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  1. oddbob

    oddbob Read Only Funster

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    Hi!! Everyone,

    I'm the new kid on the block, and don't know what I'm doing, I hope this gets posted when I'm finnished.

    At the moment I don't have a motorhome :Sad:, but do have a caravan, planning to trade in next year for a motorhome. I do need advice on what style to purchase, but definitely not a fixed bed, it will be much appreciated.

    oddbob.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    Hello Oddbob I can't help cos I also don't know wot I'm doing but welcome anyway :BigGrin:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi oddbob and welcome to the fun.

    my advice is start looking now!!!!

    that way you will have a fighting chance of getting what you want first time unlike many others, me included, who let their eyes rule their brain.

    it may look pretty but is it practical?
     
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    WE can't advise YOU on what home you want, can we. Get thee round all your local dealers and get a feel for the various layouts. Then if you come back with "I fancy XXXX are they any good" we might be able to throw in a few comments.

    Well that's what we did 2 years ago, about 4/5 dealers, took loads of photos, came back with headaches. Then by chance I called into Baron's and "That's the one for us" immediately. So went next day with 'er indoors and bought it. Luck was on our side, it was a good 'un.

    Almost as important as the van is the dealer - that are some real rogues out there. Many shoot themselves in the foot by going for "a good deal" miles and miles from home then when they need support it all goes pear shaped.
     
  5. oddbob

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    Thanks for your quick response, I love the idea of roaming, so I'm going to roam around some local dealers and see some of the layouts and features:thumb:.

    oddbob
     
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    Hi oddbob and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for your reply, lovely to know that there are friends out there in cyberspace, by the way you don't happen to own an AUTO TRAIL mh of the indian variety :Rofl1:.
     
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    Hi oddbob. Welcome to the fun side. Looks like there are enough of us wannabes to start our own club :BigGrin:
     
  9. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Choosing motorhome

    One piece of great advice I was given, was go into the loo/shower and shut the door!!
    Amazing just how small the 'little room' can be :Rofl1:

    And look at as many as you can - its all good fun !
    Good luck S.
     
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    Having trawled around the dealers etc and picked what we thought we wanted and needed we have just traded that mh in and got what we really need - all in three months!

    Hireing is expensive but once you have decided on the layout you think you would like perhaps it would be a good idea to hire that kind of van and see if it is really suitable.

    Welcome from some other newbies by the way!:Smile:
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the fun site. We are about to swap our Mirage for an Autotrail Dakota in the next couple of weeks. Why don't you want a fixed bed? As previously posted go round the dealers and have a good look at everything till you find one you like and don't be afraid to ask anything on here.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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