Suffolk newbies

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by rosierose, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. rosierose

    rosierose Funster

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    Hi all,

    I've just subscribed, having read the threads and feeling that we will fit in (apart from the fact that we haven't got a MH yet!)

    Hubby and I hired last year, to get a feel for layouts etc and then went to the NEC show in October. Decided on one that we wanted to buy but got nervous about the outlay and held off. We have just been and had another look around at Peterborough and still like our original choice but feel that perhaps we ought to buy secondhand first?

    Anyway, we will continue to hire this year whilst looking around and hopefully pick up some handy tips along the way ;)

    Lisa
     
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  2. Dawn B

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    Hi & :welcome:
     
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  3. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi rosierose, welcome to MotorhomeFun.:welcome:
    :flyingwelcome:
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  4. rosierose

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    Just having a look around the site and found the members map…..DawnB, we are practically neighbours :BigGrin::Wink:
     
  5. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Welcome on board from the other (rather rough) end of Suffolk - you will find a huge amount of information and help on here - some of it even useful :Wink: This is a really friendly place; ask a question and the replies will come very swiftly.
     
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  6. WynandJean

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    Hello and welcome.

    Wyn
     
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  7. scousebird

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    Hello :thumb:
     
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  8. rosierose

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    Thanks for the warm welcome all, I'm liking it here already :thumb:
     
  9. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    If you fancy meeting some of us then my my birthday bash still has one static left or you can get a tenting pitch - make sure you speak to maria

    REMEMBER - you dont have to own a motorhome to come to a funster meet.

    If you are travelling around the shows come find the funster tent

    whatever you do HAVE FUN
     
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  10. rosierose

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    Thanks, that's very kind of you but I am running the Race for Life on the Sunday. I hope you have a fab time though :)

    We will definitely keep a look out when we go to another show :Wink:
     
  11. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Good luck with the Race for Life - a very worthy cause
     
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  12. wingman

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    There's pro' and con's for both the second hand and new routes.....

    Buying secondhand is obviously less of a financial leap and easier to justify, especially if you tell yourself that it's the same as the price of a car! Largely, S/H vehicles are looked after by their owners and many have low mileage. However, if you want a really late model, you can pay well over 30K plus! Once you are in this range, you might as well go for new, or a pre- registered bargain because you won't have to worry about an MOT for 3 years, buy new tyres, worry about damp or rectify any other problems.

    At least with 'new' you know the beast from the start. BUT, the cost is like a mortgage! AND as you've probably read on here, new ones aren't always free from faults either.

    As you've hired and are hiring again, it sounds like you like the MH lifestyle and it's just a question of layout. There is, alas, no perfect layout; it's always a compromise. Many on here will say you don't get near to your choice until you've bought your third 'van!!

    Don't leave it too late, push the boat out, otherwise you'll talk yourselves out of it!

    Wishing you happy browsing, Motorhome hunting and travels anyway.
     
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  13. New Dawn

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    Hi & welcome :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    welcome to the mad house.we hope you find what you need.then we can meet you at the meets.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
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  16. injebreck99

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    Welcome, just don't mention the Suffolk bit, loses street cred.!
    We will be at a CL just outside Snape this weekend if you want to view our van or have any advice, pm me if you do. :thumb:
     
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  17. Coolbeanz

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    hello and :welcome: from the Essex/Suffolk border :BigGrin:
     
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    Hello and Welcome from another neighbour in Norfolk. Hope to meet you soon.:welcome:
     
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    Hi Lisa , Welcome to the Fun :thumb:
     
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  20. DuxDeluxe

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    That's OK, we never had any to begin with down here - almost in whitestilletto land.........:Blush:
     
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