MH Snobishness - does it exist?

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  1. Paddyfrog

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    I have a silly question. We are too new to motor homing to be aware of inner circles, where owning a specific type, age, model, year of MH shoots one up in the rankings, or down. Is there such a thing as MH snobbery, one-upmanship, or MHs that raise eyebrows everywhere because such a banger is still on the road?
    I have finally got my UK stamp (kind neighbour brought it over for me), so we can at last send off for our Funster smiley sticker..... we may have French plates, mais on parle anglais aussi! So remember to give us a wave in our ten-year-old, second-hand, but bliss for us, Challenger.
    Bonne route à tous.
     
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  2. Paul and Kate

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    I've never experienced any snobbery
    It's what works for you at that time
    We had a 10 yr mh to start out with
    Thought the layout suited but after 6 months realised that we wanted a fixed bed.
    The mh also needed 5 new tyres a cambelt change and a few other cosmetics doing
    So instead of putting 2 to 3 grand into a 10 yr old mh which didn't suit our needs we decided to buy new
    We got 4 grand more than we paid as a px so it seamed a no brainer
    The only thing I'd change
    The cab I'd love to have either
    The really old Talbot express like max and paddy or a really old 80s hymer
    As long as you enjoy it who cares what anyone thinks
    Enjoy you funster sticker
     
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  3. Gromett

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    Never experienced it myself. There are bound to be some small minded people about, just ignore them.
    Buy what suits you and enjoy it..
     
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    Yep it exists in every element of British society why would motorhoming be any different..:)
     
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  5. chesterfield hooligan

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    You have to wait to make your mind up until you have a Hooligan parked next to you.

    :party2::party2::party2::party2::party2::party2::party2:
     
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  6. jessthedog

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    When on the road, I only wave to A class MH's, but havent found any type of snobbishness on my travels:D
     
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  7. JJ

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    It certainly does with me...

    The Aristocrats of the Motorhoming World, the Creme de la Creme, the sophisticated, classy vanners have pre 1990 Mercedes based, Hymers.

    The King of them all is the 660S.

    Anything else just lacks that certain "something". ;)

    JJ :cool:
     
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  8. tonka

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    I am no motorhome snob.....

    I will sit outside anybody's van and drinks anybody's beer....(y);)


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  9. John&Kate

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    Yes it exists .. .. (but not with us)

    We cant all afford to buy a brand new MH, someone has to drive the "D Reg" Talbot, but I would still say hello to you (if thats you) if I drive past you.

    We all congregate here for the same love of MH'ing, but there will always be a bad smell under someones nose :D2 Guaranteed.
     
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  10. Jim

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    Congrats, and don't worry about the age, 10 is nothing, it's still new! :)

    No real fear of snobbery with motorhomefun, our first ever rally 10 years ago saw us with a mixture of large American RVs, a caravan, motorhomes of all shapes sizes and ages and a trailer tent! Here its always been more about the people than rather than what they are driving. (y)
     
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    to me it does not matter whether you have a new expensive model or an old home build as long as you are having fun that is the most important thing. We were once parked in France between two UK vans, we were in a panel van transit Motorhome, self build but very tidy. On one side we had a very expensive Hymer and on the other side an old scruffy Talbot Coachbuilt. Both couples were sitting out but not in front of their vans we wandered over to speak to them both as to us we are all equal and enjoying the same pass time. One couple very extremely friendly and one definitely gave us the cold shoulder, it turned out the friendly couple owned the Hymer
     
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  12. Enword

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    Tesco/Morissons/Waitrose/Asda/Sainsbury's Van drivers don't wave, snobs :p
     
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    We downsized from a motorhome to a pvc last month and find motorhomes no longer wave when we pass on the road:notworthy:
    Is that snobbery? Are we not worthy anymore? Are we bothered :moon2: maybe its a size thing although the wife assures me its not important:wink:
    Old or new big or small just enjoy the van you have(y). Ill still wave
     
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  14. Robert Clark

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    Motorhoming is society in miniature

     
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  15. Brian and Jo

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    Nah!!! who,s told you that ,no snobs on ,ere ,just a right load a rabble:LOL::LOL:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Last year in Croatia there was French couple with a home conversion struggling in the dark with a single burner outside we invited them in for dinner which they accepted.
    Do we pass the snob test.?
     
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  17. Vanderek

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    It does exist - my neighbour around the corner has on several occassions told me to " get a real motorohme" , "oh its plastic surfaces not real wood then " and one day I was fitting a few extras with a screwdriver in my hand and got " oh has it broken already - you should get a real one !" Bumped into them on a site once and they found fault with the door handle as it didnt have a pull cord to yank it in " :cry::ROFLMAO::eek::p
     
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    Yeah right....You wouldn't be saying that if you owned a brand new twin axle Frankia and @JJ parked his mobile Propagator next to you...:LOL:
     
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    We sat in our van a few weeks back and it was lashing down with rain, When the couple next to us in there VW van got the BBQ out, after about 10 mins we both looked at each other and I said should we invite him to do it under our canopy, he gratefully accepted. Although I don't think he would have been so grateful if George (puppy) had his way, I had to let him out and thought he was on his short leash, to my horror he almost had the steak!!!
    No snobbery here!!!!!!:)
     
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    Apologies if I don't wave. It's not snobbery, it's purely that by the time I've realised the 'van' on the opposite carriageway is a Moho, they've gone past. Saying that however, I did wave to 2 pvcs on the way to Jasmin Camping today, so I must be getting better at spotting them!
     
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