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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 20-12-2015, 08:57
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Well, I dunno what all this moaning is about.

We've all had time to get used to the new platform now, if we haven't that's probably down to us to try harder and keep up.

As for content, sure, we lost a lot of useful members and I am disappointed that more of them haven't returned. We still have plenty of genuinely nice, happy and helpful people on here and I enjoy coming here.

Sure there is the occasional unnecessary comment from someone who has nothing better to do (I bet that applies to most fora), but there is still a wealth of experience and technical knowledge here. There is humour too and, despite the naysayers, any forum would be an arid place without the occasional humour and daft behaviour. I've had a lot of fun here the last couple of years, as well as learning a lot. I've met some of you,too, and a nicer lot of people I couldn't hope for. My 'contributions' have probably been more of the mischevous humour sort, but hopefully given a few of you the occasional smile or chortle.

Trolling has no place on here. The experience of some months ago should be a lesson to us all and we can self-moderate stuff like that if we can stick together and not feed them. The snow-chain thing was just a bit of Fruitcake Christmas fun which most of you saw through straight away, so please don't think of that negatively.

Compare the sub with the annual cost of a magazine. No pages of ads, you get pretty instant replies to model-specific questions, even experienced advice about things like scoots, electric bikes, satnavs, awnings or other accessories. You read about the travels of people just like us, and you take us with you on your travels too. I remember being parked up on the mean streets of Stornaway one evening in a right old downpour, and chatting with you. That's the sort of things I get from the forum. For 12 quid or whatever, it's a no-brainer.

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I think someone else touched on the cost, but that aside I agree the forum is not what it used to be, but I still gain a lot of information and enjoyment from it and going back to cost, we pay a small fortune for our vans and same again on insurance, campsites, servicing etc in the grand scheme of things £12 is nothing.
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As for content, sure, we lost a lot of useful members and I am disappointed that more of them haven't returned. We still have plenty of genuinely nice, happy and helpful people on here and I enjoy coming here.
We also got some pretty good newbies over the last couple of years, yourself included in that Tuggs, many of which have made good contributions along the way, like Tugs pardner Jan, always good for a titter, although she seems to have strayed a lot lately

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My personal perspective.
I have and never will tie up any purchase with the condition of any membership in any form.
I like to be independent, with no conditions!
Regarding the fee here, as mentioned by many over the years, it is a no brainer, for the information available, but for me I am here to talk motorhomes as it is my hobby. If I can help along the way, then that's extra good, and sometimes, I do receive good advice, such as recently regarding a scooter.
Then not forgetting the support when Elle dog was seriously ill!
I can only think of one person who has left or more likely just gone quiet, I can most certainly do without, but that's life, however the many are just like minded folk enjoying motorhoming!
My advice, is separate membership from other purchases and enjoy it here for what it is
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I tell you what though. When I signed out the other day and tried to register as a new user to do the Snow Chain wind up it wasnt that obvious how you register. VS really need to make it simple for new members to sign up.

As for the insurance, I cant comment as Im with Safeguard but Ill always be a member on here. Tugboat sums it up well. Nofink more to say really.
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In reply to the OP, again. We have managed to steer away from negative unfounded posts about the forum, which is still vibrant with a fully diverse membership, covering humane, current and technical subjects.
The owners of the forum have more than this one to cope with and we do get things done as requested if it is possible.

Previous threads have told of the good service they have had when broken down overseas, I have had fast service myself on a breakdown in the UK.The insurance premium is similar to many others within a small amount.
So you should shop around for insurance quotes, but do check up on the breakdown service they offer.

You do not have to be a member on here, but can still read all the posts when you like to call up the site, perhaps later you might find that you would like to come back on as a full member.you will be most welcome. All I ask is stop whinging about the forum, it does not help in any way, shape or form.

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[QUOTE=cabby;1809498]

Previous threads have told of the good service they have had when broken down overseas, I have had fast service myself on a breakdown in the UK.The insurance premium is similar to many others within a small amount.
So you should shop around for insurance quotes, but do check up on the breakdown service they offer.

cabby[/QUOTE

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I was not quite sure what 'service' you are referring to - whether from insurers or MHF Members and what the 'insurance premium' is - whether actual insurance company or MHF subscription.

We may be talking the same talk, so no argument from me.

I have posted before that apart from all the ongoing info and banter, the thought that with a technical, or other problem, in some remote spot and not speaking the lingo, one could post on here in English and have a reasonable chance of answer makes for me the few quid a good-value 'insurance premium'. And as I said before AA/RAC/ADAC do not fix gas cookers etc.


I also thought 'Tugboat's post was very good - he has his uses - even on land
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For me the subs fee is worth it for peace of mind knowing that if you have a problem or are in trouble at home or abroad there are always someone on here willing and able to help.
I have had a few questions and problems over the years while in France,and if they dont always solve them they can put my mind at rest till im home.

Just look at Barry,he would never be seen again if it was`nt for Motorhomefacts!
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Yeah, we have to look after Barry, he's one of our forum treasures. Shame he's riddled with rust and woodworm.

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I cannot see why you have a dilemma.Just choose if you want to stay as a full member and shop around for your insurance.Majority are more than happy with the upturn this forum has taken over the last few months.

Nicholsong, it was the RAC insurance breakdown in the UK for me via the MHF insurance policy Platinum extra.

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