Hi from Southampton

Plexi

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Sep 5, 2014
5
8
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33,196
MH
Don't own one yet
Exp
We are newbies
Hello everyone. Well the kids have flown the nest so its our turn to play Yeehhaa! Very much new to this Motorhome malarkey and we cant wait to get stuck in...not literaly

Have spent some months researching and so far the only thing I am certain of is there is toooo much to choose, I like a different one everyday!

So, so far the going is fair to complicated at the minute. But hey its a com'in... I can feel it in me water pump! Patience I know. Hope you all don't mind a few questions from time to time if thats ok.
Nice to meet you.

Plexi
 
Nov 6, 2013
6,805
38,012
East Sussex
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28,906
MH
Swift Bolero
Exp
7 years (tugger for 20)
Hi Plexi and welcome to the madhouse. :welc:
Good luck in choosing your Motorhome. (y)
 

Puddleduck

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Jan 15, 2014
9,331
19,557
Scottish Borders
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29,703
MH
SunLiving Lido M45SP
Exp
On and off for many years.
:welc: you might want to make a list of your priorities to help you cut down on the choices!

Layout
Number of berths
Number of travel seats
Payload
Layout, oh and
Layout

You need to imagine being in the van for a long rainy day - how would you feel?
Check the size of the bed and how you will get in and out
Is it a fixed bed or will you have to make it up every night?
Is the loo big enough for you to actually use?
Are there changes in floor level inside the van and are you likely to fall up or down them?

Just a few thoughts....

Looking is FUN!!!!
 

grasscutter

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 11, 2009
1,616
2,823
East Wittering. West Sussex.
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8,848
MH
C Class
Exp
Started in 1980
Hi and welcome. It took us 18 months to find the right van but we have had it six years now. Research as much as you can and try and get it right first time. Good luck. (y)
 
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Plexi

Free Member
Sep 5, 2014
5
8
Funster No
33,196
MH
Don't own one yet
Exp
We are newbies
Thanks for the welcome everyone, is very nice.

Thank you Puddleduck i am thinking the dinette and U shaped lounge is a definate and if i can find one with that layout it will be the Bessacarr. Don't fancy the fixed bed as we want to wake up with that fantastic view you get from the lounge area.
But hey there is no rush i can wait till the weekend!!:)

And yes Grasscutter i agree i would very much like to get it right the first time for sure as this is pretty much a one off so yeah patience is the key i guess.

Well thank you for your speedy response it is very much appreciated. I have had a wander round this site and from what i have seen so far it looks great. Me thinks its going to be fun being a Funster.

So i will speak to you soon fellow funsters many fanx...er i mean thanks.
Plexi.
 

Southampton

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Dec 16, 2011
519
310
Hampshire
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19,191
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2009
Hi Plexi, we are in Locks Heath so not far from you. Welcome to Fun hope you find the right van for you.
 

Popeye

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Sep 5, 2011
8,815
23,051
New Forest
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18,072
MH
Frankia Platin Plus 8500
Exp
On and off since 1983
Hi Plexi and :welc:, we're up in the New Forest closer to Salisbury and Fordingbridge, but only a stones throw from you so shout if we can be of help.............
 

Hampshiresue

Free Member
Jun 14, 2014
5
2
Hampshire
Funster No
31,966
MH
Coach built
Exp
Newbie
Oh, and we bought our (first ) motorhome on impulse and without research, and it's worked out brilliantly so far...

I didn't understand payload and how important it is, luckily we've got a van with a reasonable payload cos we are not minimalists!
 
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