what reaction do you get?

Sue

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i have been telling people that we have just bought a motorhome....here's some reactions
'ive always wanted one of those'
'i hate being stuck behind those things, they should be banned'
'where will you keep it..our neighbour has one on his drive and i have to look at the bloody thing all day'
'are YOU going to drive it!'
'freedom of the road...fantastic'........

any more?
 
Jun 30, 2013
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"We thought about getting one of those, can we have a look inside?"
"I bet it uses a lot of petrol "( it's diesel!)
In France.." It's a Peugeot, do you like it? I didn't think they made camping cars"
"We're going to buy one when we retire"
" What do you do when you go out for the day, do people pinch your pitch?"
Allan
 
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Hi.
"It isn't a holiday in that,you still have to cook "
"Tell us where you are parking up,we will call in for a cuppa".

Then there are those who don't mention it,i like these people,free spirits,if that's what you want to do,do it.
 
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Sue

Sue

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oh, and another one.....
how many times will you have to use it to make it worthwhile?

(Remember ..... I do live in Yorkshire)
 
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My neighbour told me, "It's like living next to a block of flats"!

For the record it sits nicely on my drive and we are detached! :worried:
 

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We've had….
"oh good. Can we borrow it?"
"Why didn't you buy a caravan, you have more freedom"
"Oooh, we can go on girly weekends" (said my girlfriends)
"Oooh good, we can go on a Lads shooting weekend" (said his mates)
"I hope there is room for me!" (said my mother lol!)
 

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I'm not going anywhere in that. (Aged 16)
I'd quite like one of those. (Aged 34)
 
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DuxDeluxe

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Duplicates of above but:-

Son - I hang my head in shame. Glad I left home (said to try and wind me up. Failed)
Daughter - how much did it cost? (Inheritance thing......)
Son in Law - I'm just doing my test for my heavy good licence (not very subtle, is he?)
Neighbour - "oh no!" Followed by "Mike has always wanted one" (they are now in their second)
Another neighbour - Yorkshire origins - "do you think we could borrow it sometime, just to see if we like them?" No, go hire one you freeloading gits (they had tried the same with above neighbours house in France)
Various people - "cor......can we have a look inside?"
 

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My neighbour says ours is a sunblocker! Good job we get on with him and he was only joking.
 

Chris

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When I picked up my first van I was beeped by a white van man at a roundabout just off the A2.

I would my window down ( with a little trepidation) and he shouted (with a smiley face) " How the f*** can you afford one of those?"

My answer that it was inherited money seem to please him well enough:)
 
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"you need a heavy goods to drive that, you know".
No you don't, and i have a class one anyway!

"What does THAT do to a gallon"?
The same as yours sat here on site! or Not sure, and i don't care!

"I wouldn't have one if you paid me".
You probably can't afford one, or drive one, so no fear of getting paid!
 
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Oh, I forgot our lovely neighbours comment. We lived in a detached house with a driveway. Van was parked on the drive facing into the house and was about a metre short of the end of the drive.
Mother in Law had parked her car opposite his driveway.
" Can you ask Margaret to move her car, it difficult enough to get off the drive with That parked there"!
That was the only time in almost a year that he mentioned the van.
We moved.
Allan
 
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Son:- shit, there goes the inheritance!!!!
Daughter - how much did it cost? (Inheritance thing......)
"
We have a friend who's partner has recently bought a newer motorhome and now her "children" have refused to speak to her as they think she has spent their inheritance on the vehicle.

It is so sad, as she, and her partner, are lovely people.

J
 

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We have a friend who's partner has recently bought a newer motorhome and now her "children" have refused to speak to her as they think she has spent their inheritance on the vehicle.

It is so sad, as she, and her partner, are lovely people.

J
Daughter checked up on the house value so she is now quite happy (not realising that we are going to spend it all........;)) it has become a bit of a standing joke, though. We have one jealous neighbour (same ones who asked if they could borrow it) but others are probably better off than we are anyway
 
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The children said that it was fine if we promised to only tell them about the places we visit and not the gadgets we buy for it, obviously we ignore them and bore them rigid.
 
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The children ask where we've been in it................................................as if we'd tell them !!!!
 
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Jaws

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My lot actively encourage us to spend what we have..
They all say the same... Get a lot more enjoyment out of seeing us enjoying our selves than they could out of a couple of grand..
In fact it was Darrell ( Nemo ) who talked us in to the one we got in April !!

Usual comments are..

Christ, thats a big one !

Can I have a look inside ?

I would but I like my creature comforts ( then show em round .. )
After being shown around.. I would but I canna afford it.. ( which is proly closer to the truth than the first statement ! )

Then there are the standard ones about running costs and the like

Rarely get any negative comments to be honest
 

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"Where on earth do you sleep?" - surprise at the pull down bed
 
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Jaws

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“Are you swingers ?” :LOL:
It may have cost £45000 but you still have to $h1t in a cupboard !
No matter it be a motorhome or a mansion, all crappers are in cupboards.. just the size varies !!
 
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