That’s were I’d see it being LHD a slight advantage over here, ensuring you are tucked in to the curb, hedge etc!105 inches. 4 inch wider than a tractor (artic) unit
so would my C1 pre 1997 licence be ok?No Rv with 2 slideouts is 7.5t. Despite what the salesman says.
Thanks…..my licence says C1E with the picture of the small truck and trailer. My understanding is that I can drive a vehicle up to 7.5t and also withIf its plated at 7.5t then yes you can with pre 97 licence. Best to get a class 2 though or if towing a car/boat you need C+E (artic) licence. Many people tow (I used to) without it..... Cost of car on ferries, added fuel consumption, extra insurance etc etc I found it cheaper to hire a small car abroad for a couple of days.
Double trailer is permitted and common in many US states but certainly not in the UKYou're not very well travelled then. Taken on one of our motorhome travels. Just about to go down the Moki Dugway. That 5th wheeler certainly was not going down it!
Hi Dduffs, we went from a 6.8 meter RHD moho, to a 8.8 meters LHD RV, last year, left hand drive wasn't a problem for us as both wife and I are ex coach drivers, same width as a bus, ours is a chevy V8 with lpg, we get about 9mpg on petrol and about 16-18 on lpg, we have a lpg station about 6 miles from us, so not a problem getting gas, but it is getting more expensive, locally its .799 (80p) a litre, still cheaper than petrol, 30 foot in UK excludes you from a lot of sites, ours at 29ft, keeps us out of most Haven sites, but some private sites will take rvs, as for Dreams RV Center they are good but very pricey, ours would have been about 8-10k more at Dreams, we bought from a dealer in Horsham (pm me if you want his details) had a good deal with warranty.So….after an absolute nightmare experience with a twin axle Frankia (2008 plate) which literally spent more time at the dealers than our drive - 2 clutches, starter motor, alternator, egr, seized rear brakes, new water boiler, leaking/flooding shower plumbing and I literally could go on….I agreed a price for the dealer to buy it back at a considerable loss….however we move on, we are considering purchasing a 30ft RV as that is only 2ft longer than the Frankia and we still have our Fiat Abarth TOAD. We have looked at an advert on eBay for a 2008 Damon Daybreak RV with 13000 miles on the clock for sale at Dreams RV for £49500. I am sure this is probably loads more that I could’ve got it for pre-COVID, but still looks like more for your buck compared to a European MH at the current rates…so my questions, if anybody could kindly help with are (apologies as I am sure these have been asked loads):
1. Is the extra width anything to worry about compared to a traditional MH
2. anybody have any thoughts on the RV we are interested in re: reliability, engine, servicing etc.
3. how do people empty the toilet waste in the UK? We would mostly only use in this country
4. any estimated mpg with towing a car? It is lpg converted
5. anybody had any experiences with Dreams RV?
6. Anybody know anything about the payload, towing limits etc. on these?
as always, any helpful guidance is greatly appreciate. I just really do not want to have the mechanical nightmare we have experienced with the Frankia to be repeated.
Just carried my nice new shiny one and 50m of hose over 2509 miles around Europe and it never came out the caseThe Macerator is essential
True, in Europe a lot of sites have drive over waste dump points, but not found many sites in UK with them, so l pump my black (& grey if needed) waste into my waste hog, then wheel it to the elsan point, which is mostly above ground and behind the toilet/shower block and not accessible with the rv or hoseJust carried my nice new shiny one and 50m of hose over 2509 miles around Europe and it never came out the case
No doubt it will come in handy one day but I found that all the drive over waste points I used were connected to the same place that people were emptying their cassettes into so grey and black all went to the same place.
We can go couple of weeks on our black tank so not had to empty much in the UK as I just wait until we get home.True, in Europe a lot of sites have drive over waste dump points, but not found many sites in UK with them, so l pump my black (& grey if needed) waste into my waste hog, then wheel it to the elsan point, which is mostly above ground and behind the toilet/shower block and not accessible with the rv or hose