On the verge of getting back to motorhoming

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  1. Toffs-G

    Toffs-G Read Only Funster

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    Haven't been on here for quite a while.

    Having had a 26ft European MH with a layout we ultimately decided we didn't like (only a dinette to sit at and ladder up to bed over garage) we decided to buy an RV a 32ft Winnebago C Class

    Very quickly we realised we had a made a mistake. Don't get me wrong they are lovely vehicles but probably better suited to the land of their origin. So consequently where as wherever we used to go we could take the MH out for the day with the RV we couldn't so when we went to lake garda last year we ended up hiring a car not to mention the nigh on £1000 in fuel costs :cry:and when we broke down in Switzerland on the way back the extortionate cost of parts etc. which I have no doubt would have been considerably cheaper had we had a European chassis.

    So we sold the RV and that was that.

    Now we are thinking of getting another smaller European MH partly as a result of chatting to our neighbours who have had the same 22ft MH for 24 years.

    We realise we only need about 18 to 20ft with a decent layout something along the lines of an elddis autoquest 130 with a loungy type living area and something that we can easily take off for the day if we are staying put for a while. Nice and easy to take around yet comfortable when we are lounging. The last European one we had we would often take out for the day at weekends.

    Fingers crossed we will be back to it fairly soon, I'm rather looking forward to it now that we have worked out what it is we need and indeed the fact that we used to cart around wayyyyyyy too much stuff.:Doh: so now hopefully we will more or less get it right.

    Cheers
    Gary
     
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    Really glad to see you back and congratulations on the birth of your son.

    I have been eagerly awaiting photos of your son, but you disappeared.

    Hope all is well

    Can we have some pics of baby:BigGrin:

    Hope you find the perfect vehicle for you and your family soon:BigGrin:

    Lesley







     
  3. Toffs-G

    Toffs-G Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Thanks for the welcome back

    I will post a pic when I get to my laptop currently on my phone

    Cheers
    G
     
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  4. motorhomelover

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    looks like you fell in to the killer trap mate
    got one that was far too big for your needs
    my RV is only 27 foot long
    none of the normal RV size issues
    with all the benefits of lots of storage great to live in half bath proper bed
    a small house on wheels

    sorry yours did not work out for you
    dont give up get the right one and your laughing
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Welcome back, come and pay us a visit and have a browse around, got a few vans that might suit you:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    Toffs-G Read Only Funster

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    Thanks Peter

    I'm sure we'll be down shortly

    Cheers
    G
     
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    Hi Lesley,

    as promised, this is our boy, can't believe he is 13 months already:BigGrin:

    Cheers
    G
     

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    He is soooooo cute:BigGrin:


    Thank you


    Get your new motorhome and get out there with your lovely family:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks Lesley.

    Indeed rather itching to get one now that we have decided what would be more practical for us :thumb:

    Cheers
    G
     
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    Hi nice to see you back.

    As for the elddis 130 we had one for 4 years and just changed it in Febuary, the layout was perfect for us at the time as Sophie was only 11 but now at 15 we felt or should I say she felt we needed a wee bit more space as we normally take her friend with us. If it had only been the two of us we would probably kept the 130 for another year or two, we also had a swivel seat fitted on the passenger seat and this made a big difference as it meant we could all sit with our legs up and stretched out :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi

    Thanks!!

    Thanks for the info on the 130 as junior is so young now we could probably keep it for a fair few years. we really want something with all the bits and bobs ie shower etc but that we can more or less take anywhere. Once we had the size issues with the RV we hankered for the old one back even with the layout basically because we enjoyed it so much so often.

    So to have something smaller that has all the bits we need and comfy to lounge in is our aim

    Cheers
    G
     
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    Welcome back Gary smashing little lad, sincerley hope that you get a motorhome that suits you all. Often wondered what happened to the Winnie they can be "juicy". Anyhow best of luck.

    Bob
     
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    Gary if you need any info on the 130 just ask we traded ours in to freeborn Motorhomes it was an 06 with a few extras and full service so don't know if it would be any good to you.
     
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    Thanks Bob

    Juicy - you can say that again, although we were returning about 15mpg which I understand is quite good:Eeek: it just felt as though we were forever going into fill up and it used to cost over £200 to fill it up:cry:

    Cheers
    G
     
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    Thanks Gerry will check it out

    Cheers
    G
     
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