Our Morelo Palace

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  1. OurMoreloLife

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    Beautiful motorhome.
     
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    Wow , what more can I say it looks fantastic (y)
     
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    Dry nice, happy travels. (y)
     
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    Lordy that's a beast!

    The amount of monthly depreciation would scare me to death though I'm afraid...
     
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    Very nice enjoy
     
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    What a beautiful vehicle!

    Where do you plan to travel first?
     
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    Nice gaff!!

    I think my motorhome would fit in your garage :D
     
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    I think my house may well fit inside your motor home !
    Beautiful vehicle, have many happy travels in it.
     
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    Very nice, but not jealous, as it would not suit our MHoming style - the rear overhang for a start would give us major problems on steep Alpine and Pyrenees hairpins.

    Geoff
     
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    Are there little wheels under the overhang? Some vehicles have them or is the ride height adjustable?
    I've seen MHs that size built on the Iveco Daily chassis which have good ground clearance at the rear. Can I ask what chassis yours is built on? :)
     
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    Lovely bit of kit. What travels plans do you have?
     
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    Our's is exactly that, an Iveco Daily chassis modified (extended and stiffened) by Meier in Germany (https://fahrzeugbau-meier.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Meier-Prospekt.pdf) - it is ride height adjustable using a small keypad beside the driving position (which is on a coiled extension cable so can be passed out of the drivers window to operate it from the outside too)!

    Meier supplied a number of items on our Morelo such as; the Webasto heater, the chassis mods, the air suspension & auto levelling system (with VB Air Suspension), jacks, 120L gas tank etc.

    There's a great Morelo video on this at


    And finally, yes, our Morelo has large rubber skids attached to the underside of the chassis at the rear just for this purpose; I have seen Morelo's with the small wheels too though.
     
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    We plan to travel all around Europe maybe even going full time in a couple of years. We will be looking for the perfect place to retire, no rush, just taking our time. That's why we needed a large MH as "she who must be obeyed" said "if we're going to do this, I'm not slumming it"! Job done I reckon! :D2

    I would love to get back to Iceland with this Morelo (see our blog at ourmorelolife.com to see why). My son worked out that there is a ferry from Denmark, it takes 3 days and costs €2,000 so that may have to go to the back of the queue for a while. But what an amazing place; I simply loved it there.
     
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    I don't think I'd let that put me off! :D
     
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    I had hoped to meet my brother in the Alps next summer but hadn't thought about the rear overhang being an issue. Is this something that could cause me issues? Any info welcome
     
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    Well, you may like to hear this story. When we went to collect this Morelo, we spoke to the PA of the MD of the dealer (she spoke great english). She said they had just bought a Morelo back that they sold two years previously and for for the same money as the owner had paid for it new. Now, I'm not saying there is no depreciation but, if you consider the rate that the price of these MH's are increasing, it is almost as fast as the rate of depreciation.

    It's about supply and demand. You have to wait 12 months to have one built to your own spec and not everyone is prepared to wait that long. Second hand values are really high. The UK market for motorhomes is said to have increased 26% last year so there are plenty of people out there looking (look at the rate of growth on this site). Morelo's really hold their value if you keep them nice (and I will). I do accept that a motorhome with a ticket price of €316,000 is a great deal of cash to spend but we have absolutely every conceivable extra on ours (except the in-built vacuum cleaning system and central locking on the locker doors (which I really wanted but just couldn't find one pre-built with everything we wanted)).
     
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    Wow, €316,000, I am off to join the dole wallers forum, bye everyone. I dropped a pound coin last week and it rolled down a drain, Caz says I have woken up 3 times in the night since then, sweating.


    From a jealous as hell Paul, you lucky swine.
     
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  19. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Please put some pictures of the inside on.
    Its huge , I bet it’s like a bungalow on wheels .
    Whilst I’d never , ever want to full time , I bet you could spend months away in that , very very comfortably.
     
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    I think if you crank the ride height up and stick to the main routes you should be fine. The inside of hairpins can be ridiculously steep but the standard technique is to check there is nobody coming in the other direction and swing out wide. This what the trucks and buses do, its almost expected.
    I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of it. The wing mirrors cost about £2K so they make sure you drive carefully. :)
    By main road I mean like the one in the photo below. There were a few hairpins but I'm sure they were negotiable with a bit of a run up. There's only one way to find out. :)

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