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Well we have finally taken the plunge and sold the Benimar and bought a Four Winds Dutchmen Dorado 2008.
Double slides, 27ft 2inches, 6.8litre petrol/lpg.
Our first outing is down to Cheltenham this weekend.
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No doubt rubbish MPG for a motorhome but excellent for a small house

Enjoy!

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Re: New motorhome

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Well we have finally taken the plunge and sold the Benimar and bought a Four Winds Dutchmen Dorado 2008.
Double slides, 27ft 2inches, 6.8litre petrol/lpg.
Our first outing is down to Cheltenham this weekend.
Good for you, where abouts are you staying in Cheltenham?
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We'll be staying at Briarfields just off the A40. We go there quite often in the winter as its hard standing. In summer we prefer Tewkesbury CC site as its in the town.

MPG on the gas is reported to be about 12, with gas costing half the price of diesel that will be about the same cost per mile as the Benimar was.
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Congratulations - good choice, and the Thor agent is just down the road from you. Did you buy from Signature?

To remind others: with LPG still around half the price of diesel, consumption cost of your Triton V10, like mine, is not that much more than a Ducato 3ltr.

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Guys just enjoy it. if it's right for you that's all that counts. have fun
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Well done, just looking at a 2006 one on ebay, not sure if that is like yours but it looks gorgeous! Have lots of fun in it.
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I must admit that as the time comes to consider a change of vans the American Rvs are getting more and more attractive.

Good luck in yours.
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Well first trip away went well
I drove down to Cheltenham with Mrs C behind in the mini, she said I was a bit over to the right so need to adjust a bit more for the LHD.
Our waste hose wasn't long enough to get to the dump so an extension will be ordered asap. Mrs C drove it home and she was very scared, especially when we got to the lanes to get to the village, but she did fine. Two attempts were needed to get it back on the drive!
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...and did you have to sit in the Toad on the way back

It looks a lovely van and would be on my list but it too wide for my parking space

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