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  1. Col

    Col Read Only Funster

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    hi guys and gals,,my names Col ,Im from south wales and I am considering getting a motorhome,,looking for advice on pros and cons
     
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    Hi Col, welcome.
    I used to be from just up the road, Pencoed. :BigGrin:

    You will get much help and advice here for sure and you will get out as much as you want to put in too. You will get the 'who's coat is that jacket your wearing' puns from the Funsters over this side of the water, but that's the FUN. Don't bring up anything about sheep.

    Great FUN (what it's all about) and technical advice galore.

    Enjoy,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
  3. Allanm

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    Welcome Col. Pros and cons.......
    Well, if you get a motorhome, you can use it for holidays, weekends away, days out, an extra toilet, a meccano set you can live in, a bolt hole, the ability to move on if you don't like where you are, the chance to pay £10 to join the best forum/ club on the net, and chat to other like minded people.
    If you don't get one, you have to stay home, go to hotels, go on package holidays or cruises and lurk around the forum seeing how much fun we are all having.
    Convinced yet?
    Allan
     
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  4. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to fun, if you want adventures, freedom, see a different side of life look seriously at getting a Motorhome, if you want to stay in the same place every year, then something different.

    If you do think a motorhome is for you then you are in the right place :welcomefunster:
     
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
  6. Morrigan

    Morrigan Read Only Funster

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    I'm brand new to this site too, but welcome from me anyway.
    I'm guessing that if you have found your way to saying hello on a motorhome site, then you likely don't need too much convincing. Go for it why don'tcha? You know you want to. :Cool:
     
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  7. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Hi and welcome aboard,

    Here are some pros and cons


    Cons

    A motorhome can be expensive
    A motorhome needs MOT and Tax every year
    You want to go away far more often than you used to
    You DO go away far more often than you used to
    There are motorhome scammers on ebay
    You can end up with a motorhome that needs a lot of work if you are not careful in your purchase choice
    By chosing the wrong motorhome you could be classed as a gypsy or Itinerant by some sites who wont let your particular type of motorhome on the site - choose carefully especially if you are looking at older motorhomes.
    With statics you have to buy the unit, then pay all the charges and not be allowed to move to another site without massive losses if ownership changes or if you get bored





    Pros

    Saves a fortune on holidays
    less likely to be stolen than a caravan
    (we have seen on a number of occasions caravanners turfed out of their motorhome by police, who found a tracking chip which proved they had purchased innocently by the way, stolen caravan)
    by joining fun, you get discounts on shows and from traders and insurance companies
    A motorhome you park up spend two minutes hooking up to EHU if you want it and then do as you please - a caravan you spend half an hour at least getting into the right position, 3 hours putting up the awning and getting out the chairs and then collapse to the amusement of all the motorhomers who have used your experience as their afternoon entertainment.
    You can unplug a motorhome and move elsewhere in a few minutes, providing you keep everything in its rightful place ie in the cupboards :thumb::thumb::thumb:
    You save the carbon footprint by not flying abroad
    A motorhome can be fitted with an immobiliser so that when it is stolen you can stop it in its tracks (albeit you could be liable for any accident that causes).
    You sleep in your own bed, no nasty bedbugs, no dirty sheets no unexpected hotel overbooking resulting in you being moved somewhere you dont want to be.
    FUNSTERS WILL TELL THE HONEST AND CRUEL TRUTH IF ASKED FOR IT



    In the middle

    Both motorhomes and caravans can suffer from damp
    Both motorhomes and caravans can be fitted with tracking devices
    Both can be stolen
    Both can be vandalised


    These are just a few for starters

    Hope they help
     
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  8. cruiser

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    welcome to the fun club.now you found us,come and join in.:Rofl1::thumb:
     
  9. Movinon

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    A hefty outlay up front buys you massive flexibility in timing and destination - if you're not feeling up to traveling today you can always travel tomorrow. Of course you can only really justify the outlay if you have the time available to make considerable use of your asset. Before acquiring you must answer the question: will you own the motorhome or will the motorhome own you? Maybe you should try renting first to answer that one.
     
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  10. TheBig1

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    if you're unsure do what many people do...buy a cheap older van and try it. if its for you and you love it sell the van and buy something a bit newer to suit what you really want. if its not for you, sell the van and basically lose nothing as motorhomes hold their value and there's always somebody will want to buy them.

    don't think that its just for older well off folk, as people from all walks of life love motorhoming and it can be done on a shoestring budget all the way up to palatial luxury
     
  11. Puddleduck

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    As Movinon says why not rent for a week and see if you enjoy yourself? Sometimes a dealer will rent you a motorhome and take the rental cost off the price of the vehicle you do buy from him.

    We lived on the Coity/Brackla boundary in the late 1980s. Not been back since though.

    Oh and :welcome:


    :fatbuddha: from Scotland
     
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    Hi Col and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
  13. rosalan

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    Renting a Motorhome is expensive.... BUT it is a lot cheaper than buying a Motorhome that does not suit your lifestyle.
    There are no typical Motorhomers, some like to use their vans like a hotel, travelling from one 'safe' harbour to another, staying on Caravan Club sites and relying on their good facilities. At the other extreme some people are very independent and only ever use 'Wild' camping places or Aires. They kit their vans out to be totally self reliant.
    Which of these you are, may become evident in a hired van. My daughter is very nervous of camping outside of official sites in her van, while I love using Aires or Britstops.
    You may find living in a limited space to be unsuitable or you may discover the challenge of restricted space is absolutely your forte. Whichever,whatever, a test run may resolve your future plans.

    Alan
     
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