Mmm

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Baycott, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,417
    Likes Received:
    12,324
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Motorhome Monthly Magazine.
    I have just bought my first copy and quite like it. Interesting articles, new products to look at etc. but too much advertising IMO but all mags suffer with that.
    Who amongst you take this publication regularly? Is it worth the anual subscription?
    There is an offer in this one of 6 issues for £6 if you sign up for DD payments of £9.99 per quarter.
    Are there really money saving offers on ferry crossings and campsites?
    Would be interested in your views.
    TIA
    John.
     
  2. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    469
    Location:
    Cornwall/France/Spain
    • Like Like x 1
  3. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    7,462
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Got bored with all the advertising and same old biased road tests so cancelled it some years ago.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  4. Bill_OR

    Bill_OR Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    634
    Location:
    Nr Hastings, East Sussex
    I used to subscribe but cut the subscription once we had bought the MH we wanted and had all the bits & bobs we needed. At some point I'll probably resubscribe. You'll know when it's time to call a halt - you won't have opened this month's copy when next month arrives!
     
    • Like Like x 8
  5. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,346
    Likes Received:
    34,940
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    When we first had a van I used to buy it (and Practical Motorhome & the other one that's since finished). Before too long, though, I reached the same conclusion as Brian so packed them all in.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  6. stephen harwood

    stephen harwood Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    396
    Location:
    bridgwater
    Daughter subscribed for present got 3to read
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,609
    Likes Received:
    22,744
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    I think this forum gives far more than I can get from MMM
    Had a few copies over the years and in all honesty decided that along with the tosh they promote and the adverts ( many articles by the resident jorno' little more than poorly disguised adverts ) it was not really for me
     
    • Like Like x 9
  8. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,346
    Likes Received:
    34,940
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Never a truer word written (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Easyliving

    Easyliving Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    1,581
    Location:
    Norfolk
    I subscribe to MMM and actually look forward to my copy arriving. Yes, there is quite a lot of advertising but many people looking to buy a motorhome will find this useful.

    I do find the road tests rather biased though, call me a cynic but I think they are a bit wary of upsetting their major advertisers.

    Warners do seem to do their best to include something for everyone so overall I like the magazine. I was in WH Smiths today and thought maybe I would buy one of the other titles available - Which Motorhome or Practical Motorhome. Neither of them had enough pages for me to justify the £4 purchase price though.

    Paul
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. mickyc

    mickyc Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    Location:
    Spain/Portugal
    I am of the opinion that because the subject matter is so small, that articles/reviews etc soon become repetitive.

    I agree that better information can be gained from this forum, the information is up to date, varied views are offered and the travel blogs, photographs, humour etc simply add to the experience.

    Any repetitive subjects (grey water, generators, waving, polarity, gassing, old tyres etc) can be simply ignored once you have the gist of the issue and the good stuff far outweighs the rubbish.

    On the whole magazines, "news"papers and the like have had their day and most will probably cease to exist in 20 yrs time.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Daz n Tina

    Daz n Tina Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    1,909
    Location:
    Emsworth
    I buy the magazine mainly for where people go. Things to see ect
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,656
    Likes Received:
    8,133
    Location:
    Tropical Bar,Benidorm.
    I cancelled my subscription a few years ago now.
    Reasons were far too many adverts and too many biased reports.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2015
    • Like Like x 3
  13. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,346
    Likes Received:
    34,940
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    I'm sure you're right that it is helpful to people looking to buy, especially if they are inexperienced. It was for us but not a lot of help subsequently :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Lenny HB

    Lenny HB Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,060
    Likes Received:
    6,062
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Cancelled my subscription when Andy Stothert retired from writing his excellant regular travel articles, and like all magazines the same or very similar articulates keep coming around again.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  15. Cal54

    Cal54 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,400
    Likes Received:
    8,409
    Location:
    Lancaster
    Continuing with my subscription as I do like the photography in the mags. Also get a discount at each of the Warner shows (4 this year)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,638
    Likes Received:
    36,046
    Location:
    kent
    We cancelled a few years ago fir the reasons already given.

    I also felt ( perhaps wrongly) that some of the features were just regurgitated versions of earlier ones.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    9,916
    Likes Received:
    11,380
    Location:
    E Yorks
    I cancelled my subscription pretty much for all the reasons given by those who did the same ... when I found out that Andy wasn't going to do any more articles that was basically the last straw as his was the only one I really enjoyed reading! When I had got 6 months of them unread I decided it was time to stop! Still haven't read those 6 though!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,417
    Likes Received:
    12,324
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Thanks for all your replies. I think I will just buy it now and again. (y)
     
  19. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    469
    Location:
    Cornwall/France/Spain
    Oh dear. From the comments it seems that I might be cancelling my subscription at the end of the first year :(
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,417
    Likes Received:
    12,324
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Ahhhh that's exactly why I asked the good people on here before parting with my hard earned ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Brian and Jo
    Replies:
    46
    Views:
    1,785

Share This Page