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userOAL Moderator
Posted: 16 December 2011 10:17 AM
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As a motorhomer, what is your top money saving tip?
userTracker
Posted: 16 December 2011 11:30 AM
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Don't buy one!
userpelmetman
Posted: 16 December 2011 12:14 PM
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Tip top...........top tip............Its cheaper than cream
userpelmetman
Posted: 16 December 2011 12:44 PM
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1.Buy your fuel at Tesco to get a cheap deal on the chunnel
2.Install a low voltage heater that can be left on all the time when on site and provide comfortable back ground heat.
3.If you have a small fridge, stock up with thin food with long dates eg Gammon steaks, Bacon.........and make up small portions of mince to fill the freezer compartment.
userMr & Mrs Batty
Posted: 16 December 2011 2:09 PM
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SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO true Rich lol . Our M.H. will keep us poor BUT happy for ever.

What price however can be put on the freedom and the life of a Happy Motor Homie !
userBrianBW
Posted: 16 December 2011 4:36 PM
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I like trackers reply, in a nutshell.
I try not to think about the money I spend on our Motorhome, it spoils the pleasure, and at our age life is too short to consider saving money. 'They'll' only take it off you when you get into an 'Old peoples home'
userpelmetman
Posted: 16 December 2011 5:21 PM
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If you think campers are expensive you want to try a boat .................................Someone once described it as standing in a cold shower tearing up £50 notes ......................so very very very apt in my experience, as we once had both at the same time
userLordThornber
Posted: 16 December 2011 7:08 PM
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My tip would be this.

Don't be too blinkered when it comes to your camping preferences, by that I mean sites.

I'll expand, I received a lovely PM from a person who'd only use CC sites in the UK and Castels in France, they were keen to explore the Municipal network I use.

They were honest enough to admit they had concerns about "stepping down" (my description), a bit but I convinced them they had nothing to worry about.

Martyn
userTracker
Posted: 16 December 2011 7:13 PM
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Not quite Dave - a boat is a hole in the water lined with wood/grp into which you pour your money!
userpelmetman
Posted: 16 December 2011 7:19 PM
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Tracker - 2011-12-16 7:13 PM

Not quite Dave - a boat is a hole in the water lined with wood/grp into which you pour your money!


Not quite Rich ......................As I poured money into it, and when I sold it the money I poured in wasn't there anymore
userTracker
Posted: 16 December 2011 7:20 PM
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pelmetman - 2011-12-16 7:19 PM

Tracker - 2011-12-16 7:13 PM

Not quite Dave - a boat is a hole in the water lined with wood/grp into which you pour your money!


Not quite Rich ......................As I poured money into it, and when I sold it the money I poured in wasn't there anymore


Ah but Dave - I never said the money was redeemable!!
userTracker
Posted: 16 December 2011 7:22 PM
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The best way of saving money whwn motorhoming is not to join any clubs and never to stay on any sites anywhere as there are plenty of places to stay for free - you just need to note them as you pass when touring for future reference!

If you camp for say 60 nights a year at an average savings of say £10 per night that gives you enough 'free' diesel to cover about 2500 extra miles - luvly jubbly!

Edited by Tracker 2011-12-16 7:24 PM
userMel B
Posted: 16 December 2011 9:05 PM
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Don't pay a dealer to put your 'accessories' on!!!
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Posted: 17 December 2011 12:40 PM
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Don't drive too many miles to get 2p off per litre.

Don't cruise above 60mph.

Don't buy anything you don't NEED.





Edited by malc d 2011-12-17 12:40 PM
userTracker
Posted: 17 December 2011 1:09 PM
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malc d - 2011-12-17 12:40 PM
Don't buy anything you don't NEED.


The trouble is you don't know that you don't need it untill you've bought it thinking it would be useful - and then never used it!!
userBGD
Posted: 19 December 2011 11:14 PM
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My top money-saving tips?


1. Drive slower.

2. Buy an older motorhome.

3. Use Lidl bio automatic washing machine liquid in your toilet flushwater tank, and your poo cassette, instead of the ridiculously expensive Thetford rubbish, which gives black bits in the flushwater.

4. Don't divorce your wife. At least, not in the UK. Paying for a professional " hit" would be a LOT less expensive.


userTony Jones
Posted: 5 January 2012 10:56 PM
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pelmetman - 2011-12-16 5:21 PM

If you think campers are expensive you want to try a boat .................................Someone once described it as standing in a cold shower tearing up £50 notes ......................so very very very apt in my experience, as we once had both at the same time


A boat and a cold shower????
userpelmetman
Posted: 6 January 2012 7:30 PM
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Tony Jones - 2012-01-05 10:56 PM

pelmetman - 2011-12-16 5:21 PM

If you think campers are expensive you want to try a boat .................................Someone once described it as standing in a cold shower tearing up £50 notes ......................so very very very apt in my experience, as we once had both at the same time


A boat and a cold shower????


We sold it to a vicar who lived down your way Tony ...................It wasn't you was it?
userDr Dave
Posted: 22 January 2012 5:27 PM
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If you want any additional equipment check on ebay first.
userKeith T
Posted: 23 January 2012 5:59 PM
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Not sure it would count as 'money saving', but surely the best tip is to make the most use you possibly can of the motorhome, travel as much as you can and just enjoy. If/When you come to sell, the depreciation does not seem to relate to the amount you have used it!
userTracker
Posted: 23 January 2012 6:20 PM
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Whatever you buy just make sure that you wear the bloomin thing out before you pop yer clogs and thus deprive yer kids of a bit more of their inheritance!
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