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  1. RICHE

    RICHE

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    new member from wales

    Hi there to everyone on the forum.
    We have a vw califonia with pop up roof and like many others we like the outdoors to and love the motorhome way of life.Having had the vw for about 6 months i've realised that having purchased such a small van thats its been an expensive mistake !!!!!. We are now about to purchase a dethleffs globe trotter xli .Would you be able to offer any advice on buying this vehicle.

    Many thanks Richard.:thumb:
     
  2. Silkcut1105

    Silkcut1105 Funster Life Member

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    welcome to the funsters and good luck with your new van.:thumb:
     
  3. RogeTeri

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    Hi and welcome. Quite sure you will get lots of good advice on the vehicle
     
  4. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi and welcome to motorhome fun, if you don't get the information you need on this thread I would start one titled Dethleffs Globe Trotter, you should get some help from that. See you have down running, check out the thread on Motorhome Fun running club, we have quite a few keen runners on here.
    Good luck with your search for your new van.:thumb:
     
  5. f6c

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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:winky:
     
  6. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

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    Hello :thumb:
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Richard, they say most people buy three vans before they are happy with it. Try and buck the trend and see that you are entirely happy with your second. Changing is expensive. Dethleffs are a great van, but every marque have their lemons so take great care in your purchase and make sure it's EXACTLY what you want. Meanwhile, welcome to the Fun :thumb:
     
  8. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

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    The California does 600 miles to the gallon (according to someone on this site) so you will find the Dethleffs is not so economical to run. I have had a Dethleffs and was quite favourably impressed. I would suggest you buy Jims book on buying a motorhome, which will tell you everything you need to know.

    http://www.motorhome-buyers-guide.com/
     
  9. G4OGE

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    Hey up mind me whippet !

    How do from Cheshire I'm a long time Caravanner and soon to retire and new prospective motor-home owner I'm still looking round at what would be the best vehicle for me being single and may be accompanied by my brothers on occasions with lots to take into consideration parking up etc. I intend to go round the coast of England I hope for one. I have looked at quite a few vehicles and read about different problems and makes but fancy something with a permanent bed at the back as I'm fed up of putting the caravan one up and down.

    I quite like the layout of the Bailey approach but the one with the fixed bed would be to big I think a bit rich for my pocket I will have to wait for the pension I thought the government one might run to it but that only covered the cost of the petrol to go look at some!. I had a look at one at Spinney caravans the crew there are very helpful I think it would be wise to buy second hand maybe as you loose to much if you buy new I think.

    I like the site and all the topics I have travelled a fare few miles just reading the forum Iv'e been to France and Spain & Greece and quite a few more places and not burned a pint of fuel all very good thanks all for your nice stories. Albert.
     
  10. PP Bear

    PP Bear Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    Hi and welcome too, it's good to see your post ::bigsmile:


    :flyingwelcome:
     
  11. Momo

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    Hi to you both and welcome to the Fun from sunny, sunny Spain (Really hot today but only going to last one week!) :thumb:

    :welcomefunster::welcomefunster:
     
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