Newbie Prevaricating

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  1. mcward

    mcward Read Only Funster

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    Hi I'm a complete newbie, but have been thinking for some time about buying a motorhome and have found a used Swift Escape 686. I live in Dundee and there is some beautiful scenery on our doorstep to get away for long weekends. We rented a 696 for a week around the Highlands and had a really good time, even though the weather wasn't perfect. We have found a good second hand one, less than 2 years old, under 3,000 miles, from a well established dealer near here, but I keep prevaricating about buying...
     
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    Hi and :welcome:mcward

    Like you, we were at that point almost 3 years ago. We traded in the caravan and bought a new Elddis Autoquest 180 and we have no regrets whatsoever. It will give you so much freedom to just get out there and enjoy not only what we have on our doorstep in Scotland, but everywhere else within the UK. We haven't yet managed to get abroad with the mh, but look forward to doing so when other things don't get in the way:Doh:

    I'm sure you will have no regrets, but it's just taking that step and saying "yes" and go for it. There is plenty advice with everything relating to mh's on here, that's for sure:thumb:

    On the subject of "perfect weather", we might be able to help you there.......move down to Denmead in Hampshire, my Mum and Dad live there and according to them it never rains and they are blessed with "wall to wall sunshine" 365 days a year!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Margaret & Bill
    (sunny south of Scotland):sin::sin::sin:
     
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  3. jollyrodger

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    Hi and welcome
    We Have great scenery south of the border also so go for it .............you know you want to :driving2::welcome:
     
  4. Chris

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    " Prevarication is the thief of time"*

    * Wilkins McCawber ' David Copperfield' *

    * I think.

    Just go for it:thumb:
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
  6. Angus dog

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    We are new to this life also,having collected our nh at beginning of June.Been away for 2 weekends,one with glorious weather and the second the complete opposite .Absolutely the right decision.Go for it
     
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    We are just outside of Dundee (Balruddery) and spent ages selecting the wrong van before spending even longer getting the right one! Happy to chat about how we got it right in the end!
    PM if you want to meet to discuss.:thumb:
     
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    Hi there and welcome. I used to live in Dundee, great touring area :thumb:
     
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    We bought our motorhome last year from a reputable dealer in Fife, if it's the same dealer we had no complaints but wished I had haggled a bit. Go for it, the Escape looks good.
     
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    Actually I think it is procastrination which is the thief of time.

    Same sort of thing though:Doh:
     
  11. Peter & Elaine

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    Hi and welcome to fun
    Think long and hard about what you buy and consider winter time if you intend to use
    I know your winters up there it can be cruel
    A fully winterised van with good heating would be a must for me

    As where to go where you live is some of the best scenery anywhere on this planet
    10 miles into a another world bliss

    And wild camping free always a bonus

    Go forth and enjoy (or Clyde)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, The site owner Jim has written a motorhome buyers guide that will easily save you the cost of buying it get it, read it, and go haggle. Enjoy
     
  13. mcward

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    Just to say, I've stopped prevaricating and bought the Escape 686! Now we have to decide where to go first! :Laughing:
     
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    Great news! Our first trip away in the van was to Crail, Sauchope Links, fantastic views out to the Forth and plenty of lovely little harbour towns to visit nearby. Elie, Pittenweem, St. Monans, Anstruther (great fish and chips) and Crail.......... and not forgetting St. Andrews too.:thumb:
    http://www.largoleisure.co.uk/holiday-parks/sauchope-links-park/holidays/touring-caravans-camping/

    Enjoy!
    Margaret & Bill:BigGrin:
     
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    Welcome to Fun, a beautiful part of the country to get good use out of a motorhome.:welcomefunster:
     
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