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  1. Hugh Jardon

    Hugh Jardon Deleted User

    we have been caravanning for on and off 20 years but only got the motorhome last sept/oct, are we the newest on here?

    we absolutely love it
     
  2. Jim

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    I owned a caravan for six years sold it about 12 years ago, only towed it once from the dealer in Eye to Peterborough Parachute centre a distance of under ten miles. We just lived in it at weekends. I think its still at the parachute centre now, but looking a little tatty!

    Most of the kit inside a motorhome, especially Europeans is the same as in caravans anyway, so on the domestic side of NHs you probably know as much as anyone. How have you found the transition from Caravan to MH?
     
  3. Hugh Jardon

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    easy peasy

    the caravan was great but i hated....

    loading the car up with stuff
    driving down to the campsite, getting the caravan out of storage
    parking on a pitch, emptying the caravan of all our junk
    setting up, putting legs down, filling water, doing awnings
    unloading car into caravan, sorting outside of caravan

    then when time to go home doing the reverse of above

    now it is fab, take the mh home on a thursday eve, load up with a few bits,

    clean pair of undies and nickers for each of us
    fresh crate of beer
    some food
    fill the water

    and gooooooooooooooo.........i just love motorhomes

    i used to hate going down the inside lane on the motorway, getting caught in those channels where the lorry wheels go, swinging all over the place

    give me a motorhome any day

    the only downside of a motorhome is the sheer cost of them, our caravan which was fine and 6.15m double axle was 7k, motorhome was 40+k:Eek!:

    but love em for sure.

    we had the follwing requirements for a mh

    central heating via radiators
    large garage

    permenant beds front and rear that are always made up

    seatbelts for 6+....have 7

    6+ berths.....have 7/8

    loads of storage

    decent engine...pepped up 175hp fiat

    good handling and cruising....tag axle helps hugely

    table to all seat 4 round

    separate shower

    nice size kitchen

    decent wardrobe

    nice big windown and heiki roof thing

    sat tv

    roof bars

    rear ladder

    towbar

    three seats in cab

    aircon in cab

    decent stereo

    very low miles

    like new

    we love em!!! :Smile::Wink:
     
  4. Bryan

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    We have never owned a tent, caravan or camper.

    Last August we bought our first RV and are now on our third!!



    We love it too, how could one not?
     
  5. Hugh Jardon

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    my god

    what did you do to the last 2? or were you working up the scale rather quickly?
    :Smile:
     
  6. Bryan

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    First one was a Damon Daybreak, bargain but changed for another, newer, Daybreak in much better condition.

    Changed that one for a Damon Ultrasport simply because we wanted a slide.

    So I guess we have just worked our way up quickly.

    Regards
    Bryan
     
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    And Suzy doesn't like the oven in the Ultrasport, so that could be going soon :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    Keith
     
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    She thinks the chandeliers are a bit small as well:Laughing:
     
  9. Hugh Jardon

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    wow that is moving fast for sure:BigGrin:

    the slideouts are the biggest attraction for me ....wish the euro ones had them
     
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    We only bought our 1st (old dog of a 1992 4th-hand) motorhome about 3 months ago.

    Never had caravans or vans before - and we're LOVING it!!!
     
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    Motorhomes are great! We love ours to bits! We use it for days out, weekends away, and all our holidays. Long live the motorhome:thumb:
     
  12. Forestboy

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    Hi Hugh
    I always camped until I was about 25 then drifted away from it.
    We dabbled with a small Euro van a few years ago and liked it.
    Decided to have another go last year went to have a look around and ended up buying the Damon RV.
    To say we love it is an understatement it has totally transformed our lives it's the best thing we've ever bought.
    I have just taken a few years off work after 39 years in the same job and intend to do some travelling mostly in Europe and cannot think of a better way of doing it. We have travelled a fair bit over the years mostly staying in hotels. Last year we did Dubai which was full of Posh & Becks wannabees we decided that was not for us hence the RV which has opened up a new world for us.
    Hope you get as much pleasure from yours as we do ours, I could bore you sick talking about it :BigGrin:
     
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