What you got... ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by old-mo, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    What Make and model of Motorhome have you got.. ? Me, Damon, Daybreak..

    What length.. ? Me = 33ft.

    How many berth`s... ? Me = 6 Berth.

    What year was it registered.. ? Me = Oct 2010.

    How many miles on the clock.. ? Me = 9,836.

    Just a bit of forward thinking on my part...... Time marching on and I find other than when we go to sunnier climes for a few months of the winter... and perhaps a week or so combining meets and shows...

    I find it more of a chore than a pleasure getting the M/H tanked up and off our drive just for an occasional weekend away... And talking and thinking, would we get out more with a large`ish Eurovan.... that we can also tow a car on an "A" frame, (In this country) and a small trailer on the continent...

    Part of me say`s don't do it,,,, we would miss the space,,,, and the other half say`s we would be more inclined to get out more... :RollEyes:

    I do like "Champers" layout... :thumb:

    Decisions ....

     
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  2. Destination Unknown

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    Fleetwood Bounder 34J
    Triton V10 Ford 1999

    Milage 26367. Bought at 11490.


    Bought her in 2008 and never looked back (no back window :BigGrin:) Hopefully we can say we would not change her for anything we have seen in years, Ok there are newer,fancier,bigger,smaller but she has done us well and has covered everything we wanted.
    Has been places where Rv's should not have gone. To us its our one and only Home and she gets spoilt, Always checking her over and if anything needs changing or doing it gets done.

    Everyone to there own choice of Motorhome, Smaller European can go places we could never get too, but have not got the carrying capacity or living space as American...But As they will get about 20/30 to gallon more then they win on points for that.
    What ever you own , enjoy it . As long as it covers what you want from it then that is all that matters.

    Have a nice day whatever your doing
     
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  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Small is good.

    Or you could go for a big one like Champers.

    You could not fail to have more FUN when you don't need Convoi Exceptionel escorts everywhere.

    Spain tilted last time you visited.

    Go for it.
     
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    Nu Venture Rio = 17 feet:Eeek:

    Drive it anywhere:thumb:

    Park it anywhere:thumb:

    Bed, bench loo, shower:thumb:

    Four burner, oven :BigGrin:

    Diesel brilliant :thumb:
     
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    Compass avantgarde 150

    Ditto
     
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    Gnomeahome Notice Optional

    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    ours

    Autoschepper Excelsior 20'6"

    More or less as above

    (no Gnome at home sign)

    :Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    I took the RMB for its MOT this morning which is the first one since importing it last July. I didn't think we had been far in the last 11 months, but the difference was just over 17000kms since import.
     
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    I don't see the problem of sorting the van out for short trips

    Ours is always fuelled and ready to go, just need to add us and a bit of food for the journey and we're ready for the off, simple:BigGrin:
     
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    Mine is a Laika Ecovip 7r
    6.1mt long 6.5 with our bikes on the back
    Always keep her full of fuel ready for the off, plus tinned and dried stuff so we only need to load bedding, clothing etc and we're away. You can grab anything you've forgotten on route. The size is just right for two in fact plenty of room.
     
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    Have you seen his van ?

    It takes him twenty minutes to walk round it kicking the tyres. Then he hooks up a trailer that was designed to house the Graf Zepplin.

    The Police close the local roads for him so that he does not frighten too many natives.

    We are talking huge. When he farts inside it echoes for half an hour. When he fills it up locally the garage owner books a winter cruise.
     
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  12. old-mo

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    Thanks David... Would be looking for possibly a tag axle...

    With 3 single berths or double and one decent single..... not keen on these over cab drop down things..:Smile:
     
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    What you got?

    We have a 7 year old Hymer, 21ft, 4 tonne, double floor, sat system, air on and lots of other toys fitted by the original first owner. Got it 2 years ago and have added 14k miles, now 40k. Runs like a dream and wouldn't swap it (even if we could afford to!). But.......

    Since we moved to Cornwall a year ago, the mileage we cover has dropped by 50%, excluding last autumn's trip to Morocco. We used to tour the whole of the UK, but now stay more local. Though we do intend to go to Isla Plana for 6 weeks next Jan. So unless you truly do want a change, I'd stick with what you know and like.

    Cheers:thumb:
     
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    Combined length, 14m.
    Sleeps 6
    Trailer 2006, truck 2007 with 27,000 miles.
    Love the space, and versatility. I find it more suitable for our needs presently. Who knows what the future holds?
    A Eurobox? .......................................Nah!

    Craig
     
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    We've just traded the Autoquest 180 in for an Autotrail Dakota.
    We've gone down to a 4 berth from a 6 berth, but we wanted more lounging space, separate shower, fixed bed, large fridge and freezer, external space (that we didn't have before).......plus a few more goodies (full Air Con throughout), rev camera, alarm system, 3 litre engine, 160 bhp and we'll be around 8 metres with the tow bar on it. We never had all this in the Elddis, so we're looking forward to getting the Autotrail next month.

    If I'd got my way, I'd have gone for the Autotrail Chieftain, but Margaret was terrified of the extra length:Sad::Eeek:

    Bill
     
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    Well the thing is whether you have a palace on wheels or a pushbike, if it's become a CHORE and a PITA, yes you do need to change. Or completely get rid. The trouble is of course that most of us couldn't afford to get another, then decide we were better off with the one we had before because we'd have sold or P/X'd the first one in order to finance the second one. IYSWIM.

    In an ideal world I'd have a big un, a little un, both with towbars and also a touring caravan (plus both full and park awnings) with a suitable car to pull it with and also a trailer which could carry either a car or a motorbike, at our whim .......
     
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    Adria 660 sl 23ft 3 berth with the. 3 litre diesel , have recently been looking at the new adria sonic looks a nice bit of kit
     
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    Hmmm! Now that's got us all thinking............:Wink::Eek!:
     
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