Oh dear, what to do?

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  1. phodetheus

    phodetheus Read Only Funster

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    Having been full timing in our coach built 7 meter MH for the last year and a bit we are completely decided that this is the life for us and will never go back to living in a house.

    So we are now giving very serious consideration to upgrading to a RV and may have even found one. It's a Damon Daybreak with super slide, 10 years old and 17,000 on the clock. Its a petrol engine but the dealer can do the LPG conversion.

    I thought the hardest decision I ever had to make was wether to pack up the house and go full time or not. But this, I must admit, is coming in at a pretty close second in hardness.
     
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    I would love one but its
    The running cost and size for travling parking in Europe that puts me of
    My maximum size for any van would be 8 meters
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    A years not that long, still in the honeymoon period:)
    You never know what's in the future and bricks and mortar are a safe investment these days for your money. Downsize to a flat by all means and get an income by renting it out...but cutting the umbilical cord completely is a brave step......some might say foolish.

    As for an RV to be honest I'm not impressed.....
     
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    Cannot beat an RV for full timing.. (y)

    Just need to do a bit of forwards planning..

    There are a lot that do it.. (y)
     
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  5. phodetheus

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    If we did upgrade would we still be able to come to your rally Mo?
     
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    I don't feel I can offer opinions on how others should run their lives, running mine is more than enough for me!

    I considered an RV some time ago having been living fulltime in a self build panel van for many years but in the end decided the restrictions the increased size created weren't worth it just to have more space.

    In hindsight I am very glad I didn't "upgrade"... (but I do mostly live on my own).

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Rent your house and try the full timing first, you may not like it and then you can move back in if it does not work out.
    Phil
     
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    ?????????

    I understood from the OP that they have been full timing for a year and have "completely decided" it is what they want to do...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    Should not be a problem... (y) a couple are coming with RV`s...
     
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    :) cool
     
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    looking forward to meeting up again and seeing you in a new home then..:)
    go for it m'dears, you're good at forward planning so it should be no big deal..(y)
     
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    Cheers Dryad. Were very much looking forward to meeting up with you all again as well.

    Its not a done deal yet but very very likely. Were going to look at it in much more detail on Saturday morning (providing they still have it :() and see what they will give me for my current MH
     
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    Good luck with it and if it's not there on Saturday there is a better one for you somewhere else!

    Kath
     
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    Yeah thats what I am thinking Kath. Stops me charging over there now and steaming ahead without thinking it through properly.
     
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    Well you know that you will be limiting yourselves where you can go and park and it will cost a fortune to get there.

    So what will you gain, that is the question.
     
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    Have LPG it will save you a lot in the end. We are in a Damon Challenger and love it we only have the one slide and manage fine. Really make the dealer show you everything even how to pull out the awning (it may have a rip)
    Check inside the bedroom lockers for any damp, pull out the mattress to see for damp. Make sure the fridge freezer is working get them to remove the outside cover to the fridge and make sure you have no yellow staining as this can be very expensive. Also if it has not been used much brakes could be a concern.
    Good luck (y)
     
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    ... and video it, you'll be too excited to remember it all!
     
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    It's the forward planning which makes living in an RV fun. :)(y)
     
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    Better still try and get an RV owner to accompany you to have a look at this RV with you.
     
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    Considerably more living space is the main thing. We have been travelling for over a year now and thinking back there were only a few places where we couldn't have gone.

    On reflection because we live full time in ours the benefits are outweighing the cons quite well.
     
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