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  1. bonzo banana

    bonzo banana Read Only Funster

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    I don't currently have a motorhome but I'm looking to purchase a reasonable secondhand one sometime in the future and I suppose this is really research as I'm clueless at the moment.

    Probably won't be asking many questions yet as I'm too new even for that but reading posts and building up some idea of what I want.

    Thanks in advance for all the wonderful free advice I hope to find here.:thumb:
     
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    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    We're just back from the stratford upon avon meet that was absolutely fab and met funsters old and new

    If you are looking to buy I am sure Jim will post a link to the very informative book/checklist that is available to buy.

    Ask any questions someone is sure to give you a very sensible and helpful answer.


    WELCOME xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx HAVE FUN
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Welcome to Fun, whats your budget and how many of you are there?

    Peter
     
  4. Jim

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    Hi Bonzo, welcome to the Fun, Research is good, don't rush into buying, lots of people make a mistake when they buy their first van and then soon discover in use that it's not the van for them. The subsequent selling and buying again can be costly. Checkout the buyers guide in my signature:thumb:
     
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    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Welcome to MH Fun

    Some good advice given by Jim above.

    Best of luck
     
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    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    hi and welcome to the fun. experience has shown that most people get it right by the third van. Well this forum could help or confuse you. As there are as many different opinions and "Perfect" vans as there are members. As already suggested the motorhome buyers guide is a wise investment that is certain to save you money. (See Jim's signature for details)
     
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    Hi and welcome.
    Like most of us, you will find all the info you need on here, tempered with just the right amount of lunacy.
     
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  8. bonzo banana

    bonzo banana Read Only Funster

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    Much appreciatte the warm welcome.

    Budget will be quite low sadly as its pure self indulgence and also I don't think I actually want anything too presentable, just something that blends in and doesn't look too good or too bad. Certainly nothing close to new. I just want an amazing mobilehome that is incredibly reliable for next to no money. Somewhere between £4,000 to £10,000. I'm not buying now though I can't imagine being on the road until next summer.

    I was surprised to see how many Fiat based motorhomes there are. I'm sure there are a zillion threads on the issue but I'm used to Fiat being described as 'Fix It Again Tomorrow' and would of thought they would be avoided for motorhomes. I came in thinking that Sprinters would be the ideal motorhome but many disagree. The older Mercedes before the Sprinters seem to have a great reputation.

    This would be the sort of size I'm after;

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    With a bike rack at the back.
     
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    hello

    A lot depends on what you want to do and where you want to go! When I left the Army 6 yrs ago my wife and I spent a year in a panel van (Timberland Freedom) touring the UK then did the France, Italy and ended up in Spain for the winter. Excellent for touring but bit cramped if staying for few months as we did in Spain We have now gone for an Auto Sleeper as not travelling as far but sometimes wish I had kept the panel van esp for the narrow lane in Cornwall & Devon etc Do your research well and good luck:RollEyes:
     
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    Hi and welcome :thumb: keep up your research but do not worry to much about whats underneath they are all based on commercial vans so reliability is not a problem or delivery firms etc would shun them :ROFLMAO:Layout is the most important thing :thumb:
    terry
     
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