Advice before we begin planning

Sep 2, 2016
26
7
Dorset
Funster No
44,930
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
We were just going to buy a MH on a budget, but we're now thinking of renting our home out and going full time. Obviously we need to plan this but it seems a good idea so far.
We will be in an A class so we would welcome your advice please before we start. What are the pitfalls. What do we need to be aware of and anything else you can think of? Thank you so so much in advance.
 
Jan 10, 2013
4,771
4,130
Near Uttoxeter and Crete
Funster No
24,227
MH
Frankia i740 Plus
Exp
Still trucking and learning
Where are you planning to go? How many people? Do you have a C1 license? Probably need more details before anyone can give you advice.

Dowload Jim's buying guide before you go MH shopping.

then download Jim's Checklist

 
OP
T
Sep 2, 2016
26
7
Dorset
Funster No
44,930
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
Hi and thank you for the link to the guide. So it will be just us two adults and 1 dog. We will spend the 1st few months in the UK to ensure everything is going ok with tenants in our house. Then we will switch between here and Europe. Yes I have the necessary licence to drive an HGV if ness so going for a Burstner AClass which I'm just about to check the payload on.
Obviously between now and then need to sort out banking, confidential mail etc etc. I have a very trustworthy friend who will be a mailing address for us.
 
OP
T
Sep 2, 2016
26
7
Dorset
Funster No
44,930
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
Also, if it's not too intrusive a question, what about budget to live this way? I guess in Europe we'd use Aires where possible but there will be times we want to go on site and certainly more likely on sites in this country.
 
Oct 28, 2018
50
39
Isle of Wight
Funster No
56,962
MH
‘A’ Class
Exp
since 2011
We too have just begun doing what you are about to and this forum has helped so much. Look through and you will see advice on refillable gas, we negotiated this as part of our deal ( they fitted gas it), solar panels, new or recent tyres, payload-etc. We have a Burstner Aviano i675 it's 4000kg and fully loaded with full water, fuel and gas, chairs, table, inflatable kayak, spare wheel, bedding + 2 adults it comes in at 3720 ( we have weighed both ends and they both have weight to spare) perhaps we could have had more payload but we still have possessions in our house as it is rented to relatives, so you may need more.
As for motorhoming in the UK, I have seen it mentioned on here that you can get good deals in winter time at campsites, depends when you plan on going. Good luck
 

kip

Apr 26, 2015
573
362
Bulphan
Funster No
36,064
MH
A class
Exp
2000
We have been fulltiming for 18 months now and hope to continue for a few more years yet.Our motorhome is in for repairs at the moment (another story :mad: ) so we're having to live in a van that is much smaller has little payload & no garage, & it's driving us nuts!!.A large garage,refillable gas & solar panels are a must for us.We found spending winter in Spain & portugal much cheaper than back home, due to not having the costs of running our house. We also joined the c&cc for their cl sites . Happy travels & Enjoy your new adventures !!.
 
Feb 25, 2018
719
382
Essex
Funster No
52,564
MH
Swift Bolero 680
Exp
Very Little
look for the house sitting adverts …… we have someone doing it for us this summer (unfortunately we had to say no to some people but only on the basis of first come first served!) - you may find that in return for simple tasks like keeping the grass down, you get a few weeks free somewhere.
 
Jan 29, 2017
224
93
Gloucestershire
Funster No
47,109
MH
Lunar Chanp Coachbuilt
Exp
10yrs
We did exactly that for 5 years,
Use a good letting agent, we did thank goodness with regular inspections
Pay the proper price for Aviva Fulltime insurance
The rental income will greatly support you
Enjoy it, this is the real life not a practice!
Mike & Ann
 
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