Looking to be pointed in the right direction

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Highlander, May 28, 2008.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Deleted User

    Hi All

    I live in the very far north of Scotland and actually do not know anyone in my area that owns a Motorhome. Myself and family have had a static for a number of years which was on the Dornoch (Sutherland) site and has for the past few years been at Grannies Heilan Hame(again Sutherland). I am an avid golfer, fisherman and walker so this area is perfect for the summers.

    My wish however is to purchase a Motorhome and tour Europe/USA in our retirement and winters but my wife is not sure if she would like it, I think for sure i would but need to persuade her otherwise. The past couple of years we have hardly used our new static at Dornoch which is a shame due to work commitments.

    It got me thinking if anyone in this community which I would like to eventually become an active member knows of any swap sites for static users and motorhomes home or abroad. I would certainly be willing to swap a month (any dates) of the static for a trial of a couple of weeks of a decent sized Motorhome from an experienced user who could also show us the ropes and advise.

    I do realise we could rent but feel this would be a good way to start contact with the motorhome community, and the static is very nice and just sitting there very loneley.

    I am married and a self employed property developer with 2 daughters at Glasgow University.

    Any advice is welcomed....please be gentle:Smile:
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hello Highlander, we have a quite a few members north of that wall so you are not alone up there:BigGrin: You could try a holiday in a rented motorhome, there are plenty of hire companies around. This would introduce you the the world of the motorhome and the flexibility that it gives you, statics are great for chilling out, but for travel and adventure with the option of chilling out anywhere you fancy the motorhome takes some beating. As for swaps, there is a company that does this, Motorhome Holiday Swap.

    I hope you can persuade your wife to give it a go at least, the members are a very friendly and knowledgeable so please feel free to ask away if you have any questions at all. Meanwhile welcome to the fun :thumb:
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Haggis, welcome to Fun, as Jim says there are some kilt wearers on here and we are all friendly so ask away.

    Regards

    Peter
     
  4. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Hi Highlander and welcome to the fun site
    The answers already received may be as good as it gets for two very good reasons
    1. If you become a Motor home owner there is every likleyhood you will be very protective of it (not even family members get to borrow it)
    2. the idea of a swap is from the motor home point of view, fraught with insurmountable Insurance implications, and I do mean Insurmountable, many who thought they had it covered for loaning Hiring have found out the hard way it just don't work
    Full Hiring Insurance has to be in place, and that more than likely brings in a double jeopardy problem with the personal Fully comp Insurance the owner already has on his pride and joy
    Regards Geo
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi highlander and welcome to the FUN,:thumb:

    i realize you want to timeswap your static for a motorhome but as Geo said there are all sorts of insurmountable problems with this and he is quite right saying you will protect your pride and joy with your life.
    you cant vet the hirers carefully enough.:Doh:
    the link below is one reason why..........:Eeek:

    <<click here>>


    john.
     
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