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  1. Gillski

    Gillski Read Only Funster

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    Evening All

    Me and my hubby (Gill and Lee) are looking to buy our first motorhome this year and can't wait - this site is full of brilliant information and many friendly faces!! We're still at the very early stages but with about 20k to spend on a second hand model we're planning UK trips lasting a few months at a time (taking two lively doggies with us).

    Are there any makes/models you would recommend or avoid? (My hubby has a Renault van which he has been very impressed with and we've also had Ford vans and cars).

    We're thinking that living space first and then kitchen space will be more important than sleeping so are discounting fixed beds and don't want anything too huge that we can't get down a smaller sized road.

    It would be really useful to get some feedback from anyone who's in theirs for longer than a couple of weeks on what we should be considering.

    Thanks in advance

    :Smile: Gill and Lee :Smile:

    To get the rainbow, you have to put up with a little rain.
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Gill and Lee,

    Welcome to FUN, you will get plentty of informed advice one here:thumb:

    Our Andy has been motorhoming for years and he can put you wise on many aspects if you would like to have a chat to him.

    OK he is a salesman:RollEyes: as well but hes a nice guy and dead honest and is well knowledgable.

    Peter
     
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Some of the best living areas mean you have to make them into beds every night :-(

    But remember a Luton, fixed bed over cab, is a fixed bed that effectively take up no space. Some are cramped, some are excellent.

    £20K will surely get you a first class first van - problem - that's right in the "juddergate" bracket of second hand Fiat/Peugeot vans. Be well aware of the problems. You may well do better with under £20K and the older judder free Fiats if indeed Fiat delivers the goods.
     
  4. Gillski

    Gillski Read Only Funster

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    Thanks Hilldweller - I've not seen an overcab bed in action but from the photos they look a bit claustraphobic, although making up a bed each night may turn into a pain.

    I need to sign off for now as this site is a bit addictive and I need to turn in for the night but will be on lots more I'm sure.

    Thanks again
    Gill
     
  5. Jim

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    Hi Gill and Lee, choosing can be a minefield; many people admit not getting it right until their 3rd motorhome:Doh: They are really expensive mistakes to make. Take your time and look at as many as you can, go to shows and you will literally see hundreds. After a while your ideal layout will become apparent and then its just a matter of finding one for the right price, which in the present climate shouldn't be too difficult. Best of luck and welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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