Friendly Motorhome Dealers in France or Northern Spain

Nov 5, 2011
232
185
Gironde, France
Funster No
18,775
MH
A-Class
Exp
5 years
Hi, we now live permanently in the Gironde about an hour east of Bordeaux. Hettie the Hymer (Exsis 578 Auto 6.7M) is now to be sold or part-exchanged for an auto PVC. I fancy a Sun Living or similar. I have called Sun Living/Adria in UK & answer was they did not do them in France (nonsense) then called a dealer here & was asked to call back in a half hour because the sales bod was busy-such enthusiasm-not!

Has anyone bought either in France or Spain & had a good experience? Suspect we may have to go to Germany or Belgium where they may be keener to do a deal & maybe speak English -I speak a little French but wary of negotiating in French.

Value your experience & advice,

All the best,

Roger
 

The Nomad

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Aug 24, 2016
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Wandering in Europe
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Overcab
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It'll save you oceans of administration grief just to buy a ready plated French registered vehicle.
Once French residents it is only French registered vehicles that you can drive anyway.

There are over 300000 camping cars in France, and dealers in just about every town and city.
Could Google not help to track down likely suspects to visit / call / email for info on stocks?
 
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DrRogerRam
Nov 5, 2011
232
185
Gironde, France
Funster No
18,775
MH
A-Class
Exp
5 years
Thanks so much Nomad. I read your comments on registering a motorhome in Spain. I think we will visit our nearest one near Bordeaux & forget about Sun Living (cheap Adria) & forget the German ones despite them speaking 4 languages & giving you a voucher for petrol! Latest problem the Leisure Batteries indicator is flashing red with 0% charge-2012 first reg so I guess they are knackered despite being on hook-up & having solar panel?

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Mel

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Oct 6, 2012
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Caravan LMC
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Since 2010 Caravan since 1995
The dealer in Belgium


Vanomobil
Ter Donkt 38
8540 Deerlijk
Near Kortrijk.

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DrRogerRam
Nov 5, 2011
232
185
Gironde, France
Funster No
18,775
MH
A-Class
Exp
5 years
I cannot speak highly enough of the French dealer I used last month. I was at the Bouafle branch near Paris, but they have others. Have a look at my importing from France thread to see how good they were!
Anyway, these are them. http://www.iledefrance-camping-car.fr/

Hi, surprised to see that a new Exsis 578 is €70K+ today-unfortunately they do not do a PVC to which we hope to downsize.
 
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