This is my second attempt at a motorhome site hopefully to give my mainly pictorial experiences to others.This is my sixth motorhome in 12years the other's an Elddis Autostratus and a C.I. Carioca 15 both low profiles one fixed bed and the other the Elddis an end lounge.The travels in those two are in BLOGS on the more links page so i will not
duplicate them as i will have limited space on here. I bought the Hymer from Brownhills Newark in Feb 2008 on pure chance as i had been to look at an A Class at a dealer in the Cambridge area and found them closed so on the way back up the A1 found myself at Brownhills. I liked the set up in the 544k with its end kitchen and bench seat it seemed so roomy for a small van. It's a long story how i came to buy but originally i only asked for a quote on the price they would give me on the C.I. against the Hymer but ended up buying on the day. My first main outing apart from a couple of local trips to Buxton and Bakewell was a meet with fellow forum members from Wildcamping at Caernarfon in North Wales at Easter 2008. I spent a day and night with forum members Grath ,Sammclous,George Telford ,Jeff and family and half a dozen others . On the sunday i decided to try a tour of Anglesey as i had only been to Beaumaris so had not toured the island, so i set off on my own to explore the small bays on the coast.There are plenty of places to camp in Anglsey but have been recently and found more signs displaying no overnight parking which is a shame as i for one will not visit these bays. I toured France in june 2008 and then Belgium and Holland at xmas and again after only 12 months i decided to downsize to a van conversion and i have traded for a Trigano Tribute so hopefully i have found the ideal van. A 3 year warranty from Spinney motorhomes means i could be keeping this a lot longer than any of the others (coming up to 5 years and even though i keep looking i havn't found a better van ) although i do fancy an A class on the lines of the Hymer B544 with rear kitchen. Have recently had my interior rejuvenated on the Tribby and had new loose fitting seat covers fitted and am delighted with the job and the impeccable service provided by the suppliers Motorhomeseatcovers.I have also upgraded the batteries to 2x110amp and fitted a couple of solar panels and a respray .
August 2014 and it is van number 5. Well after 6 years with the Tribute and 70,000 added miles on the clock i have opted for a change and as i have fully retired and intend to travel more i have now found the ideal van (hopefully). A 2007 A Class Hymer B504cl. Never an ideal van and have gone back to a Tribute but this time a coachbuilt .
Definitely the last one .