Yey we did it!!! First Motorhome

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  1. Cavendish

    Cavendish Read Only Funster

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    We spent the bank holiday at Cannock Chase Camping and Caravanning Club site. Well being so close to Discover Cannock we went to have a mooch around. One of their team approached us to see what we were after and he took us to look at an unregistered 2007 Eura Mobil Profila Alcove 660HB.

    The van had the essentials we wanted; double floor, large garage, 2 large double beds, awning, bike rack, cruise control and cab air con. After we'd asked lots of questions we were left alone to have a sit in with our daughters. We noticed a few things need rectifying such as missing fridge slide lock, spotlight and damage to a lower skirt. Despite this we got a good feeling about the motorhome and asked for a part exchange valuation on our car/caravan. After much bargaining and making sure the little niggles are corrected we paid a deposit. Discover have also agreed to fit an extra 240v socket, ariel and TV bracket. We found the staff at Discover Cannock very helpful and hope it continues.

    No more faffing with aquaroll and wastemaster. Is there an essential bits of kit list for motorhomes?
     
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    Well done on your purchase, sounds like you made the right choice. As for your first motorhome essential, its one of these of course:Smile:
     
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    Giving up drinking then, :Rofl1::Rofl1:apart from that enjoy the van a lot less hassle. As for essential bits how about an aquaroll
     
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    :Laughing: We need a new corkscrew, broke the last one trying to get into a bottle of rose to fast.
     
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    Glad to hear you made the right decision!

    With vital equipment always carry a spare. I have 3 corkscrews in my van:BigGrin:
    An aquaroll is an awkward item to carry, most make do with a hose when they can drive to a waterpoint or a watering can when they can't. Most essential item is probably a kettle, take 2:thumb:
     
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    I made the same move up from my caravan to an RV the dawgs were our deciding factor as when they run along the van side by side the furniture moved in the van:Doh::RollEyes:

    The RV has home like solid furniture.

    Best move we ever made although we loved our years vanning.
     
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    congrats on your new m/h,
    and of coarse, you'll need one of >>these<< and >>these<<......:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    there will always be things you really "need" and the list is endless...:Rofl1:

    john.
     
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    phone call received this morning, it'll be ready for collection 11th september. :Smile:
     
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    Eura Mobil Profila 660 HB

    Hi Mean Machine Im in process of negotiating for one of these at the moment.Would you be able to give me a ball park figure on your deal or PM me.
    Kind Regards

    John
     
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    Have a look at my post under the "caravan retailers in debt " posted by jim and be warned ! :Eeek:
     
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    caravan retailers in debt

    Steve ,
    thanks for the info I will of course not hand over any readys untill collect van and part pay on credit card to giv eme protecton and be able to go after card company as well
    kind regards
     
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    Paying by credit card

    Hi all,
    I wanted 'belt and braces' peace of mind when I bought my first (used) motorhome (which I will pick up in the next few days) so I checked with my credit card company first regarding the protection of paying using it.
    I was already aware that it is protection provided by the Consumer Credit Act - because a debtor/creditor/supplier relationship is formed - but I was unsure if I could part-pay only using my card e.g. pay the deposit by cash/cheque and the balance by CC.
    They checked with their Legal Department who said that the whole amount had to be paid by CC. However, I could use 2 cards - one for the deposit and another for the balance (not necessary if your CC limit is higher than the purchase price).
    The dealer that I am buying from wasn't 'enthusiastic' about a CC transaction for a large amount because he pays a fee to the CC company for the service. Obviously the interest charged by CC companies is horrendous so I intend to pay it off within a month (savings aren't attracting much interest at present).
    I hope this helps you to avoid problems by part-paying with a CC and falsely believing you have 'protection' until it is too late.

    Happy motoring,
    GrandmaLiz
     
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