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  1. Lynne mc

    Lynne mc Read Only Funster

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    My husband and I have been talking about buying a motorhome. We are complete novices.We did caravaning while the children were young.they have now left home. We are trying to work out the benifits for a motorhome vs renting cottages.(especially with rising costs of fuel). We have a new addition to our family. ( a puppy).We have read lots of motorhome mags but are getting more confused. Can anybody help us please? Also would a 2lt deisel van be ok for going up hills etc?
     
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    Hi Lynne and Welcome to MHF.
    For a funster to answer your question or questions a little more detail would help,
    When you say Van, are you talking about a van as in a small van or a large van,
    Or are you talking of a van conversion....
    The weight of the van, how many people will be travelling in it.
    Are you talking a modern Van or a older van....to any those questions I have just mentioned yes A 2lt Diesel engine would be ok, but a modern engine usually are far superior quicker,pulls better and normally more economical..
    The older diesel may be a little slower a little less on the MPG but will still go up hills.

    Now many people talk of there motorhome as a VAN..(just a figure of speech )
    Then I would say depending on the size of motorhome..weight, Custom cab or "A" class,
    e.g for the larger motorhome 6.8m ish Plus a bigger engine would be far better,
    A new engine type 2.3 to 3ltr...
    Older engines a 2.5 to 2.8 ltr.
    This is on European Vans & Motorhomes.....
    A small motorhome say at around 5 to 6m in length a modern 2lt injection multi jet should be fine.
    I hope that has been a little help to you.

    Mel
     
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    my van is a 2.3ltr and goes up hills with Np as for the difference between cottages and mh if you don't like where u r u cant move the cottage we also have a small pup and with the pet passport scheme he can go with us to Europe also i know the cost of fuel is high but i still believe the saving compared to a fixed holiday outway the fuel cost
    happy travelling and hope you get what you need
     
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    2 ltr ok no problem as long as turbodiesel , non turbo bit sluggish.
     
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    Welcome you are both...
    I am also new on this forum....
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, first thing you need to do is subscribe before you run out of free posts, heehee.
     
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