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22-04-2016 17:25
HermanHymer There are more of us than you would think!
21-04-2016 17:26
4maddogs 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.
Julie
20-04-2016 21:42
hillbillie 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....
20-04-2016 21:16
HermanHymer
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Originally Posted by Kev_n_Liz View Post
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.
20-04-2016 16:43
aldra 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

the MHFacts hound from hell travels with us

Aldra
20-04-2016 16:33
robbosps 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.
20-04-2016 15:41
GMJ 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

Graham
19-04-2016 13:22
Pudsey_Bear
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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/
19-04-2016 13:01
hillbillie
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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
17-04-2016 21:30
GMJ As you say, it doesn't matter what either of us say really...

Graham
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