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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 23-10-2020, 18:56 Thread Starter
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A SHORT MH please!

I've a friend looking to buy (not before Feb) a MH which needs to fit on her drive, so a max of 5.4m.

She doesn't really know much about MHs but it must have stand-up room and a functional toilet/shower (so no 'pull into the central aisle' toilet).

ATM she's not decided if she wants a permanent bed.

We've looked at the Burstner City Car C540 which is nice but probably beyond her budget (not sure how old a one you can get). Budget between £20 n 30k, preferably nearer the £20k.

Can anyone make any suggestions? TIA.

Jean
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I've a friend looking to buy (not before Feb) a MH which needs to fit on her drive, so a max of 5.4m.

She doesn't really know much about MHs but it must have stand-up room and a functional toilet/shower (so no 'pull into the central aisle' toilet).

ATM she's not decided if she wants a permanent bed.

We've looked at the Burstner City Car C540 which is nice but probably beyond her budget (not sure how old a one you can get). Budget between £20 n 30k, preferably nearer the £20k.

Can anyone make any suggestions? TIA.
The Murvi Piccolo that we bought a month ago is 5.41 metres. I doubt you'd get a fixed bed in a motorhome that size but I suppose you could always leave the back seats in bed mode for most of the time as both the cab seats swivel.
That would leave little room for moving around though. Ours is having it's Webasto boiler fixed at the moment. We’re hoping to pick it up Monday if it's as simple as piping having become detached. Once we've had a chance to use it we’ll know more about it's limitations. We paid a bit over £30k for a 2010 model.

The dealer we bought from was talking a bit to us about the boom in motorhoming since Covid/Lockdown. He said that dealers were coming over from Ireland (not sure if NI or ROI) and paying their forecourt prices and taking them back to Ireland to still sell at a profit. So not sure what sort of prices they would ultimately be sold for.

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There is a chap near us, with a good reputation, called Andys imports. He imports nearly new Mazda and Toyota vans from Japan and converts them. All sorts of layouts available and he will customise them to requirements. http://www.andysimports.co.uk/
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Not long enough to have a fixed bed Jean I think.
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The dealer we bought from was talking a bit to us about the boom in motorhoming since Covid/Lockdown. He said that dealers were coming over from Ireland (not sure if NI or ROI) and paying their forecourt prices and taking them back to Ireland to still sell at a profit. So not sure what sort of prices they would ultimately be sold for.

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There is a chap near us, with a good reputation, called Andys imports. He imports nearly new Mazda and Toyota vans from Japan and converts them. All sorts of layouts available and he will customise them to requirements. http://www.andysimports.co.uk/
Thanks Pat, will pass that on.
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Not long enough to have a fixed bed Jean I think.
You'd be surprised Kev - I was!

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