What were the deciding factors in your M/H purchase ?

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  1. BillyS

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    What were the deciding factors in the purchase of your current/past Motorhome? Was it the price, layout, particular make, or model, reliability, winterised, number of berths, or a combination of a couple of the mentioned factors? We are only on our first Motorhome, only been M/Homers nearly 3 years. Ours is an Elddis Autoquest 130. ( 60' REG ) I know it's only a basic starter Motorhome, but we fell in love with it. We bought it at Todds in Preston in December 2012, Have been to France 3 times, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. I had a Solar Panel, and Refillable Gas Bottles fitted by Dave Newell, and an Awning, Cruise Control, TV Arial, Cobra Alarm, and Reversing Camera fitted by Todds, at the time of Purchase. What were your deciding factors?
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    This is our first.

    We wanted used so not to loose too much if we made the wrong choice, large garage for bikes and associated man toys, rear wheel drive with twin wheels for not getting stuck, A class so it doesn't show its age, and finally quality build so it doesn't fall apart, I suppose the layout came a bit secondary other than it is partly influenced by having the garage so the bed would be at the back whatever the lounge is bar version but two sofas would work as well.

    Three and a half years on and it will take some replacing.

    Martin
     
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    Two fixed beds, room for 30 women.
     
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    Layout, base vehicle, price.
     
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    Price, we had been looking for awhile when we saw our van the layout was very close to what we wanted and at a good price. (y)
     
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    Fixed bed essential for me, combi boiler, no more than 6 metres, plenty of storage and a loo that could comfortably be sat on with the door closed!!!
     
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    Fixed bed,storage,payload and ability to tow,space for two doggies.
     
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    6m with good kitchen and loo, narrow enough for Devon lanes and light and airy inside - so no dark shiny wood! Also something that isn't like a caravan inside where you shut yourself away from the world. This led us to a PVC where we can sit looking out with the side door open and watch the world go by. A fixed bed wasn't a priority as with 6m it would have meant too small a living space but our beds make up in moments so this isn't a hardship. We have added a back box for stowage of folding chairs etc.
     
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    Island bed, proper door to separate the front from the bedroom, decent sized toilet/shower room, Alde heating. OK so the last one wasn't an essential until we ended up with it on this one but it will be absolutely vital on any vans we buy from now on.
     
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    A combination of layout, travel seats, berths, size and price.
    :)
     
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    ME.......seriously..this was our 3rd van so needed length, bunks and a reasonable garage.
     
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    I wanted all the usual stuff, large garage/ drop down bed/ decent shower/ large water and waste tanks/ alko chassis with air suspension and many what I consider essential items,
    So I took the wife to view one on my short list and after being in it for 2 mins she became excited o_O by a full height pull out larder(n)
    No matter what I said she was determined that this MH was the one!
    So that's what we have!:cry: Any thing for a easy life(y)
     
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    Bed, length, budget, dealership!
    Wasn't bothered about make or model, not even if it was A Class, Coachbuilt, or PVC!!!
    Four months in, currently on a Britstops mini tour, very happy :).
     
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    Island bed, 4 belted seats, decent sized fridge freezer. cruise control and price. I thought we would have to get a tag axle but we found a 4 legger with transverse island bed. It is also already plated at 4 tonnes. So that seemed to tick all the boxes.
     
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    We wanted a rear lounge that could be a permanent bed (so needed option for seating at the front) and wanted a PVC.
     
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    Good washroom and four travelling seats (daughter still wants to come as often as she can so we need the extra seatbelts)
     
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    Must have shower/toilet

    It is a hybrid between camper and motorhome
     
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