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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CherylnMick, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. CherylnMick

    CherylnMick Read Only Funster

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    Hello Everyone

    At the moment we are Tugga's, and we want to change to a Motorhome for our retirement (another couple of years before this event!). We are currently contemplating layouts of m/h and we think we know what we want. Length is an issue because of where we will be storing it at the side of our house. It is a tricky business getting our caravan in with the mover so I suspect even trickier for a motorhome but Mick assures me he can do it so long as its not too long.

    We only have one dealer near to us (we live in Bedfordshire) and that is Amber Leisure in Hitchin. They are quite small and don't have a lot of 2nd hand stock (we cannot afford new, plus been advised not to buy new, get one a few years old whereby all the problems have been sorted).

    Two dealers have been recommended to us, John Cross in Sussex and Camper UK in Lincolnshire. When is a good time to go looking where we may get the best selection to choose from, the spring or the autumn? Currently they both have a Swift Kon-Tiki 660 at the same price but they have different lengths. Has anyone out there got one of these and can they give us any pointers/recommendations :Smile:

    Nice to meet you all

    Cheryl
     
  2. Maurice & Val

    Maurice & Val Read Only Funster

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    We had that problem. Ended up with a Nuevo ES which is brilliant. Like a Tardis on the inside. Room for everything, only 17' 6" long and can be parked in most bays.
     
  3. Dodgey

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    Hi:thumb:

    A good start to my mind is the shows, there are a number throughout the year and as you've got a caravan why not go for the weekend then you can have a good long mooch about?

    Don't know about dealers but did you really have to start off with a Johns Cross ego massage:Doh:


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  4. CherylnMick

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    Sorry Dodgy, just joined and didn't realise:BigGrin: but I do now! :thumb:
     
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    HI and welcome:BigGrin:
     
  6. Jim

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    Hi Cheryl, welcome to The Fun:thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to Fun

    going to one of the shows for a weekend is a good idea, loads to see and check out. Pick a show to attend and join the funsters for the weekend then when you cant look at any more vans you can pick funtsers brains about things to look out for and check - it certainly doesnt matter wether you are in a caravan or motorhome as others on here will tell you all are welcome

    The good thing about Johns Cross is that they wont feed you a pile of Bull - Peter wouldnt let them
     
  8. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    not the only one on the A20

    While Johns Cross is great (I buy from there shop a lot) they are not the only place selling RV's along the A20 .. you will pass another on the right before you get to them. But if you look in the MMM or similar you will find loads of dealers where you can see motor homes. Also it is a good way of seeing prices. There is of course Ebay... with care that is an option if nothing else other than again to compare prices and spec.

    I researched my present motor home for 2 years - well not this one, but the market place and went and looked at various companies selling used Americans. Saw a lot of over priced and poor vehicles. So spending the time is worth it to find the vehicle you want.

    But also look generally in the South East as there are a lot of dealers out there.. Peacehaven in Sussex has a big one, A22 at Lower Dicker towards Eastbourn has a large dealership been there many a year.. so plenty in the South East in general.

    Good hunting

    Bob
     
  9. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi CherylnMick

    Welcome to MH Fun

    You have started the right way, looking in plenty of time, and with an idea of what you want. Don't forget your tugging experience, you have already learnt a lot it just needs adjusting.

    As said shows are the best places to start looking, the bigger the show the better. If you can visit a show that the Funsters are at join them we don't mind what you come in, you will then have an unbiased set of opinions and will be told what they think of their vans, warts and all

    Best of luck I always say the right van will find you, you will know it as soon as you see it.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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