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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 19-12-2015, 15:53
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I wasn't aware that you had to be a member here to get your insurance with Facts or that there was anything but a minimal discount for members.........................................if you decide to switch to Comfort it's pretty much the same policy.

Things have changed here but one useful post a year can recoup the costs. We also have a neutral moderator (with legal business responsibilities) that I do not think would allow half the posts that pass for Fun in a certain U shaped lounge...................it's a problem when one person has dictatorial sorry editorial control.
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Would the solution be to get quotes from MHF and other insurance suppliers prior to your membership running out?

That way if you secure a better deal elsewhere that your MHF quote with membership, then you have your answer. If the MHF deal is more than £12 better than anyone else; renew your membership and then get the deal. You don't have to be an active member do you?

This presupposes that insurance quotes are valid for X days (normally 30 I guess?) so you can get the quote just prior to your MHF renewal and then decide what to do.

Or have I missed something obvious here

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"We also have here a neutral moderator (with legal business responsibilities)"


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I think if you really are not happy with being a member on here then of course do not renew.The discount was arranged at 5% to start with.This used to coincide with the cost of the dues.
The subjects covered on here have widened to cover many things, this may be because the nature of the beast has changed as well.A lot more members feel able to post without worrying about the type of response they get.Hurrah.

Perhaps you should explain what it is you are expecting or even want from a forum.

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Guys I have really enjoyed my membership here and hopefully have contributed a few constructive posts and helped others. I have also been reading some negative feedback re the MHF insurance and was hoping someone would chip in with their experiences. As my first post On this thread I have used it for 4 years but have never had cause to make a claim.

I am not anti this forum but things have taken a nosedive for the worst since Nuke sold it to a commercial enterprise who seem to have shall we say a very laid back response to members worries and complaints. We have also seen a lot of long time stalwarts vote with their feet and leave for pastures new. Of late many have strived to revitalise it but without back up, help and guidance from our owners it is very difficult. I will say much of the backbiting, trolling and very negative/insulting replies to posts seems to have improved. £12 is nothing these days so I may give it another year in the hope this forum does continue to pick itself up a lot has been lost since the sale.

It is us the membership that make or break a forum as others have found to their cost maybe our overseas own need to listen more and be more pro-active.

The point is that´s not the Point!
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I am a member of other forums as well as this one and think that the subs are well worth paying.

Running a motorhome is not cheap when you take all the costs into consideration.
Is £12 going to break the bank? How far can you drive for £12?

Just renew and enjoy the few threads that interest you and ignore the ones that don't.
For 25p per week it ain't put you into poverty, just enjoy and chill.
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I think if you really are not happy with being a member on here then of course do not renew.The discount was arranged at 5% to start with.This used to coincide with the cost of the dues.
The subjects covered on here have widened to cover many things, this may be because the nature of the beast has changed as well.A lot more members feel able to post without worrying about the type of response they get.Hurrah.

Perhaps you should explain what it is you are expecting or even want from a forum.

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Sorry Cabby we do not agree on this one "no one should have to explain what they want from a forum" I am a contributing member of many having very varied interests some I joined in the late ninetie's.

The point is that´s not the Point!
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There is no need in practice to be a member of MHF in order to avail oneself of their insurance - certainly no-one ever asks me if I am a member when I renew.

As for whether the forum is worth the £10 or £12 or whatever it is, it's like saying is the Daily Mail worth 90p each day or the FT worth £2.50. It's entirely subjective and a matter of personal choice and i would never seek to persuade or dissuade anyone from their intentions.

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Membership is up for renewal this month, have been with MHF insurance for 4 years. If I don't renew my subs (and sadly the way this forum is going I am considering this option after 6 years!) I will probably be unable to renew my insurance as a non member. Are the savings worth the subs or are there better options out there?

I am not asking to be flamed so don't even think about it! Constructive advice or suggestions only please. Is the saving worth the yearly subs or is it better to go direct to Comfort

Firstly if you actually have to be a member, then you still will be, just not subscribed, and hopefully the subs would not tip the scales anyway , and why not shop around, few companies do not increase each year, we just got a quote for £230, I know we can do better.

MHF insurance has never been the cheapest or best option when ringing round, just a starting point.

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To be frank "fings aint wot they used to be on here since the sell out" What was a vibrant forum has lost it!
Your leaving will improve it how, stay, just don't read all the crap, it's the members who make the site and VS does (sometimes) actually try to improve it now and then, albeit a bit slow, in many ways VS are actually better, for a start they don't shut the site just to add yet another twiddly bit we don't need or want, and when asked for an addition, they give it some thought, I think we may even get the long awaited thank button back at some point.

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