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Ok, thinking of getting a motorhome. Special reqs are a good bed space for a couple (I'm 6'2") and a usable (spacious!) shower. And seat-belts for a passenger or 2 (but they won't be overnighting). Otherwise the smaller the better...
Guess I could rent first. Any suggestions near Farnham (North Hants)
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Ok, thinking of getting a motorhome. Special reqs are a good bed space for a couple (I'm 6'2") and a usable (spacious!) shower. And seat-belts for a passenger or 2 (but they won't be overnighting). Otherwise the smaller the better...
Guess I could rent first. Any suggestions near Farnham (North Hants)
Cheers!
Hi,

Have a run down to us in East Sussex and have a chat to Andy, he is a MH owner of many years.

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Its just about impossible to recommend a motorhome. There are so many different makes and layouts available and we are all different people with different needs.
You should go to a large dealer with plenty to look at, or better still go to one of the many shows and spend at least a day there.
Just one thing though, if you want a large shower and large fixed bed then your van will not be small :!:

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hi, you try looking at a class eg pilote ,hymer,im tall and find the bed in our pilote very spacious.We also have a very good end wash room with very good shower and bags of storage.also managable size to get about in and we have had no probs parking.lins. :)
 

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Definitely go to one of the shows. We are looking and went to Peterborough. Just wandering round, sitting for ages in vans discussing how they feel, could we stand being in close quarters in them (we plan to fulltime when we find our dream van), lying down (I'm 5ft and felt cramped in some!) - all of this was so worthwhile.

We'd already been to a dealer near us, which was also good and served to hone our requirements, so take Peter's advice and go to his place.

I think hiring is also a good idea because I think my husband has no idea at all what it will be like. I keep trying to get him on here reading up, because through reading everyone's posts about toilets, aires, cookers, dogs - well, I'm certainly learning something new every day.

All I need now is the left hand drive motorhome - with a rear lounge - not too big - with a reasonable shower though - and lots of storage... I think I might need the tardis!

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Lesleykh said:
... - and lots of storage... I think I might need the tardis!

Lesley
You've got me worried now. I am HOPING that a decent bed and shower is all we'll need but I forgot that my better half will want tons of space for all her rubbish (!?!?)...:-;
 

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You will soon learn that it is impossible to go by others recommendations and even if a dealer does understand your requirements, he is unlikely to have the ideal motorhome for you.
Experience tells that your first motorhome will not turn out to be ideal, so the best advice may be to find a layout that you think suits you and then buy cheap and used. You will always get a trade in without losing much.
There are very few, if any, new layouts, whatever you see will have been done before so keep looking.
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Thanks for your replies. Regarding shows, I see the The Southern Motorcaravan Show is on at Newbury next weekend. Is this open to people like me who would be turning up without a tent/motorhome? Cannot find any info about general public access... Sounds a bit daunting to me...
 

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The Newbury show is run by the same people as the Peterborough one. We just went for the day. We spent 4 or 5 hours there. Do try out the electric bikes!

These are the day visitor details:

Admission rates are Adult £5.50 and Child (5-14yrs) £2.00. This includes FREE parking and a FREE show guide.

The Show opens dailsy at 9.30am Closing at 5pm on Friday, 5.30pm on Saturday and 4.30 on Sunday.

Good luck.

Lesley
 
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