Your motorhome - likes and dislikes

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  1. Easyliving

    Easyliving Funster

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    Hi

    I thought it might be interesting to find out what fellow funsters particularly like or dislike about their chosen motorhomes. Might also be handy for potential motorhome buyers wondering what to look for.

    Suppose I'd better go first then?

    Motorhome:

    Swift Sundance 630G

    Like:

    Loads of storage including garage plenty big enough for bikes etc.

    Gas and electric fire. We often use this rather than the blown air, keeps us warm even in the depths of winter.

    Plenty of lounging room. Two inward facing sofas means you can put your feet up and stretch out.

    Dislike:

    No access to garage from inside. Big problem when I have run out of red wine and wife is refusing to go out to get more from garage in pouring rain.

    Low level waste water tank and outlet tap. These are just a few inches from the ground so I have to be careful when reversing over a kerb etc in car parks.

    Combined toilet and shower. At least it doesn't have the dreaded shower curtain but very little space to move.

    Anybody else want to have a go, I would suggest 3 likes and 3 dislikes?

    Paul
     

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  2. Addie

    Addie Trader - Motorhome Wifi

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    Here goes!

    Motorhome: Burstner Delfin T680

    Likes:
    • Renault Master 3.0 Base - Not a Fiat and pulls like a train
    • Build Quality. It's my 4th van and the oldest I've owned, but the build quality inside surpasses everything else. I think I'd have to buy a Frankia or Cathargo to find similar build in a newer van
    • Bathroom with separate shower cubical and pull out toiletries cabinet. Very handy!

    Dislikes
    • It's not a Performance 625. This model has the same layout, but Alko Chassis, twin floor, underfloor storage lockers and a bigger water/waste tank. But there was only 27 registered in the UK!
    • Once you've had a 6 meter panel van conversion, you've been spoilt. We're not able to use this van in the same way.
    • I'd have liked the habitation door with a Window, but at a £700 factory option (and £2k aftermarket!) that's not going to happen.
     
  3. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    My Turn

    2012 Sun Voyager Gulf Stream 32' 6.8Lt V10

    Likes


    1. Loads of space
    2. Plenty of capacity for fresh water, grey, black and gas tanks
    3. levelling jacks and slideouts
    Dislikes


    1. 10 mpg on petrol 9mpg on LPG
    2. Big to keep clean
    3. Being told we can't take it anywhere :Doh:
    (Paul, (Easyliving) Perhaps you could add the question "Would you buy another one? In my case "Yes" :Smile:

    Eddie
     
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  4. mariner

    mariner Funster Life Member

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    Autocruise Pace.

    Likes.

    1 Small enough to use like a large car.

    2 Big enough inside, to use as a Motorhome.

    3 Average 32mpg.

    Dislikes

    1 Autocruise build quality. (awful, in virtually every way)

    2 Agricultural to drive. (had Mercs before, so spoiled)

    3 Height, from the floor, of toilet seat. (folding steps needed to get on it ????)

    :Cool:
     
  5. The Dude

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    Autotrail Savannah - 2010

    Like:
    Storage capacity - loads more than we need really.
    Very comfortable fixed single beds
    Spacious lounge area with mood lighting and swivel table

    Dislike:
    Boiler is under my bed and, if we leave the heating on at night, the boiler awakes me up when it kicks in
    Bathroom very small (although shower is separate)
    The waste bin - I hate it!!!! It's hardly bigger than a letter box and is virtually useless.

    Would we have another - definitely YES.
     
  6. Granjan

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    Burstner Elegance 810I auto

    Likes

    1 the look ......very smart inside.
    2 the space..... Big fridge and freezer, plenty of lounge space, masses of storage.
    3 the comfort .......lovely beds! Very nice and warm....plenty room for my gadgets and hobby equipment in garage, easy drive.

    Dislikes

    1 some of the lighting too bright.
    2 the oven and grill .... Just seems small and faffy prefer to use cobb or cooking gadgets.
    3 the dining table maybe a bit too large hymers extending table very impressive

    (4 sorry .......the people who tell you you don't buy the right motorhome first time! and winge on about buying new!!

    :hardhat:imoutahere:time!:imoutahere::imoutahere:

    Would we buy one again ..... Probably just depends what else we see or could afford. Certainly not looking.
     
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  7. Taran_Las

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    Advantages
    1. Small enough to throw around (6.25m) and able to store on my drive.
    2. Rear lounge. Great for entertaining and inclement weather.
    3. 28 mpg.
    Disadvantages
    1. Having to make up the bed each evening.
    2. Lack of large storage area(no garage).
    3. Continually at maximum weight.

    Would I buy another? No, I'd go for a Hymer with a garage.
     
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  8. simsy56

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    Dodge Ram and Holiday Rambler 5th wheel trailer.

    Trailer:

    Likes: Dislikes:
    Oodles of room,and storage, Microwave oven readout has packed in,
    Slide out, Cleaning the brute,
    Separate bed room, Not a lot else.
    Large shower,
    Waste and fresh tank capacities, no cassette,
    City water connection,
    Comfort,
    Tows like a dream,
    Easy maintenance.

    Pick up:

    Likes: Dislikes:
    6 seats, Nothing.
    Powerful, quiet engine,
    Useable for other tasks,
    Ideal for towing the trailer.

    At 44ft total length, it is sometimes difficult to access some sites, but that is not the vehicles fault.
     
  9. simsy56

    simsy56 Funster

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    This has all come out wrong, my typing, so i will re-list again, sorry folks.

    Craig
     
  10. simsy56

    simsy56 Funster

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    Dodge Ram and Holiday Rambler 5th wheel trailer.

    Trailer likes,

    Oodles of room and storage,
    Slide out,
    Separate bedroom,
    Large shower,
    Waste and water tank capacities,
    No cassette,
    City water connection,
    Easy maintenance,
    Tows like a dream.

    Dislikes:

    Microwave oven readout has packed in,
    Cleaning the brute,
    Nothing else.

    Truck likes:

    6 comfortable seats,
    Powerful and quiet engine,
    Useable for other tasks,
    Running on likes.

    Dislikes,

    Nothing.

    At 44ft total length, it can be tight on some sites, but that is not the vehicles faut.

    Hope this comes out alright this time.

    Craig
     
  11. simsy56

    simsy56 Funster

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    See, it still came out wrong!
    The truck likes should have read 'running on lpg' NOT 'running on likes' ! :Doh:

    I despair!

    Craig
     
  12. Forestboy

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    Hymer B694

    Likes

    German build quality
    Space, storage, massive fixed bed, proper shower
    Double floor with heating and full winterisation

    Dislikes

    TV in awkward place
    Bar version table doesn't hinge retrofit £650 :Eek!:
    Can't think of a 3rd

    Would I buy another YES best van I've ever owned :thumb::thumb:
     
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  13. hdvrod

    hdvrod Read Only Funster

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    Compass Clipper

    Likes
    Was cheap
    internal layout
    merc 2.9 sprinter engine

    Dislikes
    Trying to find leak on roof (now fixed)
    Keeping on top of rust spots on doors ( bought replacement passenger door for £100 in perfect nick)
    Aftermarket alarm (Cobra) been fine but always worry its going to leave me immobile!
     
  14. orridge

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    2002 Eura Mobil Integra 635LS

    Likes
    Build Quality
    Separate Shower and good sized bathroom
    Drop down-bed, no need to make it up each time we use it
    long Sofa running down side which I use and the family uses the drop-down
    Winterisation
    Double floor, plenty of room for a trip to Carreforre

    Dislikes
    Uncertainty whether it will start or not (currently not)
    LHD when driving around small Kentish lanes (becomes a like when we get to the Channel Tunnel)
     
  15. Hollyberry

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    Benimar.

    My only dislike is the fixed bed simply because the cat walks all over me while I'm asleep. Wouldn't have been able to reach me in an over-cab bed!

    Apart from that the full size cooker and fridge, and decent sized freezer box are good points.
     
  16. DP_JAY

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    Adria Coral A660SP

    Likes
    Almost everything but especially
    1 Build quality & decor
    2 Good washroom with proper seperate shower
    3 Plenty of storage & large fridge freezer.

    Dislikes
    Struggling here but to be really picky
    1 Would have liked a small window or vent at head end of bed
    2 Truma Blown air supply to cab area could be better
    3 Fuel consumption (wish they made this layout as a low profile)
     
  17. BreweryDave

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    Burstner 747-2 (LHD)

    Like;

    The fact that I can go anywhere now (couldn't in 37' fiver + truck!)
    Double flooring and winterised
    Huge garage and underfloor storage



    Dislike;

    Bathroom too small - all 3 facilities in the same small room, fed up banging my knees when having a 'sit down' :Wink:
    Cab seats are 'down' a step and not really part of the lounge area - the left front seat is of no use socially.
    Bloody dinette. What a waste - should have fitted an L shape with 2 swivel seats!

    Would I buy another - no but thats not a reflection on the van - which is a good, solid, reliable and comfortable piece of kit - this will do untill i retire in 2 years (or find some more dosh before then!) then it's spend the kids inheritance on a newish one and clear off accross the channel!:thumb:
     
  18. Roxie

    Roxie Funster

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    Rapido 9090DF - Design

    Likes

    Luxury - mood lighting; build quality; island bed - more comfy than home!
    Bathroom - separate shower and loo sections that open up and combine to make one big bathroom accessible from either end of van
    Storage space - huge garage and oodles of underfloor space, as well as lots of cupboards

    Dislikes

    Lack of kitchen work surface - I was spoiled by our Hymer 694, with flap up extension. But I do love my double sinks (both of which have covers that double up as work surface) and huge fridge/freezer
    Kitchen bin - no provision, so we've just had to get creative
    Lounge table - I'd like one of those folding top ones so we don't have to keep shuffling around each other

    Would we buy another one - YES
     
  19. movan

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    Same van as Addie, above. Same likes and dislikes .... but I hate the bathroom apart from the storage cupboard. My Eldiss had a w'alkaround bathroom with loads of room to get changed in and I miss it. I hate the fact that I cannot buy a mesh habitation door screen ... the way it is built it would cost hundreds to have one, and as Addie says there is no window in the door. This could be a plus as in my last van they tried to gain access using that window.

    On top of that if the bloomin' van was working I might have loved it but had problems with loose wiring, incorrect wiring, faulty unit and so a bit cheesed off .... but that isn't the van's fault ... it is the dealers'. Don;t like the small cooker which is very low down and I have to lie on my stomach on the floor to light it and look at food.

    Always wanted a fixed bed... I have got one and wish I had a walk around one as I look like a beached whale when trying to make it... Is there no pleasing this woman!!!!!:RollEyes::Doh:
     
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  20. Flyingscotsman2

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    Don't like cleaning it love meeting new ppl in it wat a great hobby :thumb:
     
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