newbie- advice please!

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  1. jovialsam

    jovialsam Read Only Funster

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    Ive wanted one for ages, now Ive taken the splurge and put a deposit down on a private sale for a winnebago on a ford chassis, p reg with a slide out.
    1) any tips on insurance
    2) any tips on breakdown cover
    3) should I look at getting LPG? will only be doing 4 or 5 trips in the uk a year
    4) ive only driven lhd abroad, tips????
    5) any good garages/ mechanics in the somerset/ dorset area as it has no mot!!! need to get it done asap

    Thanks
    x
     
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    Hi Sam and welcome, quite sure you will get all the good advice you need here. Just wait a while and the replies will be rolling in. As far as insurance is concerned you may need to get something specialist, much depends upon whether you plan to take it abroad and for how long.
     
  3. Mel

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    :welcome:

    Welcome to fun

    Only advice i can give is enjoy your motorhome.

    It will change your life

    Mel
     
  4. Carol

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    Hello and welcome to Motorhome Fun. you have certainly jumped in at the deep end :BigGrin: I am sure you will get some good advice, good luck with it do keep us posted. :welcomefunster:
     
  5. flatpackchicken

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    Hello and welcome jovialsam to the site, look forward to your posts and enjoy being a member, also join up for £10 and become a fully subscribed member and it will be the best £10 you will ever spend, as there is a wealth of information on here probably the best in the UK, also you may want to join our sister club that is predominetly RVs and all the info you will ever need is on there http://www.rvoc.co.uk/forum/register.php?do=signup, Please first off all check that the RV you want is road worth as a lot of RVs may need £1000,s of pounds spent on them to just get them though the M.O.T and then some for use readiness, therefore please don't rush into to buying this or any other RV or motorhome without asking many questions first, all the info you require is on this and the RVOC site for the asking no matter how trival or small it is, it is very important to get all the facts BEFORE YOU BUY, so subscribe as a full member to both sites if you want (£15 for both) and just start asking ok
    1. Make sure you have the right Licence to drive RV, if over 7.5t gvw you will need a Class C licence
    2. Insurance you can try Safeguard, they do UK and Euro ins + breakdown recovery all in, seems very good company.
    3. LPG is very expensive to fit, maybe around £3000 mark if you can get it done to your old RV, but doubt it will pay for itself for a number of years if you don't do much mileage per year, all down to how much mileage you do or intend to do really and you have to watch the weight factor, as if under 7.5t you may not have much pay load in itself without adding extra fuel tanks and the weight of the LPG.
    4. Left hand drive is ok to the expirenced but you may want to take some instruction driving over here as can be very dangerous and very costly if you make just one minor miscalculation, so if you need a Class c licence you may want to get training at the same time, (there is a member on RVOC motor roaming and his name is Rick, he has a driver training school and id=s the man for all training on RVs as he has one himself as well.
    5. Sorry don't know any gge or mechanics in your area but I am sure some one on RVOC will tell you the best place to go, as RVs are a very specialist area when it comes to all the fiddle bits and electrics, you need a real good RV mechanic/electrician otherwise a normal gge may charge you a fortune and still not get things right, (you have been warned, as we have all been there to our cost)
    6, Good luck in whatever you do and hope to see you around somewhere and look forward to your many questions and posts no matter how drival you think they may be ok
    Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
  6. rainbow chasers

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    Most of your previous questions have already been answered.

    There is an american specialist in Yeovil, and also one near Yarcombe (nr chard) Hilltop Garage which are an american import specialist 01404 861525
     
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    thanks all.
    ive googled for yeovil, any further info as I cant find it?

    thanks
     
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