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  1. Judyd2014

    Judyd2014 Read Only Funster

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    Hi, we are thinking of changing from a caravan to motorhome and are looking at a Pilote 720 and Elddis Majestic at the moment. Does anyone have any advice or can give us some feedback on these vans?
     
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  2. Jim

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    Hi Judy, you can't really decide by makers name alone. Rather you should choose the best internal layout for you. Motorhomes are expensive and you should never rush into a sale. A good idea would be to visit a show and look inside as many as you can. Once you decide on a layout that will suit you, it's easy to get suggestions of models in your budget range just by asking here. Exciting times, but don't get carried away. Meanwhile, welcome to the fun. :thumb:

    You might save yourself a LOT of money by investing £6.99 in the Motorhome Buyers Guide. :BigGrin:
     
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  3. Phill D

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    Hi Judy and welcome.
     
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    :welcomefunster: just search through some of the old posts on here and you will find a lot of useful advice on makes/models etc. Enjoy the journey. :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi & :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi and welcome.:welcomefunster: wise words from jim. Enjoy the fun of looking but dont rush. You have already spent the best £10 !
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    not yet she hasnt....:Doh:

    Still a green new funster.
     
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    :wub:missed that. Should have gone to specsavers!
     
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    Hello :thumb:
     
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    Hi Judy , welcome to the Fun.:welcomefunster:
    Very wise advice from Jim.
    You are going to be spending a lot of money so research as much as you can.
    So often we hear tales of people who buy one of the first vans they see and then find there are vans that would have suited them much better.
    Good luck with your search.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Judy!

    As a newbie myself, I completely agree with the above advice. I've been through the endless (and massively enjoyable) searching for the 'right' layout.

    May I suggest you try renting a motorhome first? Both for a few layout consdierations, but also for quality and useability. Even a long weekend would do.

    Again, I've done that (twice) and it really helped shape what I eventually bought. What I ended up with was a world away from what I initially had in mind and it saved me an awful lot of money.

    Couldn't have done it without the help and great advice from those on here, though. Dig in and read and ask.:thumb:
     
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    Most important point LAYOUT..!!!!!
     
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