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  1. Jim

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    Well the big shows are over. What have you got your eye on? Or are you doing a bit of motorhome austerity and staying put with what you've got?
     
  2. Chris

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    Austerity for us.

    For about 15 years I suspect:BigGrin:
     
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  3. Taran_Las

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    Austerity for me too.:cry:



    But that's because I'm a tight git:Rofl1:
     
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  4. Bluemooner

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    Still waiting for mine to come hopefully next week

    Andy
     
  5. Loujess

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    Austerity for us too unless we win the lottery. Yes, I know but you can dream. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Staying put.

    It's not what you've got, it's what you do with it. Much better to spend the cash on diesel and campsites.
     
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  7. GJH

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    Give us a chance, Jim, we only just bought our van :BigGrin:

    Seriously, when we bought it we weren't sure whether we would keep it long term or only for a few months - it was just there at the right time when we were without a van. As it turns out, it does suit us so we will keep it until we happen to see something which gives us more rather than actively looking to change. Having said that, the only show we've been to this year was Peterborough and it wasn't really the weather for looking at vans :BigGrin:
     
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    Been and gone and done it
     

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    Having trimmed the fleet down from 3 to 1 this year, am sticking with what I have........Till something else takes my fancy :RollEyes:
     
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    subject to selling the Winnebago

    Subject to selling the Winnebago (Without having to trade in) we are buying a toy hauler.. I suspect it will be the Ford E450 chassis with the same power plant we have now.. i.e a V10 6.8ltr

    The trailer is sold to another MHF member, so step one is completed.. now we need to sell the Winnebago and we can then complete the deal we have in mind on the replacement. Slightly longer than the present 23'9" we have now.. but not so different. Just a different make.

    Bob
     
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  12. Welsh girl

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    We were thinking of changing but we have hunted and hunted and nothing suits us as much as this one does, Tez needs a medical to drive it after another 2 years so might do it then if he fails the medical, cant see it as he is fit enough but who knows what the future brings.
    Will have to downsize then, I dont want to drive it, its too big and I am nervous driving it.
    Hope they bring out a winterised (foreign) one with a rear lounge/single beds, fridge freezer and a overhead cab we need the storage!!
    Dont want much do we oh and it needs to be the same length around 6 or 7 mtrs but 3500kgs.
     
  13. Hayleylulu

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    well the way things our going for me it will be the meat wagon
     
  14. Billy23

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    I am reasonably sure that you have it covered Bob but for those that dont....Are you SURE you have the correct licence to drive your MH.

    This is from the Government website:

    When driving larger vehicles, the maximum authorised mass (total weight of the vehicle plus the maximum load it can carry) determines the driving licence entitlement needed.
    Maximum authorised mass.

    If the vehicle has a maximum authorised mass, which exceeds 3.5 tonnes, but not 7.5 tonnes then a category C1 licence is needed. If the maximum authorised mass exceeds 7.5 tonnes then a category C licence is needed.

    I only mention it as, when I had an RV I met lots of people driving quite heavy RV`s on a car licence, thinking that because it was not a "Truck" they didn't need the class "C" licence and as you can see, you do.

    Sorry if it has been covered before but I guess no harm in a reminder.
     
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    Can't see anything else to beat what we have, we'll be keeping ours for ever!!!:BigGrin:
     
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    My sister has lost her static in Wales over the weekend, it just floated away. Now, she says that she doubts that they will get another since, with the insurance payout, that will pay for a few holidays and also, when you look at the cost of travelling up and down to the van, the service charge and all that, they could have a few weekends away each year and also join the local bowling club and join in other activities. Food for thought. I wonder if it is an age thing and your needs change? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  17. MikeandCarolyn

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    Looked at a few vans at Newbury-nothing ticked all the boxes,but a few came close.
    Burstner Nexxo is top of list so far,closely followed by Geist and LMC (which are what we went to look at) The Burstner sort of 'snuck in' and we did like the guys at Chelston's who didn't walk away when we said it could be a few mths before we buy.
    More looking to be done at Stratford.:BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
  18. slobadoberbob

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    I hold a C1 +E up to 8.25 tons Mass

    I hold a C1 + E plus .. & A = Motorbike..... B + Be, B1, D1 + D1E f,k,L,n, and p....

    My winnebago is 5 tons (just under) and I am entitled to drive up to 7.5 tons or 8.25 tons mass weight if pulling a trailer.

    Many RV's are under 7.5 tons.. there are a lot over 7.5 tons that require a C licence.

    THe replacement RV / Toy hauler is under 7.5 tons.

    Being a retired lawyer (Criminal) RTA (Road Traffic Acts was my bread and butter) .. even these days still pay a fortune for Wilkinsons Road Traffic Act to be up to date with the motor law plus the up daters.

    But thank you for posting the issue. I have just completed writing the words for the ebay advert to put on when we get back from France later in the month and I make it very clear in that advert the buyer will need a C1 licence to drive the RV as it is over 3.5 tons.

    Bob
     
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    Fancy the new Sun Ti but will stick with this one in the five year plan! It's too expensive to follow ones fancy's!:thumb:
     
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    five year plan

    Like you we had a five year plan on the RV.. 10 on one of the cars (now 9 years old) .. but as age and mobility have become more of an issue we have now had to look at changing at the 4 year mark.. so nice to have a goal of the number of years.. but sometimes needs mean you have to alter the time scale.

    Wonder what others set as a time frame for there present motor home? I know some that seem to change them almost every year.


    Bob:Blush:
     
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