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mick shere

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Good evening, Im leaning towards investing in  a2 berth camper, we have been camping with a tent for many years but either the ground is getting harder or my back is getting softer.
Ive chatted to owners over many years and have always been impressed with their enthusiasm and willingness to share their knowledge.
Im looking into investing into a 2 berth camper but have no knowledge of the pitfalls waiting out there, so thank you (and apologies) in advance for the bone questions I shall be asking  [smile]
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May I be the first to welcome you aboard.   This is a great Forum with no infighting and very helpful Members.

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Oh no! Another biker.  Whatever’s this place coming to? [biggrin]  Hola Mick Como estas?

you have opened up a real can of worms now as there are so many variables to consider. I thought you were thinking About another Busa? [rolleyes]

do you want to use it for weekending, for the occasional week away, or for longer when work and holidays allow?

do you want to use campsites? Or do you want to go au natural and freestyle it, aka wildcamping -where you park up where the fancy takes you (laws permitting)

you see the style of use that you need to consider, in good detail, will then push you in the direction of what you need to start to look at. 

write yourself a list of what you want to achieve, under what circumstances, then what the MH needs to be equipped with, what size it needs to be. What you can afford etc. Etc.

whatever, ask plenty of questions, leave nothing unasked, as there are plenty of long term users in here with masses of experience. 

do your research, look around local MH shops - Martin’s for example. Give me a shout and I’ll go there with you to point out what to look at and so on.

do not believe anything the salesman tells you! Give me a call some time. 


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Have you got an idea budget wise. If you both get up the same time then I would recommend Murvi Morello or Murvi Morocco

Quality conversion, you would be better getting one from around 2009 onwards as that's when they changed from eberspacher to Webasto Diesel heating.

Eberspacher used too much power, cycling on and off all the time, hence the change.

Do you intend to use in the winter months too, a lot of UK van conversions are summer vans.
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Big welcome from me to mick, as Simon says do a list of what you need/ want from a Motorhome and how you want to use it. Any questions just ask there is no such thing as a stupid question.
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Welcome Mick.

if you are already a camper under canvas, does it mean you only plan to use campsites in a van? If that is your plan at the moment, then you might want to think ahead. Once you discover the freedom of a van you might want to wild camp, or even travel abroad and use aires in France. (Only camper-vans are allowed on them). 

You have already received some good advice from Paup and Simon, but I would also suggest you think beyond your experience of camping in a tent, and decide if you might want to camp in a different way in a van.




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Many thanks for all the replies... Haha it's going to take a bit of time to process all the information, in a good way.. I'll just make my list, starting at the top is yes use all year and yes weekends and longer breaks and yes to wild camping (ahem where it's allowed ;-) )
And yes we get up at the same time... when I'm up everyone is up.. :-)
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Welcome from us too.
Dont be shy about knocking on most people’s to ask them questions ... more often than not, you’ll get the full tour.  Doesn’t happen in houses, but somehow showing someone your toilet and bed in a motorhome isn’t deemed invading someone’s space!

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Welcome along Mick
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Hi mick and welcome to our shores.

I just put my 2 berth on Ebay.

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Tell more, or send a link 🙂
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On me way home now just stopped of at Stonehenge to make a coffee.

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Is the wild camping place open again?
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Why are you cluttering up this thread as well as the countryside? 🤪

I see they still haven’t finished building it 🤐

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On me way home now just stopped of at Stonehenge to make a coffee.


Is it so warm you need to leave a door and a skylight open?

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Kev yes the gates were open again there weren’t any notices saying if they shut them at night or not, the hippies were park up at the bottom road again so might be a winter opening thing.

yes jan out of the wind it was nice and warm, top vent was open cos I was boiling me kettle so I had the extractor fan on to get the steam out.

simon I is not cluttering up I call it enhancing the environment, I nearly stayed the night there but the wind gets up as it’s so open and very cold this time of year. I think the builders have buggered of probably didn’t get paid ya know what some of these customers are like.lol

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Alan, I know a few bods from wildcamping.co.uk have been at Stonehenge ... they might have been the hippies!?!
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Normally I would have gone down and spoken to them but as I wasn’t staying I didn’t bother, usually I share a bottle or two of wine with them good crowd and mostly young New Age travellers just the odd left over hippies who I fit in with lol.
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doesnt sound like the wildcamping.co.uk lot.  They’d all be in suits!!!!
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