Potential purchaser looking to hire motorhome in north west

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  1. Skyy21

    Skyy21 Read Only Funster

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    Hi, not sure if this is the best place to start but my friend and I are mature women looking to buy our own Motorhome. To test what we want from a Motorhome we are looking for someone local to the North West willing to hire us their Motorhome for a week or so, plus maybe a few weekends in the summer. Anyone interested in making this arrangement or have any ideas where I should look?
     
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    Spinney motorhomes at Holmes Chapel have started hiring at least one motorhome - saw it on my last visit:thumb:
     
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    There's a hire company in Stafford.

    And there is one in Chester,
     
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    Hello welcome to the site.:BigGrin:
    You are doing the right thing hiring to try out before you buy.

    A quick look on google Motorhome Hire Manchester and these few were the first of many.
    http://www.manchestermotorhomehire.co.uk/
    http://www.discover.co.uk/locations-we-cover/manchester
    http://www.freedhome.co.uk/
    http://www.livethedreammotorhomehire.co.uk/
    hope this helps , i doubt many people on here would hire out their own motorhome , if thats what you were maybe thinking.
     
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    You are unlikely to get the use of a private one for two reasons, insurance and it is our Home, with a motor. It's personal. It's quite easy to damage one.

    First job is narrow down the search by sitting in as many MHs as you can at dealers or shows, take a camera, take a lot of pictures. Imagine it's pouring down and you are stuck inside all day, that is just about the hardest test of a MH.

    Look at the calendar on the home page LHS for shows, best place to see masses of MHs. There is the Knutsford show coming up soon.
     
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    Many dealers that hire will operate a try before you buy scheme. They charge you for hire, but discount this off the price of the one you buy should you buy from them - not a bad idea - but don't forget to knock them down far more than the hire cost!:BigGrin:
     
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    I agree with Brian and think you'd be very lucky to find someone who'll hand over their home for you to use and like Brian said, there's an insurance cost that's quite high to simply let someone use our pride and joys :cry:

    Hire one and give it a go and that way you'll be fully insured and also covered for liability in case of damage etc, also if something were to break or fail, with a hire home, they'll come out to sort it for you and can you imagine how you'd feel if you were to borrow one and then had a slight mishap, you'd never forgive yourself in letting the owner down :Doh:

    I spend a long long time searching for what I wanted. I spent hours on the Internet, on sites such as Autotrader and eBay as they both have a huge selection of homes for sale, both new and secondhand, and you can view them all. I also went to the NEC show 2 years in a row and sat in every single home to see what I wanted :thumb:

    My conclusion was this. I wanted a fixed bed in the rear as I met lots of people who had started out with a rear lounge and were then chopping them in for a fixed bed and decided I would opt for the fixed bed straight away, a move I haven't regretted for one second. I also wanted another double over the cab. I wanted a separate shower that worked with good sized fresh and grey water tanks. I wanted a separate toilet and I wanted a solar panel. I also wanted 2 long sofas that also converted to a bed. It had to have a reverse camera, a microwave, a decent kitchen that had a sink AND a draining board and a decent oven, hob and grill. I wanted the external BBQ and shower points and an awning. I also wanted alloy wheels and a tow bar. All a big ask, but that's what I wanted and that's what I found. Get yourself to a show, it's really the only way you'll find what you need and then you can decide if you want a new one or look for a secondhand one, which is what I did and was very happy with the money I spent :BigGrin:

    I haven't regretted any of it and love that I now own a motorhome and can't describe how much fun they are to own. They're not cheap as there's maint costs, insurance etc and then the money to keep it in good working order, but all in all, it's worth every penny :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Good luck and let us all know how you get on, oh and welcome to the madhouse :Smile::Smile:
     
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