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Old 07-05-2013, 15:29   #1 (permalink)
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About Me: Retired civil engineer married to Ashley 7 years ago
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Hi we presently are caravanners looking in the future stop shed dragging and move to a motorhome. Wanting/needing to gain as much information and advice from this website, to ensure we buy the correct one from the right source, and get long term use and enjoyment from our new motorised toy!
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:34   #2 (permalink)
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Location: Inside Rhubarb triangle
About Me: short fat and a pain in Elaines life
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Hi and welcome
Advice you will get plenty
Look a lot study a lot and look again
When you find one you like post it on here and stand back
Make a list as you go along as you will forget what you have seen liked or rejected
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:45   #3 (permalink)
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Hi oldflemo, welcome to MotorhomeFun.
Growing old is mandatory - Growing up is optional

Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

You don't stop playing because you grow old - you grow old because you stop playing!

Better to have one and not to need one, than to need one and not to have one.

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Old 07-05-2013, 17:07   #4 (permalink)
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About Me: IT dinosaur.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:15   #5 (permalink)
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Old 16-05-2013, 22:12   #6 (permalink)
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Location: United Kingdom
About Me: Married to Eddie, we love travelling in the motorhome, one year we do Europe the next UK.
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Hello and welcome to motorhome fun, ask as many questions as you need, lots of fun with a motorhome
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Old 16-05-2013, 23:40   #7 (permalink)
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Old 17-05-2013, 00:47   #8 (permalink)
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Hi, You will get used to all the normal messages to start with then maybe you get an answer to your problem,this is a thing that only you can do, do you need a fixed bed ? single or double,oven, lounge,all in one or seperate shower / toilet,front wheel drive or rear,manual or auto gearbox,new or used,hi-top or low profile,all i can advise is look at lots of models and take your time, if you make a check list and take it with you it saves you lots of trouble as its too many things to remember we all make mistakes,when you find one research the company reports to see if they are as good as they say,has it got a good write up check on MMM,make sure you only leave a deposit,and drive it before paying in full,then you need a proper handover dont be rushed once you leave with it do you remember what this switch is for, how does this work make sure you know has it got a spare wheel,again a check list is handy,only you can make the decision its very expensive to make the wrong one,let us know how you get on regards H
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