space for your outdoor activity gear.
     
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    Make sure any MH you choose has adequate payload for your needs. (y)
     
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    !00% true
    @drg68 yip and be sure and subscribe here to become a full member , its worth its weight in gold the amount of knowledge here is worth millions :)
     
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    The lack of storage space and payload will really be noticeable moving from a caravan and tow car. Do your homework and look carefully at the payload and don't go off brochure figures - get it on a weighbridge.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome and advice so far :)
    Seems like a friendly and useful forum, so I have just signed up!

    ...does anyone have any feedback (experience of ownership) on the 3 models mentioned? It would be great to know what people think first hand.
    Should I post the question in another more relevant category rather than here?
    Many thanks :)
     
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    Why not also consider a compact low profile coachbuit?
    We wouldn't be without a garage in which to secure our expensive mountain bikes, inflatable canoe and skis.
    A Hymer Van or Burstner Travel van has a small footprint but offers more space, more water capacity and better winterisation for those windswept hills. I think they should be close to your budget, they have been around for a while.
    Don't be afraid of having a coachbuilt in your 40s, we were firmly in our 30s when we bought our first!

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    there are specific parts of the forum for specific makes of motorhomes,, but i would say as you just joined , maybe post in the beginners section :)
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/forums/the-beginner.72/
     
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    OK thanks Bart (y)
     
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