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  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    We just (tonight) turned down a large, no very large, 6 figure sum for motorhomefun. I can't tell you it was an easy decision, we did think long and hard about it and in these last couple of days in quiet day dream type moments I've been thinking where we would spend the money much like a lottery winner might.

    But selling motorhomefun would be like selling one of the children, we just couldn't bring ourselves to do it. We want to build motorhome Fun into the best motorhome club there is, (if it isn't already:Wink:) With all our soul searching we came to the conclusion, that we always knew to be true, that this place is much more than just an asset we can sell, its a whole lifestyle made up of real people and real friends and that makes it pretty priceless to us. So tonight we said No thanks, we'd rather stay skint.

    To be honest were still reeling a little, but sure we've made the right decision but I suppose only time will tell. :gulp:

    Long live MotorhomeFun:BigGrin:
     
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  2. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Wow you two. That must have been really difficult for you ... security for the kids future and all that...... I know I should say well done and thank you, but you know that whatever decision you make we would all be behind you and understand. Bet you feel like breaking the dry January now don't you. Here's hoping it was the right decision for you after all your hard work to date.:thumb:
     
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  3. bungy

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    Holy cow, thats a decision and a half...
    and with the one you've made...i think answers one of your goals.... its got to be the best club already...what with owners that dedicated and wanting to stay with the brood!!!!
     
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  4. Coolbeanz

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    wow, brave decision but must say I am mighty pleased to hear it :thumb:
     
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  5. andyman

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    I guess the beers on us at the next meet. :thumb::thumb:
     
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  6. Mastercamper

    Mastercamper Read Only Funster

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    Jim, I can only endorse these comments, respect your decision, and thank you for sharing it with us. Don`t ask what I would have done in similar circumstances, because I doubt that I would have the courage to by pass such financial security. As I said, RESPECT.
     
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  7. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    six figure sum Jim, i'm disappointed....that isnt a lot for all the work you have put in.

    I'm prepared to offer a seven figure sum.









































    £10,199.99p
    :Rofl1:
     
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  8. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    Never met you, never (knowingly) met another 'funster' but this site has been a life-line to reality for me.

    So much more than a motorhome forum

    Keep up the good work:thumb:




     
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  9. tofo

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    Mr sir lord and master of the funsters
    thanks For not selling
    us to the Chinese or worser the yanks

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  10. Wildbill

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    I for one would have dropped it like a hot potato would have been gone faster than a rat down a drain pipe
    because it would have just become a ware zone on the forum just like the dark side or even worse taken over by them:wooo::wooo::imoutahere:
     
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  11. Roxie

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    Ditto - I don't think I've ever met another Funster apart from Peter (John's Cross) - who recommend you - now love this community! Well done Jim. :thumb:
     
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  12. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Top man Jim:thumb: I can only echo Joy's lovely statement

    Bill, it did occur to me that there would be a little ironic if it was [STRIKE]sold out[/STRIKE] taken over by the same lot as the other MHF......
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Jim & Siàn much respect, and you known how much I enjoy Fun and the Funsters but I would still respect you just as much if you felt the decision was made the other way, as these this things don't come Around too often, whichever way it is/was Jim your a gent. Hats off to you.
     
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  14. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Very glad you didn't sell but equally wouldn't have blamed you if you had. I haven't been a member that long but value the community and friendships I have made over the last couple of years very much. Cannot see it staying the same type of community without you two to guide it.
     
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  15. JohnH

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    One word sums it up:


    RESPECT



    Putting others first takes a "big" man. Well done.


    JohnH
     
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  16. JJ

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    Sod it...

    My people just told me you turned down our offer...

    Oh well, never mind.

    Just have to buy a football team instead.


    JJ :Cool:
     
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  17. Peter & Elaine

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    Ditto
    Your are brave people many would have sold and run
    I sincerely do admire your style
     
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  18. 2bob

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    THANK you jim you have done a very good job of keeping us strait

    thx you
     
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  19. Linda and Steph

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    Hey Jim, why can't you sell and just start another forum? We'll all leave this and join your new one :Wink:
     
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  20. lorger

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    Jim I have heard through the grapevine the prospective buyers would honour old Mo's life membership and that's the real reason you didn't sell.:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I'm glad you didn't Jim but remember sometimes you have to be selfish and do whats right for you, I personally think that's what you have done as money can't buy what this forum offers. In second thoughts it can £10 a year :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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