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  1. richard jackson

    richard jackson Funster

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    Hi All, the dream was to sell the house when i retired and my wife and i to buy small flat and large motorhome and spend winters away and summers here, well the house is on the market, and now we are panicking, we don't know what van to buy and where we want to live and have no idea about what we need to do,so any tips and tricks would be usefull, we currently live in cornwall where are kids are,but thinking of going towards plymouth for ease of the ferry. Are there any groups out there who convoy , would be nice for first trip to be in a group. Anyway going to keep checking this site as there seems to be all the information i need just takes some finding.
    all the best Rich and Jayne.
     
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  2. Hollyberry

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    Hi and Welcome to Fun.
    Can't really answer any of your questions but there'll be plenty along who can!

    If it's your first experience of driving a motorhome maybe a bit of UK touring might be better. You could come along to one of the rallies, meet other Funsters who have experience of European travel. Some rallies are full but others, including Ilfracombe, have space and not too far for you.
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Hi and welcome to fun, there is plenty of information about full timing on here you just need to use the search bar in the top left corner, good luck. (y)
     
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  5. Dawn B

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    Hi & :welc:
     
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    Hi Rich & Jayne and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Welcome! Jim has written a book about the different types of MH, it is available as a download in the shop, link on the right. It would be worth reading as before you choose a specific model it is probably worth deciding between, PVCs, A Class or Coachbuilt or even a "Fiver".

    I live on the outskirts of Plymouth and the ferry is very convenient but East Cornwall isn't far away so you probably don't have to move to Devon!

    For a first trip into Europe you can't go wrong in France and the aires network will save you many pennies better spent on wine and cheese.

    Plymouth/Roscoff isn't the cheapest Channel crossing but it is a steal compared to the Santander ferry we are using next month. Joining the Brittany Ferries club will save you a bit though. About £300 saving on our trip although there is an annual fee and a joining fee but one trip pays for these and still leaves you with a surplus even in the first year.
     
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  9. Mack100

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    Welcome to the Fun!
    We thought we'd do just that, sell the house and buy a flat. Before we could do that along came the dog and the caravan became a motorhome!
    The idea of the flat went out of the window and we realised we'd have to move out of London to accommodate all the new acquisitions.
    Now we have room for us and our mountain of rubbish, the dog and his own mountain and somewhere to keep the motorhome!
    Good luck!
     
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    Hi there and welcome to MHF(y) enjoy the new chapter in your lives:)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    If you're down west, Kernow Kampers might be a good place to start - very informal get-together at the Sportsmans Arms, FourLanes near Redruth on the last Thursday of the month, it's at either 7.00 or 7.30 can't remember which, all welcome. Just a bunch of motorhomers who get together for a chat, ask questions for advice from each other, somebody might bring some slides from a recent trip, plan some UK & continental convoy trips...
    Just turn up, you'd be made very welcome. Couple of quid towards hire of the room.
    Contact name & details at bottom of the article:
    http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Kernow-...s-join-trips/story-22841892-detail/story.html
     
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    welcome to the fun, if you are looking to move move closer to folkstone or Dover, plymouth ferries cost an arm and a leg. It cheaper to drive to Dover and catch the ferry there even with fuel costs.
     
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    Hello welcome to fun :welc:
     
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    welcome to the house of fun. from a another old age traveller. you will be glad you joined.
     
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    A Warm Welcome from Wales. :welc:
     
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    Hi and welcome from South Glos. :smiley:
     
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    Hello :hi:
     
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    Many thanks for all the kind replies,will try and get to ilfracoombe even if we have,nt got a camper yet ,would be nice to speak to some funsters, special thanks to devon bookkeeper for ferry info,and the book. thanks to Mack 100, yep having trouble with the flat idea they never seem to have enough parking space,and thanks to CWH, will get in touch with Kernow Kampers, not far away from me.Still just a dream at the moment gotta sell the house.
    many thanks bodgerjackson.
     
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    Perhaps a ParkHome accommodation might be better for parking space?
     
  20. richard jackson

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    Would have to talk the wife into it, but don't see anything wrong with the idea ,but could probably buy a 2 bed bungalow similar price.
    bodgerjackson
     
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