Hey everyone, i'm a newbie. Hubby and I have just laid out our 3 year plan, and getting a MH is the ultimate part of that plan. 3 years seems a long way away, but we plan to do all our research now, choose the make/model that we want and in 3 years buy a 2nd hand version of the model we want (at that point around 5 - 7 years old, although we're totally flexible). Of the MH and layouts i've seen so far, i'm really liking the Autotrail Scout or Apache 700, with rear lounge. We'd be looking for a 6 berth as we'd be taking family and friends away with us too. Hubby prefers the swift Kontiki with a fixed rear bed, so i guess we're going to have a fair few ..ahem..discussisons about final layout. Looking forward to trawling the forums to get up to speed on all we need to know about MH life and touring.