Million Pound Motorhomes Sunday 8pm Channel 5

mark61

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It did roll a lot, thats all part of the design though.

No problem with it lifting a wheel.
 

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It did roll a lot, thats all part of the design though.

No problem with it lifting a wheel.
The habitation pod is fitted with 2 giant hinges so it dose not flex and is independent with the chassis ,very clever designe , they use old trucks for reliability, no going into limp mode or particulat filter shut downs , in the desert .reminds me of the film , ice cold in Alex ,if it breaks YOU have got to fix it .
 
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The habitation pod is fitted with 2 giant hinges so it dose not flex and is independent with the chassis ,very clever designe , they use old trucks for reliability, no going into limp mode or particulat filter shut downs , in the desert .reminds me of the film , ice cold in Alex ,if it breaks YOU have got to fix it .
Yes, thats right. It's a very clever system, but that one does seem to roll a lot. If I were buying I'd be wanting to check out motorcrafts calculations with the German firms.
That trucks is still pretty recent, will certainly have limp mode and all the other stuff.
 

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Yes, thats right. It's a very clever system, but that one does seem to roll a lot. If I were buying I'd be wanting to check out motorcrafts calculations with the German firms.
That trucks is still pretty recent, will certainly have limp mode and all the other stuff.
Totally agree , wouldnt want to try the moose test with it , some are fitting lockouts for on highway . Not something I have to worry about :)
 

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I saw the program and was underwhelmed on several fronts.
The main problem for me was that the vehicles were all to large and therefore impractical for us.
When we first started going abroad in the van,early 1980s, we wanted to get off the beaten track and visit small villages, go over the alpine passes instead of through the tunnels and be able to park up overnight without being an eyesore. Certainly not pay £60 a night on a camping site. Thats not freedom.

The Murvi, 7mtrs panel van allows us to just wander and do this with solar panels, two large leisure batteries plenty of water and a decent size fridge we can be totally self sufficient for days on end. The vans we saw last night had so much of an electricity drain that they would not last very long without hookups.

I am magnanimous enough to allow others freedom of thought on their motorhome choices but raise two small points.

If you wish to visit a hilltop village somewhere, say assis. The last time we were there if you were over 2.1 metres wide
then you had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. We drove.

In Dusseldorf a few years ago we were looking around the Caravan Salon, Motorhome show and saw one of the offroaders
that the couple had last night.
The salesman was waxing lyrical to an English couple about how in these troubled times then a purpose built offroader was the only safe option if you were ever attacked, ambushed, whatever.
In one of these you cannot be harmed or hindered.

Madam, who has a practical mind thought about this then said " what if they shoot the tyres then you are in the same position as everybody else"?

he said she was wrong but did not explain why.

Any comments ?????????

Dezi
 

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There are many different "solutions" in the vehicle travel world , that they are there demonstrates the different needs , otherwise they would not exist . You are happy with what you have to suit your needs , as I am to have what I need at the moment , which has changed several times over many decades. There is no right or wrong , which is nice , :)
 

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Good job they all seemed to have a lot of toilet capacity because you'd need it after driving down narrow lanes doing some hedge trimming on the way.
 

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There are many different "solutions" in the vehicle travel world , that they are there demonstrates the different needs , otherwise they would not exist . You are happy with what you have to suit your needs , as I am to have what I need at the moment , which has changed several times over many decades. There is no right or wrong , which is nice , :)
Yup, all the vehicles have their place and it's good to have the freedom of choice.
The size or type of vehicle isn't really at issue, we all know everyone has different tastes/needs/budgets.

It's more the Mr (and Mrs) "Bouquets" of this world that give me a right good chuckle ;)

Reminds me of a Billy Connolly sketch.
He sums it up perfectly with just one word: suburban :LOL:🥴

 
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mark61

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I saw the program and was underwhelmed on several fronts.
The main problem for me was that the vehicles were all to large and therefore impractical for us.
When we first started going abroad in the van,early 1980s, we wanted to get off the beaten track and visit small villages, go over the alpine passes instead of through the tunnels and be able to park up overnight without being an eyesore. Certainly not pay £60 a night on a camping site. Thats not freedom.

The Murvi, 7mtrs panel van allows us to just wander and do this with solar panels, two large leisure batteries plenty of water and a decent size fridge we can be totally self sufficient for days on end. The vans we saw last night had so much of an electricity drain that they would not last very long without hookups.

I am magnanimous enough to allow others freedom of thought on their motorhome choices but raise two small points.

If you wish to visit a hilltop village somewhere, say assis. The last time we were there if you were over 2.1 metres wide
then you had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. We drove.

In Dusseldorf a few years ago we were looking around the Caravan Salon, Motorhome show and saw one of the offroaders
that the couple had last night.
The salesman was waxing lyrical to an English couple about how in these troubled times then a purpose built offroader was the only safe option if you were ever attacked, ambushed, whatever.
In one of these you cannot be harmed or hindered.

Madam, who has a practical mind thought about this then said " what if they shoot the tyres then you are in the same position as everybody else"?

he said she was wrong but did not explain why.

Any comments ?????????

Dezi
You wouldn't have to be a good shot either, the size of the tyres on that thing. 😂

Interesting though, without giving it too much thought, taking out one tyre on a normal van will stop it, you may well have to take out three if not all four on a proper 4x4 though. Depends on surface etc etc.

Still far to big though. Ok in the desert and tundra I suppose. I know of 100 of miles of tracks in pyrenees where they won't even be allowed on the tarmac road that leads to the tracks.
 

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14 Motorhomes in 14 years and my wife thought I was bad.
I understand how addictive it can be, and if you can afford it, well there are worse things to do with money. I felt sorry for his wife though, but this latest Motorhome will be his last ;)
 
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14 Motorhomes in 14 years and my wife thought I was bad.
I understand how addictive it can be, and if you can afford it, well there are worse things to do with money. I felt sorry for his wife though, but his latest Motorhome will be his last ;)
No doubt it will not be the last give him time something will annoy him I'm sure
 

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14 Motorhomes in 14 years and my wife thought I was bad.
I understand how addictive it can be, and if you can afford it, well there are worse things to do with money. I felt sorry for his wife though, but his latest Motorhome will be his last ;)
If you're a gambling man I reckon, by this time next year, odds are very good to make a mint betting against that claim! :ROFLMAO:
 

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It’s entertainment for the masses not really for us. I really enjoyed it.
But large vans any larger than 7m just don’t do it for me. But thats just my opinion.
It never fails to amaze me the amount of different vans out there, but that only serves to underline how different we all are, and thank god for that. It’s our differences that make us interesting. But I think my next van will be a van conversion probably a Wlldax Elara. But that won’t be for at least 4 years. It’s only a two berth, meaning we could not take our grandson. He will be 16 in four years and I wont change over till he no longer wants to travel with us. It only happens one or twice a year, but we just love having him with us.
 
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I had the feeling that the wife had issues with previous ones....but am sure he was complicit. Some people are never happy and have enough money to support their whims. Most of us either put up with an irritation or do something about it, can't afford to change annually. Wonder if they move house annually too or have managed to get that to their desires.
Afraid I whinged a lot while watching it......that's not practical, narrow lanes etc! But I enjoy whingeing at programmes...Dave doesn't. So may not watch it with him next time!
 

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