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If any couple are interested in a 50% share of a new or nearly new motorhome please PM me.
Our thoughts are something with an island bed but anything considered.
We have had a 50% share of a boat for many years and with the right people works extremely well.
We have no definite plans so just send me some thoughts if you have an interest.
 
Mar 23, 2012
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We shared a glider very successfully over a few years sounds a good idea. I would suggest you indicate at least a rough idea of where you live it will be a pain to share with someone miles away.
 
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The Wino.
Thanks for that.
I am not sure that it is essential to live nearby.....it depends on how you share the time and where you change over etc.
We share our boat with a partner who lives 300 miles away and we moor halfway.
 
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The Wino.
Thanks for that.
I am not sure that it is essential to live nearby.....it depends on how you share the time and where you change over etc.
We share our boat with a partner who lives 300 miles away and we moor halfway.
Depends how you use it we often go away for just a couple of days a 300 mile round trip would make it pointless. Of course one of the tricks in finding a partner to share is having similar expectations in use and costs at least. Sharing seems rare for some reason maybe its because of that spur of the moment use.Have you asked if your boat sheres are interested
 
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Sounds a good idea for those with limited time throughout the year to use a MH. Like 'the wino' I too was in a syndicate sharing an aircraft for a few years. It's worth checking out some gliding, microlight or general aviation groups. You will find details of how syndicating works as its very common in those circles.

There is a lot to consider however when it comes to co-ownership. Have a look at this draft co-ownership agreement for an aircraft to give you some idea. It's all but irrelevant that this was drafted for an aircraft as this is all about access, service, maintenance, repairs, insurance etc etc.

http://www.grumman.net/specific/coown.txt

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The Wino.
Thanks for that.
I am not sure that it is essential to live nearby.....it depends on how you share the time and where you change over etc.
We share our boat with a partner who lives 300 miles away and we moor halfway.
as @The Wino says , if you are only looking at set weeks per year it would probably work but even then hireing would probably work better, but if , as most on here do , is go out for weekends on the spur of the moment , i cant see it working very well.
 
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Hi
Now that the season has arrived I just thought I would ask the question again.
We are off to Europe soon but on our return would be pleased buy a new/ used motorhome to share.
Any make or model considered but must be in excellent condition.Budget c30000 each.
I know people think that this may not suit many people but we are very flexible on usage and certainly would not want to use the motorhome for 50% of the year.
There are many ways to share the time so if you have any interest please pm me.
I don't think location matters...in fact it could well be advantageous to be a distance apart.
Regards
Decker
 

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It`s not fair................... I could only use it last year for a couple of weeks, and only did 1200 miles....

You went abroad for 3 months and did 4000 miles...

Why should I pay half the original cost of the motor home and half the servicing and half the insurance and half the road tax...

Just a scenario in my eyes and what could end up in falling out...:)

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That might depend on where you are, can you enlighten us ?
We are in Lancashire.
We have a boat share with a couple who live in Plymouth and it has worked brilliantly for many years.
 
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It`s not fair................... I could only use it last year for a couple of weeks, and only did 1200 miles....

You went abroad for 3 months and did 4000 miles...

Why should I pay half the original cost of the motor home and half the servicing and half the insurance and half the road tax...

Just a scenario in my eyes and what could end up in falling out...:)

An agreement would be reached on mileage and running costs.
 
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I suppose for the right people it would be a way of having a more expensive MH than they might have considered and as you say, with the right people it could work.
I can't imagine that working for us, the limits of our difficult driveway would be one reason, but we also just would not do it.
Wishing you luck in finding the right people though and I hope it all works out.
 
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If you have got 30k to spend buy your own. You've been lucky sharing in the past, there are so many ways this arrangement could turn sour.
Perhaps we're fussy but we like our van just so. Can't imagine letting other folks use it :sick:
 
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If you have got 30k to spend buy your own. You've been lucky sharing in the past, there are so many ways this arrangement could turn sour.
Perhaps we're fussy but we like our van just so. Can't imagine letting other folks use it :sick:
Thanks for your reply.
We would rather have a 50% of a new/better van than a van that 30k would buy.
I understand your views and we have been very lucky sharing in the past.
Yes there are many ways that this arrangement can turn sour with the wrong people and many advantages for it to work for us with the right people.

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gerry mcg

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syndicate ownership *can* work for boats so no reason why it can't for vans, but devil is in the detail. in boats, it is often shared between friends. I don't think it is something I'd get into with a van - geographic proximity would be a pre-requisite for me if I were ever to get involved.
 
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Have shared a boat and a caravan in the past and it worked ok but were with someone we were already friends and were competing together most of the time
We did consider sharing prior to buying our first van but how we use the van it wouldn't have suited us very well
The person we considered sharing with we had known for a long time
I think it would be harder with a stranger.
We also know folk that still share a boat but I think they are finding things difficult as one would like too sell and the other wants to keep it but cant raise the funds to purchase other half.
 

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I wonder how it would work for insurance - might be worth checking with a few companies, as they normally expect the insurer to be the owner (or leasor/hp/etc.)
 

mikebeaches

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I know it's not exactly what you are looking for, but a company local to us offer a type of motorhome timeshare scheme. You make a commitment for just 3 years, as I recall.

www.belmontleisure.com
 
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It`s not fair................... I could only use it last year for a couple of weeks, and only did 1200 miles....

You went abroad for 3 months and did 4000 miles...

Why should I pay half the original cost of the motor home and half the servicing and half the insurance and half the road tax...

Just a scenario in my eyes and what could end up in falling out...:)
Provided you both agreed to the time it was available to use thats fine. There are other ways in aircradft syndicates there is often a monthly payment of fixed cost (hangarage , insurance etc) then an houry charge to allow for fuel/wear and tear etc. Which is worse paying half the cost if theres a year you can't use it much or the whole lot!!!!!!

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Mar 23, 2012
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I know it's not exactly what you are looking for, but a company local to us offer a type of motorhome timeshare scheme. You make a commitment for just 3 years, as I recall.

www.belmontleisure.com
I think as soon as you mentioned the word "timeshare" most people like me instantly thought it would be an expensive mistake!!! None of the links on their site seem to work for me I bet a few weeks use a year costs about 1/4 of the total cost of leasing/insuring/storing etc
 

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We enjoy being able to decide there and then to get up and go sometimes. Not something you could do with a 50% share. I wouldn't trust anyone to drive the van if I wasn't there. I hope you find someone though!
 

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