First motorhome purchased - Rapido 709F
Hi everybody - what a friendly, interesting and helpful group of folk you all are on MHF. Thought it was time to introduce ourselves.
After a couple of years pondering and researching, my wife (Sue) and I have finally taken the plunge and just purchased a low mileage Rapido 709F 2.3TJD (54 reg). We will be collecting it in ten days time.
For many years we camped - in the UK and abroad - then had a large touring caravan while our children were growing up. Subsequently, sold the caravan and returned to camping for a few more years.
But at long last we're excited and looking forward to a completely new experience. I will be retiring early next month and should have plenty of time to visit all the places still on our wish-list.
We chose a compact motorhome mainly to have better access to more out-of-the way places and for easier parking. Also, our drive space is a bit restricted at home. The Rapido should fit the bill and we really like all the spec - can't believe it's even got remote central locking on the habitation door. And we particularly wanted cab A/C - which is standard - for trips to southern Europe. The whole vehicle appears to be well made and with a good finish. Would be interested to hear about anybody elses experiences with the 709F.
We are both keen naturists and have enjoyed skinny-dipping and sunning in the buff since we were teenagers. Our kids grew up with it and our wider family range from being extremely supportive (including one or two other nuddies), to being mildly amused. If anybody would like info about good nude beaches or resorts, just ask - I've written a few books on the subject.
Anyway, I think that's enough about us - just need to try to sort out some motorhome insurance now: so again, any recommendations would be appreciated.
No doubt we'll have lots more questions as we go along...
Mike and Sue
PS Very pleased to be a paid-up member of MHF - so much invaluable stuff on here.