A Viewing of my Motorhome tonight

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Yes, Tonight I have a viewing, not being sold, just a colleague and his wife from work coming for a look and to glean as much info as possible.
    They have two young girls and a few quid to spare.

    Even with all my experience, I can't think of what advice I should give in choosing?

    So before he comes round,

    Here's your chance to help him out, and make sure I don't forget something. :thumb:
     
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    dont buy a british made van and deffo not a swift:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Tell him about RVs:thumb:
     
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    You wont forget anything Haggers. Once you kick off talking you wont be able to stop. Seriously though a big thing now is fuel type and consumption, maintenance and servicing and spares.
    Jim
     
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    We found a checklist of essentials and desirables valuable before we went searching for our replacement. It gave us a chance to think about what we needed/wanted before viewing any vans and an easy tool for comparison of options after we had looked round.
     
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    One word to strike fear into a wallet DAMP
     
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    What on earth are you people like? :Eeek:

    Call yourselves Funsters?

    Simply refer the interested party(s) to Motorhome Fun and get them to buy the Motorhome Buyers Guide... (Isn't it free if they join?) :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Sorry, off topic, but what ya buying:BigGrin:

    Lesley

     
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    Id advise to get a fully winterised van with diesel heating every time.
    Then all the usual stuff like lay on beds , sit on loos , stand in showers , bunks for the kids. Big fridge , good payload .
    Plenty lounging space fro the cold wet evenings you get , especially if you plan on using it all year round.
    Then tell them to join MHF of course.
     
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    Cooking arrangements - oven or not? I have a pet hate of those vans with the 'eye level' ovens - downright dangerous if you are my height (5' 4") or less. And most foreign vans don't seem to have 'proper' ovens, if at all.

    I also like our 3 gas/1 elec hob arrangement. I also like worksurface on both sides of the cooker. I see vans - including some RVs - where the cooker is right next to the end of a settee and think, Yup - just waiting for me to spill an entire frying pan full of bacon and sausage etc straight onto that upholstery ....
     
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    Which van Paul, your Adria or your new one ?
     
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    Forget about bells and whistles just tell them where you've been and what you've done and dancing to your own tune not some tour organiser especially with young ones!
     
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    To quote your good self Paul..

    or buy a German built van ...
     
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    just check with them that motorhoming (moving on holidays) is what they want, or would caravanning ( more static holidays) be right for the, particularly with two small kids.
     
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    Good point, 10mpg, wont fit on sites, terrible in small villages I'm sure there must be more to tell him:Rofl1:
     
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    with young kids. tell them about the main clubs and rallying. We loved it as our daughter was growing up as we have a huge circle of friends and she had loads of other kids to have fun with. Now weve got older and prefer the sedate life where you are not tied to specific dates
     
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    Quite right, especially as the little ones like to Bake, and Nikki at only 5ft used to find our continental ovens a night mare, used to have steps in the van for he to see them.

    My Adria is now sold Kath. Shame as it would of been ideal for them. :thumb:

    Jim I have so waited for this so so so waited for this and I cant bloody find it, Please go and look at the post from the poor chap who had water under his cooker and couldn't fathom out where it was from? then come back and remind me about the screwdrivers he needs to fix his GERMAN hymer :Wink:

    Wise advice Cycle, but, The very same was said to me by Nikki's Dad when we had a caravan. He told me that I would be mad and motorhoming is not for a family, I know he looks down on us now realising just how wrong he was. I have had moving on holidays and static holidays with only bikes to get around on. What better way to get your family fit and together? I love being in my MH when we are overtaken or overtaking a Caravan with 3 kids and loads of other kit squashed in to the back, looking back I just cant help but think, how sure I am that we made the right decision. Good advice nonetheless.
     
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    Don't forget Haggers. We need a full report back on tonight s gathering.
    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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    One word will do it Paul..

    LAYOUT

    We are all so different.. They find the right layout and they will not look back ( except in the mirrors as they drive off in to the sunset of course ! )
     
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