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  1. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

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    Hi all. I have just joined.

    Used to caravan when the kids were young. We are now fast approaching "that" age and are looking to get away a lot more to places in the UK and Europe that we have never visited. So we are going to buy a motorhome.

    Started by looking at A classes, but we are now looking at coachbuilts because you seem to get a newer and better equipped choice for your money. We have probably decided on an Adria Coral 660 with twin single beds, so that each can get up in the night without disturbing the other. A sign of age I know but there it is.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Peter :welcome: to the Mad House, sounds like you're giving it plenty of constructive thought.

    ................I'd kill for twin singles.......... :roflmto:

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    Hello and welcome to the FUN! :welcome:
     
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    It goes deeper than that. A class contain loads of custom parts, like £4K windscreens, £1K headlamps, £1K wing mirrors. Get a problem and if you can get the parts at all they can charge what they want for them.

    Coachbuilt is a nice compromise.
     
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    Hi Pete
    We started with coachbuilts but now have an A class.As everyone knows, there 'aint such a thing as the perfect van.Everything is a compromise.You just have to keep looking until you find the one that suits you. It can be a very costly excercise to buy the wrong one so hiring for a week or two can save a bundle in the long run. You will quickly find things you thought were important, actually aren't and vise versa. Good luck in your quest and have fun once you have found it.
     
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    Hello and welcome :thumb:
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Welcome to Fun, enjoy.

    Tunbridge Wells............... come and pay us a visit where you always get a welcome and some good advice:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    Welcome from a fellow newbie. ::bigsmile:

    I'm sure that you will finds tons of help within this forum :thumb:

    :welcome:
     
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    Hi and welcome :welcome:
    from another Autoquest owner (for the moment anyway......)

    Margaret & Bill (south of Scotland):thumb:
     
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    If you're interested in twin beds, have you looked at the Autotrail 740SE?

    Lovely van, and I think the twin beds have just got the edge on climbing over someone to get to the loo::bigsmile: Unless you can find everything you want plus an island bed:thumb: But what's ideal for one person, might not be ideal for another, see as many as you can, even looking at layouts of different vans on t'internet. Once you've narrowed it down, go out and look over as many as possible.........good luck with it.

    Margaret:Smile:
     
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    Greetings & welcome from another newbie.
    In a similar situation, have a tourer at the mo, but looking for a mh.
    Good luck.
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:winky:
     
  13. peterc10

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    Thank you for the warm welcomes from everybody - what a friendly lot you all seem to be. I would have answered sooner but it appears I do not have email notification of replies in threads I have posted in. Can't seem to find any way of switching them on. Could anybody point me in the right direction please.

    Anyway we decided on the Adria Coral and have paid the deposit so we have it now like it or not. We are picking it up next Saturday from Buyamotorhome outside of Portsmouth. I have had lots of good advice along the way from my brother who has been motorhoming for a few years now.

    Brian - thanks for your tip about the extra costs for A classes when they go wrong, I hadn't thought of that. But as others say their is no such thing as a "right" one for everybody, we are all different, thank god.

    Peter - as it just happens I have just come back from visiting you at Johns Cross to look in the shop. Just getting an idea of what is available and at what price, but don't want to go too mad until we have a few nights using it, and find out what we really need.

    Margaret - we looked at a couple of Autotrail Savanahs in Canterbury a week or two ago that had the same layout, and liked them, but they were too long and way too expensive for us. And at the time I was still set on an A Class. I don't know why but the Adria just appealed to us so much more than anything else we had seen. Just all the right compromises for us I suspect.
     
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    Hello and welcome

    :welcome:

    An A class is colder in the winter.

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Hello from a fellow Kent resident. We caravanned for 20 years then changed to MH last year - loving it, hope you do too. :thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, email notification options can be found in your profile assuming of course you have subscribed.
     
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