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  1. fat haggis

    fat haggis Read Only Funster

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    hi all . im sam (fat haggis) my cruel wife made me sell my beloved land rover ..... :crying1:land rover is sold now so im on the look for a nice motorhome for my max budget £12000 (funds available )
    im up in the west highlands near oban . i bet lots of you come up this way for a visit ...
    any vans going for sale in my budget please direct me .. 4 berth or more ideally 6mtr to keep fery costs down....
    great place you have here im sure ill have more boaring questions to ask ....
     
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    Welcome to Fun. We've had wonderful holidays near your neck of the woods :)

    So the Landy is gone. But time for new adventures with a MH.

    What do you plan to do with your van, when it arrives? Are you looking to ski, carry grandkids / children and do you have any layout requirements?
     
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    kids in uni now so,mostly just me and the wife occasional 2 guests . we have dogs a westie and a siberian husky...... the wife wants to island hop in scotland for a bit at first ..(she a keen photographer ) a 4 berth is min maybe one with bunkbeds ??
     
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    Still feeling envious of your location and ability to island hop. I'll get over it, slowly, until the next time that I have a wee dram and some haggis ....


    Anyway, in my opinion, I wouldn't limit vehicle choices to berth numbers. You may find that there are some better 2 berth vans than 4 berth ones for £12,000.

    I would suggest a panel van conversion (PVC) as they tend to be narrower, if you have the choice. I would also look at vehicles that are winterised (or could be winterised) so that you have more flexibility for getting out and about throughout the year (and skiing etc).

    I would also look a dealers in England; I believe that prices tend to be cheaper than in Scotland due to supply. Some people have suggested coming down to Manchester / Sheffield for some of the better deals but don't have experience of this first hand.
     
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    If you end up looking at PVCs our Devon Sahara will be available later in the year, its a 2005 and in budget. Twin wheel drive 6 metre two or four berth configuration.
     
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    thanks for the offer , but it's got a be a full size motorhome .....
     
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    Hello. What layout are you looking for? And do you have a particular make in mind? It's wise to go and haunt your local dealers. Try out vans, get a feel for what is out there in your price range. Good luck with your search. :pink:
     
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    Welcome and enjoy your search.
     
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    :welcome4: im on Skye at the moment so near your neck of the woods.
     
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    The first trip we took in our MH back in May was to Oban (y)
    Welcome and hope you find what you're looking for.
     
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  18. fat haggis

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    i have just finalised a deal on a stunning van ..couldn't be happier
    its a year 2000 hobby 600 with the fiat ducato 2.8itd (y)
     
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    You might not find a decent one at that price tomorrow but they are out there.

    Edit:

    Oh you did. Well done. Now there is quite a lot of good weather left in the year, get the tunnel booked and Hit The Road, Jock.
     
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    its was a few thousand ovr my 12k but wel woth it everything is included 2 awnings with rooms and loads of other goodies
     
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