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  1. firebird123

    firebird123 Funster

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    I cannot make my mind up, to buy a MH or not ?
    It is a big outlay, never done a lot of camping, owned a caravan once, but did not like it, I just see it as an escape, my trouble is my partner is not keen.
    I am Bruce and my partner is Pat, we thought of hiring to try it out, but it is expensive, I thought let us get a MH, and just try that way, what do you think, am I putting the cart before the horse ?
     
  2. womblevra

    womblevra Read Only Funster

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    Best thing we ever did.
    Now about to buy our 4th one:BigGrin:
     
  3. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    What part of owning a caravan did you not like ? Interior spaces in motorhomes are very similar to caravans. You still have to empty the loo and wastewater etc.
    Its an expensive mistake if you don't like it. Try and research as much as possible.
    Good luck with your decision.:thumb:
     
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    Motorhome?

    Why not rent one for a short break?
     
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  5. Mel

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    1st Welcome

    2nd we love it

    3rd its not for everyone so as above.

    If you do like it it will be the best thing you ever do.

    Mel
     
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    my take on the merits of a motorhome is this . people who arrive at the decision to buy one as a result from enjoyable memories and experiences of campiing via tent /campervan etc [even in the rain ! ] will usually love it !![ because, it will be perceived and appreciated as a massive improvement of facilities etc ]. the people who dont seem to get on with the concept are the ones who buy into motorhome ownership as a change from 4* all inclusive beach holidays etc. [because no matter how fancy or expensive the van may be YOU WILL STILL BE CAMPING!!] there will always be something to fettle/adjust/alter etc and if this is not your thing then you will never be happy. the motorhome will start to be seen as a downgrade move and any little problems or misshaps will turn into major calamities that will ruin the whole experience !! ps by the way, i use the word YOU as a generalisation and it is not personally directed at the OP who i think is very wise to raise these doubts now, rather than later, im sure there are a lot of people out there who could have saved themselves a lot of money and hassle if they had done the same !! kind regards garry.
     
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    If you are not BOTH sure, don't do it. Try before you buy.
     
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    You mention that hiring is expensive.

    We hired twice before making our mind up about buying a MH and I think the hire costs have saved us from making a potentially very expensive mistake.

    I urge you to hire a motorhome for a long weekend with a layout that you THINK might work. It's an experiment and you might enjoy yourselves. It'll give you a baseline to establish what works and what doesn't and it will massively help shape your future potential purchase.

    If you don't enjoy it, then it's a few hundred ££ rather than many thousands spent.

    But, yes, what exactly was it about caravans that you didn't like?
     
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