Motorhome Envy

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  1. Triple7

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    I've been suffering from motorhome envy all summer! Every time one pulls into a car park on Dartmoor I get very jealous, particularly if it's a Hymer A class lol.

    Anyway I have decided to put things right and dig deep! As I'm new to this I want to start off with a modest budget and something I can trust.

    So if anyone is looking to let one go now that the summer has passed let me know.

    Thanks and naturally all advice gratefully received☺
     
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    Hi Triple7, and welcome (have I been here long enough to start welcoming people I wonder...)

    all advice - yes, get a Hymer (other opinions are available...)

    I think an idea of how deep you can dig would help focus any advice?
     
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    Hello Welcome to Fun, there was s good Hymer advertised on here this morning 1999 Hymer with slight damage for £13,000 something seemed like a great buy for someone. Have a look in classified.
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    I purposely left that out through embarrassment; as close to £10k as possible without buying a lemon!
     
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    Thanks Carol, I had spotted it and posted a message.
     
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    No need to be embarrassed, that's a healthy budget. I paid just north of £7k for my '91 Hymer four years ago, and have just taken a wonderful trip down to the South of France.

    My advice would be to go for something similar and keep a bit back in an "issue fund" just in case (also to spend a bit on toys...) rather than stretch yourself to the limit.

    Next question would be what do you want to use it for?

    If you want to hare around for quick weekends away and squeeze into your supermarket carpark or festivals etc, a van conversion might be the best way, if you want to spend all summer on a campsite with a family of six a big old tag-axle would suit more.
     
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    Just had a quick look and the seller went off line just as you posted, not sure if you're able to use the private message option unless your a paid up member, really is the best forum around for information and research. Until 1st October it is £10 for the year after that it goes up to £15, still excellent value for money though. Good Luck in your search.
     
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    That's very encouraging feedback. I was worried I couldn't get anything serviceable.

    It's main purpose is to support my hobby (Aerial Photography). I often need to get up well before dawn to travel to a location in time for sunrise so I think having a MH would make life a lot easier. As this takes up all my spare time I'm not looking for a project! Also I do love the look of a Hymer ☺
     
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    Hi and welcome buddy(y)


    Oh and good choice;) and good luck with your search :)

    Oh and you wanna keep out of those car parks you'll be getting yourself a name:D
     
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    Many thanks Carol, I guess I should join and revise my budget to £9,990 lol
     
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    Thank you. I'm certainly enjoying it!
     
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    If you look in your in box at the top you should have a message of the guy selling the Hymer, but you won't be able to reply because you will have used your 5 free posts up, when your membership goes through you will be able to post again. (y)
     
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    A few examples off Ebay.

    This one is a LHD poor listing worth asking for more info/photographs?
    Although the description says A class I think it is a Coachbuilt, but worth a phone call.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121764306221?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252073596373?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121761248969?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301748932156?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    I do not know anything about the various models here, but I am sure that someone will be able to offer advice should you require it (y)
     
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    High Triple7 and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Thanks Momo!
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN.
     
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    Many thanks for the links. ... you can get a lot for the money..... The last one looks particularly interesting. I wonder what the reputation of the Peugeot 2.5 is like?
     
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    Thanks David.
     
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    Old habit. ....what can I say?
     
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