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Message posted by Opensauce on 27/12/2017 at 6:22am
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Quote: Originally posted by David Klyne on 25/12/2017
The problem is trying to compare peoples lifestyles. Life ain't fair I am afraid and there will always be people that can afford more than you or I can. Pointless complaining or commenting on really. If you are happy with the type of camping you do all power to you.

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Quite right. This why it is often difficult to give the correct advice on any ukcs forum. Without full details of the opís financial position & their financial priorities one cannot really offer the correct advice.


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Again I will say that I was only making a somewhat cynical observation about how prices have risen to the level where £50,000+ can be described as "budget".

I am not seeking anyone's advice. If I was I would have said so.

Sorry for ever raising the subject.

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The subject was a valid point, and I, for one, agreed with your comments.
Because I drive a PVC they tend to be the reviews I read, and quite frankly some of the prices are outrageous.
Just this morning I was reading a review of a conversion on a new VW Crafter. The rear bathroom means there is no storage for the stuff that I`m sure we all carry, and the only bed (made up from the bench seat behind the driver) is 5'8" long and 3'5" wide. Starting price? - - £60k.

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Capt Lightning, it was a valid point. Thank you for making it.
There are similar silly prices with housing. Our house is worth exactly what we paid for it 20 years ago as the market here is at best stagnant. Elsewhere, property values can go up by the price of a new MH every year, tough if you're buying for the first time.
The discussion about a caravan & car being financially more sensible than a MH are pointless if (like us) you just don't want to tow.
The silly MH new prices are the reason we stick with our old one (which doesn't drip oil & is watertight.)
PS - not many petrol MHs on the market yet.

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I couldn't agree more with the OP when considering the quite balmy prices being asked for some supposedly budget motorhomes!

I spent a very long time looking at an enormous number of coach-built and panel van conversions and thought how the hell can they get away with charging that much for such very poor design and quality of fitments.

In the end I decided to build one for myself and then I could only have myself to blame for overlooking anything that I forgot to put into the build!

It is absolutely amazing how totally captivating it is to undertake a diymotorhome build and nowhere near as difficult to do as some people might suggest.

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even caravaning is becomeing a rich mans hobby even thinking of backin it in with pitch fees and extra this and extra that

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Itís working fine for me. New car this yr £16k. CoC £1k ebay bargain behind it. Off to France for a few mnths again when the weather gets warmer. Whats not to like? Could be good advice for somebody who thinks they may need a £50k budget m/h to join in the fun.

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LMFAO

Look at everything around you.
While the housing market keeps raising so will everything else.
Ave house 250K
Ave car 27K
Ave wage 25K

You not got to be a maths expert to work out that 80% of the country cannot afford to buy new.
Gone bloody stupid.
Am lucky still at work just above ave wage, own house, car no debt. but i stuggle at times giving my kids a lift ensuring they can survive, and many more on here will be the same.

Most things are not worth the price they are asking for, but we got to pay it, at the end of the day.

Thats the way the world is.



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Message posted by barry915 on 27/12/2017 at 8:01pm
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Average wages probably a bit higher in the south even higher in London
House prices are much higher in the south and extortionate in London, probably £325k or more for a 1 bedroom flat in London

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Message posted by Ray Clayton on 27/12/2017 at 8:28pm
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And not worth it Barry.
Am not anti people making money, thats how the world goes around.
But i think we may need something radical to balance things out as they stand now.
What you may ask.

Not a bloody clue lol



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Ray
The only people who make money are probably the developers who have invested when the market was low.
Not sure what the answer is though, I think that the house prices are so high in the south that many people just cannot get on the ladder
Some may not want to get on the ladder when you consider the high mortgage they have to have and the high council taxes and then the ongoing maintenance costs over many years
Safer and cheaper to rent? I just donít know

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