Newbie from East Anglia

Jul 29, 2014
81
40
Essex
Funster No
32,600
MH
Adria Coral Plus s 670SLT
Exp
Since 2014
Hi. I'm new to the world of motorhomes.

I would welcome your help. We are comparing a 2009 Auto Sleeper Broadway EK 4 berth done 11,000, and a new Swift Lifestyle 624. Same layout, about the same price, but different standard.

Do you have any advise or comments please.

Many thanks.
 

DBK

Jan 9, 2013
13,476
21,510
Plympton, Devon
Funster No
24,219
MH
PVC, Murvi Morocco
Exp
2013
There is a school of thought which says buying second hand is a better move financially as the first owner takes the big hit on depreciation. There is also the argument you may find you have the wrong layout and want to change it after a year or two. Some people go through several vehicles before finding something which suits them. In this case 2nd hand makes a lot of sense. Having said that nothing beats that smell of a new vehicle! We bought new, but a very different sort of MH to what you are looking at so I can't comment on these models.
 
Nov 6, 2013
6,805
37,390
East Sussex
Funster No
28,906
MH
Swift Bolero
Exp
7 years (tugger for 20)
[QUOTE="DevonBeekeeper, post: 1068741, member: 24219"There is also the argument you may find you have the wrong layout and want to change it after a year or two. Some people go through several vehicles before finding something which suits them. In this case 2nd hand makes a lot of sense. [/QUOTE]

I agree completely with DevonBeekeeper. We've had out Tracker for just over 2 years and thought it was ideal. We are about to change it for a different layout.
Hope this helps.
By the way, welcome to Fun(y)(y)
 
OP
C
Jul 29, 2014
81
40
Essex
Funster No
32,600
MH
Adria Coral Plus s 670SLT
Exp
Since 2014
Thanks for the welcome and comments. It's good to see that this is an active forum, judging by the responses.

Another day in the motorhome hunt and another development. The Auto Sleeper price did not drop enough and the Lifestyle was not as good as hoped. We have now arranged for a 2012 Swift Sundance 590RS to be transferred to a local dealer, with the option of buying it subject to viewing. From what I can see it is somewhere between the two we were considering.

Again would welcome any comments.
 
Dec 14, 2013
991
651
Turnford
Funster No
29,372
MH
C Class
Exp
over a Year Yay................
What part of east anglia are you I may be ale to point you in the direction of some dealers as we have travelled the area looking.
 
OP
C
Jul 29, 2014
81
40
Essex
Funster No
32,600
MH
Adria Coral Plus s 670SLT
Exp
Since 2014
Essex coast near the Suffolk border.
 
Dec 5, 2011
1,709
1,796
norfolk
Funster No
19,123
MH
Low profile C Class
Exp
Since 1997
Hi, bought my Swift Bolero from Simpsons at Gt Yarmouth, a very good experience, Brindley or Steve are very helpful and honest, well worth a look.
 
Sep 24, 2013
801
263
Norwich
Funster No
28,255
MH
Low Profile Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 2014
Hi and welcome.
I can endorse the above comment. Simpsons and Becks are in the same region and are both worth a look. We didn't buy from either of them (bought private in the end) but both very accomodating.

BTW injebreck99 where are you in Norfolk?
 
Dec 5, 2011
1,709
1,796
norfolk
Funster No
19,123
MH
Low profile C Class
Exp
Since 1997
Hi and welcome.
I can endorse the above comment. Simpsons and Becks are in the same region and are both worth a look. We didn't buy from either of them (bought private in the end) but both very accomodating.

BTW injebreck99 where are you in Norfolk?
 
OP
C
Jul 29, 2014
81
40
Essex
Funster No
32,600
MH
Adria Coral Plus s 670SLT
Exp
Since 2014
Thanks for all the dealer suggestions. We have done a few since starting our quest a week and a half ago.

Currently we are getting ready to view a 2012 Swift Sundance 590RS on Saturday.

If anyone can give us pointer as to what to look for, it would be very helpful.

Thanks.
 
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