What Does The Future Hold For Us?

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  1. Ruralatlantico

    Ruralatlantico Read Only Funster

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    Hello everyone,

    We are an English couple who moved to the Costa de la Luz, Spain in 2003 and we have a Finca where we have two cottages that we rent. We are now approaching our mid 60's and we are looking for a new adventure. We love our MTBs and want to explore Europe before we are too old to pedal.

    At present we are seriously thinking of an adventure with a motor home
    , travelling through Europe, enjoying parking up and cycling around where we end up. We are in the early stages of planning and obviously the first and major project is to invest in a motor home and we are hoping to acquire as much information and advice on the vehicle that we should purchase. So any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

    T and V
     
  2. TheBig1

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    well youve certainly found the right place to ask all your questions. with so many of our members doing exactly what you are dreaming of, first hand advice to avoid the pitfalls and get the most from your travels, subscribing here is the best value investment you will make :welc:
     
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  3. Ruralatlantico

    Ruralatlantico Read Only Funster

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    We hope so!! Is it easier buying a house than a motor home?
     
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    no, you can buy a secondhand motorhome for cash and drive home same day. buying new, you will have to order and wait months for sometimes a constantly shifting delivery date. for a first van, i always advise buying used because if you dont take to the lifestyle you wont lose a fortune selling it on quickly

    houses as you know are stressful to buy with all the various associated issues
     
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    no, you can buy a secondhand motorhome for cash and drive home same day. buying new, you will have to order and wait months for sometimes a constantly shifting delivery date. for a first van, i always advise buying used because if you dont take to the lifestyle you wont lose a fortune selling it on quickly

    houses as you know are stressful to buy with all the various associated issues
     
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    Welcome! Somewhere on here is a guide you can download which describes the various types of MH you can get - PVC, A, B Class, RVs and "Fivers". Might be a good place to start. Probably also useful to have some idea what you intend to do with it, such as winters in the Alps or Morocco? If you intend to save money and wild camp or use free Aires then solar power would be very useful plus secure storage perhaps for your bikes in a garage is a nice to have.
     
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    Hi & welcome.
    Unfortunately it isn't as easy in Spain as the UK. You really want to be able to get it right enough the first time as moving it on is nowhere as easy as the UK, unfortunately.
     
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    Hi from Devon
    You can always try
    mobile.de
    to get some sort of an idea of what you would want .and what it may cost you.
    A tenner spent on here gets you into the best Funipedia motorhome info forum in the world (probably :))
    Whatever your choice enjoy your travels animated-gif-emoticons.jpg
     
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    You have a pedal power motor torpedo boat? Wow respect man.
     
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    Have a good read through the forums, there is plenty of advice on what to look for when choosing a motor home, types available and peoples experiences in either getting it wrong or getting it right.
    The best advice most people give is to look at as many motorhomes as you can, spend as long as you can in them imagining you are living there, armed with a list or wants, don't wants, needs and don't needs.
    That should get you some way to getting the right van.
    We bought ours new from a dealer, it was a display model with all the extras( been in the showroom 2 days) and we drove it away a week later
     
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    Hello :hi:
     
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    Goodness me, what an active forum. Our many thanks to all of your constructive comments.
     
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