Newbie off to look at our Bessacarr e799.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Golygfor, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Golygfor

    Golygfor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Hi everyone. We have towed for years. 2 kids and a Spoodle. We have had enough of towing and want to be able to 'pop off' for weekends without the fuss. Today, we are having a proper look around our Bessacarr e799. Went looking to upgrade the caravan and ended up putting a deposit on the Bessie!!! We fell in love! Any of you guys changed to motor home? Would also love a heads up for faults/problems with them?
     
  2. WynandJean

    WynandJean Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,366
    Likes Received:
    1,325
    Location:
    West Midlands
    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



    Wyn
     
  3. Golygfor

    Golygfor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Thanks Wyn
     
  4. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    2,925
    Location:
    South West Wales.
    :hiya2: & :welcome3::):)
     
  5. Golygfor

    Golygfor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Thanks!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    10,776
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Hello and welcome :WelcomeFlag:There are many Funsters who have changed and are very happy they have . Good luck with your new MH . Join here and you will have loads of help advice and banter at your fingertips !
     
  7. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    550
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    :HelloThere::pink:

    We switched in 2014 to a motorhome from a caravan. Best decision we ever made :)

    Dont know about the van you are looking at but check everything out and dont be rushed. Enjoy your new holiday accessory, this is what my neighbour calls ours :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. Bart

    Bart Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    367
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    We bought our 1st M back in july and its a 2007 Bessacarr E560 , and must say we love it so far :)
     
  9. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,346
    Likes Received:
    7,902
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    :welc:
     
  10. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,105
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    welcome animated smiley2.gif
     
  11. wigster

    wigster Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,027
    Likes Received:
    582
    Location:
    Not lost but not far off
    :welcome4:
     
  12. landscaper

    landscaper Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Devon
    We switched from a caravan to a Bessacarr E795 in 2007 (not quite sure what the difference is with a E799) and have had (dare I say it) 9 years of trouble free touring and comfortable hols. Wouldn't swop it for anything. Just had the usual oil filter thingy problem with the engine and a flat battery - nothing else really - now know I am tempting providence :( We get a lot of entertainment arriving on site and watching caravanners spending hours putting up awnings, fetching watching water etc. - sure you won't regret it. One confession is that up to last year we are still discovering things on it that we ever knew we had!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. Golygfor

    Golygfor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    image.jpeg Here she is. Hoping to pick it up next weekend. They have thrown in a 4 bike rack.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  14. Golygfor

    Golygfor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Hi Landscaper. I have no idea what the difference is either?! Pleased to hear you have no regrets. I always wanted an island bed, taken 9 odd years to get there and have now gone with the rear lounge for social use (and all the kids can be at one end!) 2 singles or make the bed. Trade off for simplicity of getting from A to B.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. landscaper

    landscaper Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Devon
    Yup looks good and just like ours only we have sprayed our bonnet navy blue! We like the layout of the rear lounge - which is similar to the caravan layout we had. We like to sit comfortably in the evenings and use it for 60 - 65 nights a year - we are in our late 60s and up until now! Have no problem quickly making up the very large and comfortable bed each night. We find the over cab bed a bid claustrophobic and put the grand children up there if they are staying with us. Just a couple of things:
    We moved the thermostat from above the habitation door as it was stopping the heating working too quickly - had it moved down towards the floor.
    It was about three years before we realised that their was a habitation heater under the driver's seat for use whilst driving - we had three years of cold journeys in the winter - now not a problem.
    We do not have a tv or we would have realised - asked the guy who does our MH check each year to please put a 12v point in so we could charge phones, iPads, etc. He told us we already had one inverted in the square box where the tv should go! We felt rather stupid!
    I would advise investing in some wing mirror covers. There is lots of information on them on this site. For some reason drivers approaching just do not see the black wing mirrors - after fitting them we were given a much wider berth!
    Enjoy and would be happy to help with any other queries.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. landscaper

    landscaper Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Devon
    Just noticed the difference - you have a double back axle - we don't!
     
  17. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    10,776
    Location:
    Sheffield
    A lovely van ,have many happy holidays and safe journeys in her!(y)
     
  18. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,303
    Likes Received:
    10,502
    Location:
    East Sussex
    :HelloThere:
    From us in East Sussex and
    :welcome3:
    We gave up tugging 4 years ago after dragging a caravan around for 20 years. I just wish we had don it much earlier.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    731
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Welcome aboard;)
     
  20. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    13,562
    Likes Received:
    20,504
    Location:
    South East Kent
    :pink:
     
Loading...

Share This Page