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  1. Cliffdale

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    Hi all

    This weekend' i must have looked over 100 motorhomes!

    I'm coming out of boating all my life to try something new and different for a change.

    I have sort of whittled down my viewings down to two types I particularly like.

    These are not the exact ones but are the same models. I would appreciate comments or pm's concerning quality and resale values.

    I like the back lounge models but appreciate the fixed bed and garage storage space for bike etc i.s good

    number one on my list is

    http://www.alankerrltd.co.uk/new-motorhome-bailey-approach-autograph-765-motorhome-2223.htm

    and number 2 on the list is

    http://motorhomes.autotrader.co.uk/...511e0095/makemodel/make/swift/model/lifestyle

    Again, these are not the actual homes but I am looking at less than 1 year old for both of them.

    I'm interested to hear quality and reputation and any comments for a complete novice!

    Cliffx
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Thanks for your hello's.:):)
     
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    I suggest you search for Alan Kerr, something rings a bell on that name.
     
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    Hi Cliff and :welcome3:aboard,decisions,decisions!!
     
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    Hi cliff dale I had a look at your choices and liked the lay out of them both it was nice to see that they were made from the early day traditions and un like these modern sardine boxes as of today,so again a good choice, not expecting any thing else from a boat person so enjoy your new found adventure and travels and last but not least a big WELCOME from us up here in the forest lands,regards AlfandM
     
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    Both have a similar layout so I suggest you also have a look at the Autotrail Apache 700 which has the same layout. By the way, @tonka has his up for sale
     
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    :rofl: Sound advice

    @Cliffdale :welcomesign:
     
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    :WelcomeFlag:Welcome aboard.
     
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    Hi & welcome :)

    Have you tried doing a search on the forum & see what gets thrown up? I appreciate that by doing that you may be likely to get to see what sort of issues people have had.....

    We looked at loads & loads of vans and ended up with something completely different to what we thought we wanted (and we had a caravanning background so didn't think we were coming at it from scratch):D

    Happy viewing & hope you find something soon.
     
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    Avoid Alan Kerr..........................

    Our advice for what its worth is consider the type of camping you will be doing (staying in one place, touring, wilding, abroad, length of trips etc) and let that shape the size / type of camper you buy rather than buying one that ticks all the boxes for what you THINK you might want.
     
  16. Cliffdale

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    Alan Kerr is one of the places I visited. They had around 80 motorhomes for sale.

    The use I plan is weekend wilding, touring Cornwall. On site week camping hooked up to electric

    May be get over to France
     
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    Hello and welcome!:WelcomeFlag:
    Remember if you are hoping to wild camp a huge van may not be possible in some places . Try out lots of vans make up beds , pretend shower ,sit on loo ,pretend cook a meal and see if the layout works for you!! Is there more than one or you may need seat belts if not beds for passengers sometimes!!
    Sorry to throw up more questions but it is a lot of money and most don't get it right first time! We have had 3 and still not found perfection ! It's about compromise! But also having FUN!!
     
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    We also like wilding and touring Cornwall so think very carefully about the size of your van. We are all different so you have to find your own way to a certain extent. For us sacrificing a permanent bed for a more compact van is a decision we have never regretted, but I suspect the majority on here would disagree. It really is horses for courses but, as other posters have said, the main thing is to have FUN!!!!!
     
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    Exactly our thoughts, we have a u shaped lounge at the rear , no fixed table and no dining at the front, we have an over cab bed but only use it for storage, in practice we useualy make up the lounge into a bed and leave it up , as good as a fixed bed then just sit on it to the movable table, so then we have loads of space for cooking and getting in the shower/toilet at the front.
    Of coarse this only works for two, if there are kids to be thought about , it changes every thing.
     
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    :hiya2: & :welcome3: . . adequate payload & layout are important factors to consider too.
     
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