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I noticed that Webbs have a good selection of vans, have you looked at Southdown's in Portsmouth and of course Premier in Chichester.If you are restricted by width as well be careful of Bailey brand as they are wider I believe.

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I noticed that Webbs have a good selection of vans, have you looked at Southdown's in Portsmouth and of course Premier in Chichester.If you are restricted by width as well be careful of Bailey brand as they are wider I believe.
I am looking at Dolphin in Southampton, cheers I will look at Southdowns & Premier
My eldest son lives in Eastleigh so I have somewhere to stay whilst looking around

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I am looking at Dolphin in Southampton, cheers I will look at Southdowns & Premier
My eldest son lives in Eastleigh so I have somewhere to stay whilst looking around
I went into Dolphin at at Christchurch last weekend. What are you looking at, I know less than 7m and LH side habitation door but not much else?
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Yes it's more of a boudoir suitable for lounging.
You can stretch out on beds or sometimes we put pillows or cushions against the rear doors/ bed head and sit with feet up.
The TVs bracket rotates so tv can be viewed from beds or from the cab seats ( which recline) with feet up on dinette seat.
There is easy access to toilet from either bed to toilet with absolutely no movement to disturb the other.
This is important to us as I'm up and down all night.
The sliding doors separate bedroom from front seats/ kitchen and we use them if I can't sleep and get up early.
In the rear boot we travel loads of gear including a full awning for longer stays and a folding electric bike. Husbands bike travels on bike rack.
My point is it was only when we saw this van and decided to have a look that we realised it would work for us. We weren't even really looking at panel vans !

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We have downsized to a 6.3 meter Globecar campscout.
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Yes they seem to be a 'cut' above some other panel vans for innovation on use of space but there seems to be quite a difference in this depending on model and or year . Which is yours please ?
interested for a friend has been teetering on the brink of trading in his caravan for a few months now , I want to push him over the edge so that he accompany me to France .
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Ours is 3 yrs old and has the Comformatic gearbox and the central shower.
The shower seems odd but works fine we don't use the shower curtain to separate shower from toilet and washbasin.
We just 'wipe down' after a shower.
You can also put the shower head through the bathroom window and shower off person or dog outside.

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Three yrs old with Comformatic gear box.
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I went into Dolphin at at Christchurch last weekend. What are you looking at, I know less than 7m and LH side habitation door but not much else?
We do not want transverse double sleeping so would prefer singles and we consider fixed beds a waste of usable space in a small motorhome.
If I did not have the length restriction the above would not matter so much, suppose I could sell the house and buy one with more parking space (mortgage ends next month) but that may be too drastic.

A rear lounge would be good but again due to the limited length these tend to transverse sleeping, the elddis I looked at the other week was quite appealing as a front lounge which could be made into singles.
http://www.venture-caravans.com/vehicle/impressa-175.

I suppose its just a case of keep looking, I will now its the one I want as soon as I see it!

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We do not want transverse double sleeping so would prefer singles and we consider fixed beds a waste of usable space in a small motorhome.
If I did not have the length restriction the above would not matter so much, suppose I could sell the house and buy one with more parking space (mortgage ends next month) but that may be too drastic.

A rear lounge would be good but again due to the limited length these tend to transverse sleeping, the elddis I looked at the other week was quite appealing as a front lounge which could be made into singles.
http://www.venture-caravans.com/vehicle/impressa-175.

I suppose its just a case of keep looking, I will now its the one I want as soon as I see it!
We're moving mainly due to not having enough width on the drive, some MoHos will go up it others don;t due to the height of the van and the tilt on the drive, so only considering houses with MoHo friendly drives now, I'd like to find one with a double garage and enough width on the drive to get a bike in and out without doing the butterflies routine.
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We wanted permanent beds, I did not want all that putting beds away and out again in the evening.Too tiring and wanted somewhere to crash out if needs be.

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