Newbe looking for advice

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Hairy, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Hairy

    Hairy Read Only Funster

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    I have been looking at all of the magazines, and articles, but still cannot draw myself to one type of van or another. To be honest, I am a little confused as to what I should be looking for. I fancy an A Class, but want new and only have a budget of around 45, maybe 50 if I beg borrow and steal. We want 5+ berths so that we can take the kids friends away if needed and, to be honest, we like the space of the 5+ berths we hire. I'd like a fixed rear bed, with over cab or drop down for the kids. I guess it's possibly better to get bunks somewhere as soon they will not like sleeping in the same double, but for now it's fine. I don't mind size, as I'd prefer the comfort over a larger one.


    But now it's coming down to buying one, I am stuck.

    So, the questions I am asking, are:

    Am I being realistic about getting a new motorhome for 45/50k.
    What sort can I expect
    What do you think would suit us
    What is the difference in quality of low to mid market
    Like cars, can prices be negotiated. I know this may come across as a dumb question, but somethings can't or will not be negotiated and I am not sure about this area here.

    I am geuinely sorry to ask these questions as I am sure you get them fairly often, so I apologise but offer up the flag of naiveity in defence.

    Thanks in advance for any help. Once I buy, there will be more, but I guess the more experience I get, the more I can contribute rather than take.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  2. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

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    Hi Hairy not sure where your location is in relation to Lincoln but they have a big show coming up in September 24th 25th and 26th the season finale. I'd be surprised if you didn't get the info you are looking for there. There will be lots of motorhomes on show there second hand and new.

    Good luck in your search it's a mine field
    All the best
    Mike :BigGrin:
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi

    You are not going to get a new A class for £45-£50k, there are plenty of low mileage vans about that are pre-owned and are excellent value for money.

    On the other hand I have a Hobby that has bunk beds and overcab bed and superb finishings in that price range. (£46k) 6 berths

    Hobby Siesta T600 AK Motorhome << details and pics

    Peter
     
  4. Lynn ( Mrs Ash )

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    On the other hand I have a Hobby that has bunk beds and overcab bed and superb finishings in that price range. (£46k) 6 berths

    Hobby Siesta T600 AK Motorhome << details and pics

    Peter[/QUOTE]


    Hi :welcome: to Motorhomefun :thumb:
    Lovely Van Peter :Smile:

    Lynn...............
     
  5. Hairy

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    Hi Peter,

    Just down the road too. What discount would you be prepared to offer?

    Cheers

    Paul


     
  6. slobadoberbob

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    You are kidding


    You do not seriously think a dealer will tell you in an open forum how much he will discount the motorhome for.

    I have often heard the words come and see us and we can see what we can do.... I have found mostly it is a 'get you through' the door gamibt.

    Firstly find the van that suits your needs.. you need to sit in it and then think about the haggle.. not the haggle and sit in it.

    There are other dealers on that road - they also sell motorhomes and a lot in the general area like Peacehaven, Lower Dicker.. OK to buy local if it is second hand and the warrenty is an issue, but you need to look wide. As said go to one of the big shows still to come this year like Bath & West or Lincoln ..look at as many as yolu can. You will soon sse what sort of deals are about. Do not forget buying the van is only the start.. insurance, tax, and fitting it out.. that is expensive once you start. i.e. awning rooms if you want one.. aqua rolls and 100's of other items that add up. John's Cross is a good dealer as far as I know. I have purchased from there shop and also at shows from them. They had a reasonable selection of vans for sale so do look at what they have as well as elsewhere.. the right van will bite you on the nose I am sure.

    Good hunting

    Bob :thumb:
     
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