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Posted: 03.10.2019  ·  #1
Just looked at the post from Rosemary who said how many motorhomes they have owned. Just wondering what you have had. I ll start.
1. 1.6 Air cooled VW with pop up roof
2. Ford transit Autosleeper, pop up solid side roof
3. 1.6 diesel VW Leisuredrive high top
4. Citroen diesel Tandy Sports Bus
5. Chausson Bora A Class
6. Swift Kontiki 7 berth
7. Euramobil 770HB tag axle
All the above were a progression as the family grew up and our needs changed. The one we have at the minute is a massive jump from our original van but looking back some of the best times we had were in that old VW air cooled as every journey was an adventure.


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Posted: 03.10.2019  ·  #2
1 : mobilvetta 4 berth
Still have it, 3 years later
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Maybe we could add "over how many years" 😇


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For us since 1983, 36 years


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I'm on my 3rd one this year alone


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1, 2004 Chausson Welcome 70 bought 2010
2, 2008 Knaus Sports Ti 700 UFB bought 2015


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Quote by Ally

Maybe we could add "over how many years" 😇


Done that Boss


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Posted: 03.10.2019  ·  #8
Ally asked me to copy and paste what I wrote on Carlingford Marina meet post, I see others already responding under the above title.

“Reading Hillton9 ‘s post that his MH will be on view as it is for sale ( I loved layout) - a craic meeting is a great opportunity to see different layouts, talk to others about your own MH, what you could do to improve it or if you are having any problems.

When you buy your first MH, everything is new to you and you find yourself asking is it “perfect “ for you, whether it is for a couple or a family.
What would your “wish list” be for your next one?

This month we are changing from our 2nd to 3rd MH....this should be our “forever” Mh, it appears to tick all the boxes, though I have loved previous ones. My priority is interior layout, Nigels is for more technical things.

What do you want in your next MH? Do you like a particulate make...Dethleffs, Burstner, Chausson etc
Would you buy privately or go to motorhome dealer? “


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Posted: 03.10.2019  ·  #9
Hi Rosemary
I t think I want a proper bed😀


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Just the one van for me have it 7 years wouldnt change it for the world.2006 compass castaway we have had a ball And a lot of breakdowns.


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1997 Eldis and now our chausson flash and hoping to change soon


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1 Austin Morris elevating roof
2 Austin Morris Ambulance conversion
3 Talbot Autosleeper Talisman
4 Swift Royale
5 Autotrail Mohican
6 Hymer B544
7 Hobby Siesta
That would be over a 30 year period with a 4 year break between 2&3 for Static Caravan


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1971 VW Camper

1984 Champion 28ft RV

1999 Adria 580 dx

Coming soon... 2020 Compass Avantgarde 175


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1. VW pop top 2 months , 2. talbot camper van 3 months, caravan for 20 years, 3.ford escort mk 1 camper van,[I see it's currently for sale on ebay,looking rather worse for wear but for eight times the price I got for it]. 2 years, 4 Fiat ducato autoquest 1 year, 5 compass drifter 1 year, 6 Citroen relay self conversion ,13 years and counting.


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1. A 92 Dethleffs Globetrotter
2. A 98 Weinsberg Toskana
3. A 05 Chausson Allegro
4. A 08 Dethleffs Advantage which we absolutely love, would be happy to keep forever


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A 2016 Roller Team 707. Still Newbies!


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Sorry as usual my post is rambling.....
1st: In 2011, a 1999 Dethleffs Globetrotter Esprit...I think I have seen comments from others who owned identical.
Great layout, great condition as looked brand new,low mileage.
Luton made it a bit claustrophobic and quite high, making up the dining area into a bed with different arrangement of cushions made it uneven, there was also a single bed small table at the back, somewhere extra to eat. Seats for 9 ( 4 for travelling) Great toilet shower. area. We sold exactly 3 years later to neighbour of friend ( they also have Mh) at least someone who knows history.
As they were keen to buy, I felt we weren’t using it enough, and time to sell.
We had talked about a Wish list for next:
Fiat Ducato, Cruise control, swivel seats, quieter ( though still not easy to talk except on the new road surfaces) ,
fixed French bed....though any we had seen very small garage storage area underneath.

We went to Thompson’s in NI, we all love a browse, not really looking to buy, and as we live south with the VRT situation...but the most suitable one was registered in Co.Roscommon...RN ...our initials!! 🙄
Bought Jan 2016 Burstner A class, Aviano 610 (2009), panoramic at front, but max seating 4, bed over cab is lowered but you have to fold down front seats but good head room, still high but manageable. Nigel made an adaption to ladder rungs making it easier to climb and descend.
Transverse fixed narrow double bed with drop down steps.
Joined MHC shortly after buying.
It is a great MH, and I know trading-in, it is disappointing when you see how much it has devalued over a few years, though offered better deal when buying new...( owned nearly 4 years)

A few weeks ago we saw Burstner Lyseo 700 ...needs to be under 7m to fit on driveway. Island bed, it has a good sized garage accessible on outside both sides, electric drop down bed.The separate shower / toilet...faces into bedroom area...rarely more than 2 in Mh.
Good seating arrangement for socializing at meets.
At moment having extras added. I know late in year to buy, (got new reg number today no longer have RN)
some say we should have waited till 2020.

All 3 very different layouts. Prefer to go to recommended MH dealers, though hopefully no teething problems.


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Posted: 04.10.2019  ·  #18
1. Adria coral.
2. Adria matrix m580sl.

Who knows what next....


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Posted: 04.10.2019  ·  #19
Started with a Renault Traffic factory conversion, 1992
Kanaus Traveller 6 berth 1993
Kanaus Traveller 4 berth 1993
Converted a Merceded school bus 1991
VW Transporter Factory Conversion 1996
Hymer (cant remember the model) 1996
Fort Transit Factory Conversion 1996
Hymer same as last one 1997
Hymer Camp 1997
Hymer B754 Tag Axel 1997
and now a Hymer 655 2006



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Scared to reply O-)


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Quote by Motorhome Ireland

Scared to reply O-)


It would be another long list alright 😁 go for it


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Bedford CA Dormobile.
Mercedes 508D Van conversion.
VW T2 Californian.
American Ford 1969 F100 with demountable camper.
Mazda E2500 hi roof van conversion. (The Blue Pouter. Still running about Donegal when last seen.)
VWLT35 Van conversion. (Latest, best and last.)
These spread over forty years.


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1. Adria coral.
2. Adria matrix m580sl.

Who knows what next....


Has that anything to do with your username?


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Posted: 12.10.2019  ·  #24
A long list of caravans.

2006 swift Kontiki 660

In Feb 2017 took the head stagger's and bought a new 2016 model Bailey Autograph 745.

First new vehicle of any kind I have ever owned !!!!


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Good Luck with the new van We are collecting a new one end of the week can't wait


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Good Luck with the new van We are collecting a new one end of the week can't wait


Best of luck and post some photos as soon as you can


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Good Luck with the new van We are collecting a new one end of the week can't wait


Fantastic! :up: ....We want pics :D


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Posted: 12.10.2019  ·  #28
There is definitely a good selection of vans. Some of the older ones I had totally forgotten about


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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #29
1998 Compass Drifter 360e
2008 Autotrail Cheyenne 660
4 years Motorhoming


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