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Confused

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Good points about the swivel seats never really thought about them they just looked useful but will now pay more attention to them. We keep our caravan at home but it won't be possible to get a motorhome in the same space so will require some measuring up. Regarding knowing it all, I wish, even after 30years still get things wrong. I just meant we are used to spending a lot of time in a small space ( small 2 berth van )and not falling out.
I know that there are advantages and disadvantages to whatever we choose just try and get one that ticks most of the boxes for our intended use. I'm paying close attention to all the comments and appreciate people taking the time to reply. We are trying to cover as many options as we can and not rush into anything. Changed days for us, when we both worked we tended to be a bit impulsive. Once went to look for a new towbar and came home with a new caravan.
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As I'm sure you know, if it can;t be at home there are storage facilities everywhere, from £1+ per day, we have tried this, but found it was too much of PITA to drag everything to the van or bring the van home, so we moved to house with a drive, sorted, and the investment isn't wasted and used much more often.

As you have now discovered, we can offer good advice, and we don;t charge much either, so before jumping into anew van, come on here and tell us which one, you may avoid a disaster, we also seem to be able to solve problems after you've bought one.

As for 2 peeps falling out in small van, surely this can never happen, we just keep the doors and windows closed, no one hears us and we don't fall out, seat belts help too [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

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"Try and get one that ticks most of the boxes for our intended use."

Don't lose sight of YOUR comment above Confused. If you intend to spend more time away you might find you need a bit more space. - Certainly worth considering. What suited previously, (even if it was fine at the time), might no longer do the job! On the other hand, if you want to use the vehicle as a second car, you don't want a big van!

Make sure you spend plenty of time looking around, (and sitting in), different vans at the dealerships, but make a list of things that are essential to you before you go, It is all too easy to get 'carried away' with a particular van (interior furnishings, nice cupboards etc), and then realised the layout doesn't work for you.

Good luck, and have fun looking!

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Don;t rush the sitting in the van either, it's easy to rush from van to van and miss things too, we take our time, we may spend 30  minutes or more if one suits us, looking at it to see if it fits us, if I need to add things or make small changes.

And of course there is the deal, I can guarantee ANY dealer will knock £1k off almost without asking, there will be more if you persist, even more when you head for the car, and there is always the leave an offer and a phone number, they all work to different degrees, I'm sure you have heard the ridiculously low trade in prices they give for some vans, they make their profit when buying not selling, so be patient and firm, and don;t be afraid to go private, they don't have salesmen or premises to pay for, probably know more about the van they are selling too, but you do need to have a bit of knowledge, and make sure you see everything working (private or dealer, take no excuses) if something does not work, it can usually be fixed, so a bargaining chip, some will say they will fix it before you pick it up, some do it properly, some will bodge it, and some will conveniently forget.

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loopwithers

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I love my swivel seats. I turn them to face backwards, look down the whole length of my motorhome and think to myself: "This would look so cool if I wasn't still in the staff car park, behind the recycling bins..."
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I love my swivel seats. I turn them to face backwards, look down the whole length of my motorhome and think to myself: "This would look so cool if I wasn't still in the staff car park, behind the recycling bins..."


One day Loop........! I thought you had had to move the van out of the staff car park anyway?

We swivel our seats all the time. It is how we eat off the little round table that Steptoe mentioned earlier. I guess we only tend to turn the seats round in the evenings.......not if we stop briefly in the day. The two cab seats are so comfortable that they become extra armchairs of an evening.

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Agree on comfort, and just realised why the TV was where it was, hey ho screwed up again [biggrin] [biggrin]
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