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Does anyone own a motor home? What’s the best and worst things about them? Do you make any alterations to your motor home?

eyeballkerry
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE3 weeks ago

It was always my dream ..... not going to happen now bit it was nice to hope ..... happily we now live in a lovely place!

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 weeks ago

I nearly did once before I looked further into it . Its an expensive toy that loses money every day , has to be insured and sits on your drive for 45 weeks of the year ! You can't park it up anywhere when you actually holiday in it so you have to pay site fees whenever you stop .

I seriously looked into it , but do the sums and they don't add up unless you are going to be using it for holidaying 40+ weeks of the year .

If you fancy it ,hire one for a week to see how it goes . Not saying don't but its a lot of money down the drain if you aren't going to use it fully .

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

My son had one for a while and the other drawback was that whatever site they went to they would have to use the motor home if they went anywhere, shopping, meal out, sightseeing etc. They now have a small caravan which they prefer as once on site they can use the car and leave the caravan.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
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3 weeks ago

My husband and I are both retired so we would be able to use whenever. We have hired one in Australia twice and absolutely loved it. I can understand the costs and would personally love to convert a van like others have said.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador3 weeks ago

I'd love one of the classic VW Campers

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Trouble is they cost a bomb, and don't look that roomy.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

I knew someone who had one of these years ago and three of them went on holiday in it year after year - but, it was very small inside, I don't know how they coped!

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

I've always fancied a motorhome but the more I think about it the more I think I'd like a small van conversion so I can park it more easily and not so restricted where I can take it. Like maybe a VW Transporter or Mazda Bongo etc. So you can use it for sleeping for emergencies. If you do go to a camping site you can use their washing and toilet facilities and if necessary you could always take a tent to expand capacity. I do like the larger coachbuilt motorhomes but the costs ramp up considerably.

I'm down in the south west and I don't have to travel far to get to the beaches etc I want to go to and if I did want to travel further I'd be quite happy making use of travelodges etc to stay overnight with a Bongo etc parked up. I'd also like to take it places to cycle so I would do a loop starting and ending at the Bongo where I can have a meal and a cup of tea, perhaps a little rest before driving back.

I just feel for my use a coachbuilt motorhome would be over the top. Many people convert people carriers into mini motorhomes with a tiny kitchen and bed, with a tv and a few other facilities and I think I'd be happy with that.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant263 weeks ago

I grew up going on holiday all over Europe in a motorhome, as a kid i loved it! But i can see it being quite an expensive thing to own, like Golfforall says - it sits on your drive most of the year.

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Mango4
Mango42 weeks ago

My neighbour has one , but gets very little use from it maybe 4-5 weeks per years, told me the road tax is £540 per year, plus the maintenance, insurance running costs and site fees. Each to their own but hardly seems worthwhile having one unless your going to get regular use from one.

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