Thinking about our first motorhome

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  1. Pete-Jay-Sophie

    Pete-Jay-Sophie Funster

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    Hi everyone,

    We visited the meet at Rufforth this weekend and think we might of caught the bug :)

    We are thinking of getting our first MH but we are looking for an older one to start with.

    Any advise/tips about buying an older MH would be appreciated.
     
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    Buy within your budget and get a professional to check it over before han ding your cash over...that's my simple rule .but there will be plenty of more detailed advice from many others here.Roy
     
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    Hi and Welcome.......(y)
     
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    :HelloThere: & :pink: . . . layout & payload, amongst others, are important facts to consider (y)
     
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  6. DuxDeluxe

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    :HelloThere::welcomesign:- and don't forget to have a good nose around a few dealers and try to imagine living in one for a week. Storage? Sleeping? Cooking? Showering? Three things matter - layout is king, followed by a good damp check and a decent real life payload. Hope that helps
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun!

    Our 'van is 21 years old and still going strong. Bits are starting to fall off and wear out but she still gets us away for over 100 nights a years :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Hi and Welcome :)
    I would suggest look around as many different types of Motor Homes as possible and also if possible try to rent one out which is similar to what you think is ideal for you before buying , Just to make sure the layout / type of Motor Home suits you
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hello Pete and Jay. In our opinion layout is king. Go in as many as you can. Lay on beds , sit on loos, pretend your showering etc.
    Our first MH was a big 7 birth. We had 3 pre teens then and two dogs. It suited us to a tee, but then the kids got older and one dog died, do we decided to do what we'd always wanted . Go smaller , so we could get to the out of the way places we love.
    We were at Rufforth over the weekend. Whilst there a couple of couples , visiting friends, came over to see our Pug , Ralph's self build.
    You may have been one of them?
    Depending on your budget I'd suggest a four birth , solid older model, if it's for the two of you. With your chosen layout.
    Then once you know you can enjoy the hobby (and each other in close proximity) , all weathers. You will probably change again to something a bit better , with an even better layout than before!
    Remember the weather we've been enjoying this past week or so , isn't very common. Good luck !
     
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