Looking for my first MH

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  1. 555

    555 Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    Help needed, I am looking for my first MH. Needs to fully kitted out for wild camping, toilet, shower ect.

    But it also needs to have at least 3 fully belted seats for travelling. Me, wife and child seat.

    I have a budget of no more than £5000.

    Any suggestions on make / models I should be looking at?

    Thanks

    Andrew
     
  2. tonka

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    Have a look at www.preloved.co.uk Just searched within your budget and 500+ listed..
    Also ebay..

    Dealers may not be a good place as i'm sure most will be selling higher priced and newer vehicles..

    Good luck. :thumb:
     
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    welcome, you may need to be prepared to do a bit of DIY / self repairs:thumb: to get what you want
     
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    You might struggle to find a MH with belted rear seats at that price point.:Sad:

    If this is the case, you could consider getting a front row double passenger seat from an equivalent commercial van from a breaker's yard.
     
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    Hi

    Really looking for models that I should be looking at, eg Mitsubushi L300 with Frankia conversion.

    Once I have list of choices I can then start the search.
     
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    You won't get that list. No-one works like that. There is no such thing as A Bad or A Good motorhome. There are so many variations of interior. It's down to person choice.

    Once they are getting on a bit it's all down to how well they have been looked after.
     
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    welcome firstly

    Welcome firstly.

    I think Brian post above mine... sums it up... it is not a case of lists. Takes a lot of us a few years to find the right motorhome. The right one will come along, but you may have to look at a lot of vehicles.

    The issue of the child seat (or third belted seat) will be the issue I think. Price? well there are bargains out there, but then there are a lot of less than good vehicles. you will need to do a lot of checking when you see a vehicle. Mechanical as well as the interior ... while most things can be sorted, you do need to know a lot more about what meets your personal requirements. I would suggest you visit a few motorhome shows... OK most will be outside your budget, but you will then get some ideas.

    Motorhomes tend to hold a residual price unless they are very poor condition to start with.

    We wish you luck in your hunt.

    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard.
     
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    sorry Andrew but your dreaming if you expect to find a fully kitted out motorhome in good condition, ready to go with aditional seatbelts suited to a child seat all for a £5000 budget. there are some home converted vans about that sort of price, which would meet your needs. or your talking 20+ years old and that was before rear seatbelts became the norm. just do a search of EBay to see for yourself
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_n...c0.m1539&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=4,000&_udhi=5,000

    good luck though
     
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