Prospective motorhomer

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  1. puffin

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    Thinking about buying a motorhome after 5 years of caravanning. Not sure what to do - any advice?
     
  2. PaulyP

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    Yes - Buy one.:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Yep.........what he said
     
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    Buy mine :thumb:
     
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    I would ask why .

    what makes you think it will be better, are you changing your travel style ?

    Do you regularly stay on sites for several days and plan to do the same, or are you going to travel far and wide and do a lot of off site camping ?

    If the former then keep the caravan... if the later then get a MH
     
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    Hi Puffin
    Jim's right, you must think about the type of use. I swapped last year from years of caravan use and do not regret one bit, (wished I'd done it years ago but took some time to accept the extra cost of buying!) but we are all different and sometimes a caravan suits best, I know 2 couples that regret swapping, one still has the M/H but now tows a car, the other took a hit on their newly bought M/H and went back to a caravan.

    Do abit of research upfront, a useful book to read can be found here http://www.go-motorhoming.co.uk/
     
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  7. Popeye

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    No no no no .......... Change to MoHo, far far better class of nutter with Mo Ho's....:Eek!:
     
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  8. Terry

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    Hi and welcome :thumb: best bet is to spend a tenner and become a full member then you can ask as many Qs as you like no matter how daft/trivial they seem.You have already got some bits of sound advise :thumb: but for us layout is everything.:Wink:I know it is not that dissimilar to a caravan but generally you don't have as much room and depending on how you want to use it size matters -too small on space may be too cramped and too big may cause you problems where you want to go :Doh::BigGrin:Then you have the big boys who need to tow a toad (tow car) :Rofl1: so you then become a tugger again with a posh outfit :BigGrin:Choose wisely and you will not regret it :thumb:
    terry
     
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  9. Carol

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    If you are looking to get a bit more adventurous I would put your bike on the back of a motorhome and get out there and explore so much to see and do.

    If you just want to sit outside your van and watch the world go by then probably a caravan, its what you choose to do with it that counts.
     
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  10. B-well

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    buy then try you will not regret,
     
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    Go to shop, buy.
     
  12. Minxy Girl

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    I assume you are NOT dyslexic ....!:Rofl1:
     
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    dont believe any of them .get a nice mini artic .use it as and when you want drag it all over the place ideal for every where . no need for a toad . m,bike in the back .its the way forward just takes along time for some to catch on .hee hee. :Rofl1:
     
  14. Kay

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    Call me picky, I'm pretty new here, an anorak of the first degree in several subjects, including M/Hs . Thick skinned and can do evasive action when attacked. Others may be more delicate until they evolve into a pi$$ taking fun loving don't give a damn M/H er

    This thread sounds like a drunken brawl, someone is considering spending a not insignificant wedge on a motorhome, we are all converts and very subjective, this member would like an objective view, which we cannot do as do not know enough of their circumstances. I am terrible for pi$$ taking but wouldn't want to put off a potential M/H er off what is, we can all agree, a better way of life for us.

    Don't buy and regret, (unless you're loaded!) think hard and answer the points put forward by the few sensible M/H ers! If you want hook up, sites, clubs, staying weeks in one place once or twice a year etc, stay with a caravan, if you want to go wherever, whenever, europe, making use of laybys, truck stops, cheap overnights, aires, without setting the awning up, chairs, bbqs out, no winding down legs, no aqua rolls, 2 mins set up, (turning on the gas, why can't they have a on switch inside? Then I wouldn't even have to go outside when I park up in the rain!) A motorhome maybe for you! (sites are still ok by the way!)

    To me they are a luxury after many a night out in a lorry and Brecon in a hole!, easier and more convenient and easier than a caravan, a perfect 'doss' machine and any disadvantages are outweighed by the many benefits they offer, that said it wouldn't have worked for me when the kids were home, for some it does. My last M/H at 21'3" was no problem to park in any town, tried a few. Can't say with the new one as not picked it up yet but suspect any place bar a few it will fit where the last did (3ft longer)

    Only you can decide if it's for you and I suspect you will have more questions than answers, some which can be answered here!!
     
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  15. PaulyP

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    Get an idea of what you want, you may already know as caravan owners, then think of hiring one of the same model.
    If you don't like it at least it's not cost you too much.:BigGrin:
     
  16. motorhomelover

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    it works for many not for all
    BUT is a very expensive mistake so do your home work
    make a tick list of your needs and wants
    unless your buying new it will always be a compromise on what is out there to your list of wants n needs

    good luck
     
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    I think the 1st thing you should do is drag your caravan along to a M/H/fun meet or two------then you can talk face to face with m/homers and you should be able to view inside some with the owners--NOT SALESMEN--you should only get honest opinions--------THEN you will buy one:Rofl1::Rofl1:---take your time it's a big investment
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    Secumotion. Then no need to turn the gas off so doesn't need turning back on :BigGrin:
     
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    Definitely buy a MH. Drive in, switch off and put kettle on. No messing about in the rain uncoupling caravan. Just don't rush. Look at loads and know what your priorities are. Unless you buy a monster you'll lose some space but still worth it. We've always stuck to just under 6 metres and find we can drive into any town and find parking space somewhere. Go abroad and take advantage of free/cheap aires - you can't do that with a caravan. Good luck.
     
  20. DesRes

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    Read the "Buying a Motorhome" article in the Magazine section of this forum, probably have to sign up to get access but well worth it once you are there.
    Have to agree with the No.1 advice of fixing your budget. These things can be an expensive outlay, but will save in the long run, (ha, ha, no pun intended!):Rofl1:

    I think about how much I've saved each time I fire up the Lavazza in the MH instead of heading to Costapacket or Megabucks...:thumb:
     
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