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Post by avasbar on Thu May 12, 2016 10:20 am

Hi, I'm Laura
On walkabout and looking for a camper - not yet an owner.  I joined this forum as the Autosleeper is a style I like.

Hoping to pick up some tips as why and what model would be best for a single non-mechanically and budget - minded female wanting a tidy and tiny home on wheels for extended trips in UK and Europe - and beyond?

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Post by groundhog on Thu May 12, 2016 11:04 am

Welcome from poldarkland, you came to the right place. Let us know roughly want you want to spend and what is important and someone will I am sure have a suggestion as to the right van for you! wave
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Post by roli on Thu May 12, 2016 1:15 pm

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Re: Just sayin'

Post by daisy mae on Thu May 12, 2016 3:43 pm

I am a lady owner and have a Clubman, started off with a Topaz but wanted more comfort and room, still the same base vehicle which I love ,it is economical, on fuel, tax and insurance compared to my Volvo estate I use to have, use my van as my everyday vehicle in place of a car. it`s a joy to drive.
Hope you find your ideal van for you.
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Post by Ramblers on Thu May 12, 2016 4:43 pm

Hello Laura and welcome to the forum from a sunny Leicestershire .

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Post by Jaytee on Thu May 12, 2016 9:53 pm

Hi there and a big welcome to the forum allthumbz Enjoy smile!

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Post by Betty's Mum on Fri May 13, 2016 2:35 pm

Hi Laura

Welcome to the forum.  Being a single lady with a single household income I went for a Trophy, the older sibling of the Topaz.  It has everything a larger mh has (except perhaps space!) but sensibly sized enough to be my only vehicle so was able to cut the additional expense of car ownership.

Part of the fun of ownership is choosing your ideal vehicle ... enjoy looking  allthumbz

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri May 13, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Re: Just sayin'

Post by dbroada on Fri May 13, 2016 3:58 pm

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Hello from Surrey.

The first important thing is to work out your budget. Whatever it is it probably won't be enough, you can always find that one that is slightly more <whatever> but it is also worth getting as close to budget as possible. Bargains can be found if you know what you are looking for. I clearly don't know that as I haven't found a bargain yet.

One (other) thing to consider (as mentioned above) - is this going to be your only vehicle? If you have access to another it might make more sense to go for a slightly larger van if you intend to stay in it for extended trips. Our Transit panel van seemed big enough for us until we did just over three weeks in it last year. It was big enough but a little more room would have made a lot of difference.

If this will be your only vehicle you may prefer something slightly more compact that makes town centre driving more bearable.

And when you have found your ideal van, get out there and enjoy it. allthumbz

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Re: Just sayin'

Post by modelman on Fri May 20, 2016 8:44 am

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. 

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