Funster No : 14968
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tyne & Wear, sometimes..
About Me: Merchant Navy
Interests: Travelling, Sport, Music, Fun
MH Type: Coachbuilt
MH Model: Home-Car a581
Years Motorhoming: 4 yrs +, 30+ yrs motorbike touring
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Originally Posted by MET
We are looking at buying our first motorhome -budget £10,000.
We are trying to work out if we can actually afford it or if we are still dreaming, sp what I need to know from all you experienced folk out there is, taking into account MOT and insurance etc, how much is it going to cost me on average per month?
Hi MET... Welcome...
When we started looking we though about a similar budget, but ended up spending considerably more than that in the end.
Monthly costs..... different for everyone and every vehicle.
Total your annual fixed costs like tax, insurance MOT, servicing etc. For us that would be approx £600+ /year so allow £60 month for starters.
Now also allow for repairs needed for the MOT, possible breakdowns etc, fuel, site costs if you intend using sites etc.
But then offset how much you would spend on UK or foreign holidays or even short breaks.
With the motorhome you have the freedom to set off at will, be it 20 miles up the road or over to the continent, all at your own pace and in your own time scale. You could spend a month in France pottering around, using mainly aires for just a few hundred pounds including your fuel and ferries, be there one of you, or four of you.
Just go for it....