What would you do,?????????

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Not used our M-Home (Properly, only for emergency sleep in`s while the place is being done up) for three months.. :(

    By the look`s of things it will be the Spring before we can plan a trip..

    Is it worth hanging onto it...... or would you get rid of and buy another when you were able to get away.. ??

    The First MOT is due a week ago, and I have even put it on a SORN..

    I still have to pay for the Internet through the dish, even though we don`t use it at the moment.. If I cancel and then reinstate when we get mobile we wont get the package we get now... (Unlimited use home and abroad).. for the monthly fee we are paying now..

    Decisions... :rolleyes:
     
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    If you did get rid of it would you be able to buy another, which is suitable, quickly when you can get away or would you possibly have to wait and miss out on trips in the meantime?

    We've had 2 or 3 winters where circumstances meant we were not able to get away as often as we had planned but we kept the van taxed &c so we could go when possible. That's what I would also do in future.
     
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    I agree with GJH.
     
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  4. scousebird

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    Wouldn't you lose too much by selling and then having to re-buy later?
     
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  5. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Spring not that far away..its a nice van, unless you really fancy changing it I would keep it. Surely the internet contract seperate to the van? so if you do decide to sell, remove the dish and fit on new van, won't that keep contract going?
     
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    Make time for yourself & have one or two breaks, the work will still be there. Is that a possible option? Supposed to be having fun(y)
     
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    Im in the keep it camp if your happy with motorhome you have now its always a gamble what you will get next.
     
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    I would keep it.

    Put your feet up Mo and enjoy your new place(y)
     
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    Keep it, it's a nice one. Think you will regret it if you sold it. The winter will soon pass and you will be out enjoying it again. I will let you know how quick the winter is going from Spain or Portugal. (y)
     
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    Now then Mr Old Mo, I really do think this is one of your silliest ideas. You gotta keep it, she is a beautiful van (unless you were planning a change anyway).

    You and Judy might just get sick of all the mess during the winter and say 'right sod it, let's get away for the weekend/week/month. Also, is the bathroom and kitchen likely to be ripped out in the house? Will the power be off during the alterations? There will be a nice warm fully functioning van for you to move in to if any of the former is happening.
     
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    If it's the right layout for the three of you and you are comfortable whilst you are travelling best to keep it, if not sell it and replace with new van when you have the time to use it You also could look at hiring it out Mo if it wasn't to much hassle xxx Kate
     
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  12. Jaws

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    Why not ditch the broadband you have at home and use the sat feed in the house.. That would deal with that.. In fact it might be worth considering it as a permanent thing.

    As for selling and buying again..

    Average sale time is at least 6 weeks ( unless you are gonna more or less give the thing away ) and at this time of year.. Well lets say it is not an ideal time to sell a motorhome.
    It is now October. Lets say you sell it about mid November..
    lets further say you are not gonna use the van until perhaps March

    Soooo.. To sell on, buy again, rekit up etec etc etc is proly gonna cost in total about £15k ( loss on the van plus van prices have been rising of late so you can expect to pay more to replace it with something similar plus all the stuff you want such as solar, sat etc etc

    Now we all know you are a multi billionaire MO ( :whistle: ;) ) but leaving the dosh aside, just sorting it all is usually a reet pain in the gluteus maximus !

    Just disconnect the batteries, put a massive chain round the axle and secure it to a fixed point, and mothball her until spring ...
    Fiscally and problematically you know it makes sense mate (y)
     
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    I'd keep it, no question. Our friends sold theirs 6 months ago because they figured they weren't using it enough and guess what? They are going up to the NEC show this month with a view to buying another!
     
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    Have you still got the Mini JCB.........:D
     
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  15. dryad

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    keep it and use it as a 'man cave' it'll be spring soon enough, unless....
    you want to swap it for my wee rosa? as if..:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Oh you fools! No, not Mo. You lot for responding!:doh: Talk about being suckered in!:doh:

    However, I do understand why you would. Mo's jokes are never normally as good as this one so you didn't recognise as such!:clap2::rofl::notworthy2:

    Mo, don't be daft. You'll regret it if you do. Keep the bus. Live in it and "SORN" the hoose!
     
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  17. Terry

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    Hi Mo if ou are happy with the van keep it -if not then sell it -I think John @Jaws hit the nail on the head with ditch the landline and use the van connection (y)-NOW ask yourself do you want a new van ????????:LOL:
    terry
     
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  18. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Good Morning Sir Old Mo, what everyone else has said unless you don't like it and were planning to change, we use ours very little some winters but she's not going anywhere.
     
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    Morning Mo......just take a look at your signature:):):)....seems a bit mad to me when you've got all the building work going on at home, you might need to escape for a few days,winter or not...but what do I know?:cool:
     
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  20. DavidG58

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    Just think of the tyre kicking idiots you would have round

    Now get back to your building work, you don't need the extra hassle right now

    Unless of course you want the excuse to change, then only you can decide :)(y)
     
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