Once I had decided to buy a MH I set my budget and a reasonable idea of the size and layout I wanted. It was soon clear looking at pictures in magazines or the small ads was a waste of time as all the vans were sold by the time I made enquiries, and even looking round dealers the quality if older examples varied greatly, I quickly learned that if I found a van I would have to lay a deposit there and then and not go home to think about it. Many people are considering the MH lifestyle and many like me are starting with a much lower budget than a new van so I thought I would throw a few questions out there for you more experienced owners to answer to offer advice from personal experience to other potential newbies. So here goes:- 1) Where is a good place to search for a van. 2) Is a good quality older van better than a newer cheaper van. 3) Are spares easy to obtain for older vans. 4) Will a van lose a lot of value when it leaves the forecourt. 5) Should I join a Camping Club and if so what one. 6) Where do I get the van's MOT done and how much will it cost. 7) Are they expensive to insure. 8) Can I keep the van on the street outside my house. 9) How do I find campsites and what do they charge. So many questions all in one thread I know, but that is the point, perhaps you can add some further questions.