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  1. thetoads

    thetoads Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,

    we're a semi retired couple and we are considering buying a used motorhome this year. The only problem is , after reading some of the problems that some people have encountered it's got us thinking a bit more about our decision. We really are keen to get one but are afraid of wasting our hard earned dosh. Some comments about the damp problems scares us.


    Any advice would be most welcome. We like the look of Bessacarr low profile 2 berth.

    Thank you

    please no jokes about toads like damp conditions, my sister has just pointed that out to me.LOL
     
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  2. the stig

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    :welcomefunster: Don't be put off by some experiences on here. On the whole there are far more positives than negatives. When you go to buy just make sure you've done your homework on the type of MH you want and if poss take someone along with you who knows about these lovely machines. there will be threads on here that tell you what to look out for for signs of damp etc., If you know what your looking for then there is little chance you will buy a bad one.


    regards
    Andrea
     
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  3. John and Cheryl

    John and Cheryl Read Only Funster

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    If the prospect of all the possible issues puts you off buy from a reputable dealer that comes recommended.
    I see your from Merseyside I don’t know anyone near you but then again distance should not be a problem to get the right motor home check out the feedback on here for dealers like John Cross motor home http://www.johnscross.co.uk/ they are one you can rely on, I have nothing to do with them and my comments are based on member comments on this site. I am sure there are others but make sure they come recommended
    John
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Don't be put off. It actually makes ownership fun.

    There is always something that needs doing whether it be fixing a loose screw or putting your new sat tv system in.

    Motorhoming is a sort of strange hobby, no where else in the world would you buy something for so much money and then do little jobs too it.

    Look at it a bit like house ownership, they are not too dissimilar, in fact many have paid more for their motorhomes than they did their houses :Blush:
     
  5. JOHNSTEY

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    Hi.We started with a Sundance 530LP..a great little 2 berth low profile.However we soon realised we needed something bigger.:Doh: I would advise not to be afraid of getting a slightly larger van as it can save you the costly business of changing up later.Just our experience and wish you all the best.

    John and Carole
     
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    Hi and welcome

    Just to put your mind at rest...................

    I have absolutely NO idea how many members Fun has now, but out of all the several thousands, how many have a damp issue ?

    I mean, yes, folk do sometimes have a problem and will post about it thereby bringing it to our attention.. But if everyone who has NOT got a problem with damp posted just to say that.. well it would be a funny old forum to say the least !!! :Wink:

    Best advice.. Go to someone like John Cross or other independent retailer with a good reputation, or invest in a decent damp meter from Maplins or somewhere similar and buy private but check CAREFULLY !! :thumb:
     
  7. rob kinnear

    rob kinnear Read Only Funster

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    The damp problems posted even though they are a problem to the person concerned only represents a small portion of the motorhomes on the road old and new that are all damp free. Just like anything we buy in life there will be some problems but from what I have read on various forums is that second hand is best as the issues have been put right.
    We have had a few small issues with ours a 2002 sundance 630L but it has added to the fun of motorhoming.

    Best of luck
    Rob
     
  8. thetoads

    thetoads Read Only Funster

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    rob kineer

    Thanks for your encouraging words!!!
     
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