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RichardnGill

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Just been looking at Ridgeset RV's website after reading another post and I was wondering if anyone has a list of RV dealer's that have simular stock in? IE not everything over 50K

I am just browsing at the moment but could fancy an RV in the future if things work out. I would probally want to keep under 7.5 tonne and 28' . Must be a derv though, mabe a C Class might be better for us?

Richard...
 

Edgie

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Why Derv? unless you spend big bucks American diesels are rubbish, better off with a trusty V8 Petrol and an LPG conversion...

Waits for:shout:
 

Jim

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This is a good list of dealers swiped from the links page of the Big Pitch Guide
  • Freedom Motorhomes Buy with confidence from the factory appointed UK dealer - your road to Freedom could start here!
  • Itchyfeet American Motorhomes The Carvynick Country Club has developed and created the UK's premier resort location for American Motorhomes - with luxury 5 star fully-serviced pitches providing the perfect base for your adventure and exploration of Cornwall. A range of 30 or more new and pre-owned coaches is available for inspection 7 days a week.
  • Location Facilities LTD
  • RidgesetRV Suppliers of quality pre-owned American RVs. Call Les or Jayne Botham for their latest stock list of realistically priced A and C class motorhomes.
  • Travelworld RV Wish you were here? Wake up every morning and think 'where shall we go today?' No need to be tied to a site, incredible fuel economy and all the comforts of your own home.....isn't it time you considered a visit to Travelworld?
  • Westcroft Motorhomes New exclusive Motorhomes and quality approved used American Motorhomes from Westcroft American Motorhome Centre.
  • Griffin American Motorhomes Sales (part-exchange considered) of all pre-owned RVs - and UK electrical conversions completed on new imports.
  • Dudleys of Oxfordshire For the largest selection of American Motor Homes in the UK. When you commit to us...we commit to you...sales.service.accessory shop.storage
  • Gold RV Sales and Service Ltd High quality, USA style service available to you in the UK. Repairs and servicing, parts and accessories together with sales of Triple E RVs - truly 24 carat gold service for your motorhome.
  • Northwest American-RV based on Merseyside, filling a growing need for an American RV Importer in the Northwest of England, with affordable prices that won't break the bank! We specialise in the ever popular Lexington Class B Motorhome from Forest River. More & more motorhomer's are choosing the Lexington, being only 7'9" wide makes it ideal for European roads, with its unique combination of manoeuvrability and ease of handling while driving and luxurious living conditions when camping, the Lexington offers a style and class that is all its own.
  • Midland International American Motorhome Center Get the inside story on the luxurious motorhome ranges from Midland International - at Midland International, we tailor every Georgie Boy and R-Vision Condor motorhome to suit the exacting requirements of our UK customers.
  • The S.T.T Group Suppliers of new and used American Caravans and 5th Wheels
  • Destination RV International Destination RV International have been associated with RV's for almost 20 years. An independent family-run concern well known in the Industry for their commitment and in-depth knowledge of RV's. At Destination RV International we sell both new and used motorhomes, fifth wheels and pick-ups. We are manufacturer supported and are main dealers of Fleetwood product.
 
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RichardnGill

RichardnGill

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Thanks Jim that will keep me busy for the rest of the night.


Richard...:thumb:
 

American Dream

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Why Derv? unless you spend big bucks American diesels are rubbish, better off with a trusty V8 Petrol and an LPG conversion...

Waits for:shout:
I second that.But then I am biased somewhat.

Big V8 petrol motors go on and on and ............
 
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Lindy-C

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This is a good list of dealers swiped from the links page of the Big Pitch Guide
  • Freedom Motorhomes Buy with confidence from the factory appointed UK dealer - your road to Freedom could start here!
  • Itchyfeet American Motorhomes The Carvynick Country Club has developed and created the UK's premier resort location for American Motorhomes - with luxury 5 star fully-serviced pitches providing the perfect base for your adventure and exploration of Cornwall. A range of 30 or more new and pre-owned coaches is available for inspection 7 days a week.
  • Location Facilities LTD
  • RidgesetRV Suppliers of quality pre-owned American RVs. Call Les or Jayne Botham for their latest stock list of realistically priced A and C class motorhomes.
  • Travelworld RV Wish you were here? Wake up every morning and think 'where shall we go today?' No need to be tied to a site, incredible fuel economy and all the comforts of your own home.....isn't it time you considered a visit to Travelworld?
  • Westcroft Motorhomes New exclusive Motorhomes and quality approved used American Motorhomes from Westcroft American Motorhome Centre.
  • Griffin American Motorhomes Sales (part-exchange considered) of all pre-owned RVs - and UK electrical conversions completed on new imports.
  • Dudleys of Oxfordshire For the largest selection of American Motor Homes in the UK. When you commit to us...we commit to you...sales.service.accessory shop.storage
  • Gold RV Sales and Service Ltd High quality, USA style service available to you in the UK. Repairs and servicing, parts and accessories together with sales of Triple E RVs - truly 24 carat gold service for your motorhome.
  • Northwest American-RV based on Merseyside, filling a growing need for an American RV Importer in the Northwest of England, with affordable prices that won't break the bank! We specialise in the ever popular Lexington Class B Motorhome from Forest River. More & more motorhomer's are choosing the Lexington, being only 7'9" wide makes it ideal for European roads, with its unique combination of manoeuvrability and ease of handling while driving and luxurious living conditions when camping, the Lexington offers a style and class that is all its own.
  • Midland International American Motorhome Center Get the inside story on the luxurious motorhome ranges from Midland International - at Midland International, we tailor every Georgie Boy and R-Vision Condor motorhome to suit the exacting requirements of our UK customers.
  • The S.T.T Group Suppliers of new and used American Caravans and 5th Wheels
  • Destination RV International Destination RV International have been associated with RV's for almost 20 years. An independent family-run concern well known in the Industry for their commitment and in-depth knowledge of RV's. At Destination RV International we sell both new and used motorhomes, fifth wheels and pick-ups. We are manufacturer supported and are main dealers of Fleetwood product.
**cough cough**
 

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
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I love my big V8, but.. LPG is too thin on the ground and when you do find it, its poorly placed at the pumps. I am doing at least 10,000 miles a year so I am sure my next rig will be a smelly lumpy diesel, but my wallet will be fatter because of it. Anyway Diesels go on and on as well don't they? They just do not sound as nice along the way, I will miss that.:Smile:
 

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
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**cough cough**

I've just noticed that too Linda, I would PM Dick right away about his glaring oversight..:Smile:

Dick put Linda on your links page, she's really nice and deserves to be there:Smile:

 
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RichardnGill

RichardnGill

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**cough cough**

I have already been on your website. Linda.


BTW. I would like a V8 or V10 petrol ( I can still remember the soiund of my dads Range Rover) but I am not keen on LPG and like the idea of 15mpg better than >9mpg.

Richard...
 

scotjimland

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Why Derv? unless you spend big bucks American diesels are rubbish, better off with a trusty V8 Petrol and an LPG conversion...

Waits for:shout:
I won't disappoint you, but that's utter RUBBISH :RollEyes::RollEyes:
 
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Lindy-C

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Not all V10 petrol RVs do 9mpg, 13-14 is nearer the mark, depending on the wight of your right foot :winky:
 

Keith and Debs

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Why Derv? unless you spend big bucks American diesels are rubbish, better off with a trusty V8 Petrol and an LPG conversion...

Waits for:shout:
Nah can't agree with that one my Trusty V8 Powerstroke 7.3 ltr Turbo Diesel has never missed a beat in the last 2 years and runs so smoothly people think its a petrol engine and are gobsmacked when they realise its a diesel.

if you have to put the price of an LPG conversion on top of the price of your van, thats one hell of a lot of diesel.

Keith

Richardngill try here.......Got some good priced rigs
 
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RichardnGill

RichardnGill

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Thanks for the links, it's kept me busy for a while. We have just spent a wet weekend away in our Hymer and with all of us in it ( 2 kids 12 &15, our lass and the labrador) it has shrunk since we got it, Honest! It was ok in the summer but in the winter the extra space of an RV would be nice.

We are (sorry I am) :winky:(SWMBO is not too keen):Angry: just thinking at the moment, but the Hymer is only 6 months old so we will probably lose too much money at the moment.

As for Petrol Vs Derv , would a 28' C class petrol do 14+mpg?

Richard...
 
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Castle motors, couple of members haven't had the best of experiences with them.

Olley
 
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Lindy-C

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Hi Richard

In answer to your question, we have had 3 Coachmen Catalina 28ft C Class RVs based on a Ford Triton V10, all have averaged 14.6mpg driven sensibly on motorway runs. Towing they would achieve region of 13mpg.

We currently run a 28ft 7.4ltr Chevy based Dutchmen C Class which averages around 13-14 on a run, towing (as in our fully laden parts trailer) it achieves around 12mpg.

By comparison we have an English 2.4TD Ford Ranger crewcab truck which, towing the trailer unladen, only manages 17mpg .

Hope this helps

Linda
 

Edgie

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Hi Richard

In answer to your question, we have had 3 Coachmen Catalina 28ft C Class RVs based on a Ford Triton V10, all have averaged 14.6mpg driven sensibly on motorway runs. Towing they would achieve region of 13mpg.

We currently run a 28ft 7.4ltr Chevy based Dutchmen C Class which averages around 13-14 on a run, towing (as in our fully laden parts trailer) it achieves around 12mpg.

By comparison we have an English 2.4TD Ford Ranger crewcab truck which, towing the trailer unladen, only manages 17mpg .

Hope this helps

Linda

And if you take those MPG's and the cost of LPG (which is readily available) you get the equivalent of 26 - 28 mpg and that lovely V8 burble.... if you are going to buy an American diesel you need to be loaded :Doh:
 

Keith and Debs

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And if you take those MPG's and the cost of LPG (which is readily available) you get the equivalent of 26 - 28 mpg and that lovely V8 burble.... if you are going to buy an American diesel you need to be loaded :Doh:
Still have to disagree, you do not need to be loaded to buy an american diesel.....

at the end of the day if it comes down to MPG as the deciding factor in your purchase, you cant afford it......

Keith.......
 
Jul 29, 2007
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hi any details olley ? didnt keith get rockie from them?


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He did, and then had to spend I believe around two grand on it, steering box is one item I remember. The insurance backed guarantee you get from them, I believe Keith said was good for wiping your bum on.

Olley
 

moandick

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The BPG and Stateside Tuning Link

Hey - not fair - Linda has always been linked to the BPG website - under the 'Goods and Services' section of RV Links. :thumb:

I thought that was the major part of her business when I constructed the page so that is why she is in that section. I will proceed to make amends immediately BUT.....

having just checked Linda's site, I find this is a one-sided love affair! :cry::cry::cry:

Sorry, gone off thread......

Dick from the BPG.
 

johnsandywhite

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He did, and then had to spend I believe around two grand on it, steering box is one item I remember. The insurance backed guarantee you get from them, I believe Keith said was good for wiping your bum on.

Olley
:Cool: Yes. I agree about the insurance backed guarantee. Perhaps the below link may shed some light on the problems that we had with our 1988 Coachmen Classic?

http://johnsandywhite.freehosting.net/
 
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Lindy-C

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Hey - not fair - Linda has always been linked to the BPG website - under the 'Goods and Services' section of RV Links. :thumb:

I thought that was the major part of her business when I constructed the page so that is why she is in that section. I will proceed to make amends immediately BUT.....

having just checked Linda's site, I find this is a one-sided love affair! :cry::cry::cry:

Sorry, gone off thread......

Dick from the BPG.
Sorry Dick, had no idea I was on there :Blush: will have my "man" sort it asap :winky:

Don't go messing with your site though as I doubt we will be shipping any more RVs for a while :Sad:
 

American Dream

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Hi Richard

In answer to your question, we have had 3 Coachmen Catalina 28ft C Class RVs based on a Ford Triton V10, all have averaged 14.6mpg driven sensibly on motorway runs. Towing they would achieve region of 13mpg.

We currently run a 28ft 7.4ltr Chevy based Dutchmen C Class which averages around 13-14 on a run, towing (as in our fully laden parts trailer) it achieves around 12mpg.

By comparison we have an English 2.4TD Ford Ranger crewcab truck which, towing the trailer unladen, only manages 17mpg .

Hope this helps

Linda
Me I'd have a Big Yank Petrol v8/v10 any day.I am biased and I love em. Bulletproof, GREAT SOUND and with similar MPG and diesel more expensive, I'm going for LPG.The Triton motor does it for me.
 

johnsandywhite

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Me I'd have a Big Yank Petrol v8/v10 any day.I am biased and I love em. Bulletproof, GREAT SOUND and with similar MPG and diesel more expensive, I'm going for LPG.The Triton motor does it for me.
:Cool: Must agree that LPG is my scene too. The Minnie Winnie we had for a short while did 13/15 mpg. Although our Newmar only does 8/9 mpg. Perhaps if we were not so heavily laden, it would be better. :ROFLMAO:
 

kands

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Well we have only had two RVs and they have both been diesel, 6.5ltr Chevy V8 diesels at that. The first one in Rocky (30 foot, 6.75 tons) was really quick and sounded wonderful, very powerful and had no real issues (Geo said that he had trouble keeping up with me in France with his Ford V10 Triton :Eeek:) We regularly achieved 14-15 MPG, which I think is acceptable (Ford V10 on the same run but towing a small car got 10.5). The new RV has the same engine but at the back and sounds totally different (read awesome :roflmto:) but seems to have less power than Rocky, have only driven it a couple of hundred miles so far so haven't really got familiar with it yet though.......
Different feel to a diesel motor, tons of power and torque but not as lively as a V10, but the suits an RV better in my opinion, unless you intend joining Richard Hammond and go into RV racing :roflmto::roflmto:
We did get Rocky from Castle Motors and we did spend a fortune on it, actually over £4K in the end up including a much needed service, new steering box and power booster for the steering/brakes.... and a host of other bits that it NEEDED. We then spent a fortune on things which we wanted :Eeek: The warranty was useless and I wouldn't wipe my bum with it as it was far to sharp and would have done irreparable damage :ROFLMAO:
Would I buy from them again????? Possibly not, but who knows. I would certainly have both eyes wide open next time though.
Good luck in your search and do not be afraid to ask as many questions as you have to, folks on here just love helping out........

Keith
 
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lugnutt

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well mine is a ford petrol/lpg v8 1992 and has 125000 on the clock ,runs smooth but does not like long steep hills she was fully serviced 3 thou ago a 7.4 pulling 6 tones should fly up hills,so the question is why is she struggling does something need tweaking and will she reach the half a million ill use a life line and ask the ordinances:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

scotjimland

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well mine is a ford petrol/lpg v8 1992 and has 125000 on the clock ,runs smooth but does not like long steep hills she was fully serviced 3 thou ago a 7.4 pulling 6 tones should fly up hills,so the question is why is she struggling does something need tweaking and will she reach the half a million ill use a life line and ask the ordinances:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Hi Dave

Assuming you've checked/changed the plugs and air filter during the service, it could be a inlet valve deposits which can restrict the flow of air into the engine which will affect the air/fuel ratio, leading to reduced power and slower acceleration, as well as uneven running when the engine is cold.. or burned exhaust valves ..
The former can be treated with fuel additives such as STP which are designed to clean the injectors, inlet valves, combustion chambers etc, the later would need to have the heads off and valves re ground, a compression check would help to diagnose..
Just my thoughts, I'm not an engine mechanic, lets see what the others think.. maybe start a new post to get more attention .. ?

Jim
 
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RichardnGill

RichardnGill

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Thanks for all the info so far. I am just thinking at the moment and as our current M/H is still quiet new a change might not be on the cards for a year or two yet. But as most of us do from time time on a winters night I like to have a look at what is for sale.

I am the only one that does this?

I start looking at normall RV's the ones I might be able to afford and then all of a sudden I am looking at the mega stuff for 100K +. Must learn not to do it as when you come back to reality the one's I could afford all look a bit basic for a bit.

On the subject of MPG and Petrol Vs Derv, how do you all get you MPG figures? Do you start with a full tank and then do say a 300 mile trip fill it back up, then diving the litres used by 4.55, then divide the trip milage by the gallons used.

I have just been comparing costs for fuel and it is not as bad as I thought if an RV can do 14+mpg. But at 10mpg it is a bit of a worry.

Miles Fuel MPG Galls Litres £ / Litre Total Cost
5000 Pet 10 500.00 2275.00 1.02 £2,320.50
5000 Pet 12 416.67 1895.83 1.02 £1,933.75
5000 Pet 14 357.14 1625.00 1.02 £1,657.50
5000 Derv 14 357.14 1625.00 1.07 £1,738.75
5000 Derv 16 312.50 1421.88 1.07 £1,521.41
5000 Derv 28 178.57 812.50 1.07 £869.38


Richard...
 
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