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  1. GRC

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    Hi guys,
    This is my first post & I havent owned a camper for 20 years, so my knowledge is about zero on these new Motohomes.

    We are looking through the mine field of which Motorhome to purchase, I would love to get some help & opinions, my main problem is that i'm 6.3", so the French style beds are no good, & don't want single beds.

    Where I intend to park, has a max of 7.8 metres.

    I am edging towards the Auto Trail Delaware, Good or bad ?

    Please help

    Garry
     
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    Hi Gary and welcome :thumb: cannot advise on the Delaware,but layout is probably the most important thing :thumb:No good having a six ft bed when you are 6' 3" :BigGrin: so it is important that you try every thing before you buy.:thumb:Dinettes are good for eating but no good for relaxing in :BigGrin:I see the Delaware has a Island bed so make sure you try every thing out to see how other beds make up /fit/ etc -good luck and I hope what ever you choose you ENJOY :Smile:
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    Bed dimensions, see bottom of this page

    http://www.auto-trail.co.uk/index.php/frontier-delaware.html

    Think you'd struggle in the fixed bed in view of the rounded corners, unless you like sleeping cornerwise anyway? But the front one - which I presume would be the dinette converted? - you'd have NP.

    If you want a fixed bed - wouldn't you do better with one with a transverse double across the rear, usually over a garage?
     
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    Hi Garry

    Welcome!

    As has been suggested, a transverse bed will usually be the longest you'll find in a motorhome, be this a fixed bed over a garage, or one made up from the lounge seating (usually 2 inward facing settees).
     
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    Yes Minx, the dinette bed in the Delaware is 2m 10cm, whereas the fixed is only 1m 90cm and that would be to the straight bit not the cut-offs. So in the fixed the OP would have to sleep with the top of his head jammed against the back wall, since that is exactly 6' 3" long !
     
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    Hi GRC i too am 6ft 3" i have a rear double fixed bed with one rounded corner in my autotrail cheyanne and find it ok but even better if sleep diagonaly but try a few layouts first to see what fits you best :thumb:
     
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    I can give you name of a good surgeon.

    But you'd have no trouble in our little Burstner because the Luton bed is full width of the vehicle. I guess most over cab beds will be.
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
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    Right guys,

    Been out all day, on the hunt again.

    The Auto Trail Mohawk seems to be in the number one position, as the bed is much bigger, & the added bonus of the large store underneath, which I guess with a bit of head scratching I could convert into a dog kennel, as this has also been a dilemma, as the wife & I agree (for a change) that we weren't to keen on letting the dogs jump about in a 50K motor home.

    I am normally very positive buying cars etc, but am finding this a minefield.

    Is there a good time to buy, for a cost saving ie, winter or summer ?

    Thanks

    Garry
     
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    Hi again Garry (Is there a good time to buy, for a cost saving ie, winter or summer ? ) I take it you are buying new ? If so then now is a good time :BigGrin: at least you will get a good few mths use before either laying up or moving south for the winter :BigGrin:Nothing much sells come November until March so you may get a bargain price then just for the dealer to keep overheads down-- they sometimes offer good prices on what will be last yrs model new in jan/feb -Once you make your mind up which van then start shopping around for the best deal :thumb: but also remember new vans nearly all have problems :Eeek::Sad: so it may be worth getting the van local providing it is from a good dealer :Wink:
    Do not think because you are spending 50k on a van that they give a toss about you or the van after you have paid :Eeek::Eeek:Lots of horror story's from people who bought from wrong dealer :Angry: so once you decide on your van and ring around for best deal come back and ask about dealers :Smile:
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