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  1. Popsie

    Popsie Read Only Funster

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    Hi to all
    For some reason I am being drawn to owning a motorhome I am doing my research online but any advice would be appreciated on what to buy or not to buy and what to look out for
    Cheers
     
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  2. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN the best motorhome forum on the net for all and any questions you may have. (y)
     
  3. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Welcome to "Fun"....

    Lot`s of information on here and knowledgeable folk ... what size M.Home, how many berths, what sort of lay out would you want.. (y)
     
  4. trekkin

    trekkin Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Easy really,

    Decide where you are going to park it, this will give indication on size
    What driving licence you have will dictate the max weight,
    Where you are going to get it serviced/repaired this may indicate the chassis and engine
    It's going to be a home more than a motor, so get the layout right. Spend a few hours, day camp, sit on the toilet, stand in the shower, does it all feel right, go through the motions of making a drink, do you have enough work top etc

    Then you just have to look around to find "the one" you will know as soon as you set foot in it

    Easy really, no very difficult take your time do not rush, you can only spend your money once....and when it's gone it's gone.

    The best advice, buy your third Motorhome first as you will be well knowledgeable with hindsight.

    Adrian
     
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  5. Hollyberry

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    Hi and Welcome to Fun.
    How about going to a dealer near to you and just have a wander round, sit in them all, look at the storage, the layouts, bathrooms and kitchens.
    You'll probably get an idea of what you don't want from that, then you can start a list of what you do want.
    Like everything, there's usually a compromise but just trying out lots is a start.
     
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  6. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    just make sure that you will have enough time to get away to justify the outlay.....
     
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  7. cranky

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    try hiring one for a week first.
     
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    What ever size you think you need............. a smaller one will do it just as well (if not better) :rolleyes:

    It is really too easy to get caught up in the drama, and in the showroom to get 'showroom fever' and convince yourself you must have the biggest baddest one ............ ;)
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    All good advice above.

    Another idea is to come along to a meet or rally as a day visitor and lots of people ill show you their vans and be honest about the good and not so good points.

    There are quite a few Funsters near you so you might even get some invites anyway :)

    Oh and

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  10. houdini

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    @Puddleduck - oohh,that's a good idea, hadn't thought of that, thanks for the suggestion! Have to look for one not too far away. :D
     
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    Doh @Popsie meant to say welcome first - my manners!

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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello welcome, the best start you could make is investing £10 for full membership that will get you discounts and advice at your finger tips :welc:
     
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    Hi and welcome :welc::welc:
     
  15. scousebird

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    Hello :hi:

    Lots of advice above (y)
     
  16. Live Life Now

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    Read the dealer review page on this website, remember BUYER BEWARE, do your homework, and enjoy it. Also think that Jims book available here is a good start.
    Be lucky
     
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    We have been looking for 10years, (after borrowing one for couple of weeks). We bought our first just before christmas as a pressie to ourselves. Don't rush but don't wait as long as us!!!!
     
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    Hello and welcome :welc:. Take your time researching , this place is invaluable ! .
     
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