Campervans

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    As Mick says they are nearly all auto's and are imports so not built for the UK winters. Good advice on the checking of underside and sills. They are good engines though apart from the head gasket issues but just check them out well
     
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    Great advice, many thanks!
     
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    I have a caravan, a big one it needs to be big to be comfortable, fixed beds shower, toilet and so on. If I had a motor home that big (comfortable) it would be a right drag, I couldn't get it to the shops, into car parks and it would be a burden all year unless I had a second car.

    Get a Mondeo it has the space you need and a caravan if you want one and it's job done.


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    Recently bought a caravan. Kids love it
     
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    Same here, we've had caravans for donkies years. Now get a big 6.5m twin axle to cope with family and animals in comfort.
    Considered a camper, but it's just too compromised. To big for a daily drive, too small for a family holiday and you can't just say "bollocks, forgot the milk" and drive down to the local coop, without unhitching leccy and water, unhitching the awning and stowing everything and setting off.
     
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    It's horses for courses - I'd never get a caravan stored here, it's like Coronation Street (with parked cars) where I live. Luckily I don't need a car anymore, I only "need" a vehicle for going to lake and peak district fell races so the idea is a camper is a way to tick that box, with the bonus of being able to go touring (wild swimming) as well. My family size is 1 (including myself) so I'm not worried about space!

    Sorry to hijack your thread @uDicko! If I can make it to the Tap on Thursday I promise I won't be droning on about it there. Much.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2019 #47

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    Our 1st motorhome was a Talbot Highwayman 1988, it cost us £4000, very similar to yours. We're on our 4th now, an adria coral, which cost 10 times as much, but I still say that was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in (including the one upstairs). athumb..
     
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    Just to put a curved ball in Campervans are different to Motorhomes
     
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    Our motorhome is 7.5m. I drive it to supermarkets or anywhere else we want to go when on holiday. There are plenty of places to park if you plan ahead, there's an app called park4night which lists where you can safely park (not just overnight). Our water is in an onboard tank, and we can leave the awning standing when we leave the site. Not much more hassle than driving away in a car.
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out, I'd never have known otherwise.clapa
     
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    I would looooove a motorhome, I'd never be able to park it though. I can image when I'm retired I might end up living permanently in a motorhome.

    Thanks for the park4night tip.
     
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    I'd give up my paid for bricks n' Mortar of a home to live in our old Motorhome any day if it were not for the Missus who likes to stay put. Not sure how I'd go about home brewing though. :?:
     
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