Hi my name is Mike and I am new to this site at the moment I have a SEA Sharkey L2 that I have not been able to use since new in October 2007 due to a weight problem it is a long story so I will not bore you too much just that when I fill up with fuel and a little water I am over weight:Sad:. so that means that I will not be able to join you on your travels I am fighting this with my solicitor and hope for a result soon. I noticed that one or two of you are buying a new van soon and I would like to pass on a few words of warning. 1/ make sure if you are having finance that you ask for the APR on the loan a flat rate is not the same as the APR 2/ make sure that it is NOT a front loaded loan you will soon find out the difference when you want to change the van in two or three years time 3.check the Vin plate to make sure that it says the same as that on the brochure. 4/ if it is on the Fiat X250 chassis you will not be able to uprate it. 5/ having a loan on your new van is not a bad thing even if you can afford to pay cash it gives you the added protection when things go wrong I am glad I did. Hope you enjoy your new motorhomes I wish that I could---- Mike.