Richard Baldwin Motorhomes

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  1. White Rose

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    Is it me, or does their website not load ...? I'm starting to think it's personal as they told me it was working fine! Google reckons that this is the web address http://www.richardbaldwinmotorhomes.co.uk/ .... Could someone else just see if anything happens ...

    Thank you!
     
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    Your right it doesn't work for me either:Doh:
     
  3. White Rose

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    Thank you! So it's not just my OH banning me from "MH porn" sites then :Rofl1:
     
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    No, I can't open this page either. I'm not too sure about that company anyway, although that view is probably unfair. It's just that they don't want much to do with Hymers and offered me a really bad trade in price last year.

    Ivy
     
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    That's interesting to read, as I'd generally heard good things about their reputation and I think that's the first negative I've come across. My MH purchasing has been on hold for six months, so I'm just starting to limber up again and was trying to discover if they do "try before you buy" rental. I'd have nothing to trade in, so I guess I'd be relatively popular ...
     
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    When we were looking we went over to Halifax but cant say they enticed us with what they had in stock.
     
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    Have you tried Dick Lane? They are really helpful and their workshop is great.

    Ivy
     
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    You're right, it aint working :RollEyes:
     
  9. White Rose

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    Ah, that's a bit discouraging, though I guess stock levels will vary... Hmm. I've only been there once on our first look at motorhomes last summer - we hadn't a clue what we wanted, what to look for, in what price bracket or anything really, so I though perhaps we should start there again now we have a bit more of the plan. The website being down has rather put paid to doing that the lazy way - I guess I might actually have to get off my bottom and drive over there :Smile:

    You know, thats's really given me a much needed nudge. Dick Lane is probably the closest MH seller to us - it's only about 15 mins drive - but I keep being put off because the area always feels so dodgy and their pitch looks small so I thought it wasn't really worth a look. I might take the Junior Miss over there on a flying visit one day this week and stop being so shallow!
     
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    I was gonna mention Dick Lane because we went there as well, friendly, helpful not pushy and I was more interested in the boat they had sat on their land.

    Dale
     
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    Website now working:Smile:

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    I cant view it either.
    Same here Dale, When we went November 09 we were surprised at the musty smelly , dated interiors , and old well used models they had for sale.
    We had a £30k budget and wouldn't have touched any of the used models we saw. Opening the door was enough to make us not even want to look inside.
    ( something you don't get on the Internet , smelly vision remember too )
    We soon left , it made us even more sure on the one we eventually bought.:Wink:
    We bought ours from Danum Leisure in Askham near Doncaster BTW
    Bev
     
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    Hi

    It loaded first time for me must be a distance thing as we are in the next town well nearly.

    We never bought from them but always found them helpfut without being pushy

    Cheers Alan
     
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    Thanks all - it's loading fine for me now too :Smile: guess it was just a weekend thing - which is a little annoying as I'm now sitting in an open plan office with a very large computer screen so I can't actually make any use of it!

    Ok, so this week is now going to include a trip to Dick Lane and a trip to Danum Leisure - good job I only work part time :BigGrin: Any more suggestions, whilst I'm on a roll?
     
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    richard baldwins

    We bought our motorhome from them last September, have to say they are excellent at saying on behalf of richard baldwins we are sorry apart from that we won`t be going back there.

    They had 7 weeks to get our M/H ready for us to pick up, they hadn`t done any of the jobs they said they would, fitted the wrong bike rack (not even fitted straight) so we had to come home without it, not impressed as it was a 4 hr round trip, our daughter lives in Halifax so had driven to Chester to take us back to pick it up, so she had to take us back home and then drive back to halifax all for nothing.
    First time we used it we found a gas leak plus lots of other faults.
    It`s been back 3 times and the gas leak is still there, being sorted somewhere else now.

    It took them 3 attempts to get our name correct on the log book, basically just a list of errors, we found out it hadn`t even been through their workshop for a pre-delivery check.
    I insisted they take the bike rack off which was 10mm out of square and covered the rear window, which annoyed me as we would now have 4 holes in the back of the van. They did in the end fit a motorbike rack though this was done by an outside company, considering we paid the price on the window it was the least they could do for their abysmal service.

    Our advice would be look elsewhere.

    Have a look at http://www.johnscross.co.uk//

    Their website is excellent, lots of photos of the M/H`s and they have been very courteous and helpfull with some of our problems.
     
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    re: site

    Works fine for me, just tried it.

    Mlke
     
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    RobnChris - that's not good to hear :Angry: I hope you are still getting pleasure from your MH despite the bad start?

    Some of the dealer stories on this site and others are just awful - I do worry that as, an inexperienced newbie, my chances of getting ripped off do feel quite high, though I try to tell myself that people are more likely to report bad experiences than good....

    John's cross do have a good "feel" to them, esp because they put themselves well into the public eye without seeming to attract flack ... If only they weren't so darned far away!
     
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    Hi,
    We love our motorhome but won`t tell a lie the way things went with Baldwins did take a bit of the shine off but we are British and can rise above that :thumb:

    We are determined to make it our motorhome and comfortable for us, we are lucky in that the previous owners really looked after it so it`s in excellent condition, we have added our own touches, the latest being Air Suspension which has transformed the ride.
    Take your time and look at every motorhome you can, perhaps turn up at one of the rallies, we are certain that other Funsters will be only too pleased to show you their motorhomes and how they live with them.
    If you are like us we knew this was the one for us as soon as we looked inside.

    Whichever model you choose we wish you well.

    Rob and Chris.
     
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    Thanks for the thought, dont let distance put you off, we have supplied MH's all over the country, Ireland, Scotland and even one to India.

    Websites can be contrary sometimes, even ours the last few days as we were moving it from one domain to another, seems to have sttled down now.

    Peter
     
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    web site works ok for me
    spongy
     
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