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  1. RichardnGill

    RichardnGill Read Only Funster

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    Just been looking at Ridgeset RV's website after reading another post and I was wondering if anyone has a list of RV dealer's that have simular stock in? IE not everything over 50K

    I am just browsing at the moment but could fancy an RV in the future if things work out. I would probally want to keep under 7.5 tonne and 28' . Must be a derv though, mabe a C Class might be better for us?

    Richard...
     
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    Why Derv? unless you spend big bucks American diesels are rubbish, better off with a trusty V8 Petrol and an LPG conversion...

    Waits for:shout:
     
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    This is a good list of dealers swiped from the links page of the Big Pitch Guide
    • Freedom Motorhomes [​IMG] Buy with confidence from the factory appointed UK dealer - your road to Freedom could start here!
    • Itchyfeet American Motorhomes [​IMG] The Carvynick Country Club has developed and created the UK's premier resort location for American Motorhomes - with luxury 5 star fully-serviced pitches providing the perfect base for your adventure and exploration of Cornwall. A range of 30 or more new and pre-owned coaches is available for inspection 7 days a week.
    • Location Facilities LTD [​IMG]
    • RidgesetRV [​IMG] Suppliers of quality pre-owned American RVs. Call Les or Jayne Botham for their latest stock list of realistically priced A and C class motorhomes.
    • Travelworld RV [​IMG] Wish you were here? Wake up every morning and think 'where shall we go today?' No need to be tied to a site, incredible fuel economy and all the comforts of your own home.....isn't it time you considered a visit to Travelworld?
    • Westcroft Motorhomes [​IMG] New exclusive Motorhomes and quality approved used American Motorhomes from Westcroft American Motorhome Centre.
    • Griffin American Motorhomes [​IMG] Sales (part-exchange considered) of all pre-owned RVs - and UK electrical conversions completed on new imports.
    • Dudleys of Oxfordshire [​IMG] For the largest selection of American Motor Homes in the UK. When you commit to us...we commit to you...sales.service.accessory shop.storage
    • Gold RV Sales and Service Ltd [​IMG] High quality, USA style service available to you in the UK. Repairs and servicing, parts and accessories together with sales of Triple E RVs - truly 24 carat gold service for your motorhome.
    • Northwest American-RV [​IMG] based on Merseyside, filling a growing need for an American RV Importer in the Northwest of England, with affordable prices that won't break the bank! We specialise in the ever popular Lexington Class B Motorhome from Forest River. More & more motorhomer's are choosing the Lexington, being only 7'9" wide makes it ideal for European roads, with its unique combination of manoeuvrability and ease of handling while driving and luxurious living conditions when camping, the Lexington offers a style and class that is all its own.
    • Midland International American Motorhome Center [​IMG] Get the inside story on the luxurious motorhome ranges from Midland International - at Midland International, we tailor every Georgie Boy and R-Vision Condor motorhome to suit the exacting requirements of our UK customers.
    • The S.T.T Group [​IMG] Suppliers of new and used American Caravans and 5th Wheels
    • Destination RV International [​IMG] Destination RV International have been associated with RV's for almost 20 years. An independent family-run concern well known in the Industry for their commitment and in-depth knowledge of RV's. At Destination RV International we sell both new and used motorhomes, fifth wheels and pick-ups. We are manufacturer supported and are main dealers of Fleetwood product.
     
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    Thanks Jim that will keep me busy for the rest of the night.


    Richard...:thumb:
     
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    I second that.But then I am biased somewhat.

    Big V8 petrol motors go on and on and ............[​IMG]
     
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    **cough cough**
     
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    I love my big V8, but.. LPG is too thin on the ground and when you do find it, its poorly placed at the pumps. I am doing at least 10,000 miles a year so I am sure my next rig will be a smelly lumpy diesel, but my wallet will be fatter because of it. Anyway Diesels go on and on as well don't they? They just do not sound as nice along the way, I will miss that.:Smile:
     
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    **cough cough**

    I've just noticed that too Linda, I would PM Dick right away about his glaring oversight..:Smile:

    Dick put Linda on your links page, she's really nice and deserves to be there:Smile:

     
  9. RichardnGill

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    **cough cough**

    I have already been on your website. Linda.


    BTW. I would like a V8 or V10 petrol ( I can still remember the soiund of my dads Range Rover) but I am not keen on LPG and like the idea of 15mpg better than >9mpg.

    Richard...
     
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    I won't disappoint you, but that's utter RUBBISH :RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
  11. Lindy-C

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    Not all V10 petrol RVs do 9mpg, 13-14 is nearer the mark, depending on the wight of your right foot :Wink:
     
  12. Keith and Debs

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    Nah can't agree with that one my Trusty V8 Powerstroke 7.3 ltr Turbo Diesel has never missed a beat in the last 2 years and runs so smoothly people think its a petrol engine and are gobsmacked when they realise its a diesel.

    if you have to put the price of an LPG conversion on top of the price of your van, thats one hell of a lot of diesel.

    Keith

    Richardngill try here.......Got some good priced rigs
     
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    Thanks for the links, it's kept me busy for a while. We have just spent a wet weekend away in our Hymer and with all of us in it ( 2 kids 12 &15, our lass and the labrador) it has shrunk since we got it, Honest! It was ok in the summer but in the winter the extra space of an RV would be nice.

    We are (sorry I am) :Wink:(SWMBO is not too keen):Angry: just thinking at the moment, but the Hymer is only 6 months old so we will probably lose too much money at the moment.

    As for Petrol Vs Derv , would a 28' C class petrol do 14+mpg?

    Richard...
     
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    Castle motors, couple of members haven't had the best of experiences with them.

    Olley
     
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    hi any details olley ? didnt keith get rockie from them?


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  16. Lindy-C

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    Hi Richard

    In answer to your question, we have had 3 Coachmen Catalina 28ft C Class RVs based on a Ford Triton V10, all have averaged 14.6mpg driven sensibly on motorway runs. Towing they would achieve region of 13mpg.

    We currently run a 28ft 7.4ltr Chevy based Dutchmen C Class which averages around 13-14 on a run, towing (as in our fully laden parts trailer) it achieves around 12mpg.

    By comparison we have an English 2.4TD Ford Ranger crewcab truck which, towing the trailer unladen, only manages 17mpg .

    Hope this helps

    Linda
     
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    And if you take those MPG's and the cost of LPG (which is readily available) you get the equivalent of 26 - 28 mpg and that lovely V8 burble.... if you are going to buy an American diesel you need to be loaded :Doh:
     
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    Still have to disagree, you do not need to be loaded to buy an american diesel.....

    at the end of the day if it comes down to MPG as the deciding factor in your purchase, you cant afford it......

    Keith.......
     
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    :Sad: Perhaps they should take note of the Lemon thread? :Angry:
     
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    He did, and then had to spend I believe around two grand on it, steering box is one item I remember. The insurance backed guarantee you get from them, I believe Keith said was good for wiping your bum on.

    Olley
     
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