very new but very enthusiastic!! And excited!

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  1. ruthasaurus

    ruthasaurus Read Only Funster

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    Hello hello hello! My name is Ruth,
    I'm another one who does not yet own a camper, but I really really want one. I only passed my driving test in June (at the age of 30), and absolutely LOVE driving. I've been lucky to have a few friends who have put up with the non driving me in campers around New Zealand and Ireland. I'm a very good navigator now, but am itching to get in the drivers seat.
    I fell in love with our autosleeper in Ireland, which was a VW topaz. The set up (particularly the shower and loo) meant that we didnt have to stop at a campsite in the whole 10 days, i definately enjoyed the wild camping side of vanning.
    I would ideally like to get a Topaz but I'm not really sure 1) if they really are any good and 2) if there are other models are similar/cheaper/better! Ive found its hard to get an insurance quote without knowing the exact van I will be buying. Any advice would be much appreciated! I'll have a good trawl round the forums now.
    It really is nice to feel surrounded by other people with the same interests :Smile:
     
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    I've seen the Topaz though never owned one. Brilliant layout and VW reliability though expensive parts if you need them. Everything you need for wildcamping in a really small vehicle.
     
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    Hi Ruth, good luck with your search, and welcome.
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Ruth,

    Welcome to fun and congrats on passing but be warned you cannot drive anything over 3500kg with your licence (just in case!!)

    Peter
     
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    Welcome ruth to the fun and banter, enjoy looking for your dream machine,:Smile:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, I was going to ask why you have a sore... but never mind maybe later when I get to know you better. :Rofl1::Rofl1: Do check out the chatroom, quite busy most evenings and quiz on thursday nights always great for a laugh.
     
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    welcome also from us

    Welcome from us also.. nice to see that some younger people getting in to motor homing ... Peter of Johns Cross speaks gives some very valid advice re the weight limits on the present B licence in the UK... suggest you also speak to some insurance companies as they often limit age of drivers on some motor homes.

    But do join in the site banter.

    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard
     
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    Hello, welcome to FUN
     
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    Hiya,

    Welcome to motorhomefun, you will find loads of people here able to help...

    One thing as regards your insurance is to SHOP AROUND, though there are limits on what you can drive you may well find that your lack of driving experience ups your premium as well....

    Try the camping and caravanning club and the caravan club too for prices, you might have to join to benefit from the better prices but that might save more on the premium than you spend on the membership, don't be afraid to ask either, you lose nothing but the time typing in the question and someone is bound to know the answer.
     
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    Hi Ruth, the biggest motorhome show in the country happens in Peterborough at the end of this month, pop along you'll be spoilt for choice. Its a buyers market but be careful, take a look here first. Meanwhile, welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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    Hi Ruth,

    [HI]very new but very enthusiastic!! And excited!
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    Thought I was on the wrong forum, for a moment my heart was fluttering......:wooo:




    Welcome, nice to see some young blood....:thumb:

    as said shop around for your insurance.

    When we first started I had quotes from over £1000 down to £190.
    Finally settled on £220 comp, with full euro cover.... but took a lot of searching.
     
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    Autosleepers are a well respected name and with that model you have no problems with weight , I have a 2007 VW T5 Transporter window van which is brilliant and I would have no hesitation in recomending it as a base vehicle.


    Dave
     
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    Hallo Ruth - welcome to MHF!


    :france:




    Peter & Caroline
     
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