Hi from Somerset

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  1. etap

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    Hi,
    Have caravanned around Europe etc for 37 years and bought our first motorhome 18 months ago, as we thought it would be easier and more convenient than a caravan, which it is. We started with a new Rollerteam 200 family ( because motorhomes aren't a cheap item !) we have driven 13k plus miles so far and nothing has gone wrong, which requires a mention. Whether it is sensible or not we are looking to upgrade to a Chausson( design not yet decided) .
    It does seem as though dealers want to pay the cheapest price for your second hand MH and also want full retail price for a new one! Is this the norm?
    Having looked at various forums this one seems excellent so hoping to learn more from experienced motorhomers.
    Thanks for having us.
     
  2. big bertha

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    Welcome from Scotland, we also have a Rollerteam and have taken it to Somerset for the past 2 years, we love Thorneylakes campsite near Langport. :welc:
     
  3. jollyrodger

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    Hi and welcome from Devon
     
  4. Dawn B

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    Hi & welcome from Norfolk
     
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    Hello :hi:
     
  6. mikekaren2

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    Hi & welcome from Bruton Somerset
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    Hi and welcome to FUN as you will soon find this is the best forum for all and any motorhome questions you may have. (y)
     
  8. joner8888

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    Hi , and welcome from somerset
     
  9. calion

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    Hi and welcome from me too!
     
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  10. Terran

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    :active: Welcome to the fun. The European makes are well put together, we have a Knaus and can't fault it. You've found the right place for knowledge, experience an most important - FUN, enjoy. :clap2:
     
  11. trevosky

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    And a welcome from Street!
     
  12. Wildman

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    Hi and welcome from Ilfracombe. As to your query yes of course it is normal, they want to make as much as possible and have to warranty your van when they sell it on. When looking to upgrade remember British vans are built to cope with a southern European Summer, whilst European vans especially French and German are built to cope with a NORTHERN European winter. You pays your money and makes your choice. Obviously the best deal is selling privately and then bartering for a straight cash purchase.
     
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    Somerset, my favourite part of the country, but some of us have to live in Norfolk.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun! :)
     
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    Welcome to Fun, from Somerset :smiley:
     
  17. MikeandCarolyn

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    Hi,and welcome from Worle. (y)
     
  18. Wombles

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    Hi & welcome from another local Funster! We have a Chausson Best Of 04 on a Ford chassis which we are pleased with for what we paid & we love the layout with a raised bed over a large garage in under 6m. Rollerteam are an excellent brand too & not sure if Chausson are really an upgrade from their build quality?! When thinking of changing we can highly recommend visiting the October Motorhome Shows at the NEC as that's where (with lots of dealers with sales targets for the next years new range) there are deals to be had(y) We normally go for the weekend & stay overnight nearby as there is so much with almost all the layouts from all the manufacturers to see especially if you are looking to buy. It's normal for the manufacturers to offer an extras/upgrade pack usually worth between £1000 to £3000 at the same retail cost plus dealers normally offer discounts or can add extras like Fiamma awning, reversing camera or similiar within the same price:) We bought our Chausson there & although Highbridge couldn't supply it (limited stock sold out) we bought from another Chausson dealer but no problem having it serviced/warranty work at Highbridge. There is a show in February at the NEC but more emphasis on caravans in the publicity for it so don't know if as good for motorhomes? See http://www.caravancampingmotorhomes...Y7tS3eQqi_ug9AxhDL3aqBsBOCfaF7W_ZmBoCITTw_wcB
    Perhaps some other Funsters have been & can advise?
     
  19. StefAndDi

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    As far as the NEC shows are concerned, October show is much better for M.Homes and the February show, although good, has more emphasis on caravans.
     
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    Thought that was probably the case - looking at show layout map there are only 3 halls including caravans so not much compared to October show with around 7 halls?!
     
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