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Duzzied

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm currently looking at buying a motorhome. I currently have a caravan which we have had some great holidays in but feel like we don't use the van as much as we'd like to at weekends or for short breaks.

I'd be interested to hear from fellow forum users who have made the switch to get their views, especially on how you find not having a car once on site.
 

Carol

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Hello welcome to fun, I should hazard a guess that at least half the motorhomers on here have owned a caravan at some time, we certainly have, and a very small proportion revert back to a caravan lots more freedom and for Europe perfect. :welc:
 

Debs

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Hi & welcome Duzzied

We have been caravanners for over 20 years and collected our mh on Monday.:)

When we sat and looked at how we used the caravan we realised we had been staying in places that you didn't need the car anyway. So, I would say that doing plenty of research beforehand is key. However, if it all goes belly up then you can just up sticks and move on elsewhere.(y)

Though I 'spose I could be talking aload of nonsense :LOL:- we leave tomorrow for our first trip out, a week in the New Forest. Can't wait.

Whatever you decide to do enjoy the forum and ask away, as Carol already said, lots of members own/have owned a caravan.:)

Deb
 

PP Bear

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Hi and a wonderful welcome to the Fun fab world of Funsterisum :)
:welc::welc::welc::welc::welc::welc::welc:
 

weebill

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Hi and welcome
We caravan need for 10 years before buying our first motorhome.
It's all about the planning,like checking how close your stop is to public transport or proximity to local amenities .
We also carry bikes with pannier bags for shopping trips
:)
 
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Hi Duzzied and welcome to the fun.
We caravanned for 20 years but changing to the motorhome was the best thing we ever did.
It does, however, depend on what type of holiday you like. If you like to select one site and go out for days and return to the same site then either a caravan or smaller motorhome would probably suit.
If you like to move around (as we do) then it is far more convenient with a M/H. We carry a couple of bikes on the back so we can explore the immediate area (and keep a little bit fitter).
Not having a car is not a problem for us as we move around quite a lot.
I would say we use the motorhome at least 4 times as much as we did the caravan as you can just get in and go.
Good luck with whatever you choose. (y)
John & Jan
 
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Duzzied

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I think we've made our mind up on moving over to a motorhome, just need to sort the funds out and sell the van (if anyone knows anyone looking let me know).

Baycott - We tend to do our main holiday in Europe touring around for a couple of weeks then another week in late september touring till we find somewhere we like. The other reason behind getting a motorhome is that we feel we'll use it more at weekends as it will be less flaff than hooking up the car and caravan and towing, especially if we're only away for one night.
 

Brian and Jo

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hi there and welcome to MHF from us 2:)
brian and jo
 
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We changed to a MH about 6 years ago and have loved it since, unless we need to be at a specific site for a reason we don't even book. The summer we spent 3 weeks in Scandinavia with only the outward and return ferry booked can't do that in a caravan, we also use ours for days out and one night breaks due to my shift work.
 
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