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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 20-04-2016, 16:33
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I'm one of the younger members on here and have 2 small kids, 9 months and 4.5yrs.

Most of the time I go away as a family with my wife, but I have now started to do little trips with just my boys. I had previously done a trip with just my eldest before his brother was born.

We love it. We don't go far and just have walks on a beach or in the forest, go swimming, have fish and chips or an ice cream. He loves being in the van.

For travel he is allows to watch a film on his small tablet (hudl). We have a larger van, but.....

Two friends have VW transporter based vans that they have most of the facilities in.

One is married with 1 child, the other is separated with a 7 year old.

Both go away for weekends in their vans and love it. They simply camp up at a site and then mess about in that area.

I'm a big fan of one life, so get out and live it. A motorhome can be a home from home.

The banks are currently offering some very cheap loans on sensible amounts and there are some great vans for sale.

Something like a van conversion or for a bit of space and affordable, a CI Carioca 656, giving your child their own bunk space but a garage area underneath.

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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 20-04-2016, 16:43
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If youve thought it through hillbilly

You go for it

As Graham says it's not my business, but I worry about everyone

It's how I am

I really hope your partner helps you to achieve your dream even if it's not his

I'm not an out and out fan of motor homing

Sometimes I feel we are chasing the dream

Irritated that transport is limited because of the size for parking

We now have a scooter ( and that's another story)

But we've met some fantastic people, been to many places

tomorrow on our way to Scotland with a dear friend

Meeting up on route with my crazy toy-boy( don't ask)

Then hopefully we will meet up with another special friend over from South Africa in Scotland

If I can cook and drink wine!!

Im happy

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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.

Now where did I put my coat...
Hillbillie, I am making the assumption you are a woman... I chose a MH for the specific reason that towing and 'man'handling a caravan was not the best option for a woman.

I've seen plenty of one parent+child/children Moho-ers, mostly smaller vans like VW's. As a female solo traveller I use campsites mostly and being a member of Caravan Club and Camping and Caravanning Club site fees are not exotically high, and per person, which is seldom the case on privately owned sites. When you get to that stage, hillbillie, call for input on the better option of the two.

Last year (in UK) I even met a solo handicapped lady Moho-er, and in France another handicapped man with able-bodied spouse. With wheelchairs they were coping and having fun with Bongo's. If you're staying in campsites you don't necessarily need onboard facs. In my early MH days we didnt have those luxuries. There are also aux pop-up tent options which can make life a little more comfy.

Go for it, don't wait if you can afford it. I also have a husband who preferred to stay home. Now for health reasons he no longer has a choice. Thankfully I do and I haven't changed my mind. I get cabin fever very quickly. I can't give up my MH.
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 20-04-2016, 21:42 Thread Starter
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It's lovely to have all this advice and support- what a fantastic bunch you are

it's good to hear from similar people and know that I'm not being daft or odd (well, I probably am sometimes!)

I agree a caravan makes more sense financially but it's the parking/reversing in narrow lanes/setting up on my own that puts me off (and yes I am female but I don't want to start the whole bunch of jokes on women reversing etc...)!.

Plus I like the idea with a MH that if you ever did feel unsafe you can just drive off.

I'm feeling very positive now about it but a bit daunted trying to track the right MH down! I will put another post in a more relevant section asking for help with that. Thank you Kev n Liz for your kind offer

And Aldra have a fantastic time in Scotland with your toy boy and scooter!!!! wine drinking is something I enjoy too....
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You will be fine driving it I bet! I often wonder why more women do not drive MHs . It is so often the man driving. Yet, look at horse box motorhomes. They are usually huge and almost always has a woman at the wheel.
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 22-04-2016, 17:25
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