Who has owned their Motorhome the longest ?

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  1. BusyBuilder

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    I'm fairly new at this game only owning my first one, a Hymer T552CL for 18 months, now on second Hymer, a B544 which we intend on keeping for next 10 years till we get to 70.
     
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  2. DuxDeluxe

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    Try @cruiser - he bought their van new about 28 years ago and it is still going strong. So are the owners!
     
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  3. Masman

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    13 year's Rapido from new.Still as good as new.
     
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    This is an interesting question ! Like it
     
  5. Lenny HB

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    First Hymer bought new in 2008, next one 2014, and latest van new this year. Intend to keep this one providing I pass my medical at 70 in 3 years time but I can always be tempted by a new one at any time.
     
  6. Carol

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    We bought our Hymer 584 (2000). in 2005 with 19,000 miles on the clock, we thought if we can get 5 years out of her great still going strong 12 years on never misses a best, love it.
     
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  7. WillH

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    Nine and a half years, 59,000 miles from new.
     
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  8. Gromett

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    8 years on my self build, she is starting to fall apart now as she was previously a badly abused scaffolders van.

    Next self build will be on a much new much tidier van and that one I hope will see me out.
     
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  9. snailtrailer

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    @BusyBuilder You're not thinking of giving up at 70 are you? Just downsizing perhaps.:p
     
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  10. Janine

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    I've had Shirley 12 years and she was already 10 years old when I bought her :)
     
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  11. Yorick

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    Bought mine 1932 :)
     
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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We plan on keeping Pug indefinitely.
    (As lots may know , Ralph converted a new Peugeot last year .)
    That’s why he was built to last, in so many ways .
     
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    14 years & still love her happy travels Rod
     
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    6 months ago yesterday. 2,500 miles on the clock. Owned our first one for 5 and a half years.
     
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    Bought it just over 4 years ago when it was 6 years old and only had done13,000 miles. Mileage is now 46,000 and we plan to keep it as long as we enjoy our trips.
     
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    We've had ours 13 years and despite what some people may think; it ticks all the boxes and i'm more than happy to keep it longer and it just passed 70000 miles so plenty of life left in the old girl yet
     
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  17. Ivory55

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    I think if you brought new a motor of any description around 2000 or before with out all the electronic stuff there is good chance it will last longer than anything new today.
     
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    Don't you mean just gone half past seven :LOL:
     
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  19. Yorick

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    If they were so good then, they'd still make them.
     
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  20. Ivory55

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    They probably was good but the cost of electronic stuff seems to make repairs on new stuff unviable.
     
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