Very Green but Very Keen

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  1. Bellini

    Bellini Funster

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    I suppose I should start with saying hello!

    I'm Simon and I don't own a motorhome quite yet. But I'm looking...

    So why am I here? Back in the mid 70's when I was very young, my Dad bought a new Devon-converted bay window VW and we went to France in it on a family holiday. Great times and I remember most of it. Dad sold the VW some months later and has regretted it ever since.

    So I'm now older and am getting a mite irritated by putting up tents in the rain. And putting them down again. So I threw my toys out of the pram and we hired a motorhome to tour my wife's native Scotland last month. Only for a week. Loved it!

    Well, I did especially. So I now want to buy one of my own. And I suppose it harks back to that summer in 1976. That VW also got me into Land Rovers, but that's another story entirely.

    But I don't want a VW, though. Too small. I'm particularly taken with Hymer and am renting an older mid-90's one next month for a weekend and am very excited about it! As one is... I hope you understand.

    So there it is. No motorhome as yet. Still trying to convince my wife but happily gazing at adverts 'by way of research'....
     
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  2. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello Simon Welcome to Motorhome Fun , lots of information on here, join in ask questions that's what it is all about, and having fun. :thumb:
     
  3. taffybloke

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    Welcome to the best MH site ever. :flyingwelcome:


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  4. cbrookson

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    Old Hymer! Good idea!
    No idea why I should say that :BigGrin: ....... and welcome.

    Cheers
     
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    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
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    welcome

    Hi Welcome to MotorhomeFun :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome:thumb:

    There are plenty of experts on here to help with your search
     
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    Welcome to a great forum full of real helpful folks:thumb:
     
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    Hi Simon & wife

    Welcome to Motorhome Fun, hope you enjoy your time looking and planning, best thing we ever did!
    Very good idea to hire, gives you a far better idea on what layouts work for you, as there are sooooo many!
    Next thing to do is to get the wife to agree to visit a motorhome show, then you have plenty to look around.
    Lincoln Finale is coming up towards the end of this month.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Simon, welcome to the very best motor home forum.
     
  11. Peter & Elaine

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    Your in the right place for old stuff
     
  12. Armytwowheels

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    Hello and welcome. The old Hymers a a great starting point for new owners, as long as you don't expect everything to be perfect and realise that the old ones are always going to be ongoing projects. Mind you if you have Landrovers you will know exactly what I mean:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi and welcome from a newbie.....I jumped into the old Hymer thing just a few weeks back.
    Fixed everything that wasn`t working, or had not been used for some time.
    In the last six weeks we have been away for 3 weekends and are off again tomorrow for a couple of days:thumb:

    It is addictive....Getting up and going when you like:Cool:
     
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    Hello and :welcome: to the forum. Lots of knowledge and experience among the funsters :thumb:
     
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    Hello :thumb:
     
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    Goos morning and welcome
    :welcome:

    If I where you I whould join this site £10 per year before you buy.

    You can ask advice on all models from people who might have that model.

    Dont forget a lot is what you want.

    Thery dont all like the same{or it whould be a Rapido forum:Rofl1:}


    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Hi Bellini you sound like my kids who were lucky enough to have so many fantastic experiences in caravans and motorhomes during their years growing up. They will I'm sure move from tents to motorhomes at some time soon. :thumb:
     
  18. Bellini

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    Wow!

    Thanks for the very warm welcome!:thumb:

    £10 will be paid shortly.

    I've booked tickets to the Motorhome and Caravan show at the NEC and we're all really looking forward to going.

    I must admit to also owning an immaculate 13 year-old AMG Mercedes and that draws me heavily to a Mercedes chassis simply because of the mechanical dependability we've experienced.

    No problem in spending time doing bits here and there - as someone said, we've used to that with the LR's. And it adds a certain sense of satisfaction to doing things yourself at a reduced cost. But this is very early days and I know from experience that we may also end up buying something much newer. But I really love the mid 90's Hymer's classic looks and timelessness.

    Still, I'll get fully immersed in things here and build my knowledge some more before any decisions are made. Then there's the upcoming Hymer hire and the NEC. Really looking forward to all this!

    Thanks again!
     
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