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Hello and thanks for the welcome

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Currently moving up from a Freda / Bongo (had to scrap it ) but looking forward to finding the right Elddis for my wife and the fur baby .

Looking forward to learning from the collectives wisdom and experience.

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PS if you have any advice re a smallish, used, rear lounge, in the £20K bracket I would be very appreciative to hear from you. Live on a little Island in the Irish Sea so viewing can be a challenge and will hopefully be lining up some in the UK / Ireland to look at in a few weeks
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Hello Graeme and welcome.
Yes having a motorhome on an island must be rather limiting. Our friends from the IoM ended up with an apartment in Spain and stored the motorhome there for use in Europe.

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Welcome to the forum. Rear lounge motorhomes tend to be the coachbuilt types I think and are generally a similar width and usually 6m to 7.5m in length so for me I would go for the longer one with maybe a front dinette as well and more space. Depends where and how your going to use it. If your going long term touring the more space the better really. I think there may be the odd panel van (5.5m ish) with a kind of rear lounge set up and they are generally slightly narrower as well.


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Maybe Graeme is thinking about the ferry costs as well Baz.

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Would there be much difference between a 6 metre and a 7.5m worth worrying about when you add up the cost of motorhoming in general?


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Dunno Baz as never used the IoM ferries. But I usually lied about the lengths of our RVs. Feigning ignorance of the metric system.

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Welcome Graeme. Would you use is mostly ON the island? I imagine ferrying to n fro would be horrendously expensive - it is from Ireland (North and south) to the UK.
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Thank you all for your advice Barry and Ray.

Such a helpful community.

Yes it can be limiting in terms of where you can go on the Island, and getting on and off just has to be factored in when in an MH (I guess it's the price of living somewhere like this) but the big gripe is getting to view vans.

We do a lot of "weekending" on the rock so not looking for something too big. 6m would probably be the max length Id like to go for in the first instance and it would feel like a palace after a bongo.

Currently trying to figure out where in this vast forum is best to put a question asking for advice about the rear lounge smaller MHs and people's opinions of Elddis. Ideally I'd like to visit one and compare the sizes of the berths on 120 and 115's but that will involve a flight ticket.

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On at least one ferry line (can't remember which), 6m is the magic number. Over that n it goes up considerably.

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