another hello from Scotland

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  1. mikeg40

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    Hello all, after years of camping out of a backpack, then out of the car boot, I am finally of an age where the convenience and comfort of a motorhome has crept up on me! I've looked at many motorhomes over the last few months and the variety is astounding. help needed. I plan to use the home for walking and touring trips round Scotland year round, rarely using sites.Budget is £20k, prefered layout is rear lounge/overcab sleeping but small details such as some garage storage, decent insulation have led me to look at other layouts too. any thoughts/suggestions greatly appreciated,
    cheers, Mike
     
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  2. Puddleduck

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    There is a place not far from you

    http://www.caravanstoragescotland.co.uk/index.php/sales/110/all_categories

    They sometimes have some decent stuff in, they sell on behalf of the people who store on the site.

    Another place is Mill Garages at Duns

    http://www.millgaragecoachworks.co....max=20000&submitsearch=FIND+YOUR+NEXT+VEHICLE

    I know very little about the first place but he second is our local dealer / converter. We didn't buy from them but we do have work done by them and they are really good.

    There are then the bigger dealers but they tend to have more expensive stock.
     
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  4. normanandsue

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    You should manage a reasonable motorhome on that budget but remember to look at as many mhs as possible as the most important criteria is layout.

    Knowepark is not far from you at Livingstone
    http://www.kpcm.co.uk/cgi-bin/sales.pl?v_make=0&v_form=M&v_new=N&action=Find&show_head=N

    And a trip up the road to Perth and you will find

    http://www.perthshiremotorhomes.com/motorhomes/used

    as well as Perthshire Caravans

    http://www.perthshire-caravans.com/stock-list/motorhomes

    These are al dealers and obviously they are going to be more expensive than buying privately but they allow you to look at a lot of mhs in one place and will give you an idea of price.

    Jim also has a good guide to buying a motorhome available through the Funsters site but I can't find the link, but somone will come along and direct you.an

    I am not far from you and if I can be of any help send me PM

    Norman
     
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    :welc: Not far from you. The storage facility Puddleduck mentioned is where we store ours, he does sell for users but obviously takes a cut.
    We bought from St Andrews Motorhomes a small friendly business but in hindsight probably paid a bit to much.
     
  7. Moodybrook

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    Hi, have fun finding what suits you, To utilise the overcab requires just a fair bit of "nimbleness", mine is prebooked golf clubs, satelite dish, fishing gear !! Oh yes, the bedding rolls go in there too. x:-)
     
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    Big Bertha we also bought our last one from StAndrews Motorhomes and like you possibly paid slightly more than should have but they always have good quality MH's and we got a very good tradin for old one so was happy at the time of the deal
    Mikeg40 another one that gets good reports is Dicksons of Perth so well worth a day out to Perthshire
     
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    Hi and welcome. Can't give any advice but Welcome anyway :xsmile:
     
  10. big bertha

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    We got a good trade in on our caravan in fact they eventually sold our van at 2000 less than they gave us. I would use again if they had the van I wanted.:xThumb:
     
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    We paid the same for our van as the previous owner got for trade in.

    We could have bought cheaper privately but we were happy with the deal which is all that matters.
     
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    Hi there and welcome to MHF :xThumb:
    Brian & Jo
     
  13. mikeg40

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    thanks to all, any info always appreciated. have visited most of the dealers mentioned so far. any suggestions at models to look out for - rear lounge, cab over bed with decent storage/shower, small garage or do I look for too much!!
     
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    Hello. Can't help with your search but hope you find one you like soon :xThumb:
     
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    I have said on other posts that a good place to look for layouts etc is www.caravanfinder.co.uk
    And go to themotorhome section You can input by layout / berths etc
     
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    I like ours, huge overcab, double diner and rear lounge, two lockers each side under lounge area. It's a Autoroller 600. Seperate shower not a wet room. It depends on what size you're willing to drive, ours is approx. 7.2 mtrs. For 20,000 you could get a 2007 or 8.
     
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    Sure you have considered the fuel consumption implication of an over cab bed.
    As a satisfied customer of Knowepark Caravans over a number of years I can only speak from experience when I say I couldn't have been happier with the sales and service.
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    Hi Mike and welcome to the Fun!:xThumb::welc:
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    hi and welcome to the site, good luck with your search
     
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