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Best a class motorhome


Thinking off buying a a class motorhome looking for feedback please



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Welcome headmont, You can download all technical reports and checklists at www.caravancouncil.com.au/
Also suggest you look at some of the horror stories and things to avoid at www.facebook.com/groups/lemoncaravansinaus/
I wish you well in your endeavours and hope to see you out there somewhere.

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Why particularly "A" class?
New? Second hand? Budget?
Cheers,
Peter

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A class (including all the bus conversions) start at three or four thousand for a basic "tin tent" all the way up to a million dollars (or more) so your question covers a huge area.

Betty and I prefer a nice big living space to rattle around in simply because we are essentially full-time on the road and have been for 13 years. Tow a Suzuki behind as we did for several years and you have everything you need. Full size bathroom and large beds that you don't need a ladder for, plus room for all the junk you feel you must carry.

Disadvantages - yes a couple, but if you book the fuel up on the credit card you only have to cope with one heart attack a month.

Our BIGRIG, which is now 6p on blocks acting as a granny flat for when we are home (rarely) uses 43 litres per hundred km and we drove that twice around Australia. Eventually decided to cut out the middleman and employed my own fuel tender

 

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Untitled.jpg                                           Budget has to be the first concern but for me the best in Aus is the "Tiffin Brand" Locally produced and top class fit out for the money. Around $350,000.00.



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Given the poor quality control on new units and the very sparse or non-existant dealer netwoork to provide warranty work, I would never buy brand new. Apart from the massive hit due to depreciation in the first couple of years, much smarter to let some other sucker go through the agony of seeing their expensive investment sit in the workshop for weeks or even months.

 

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We saw something a bit like this bus is Europe, but it would be better for Australia as it has more ground clearance.

So the car can be parked in the "garage" the front of the bus was raised about half a metre so the garage entrance was lowered to the ground.

https://newatlas.com/variomobil-signature-1200-motorhome/51209/



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