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  1. Baycott

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    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.
     
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    Got bored with all the advertising and same old biased road tests so cancelled it some years ago.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Daughter subscribed for present got 3to read
     
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    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
     
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    Never a truer word written (y)
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    I buy the magazine mainly for where people go. Things to see ect
     
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    I cancelled my subscription a few years ago now.
    Reasons were far too many adverts and too many biased reports.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Thanks for all your replies. I think I will just buy it now and again. (y)
     
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    Oh dear. From the comments it seems that I might be cancelling my subscription at the end of the first year :(
     
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    Ahhhh that's exactly why I asked the good people on here before parting with my hard earned ;)
     
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