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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 17-04-2016, 15:48 Thread Starter
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thanks, that's a great idea. I feel a bit faint when I see the prices of some MH's so might not have thought to go and have a look!


I can definitely see the advantages of hiring, but I haven't been able to find a company with good reviews (actually there seems to be very few reviews for motorhome hire companies in general- apart from motorholme) that I feel confident that I can give my money to and not be ripped off in some way. It seems like there's more choice if you want a large and very new motorhome but not many hiring smaller and older ones (which, in theory should be cheaper) or they seem a bit spurious.


I probably ought to pay my subscription and then I can post a separate question in the motorhome hire section!
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About to be shot down in flames, but if you want to use sites only perhaps it might be feasible to see if you like campsite living to by a cheap, old, small caravan to try that part out, then upgrade to a proper MoHo later.

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thank you for the encouragement


haha BF yes I think I can guess what that means! He is mechanically minded but as he has a massive bias against the idea I'm not sure how much help he'll be. A few years ago a friend had a caravan for sale cheap- and yes you get what you pay for- but I thought it would be better than nothing and might kick start the idea of holidays on the road so to speak. He had a look round and it wasn't great but he didn't just turn the idea down, he verbally kicked it to the ground and I didn't hear the end of it for months!


Maybe when he realises it's happening regardless of what he thinks then he'll come round to it....


I do know some other people I might be able to call on when I get round to viewings so I'm not completely stuck.


I was considering hiring one for a week just to see how I liked the layout etc and give me a starting point but having looked at the hire costs and read a few horror stories where people have been landed with a massive insurance excess to pay I think I'll save the money and put it towards my own.
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If he really hates the idea
Do you know why?
It's fine everyone saying gung-ho go for it
But you are married?to this guy
Is he happy you spend that sort of money?
Fine it's yours
But really it's yours plural
I think in a relationship you need to agree

Or compromise

If it's really what you want, and he wants you to have that, fine

If not then why not?

The answer to that ?

May just be why we have been married for 50+ years

I really hope you find the solution

But you, he and your child a Priceless unit

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Well here I am again
If he really hates the idea
Do you know why?
It's fine everyone saying gung-ho go for it
But you are married?to this guy
Is he happy you spend that sort of money?
Fine it's yours
But really it's yours plural
I think in a relationship you need to agree

Or compromise

If it's really what you want, and he wants you to have that, fine

If not then why not?

The answer to that ?

May just be why we have been married for 50+ years

I really hope you find the solution

But you, he and your child a Priceless unit

Love

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Poor girl only came on asking for some MH help not life coaching tbh...

I can see a scenario where she wants to do something and her partner doesn't...no issue for me at all. Go for it.

If you and the nipper enjoy it then he may come round; if so then great. If not then you will have great fun retelling your adventures/tales when you get back.

Blokes need some 'me time' too and we don't know the full circumstances regarding home life to make any judgements I reckon. He may have other stuff that he does; work issues...who knows. I don't see it as a strain at all personally...

Obviously all imho

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Stay in there Graham

Personally I see it as a possible problem

How they compromise is up to them

But they need to agree on a compromise
It matters not what you or I think

Only what He thinks

What She thinks

What they decide
That suits them both

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As you say, it doesn't matter what either of us say really...

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If you and the nipper enjoy it then he may come round; if so then great. If not then you will have great fun retelling your adventures/tales when you get back.


Thanks Aldra
I can see where you are coming from but as GMJ has said above this is what I'm thinking.


Our money is separate- we split all the house bills and find it easier that way. Then there's no argument on who is spending what. I know that's not everyone's cup of tea but it works here.


He might not agree but hopefully he'll come round. We've been together nearly 15 years (I know not a patch on 50!) and I've spent most of them trying to get him to go away on some adventures- even just one night away somewhere. It hasn't worked and if I don't take the initiative it's likely it never will and I don't want to end up being resentful and hating him for it!


just need to do a lot of research now and start searching
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Thanks Aldra
I can see where you are coming from but as GMJ has said above this is what I'm thinking.


Our money is separate- we split all the house bills and find it easier that way. Then there's no argument on who is spending what. I know that's not everyone's cup of tea but it works here.


He might not agree but hopefully he'll come round. We've been together nearly 15 years (I know not a patch on 50!) and I've spent most of them trying to get him to go away on some adventures- even just one night away somewhere. It hasn't worked and if I don't take the initiative it's likely it never will and I don't want to end up being resentful and hating him for it!


just need to do a lot of research now and start searching

Seems like a well thought out plan to me ????

So go look around, give us the details and we'll try to make sure that the first van you buy isn't a disaster, if it's a round the Leeds Bradford area I'd be happy to go view it with you if that helps.

An idea of your budget might promote a few links to help you along/
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Great to see that you have subscribed and decided to hang around too

Good luck - loads of folks will help on here...and some of it may be useful too

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