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Old 20-08-2012, 13:18
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Hi,
first post so sorry if in wrong section etc...

We are looking at the above abi static, have had a touring van a while and just find it doesnt suit us as myself and wife work weekends and by the time we pack up the van to get up the road etc etc its just a bit off a pain...

So looking at an abi arizona 2006 36x12 3b on site with remaining off this years site fees.
Seems v clean etc, just looking abit off advise really if anyone has one etc.

Also is there anyone on here with a static on tullans farm (coleraine n.ireland) ?

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Old 20-08-2012, 13:27
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Stephenmoore. I just changed from a tourer to a static earlier in the year the hassle of the tourer eventualy got to much for me.My advice would be look at lots of sites in your chosen area then find a pitch you like then look at lots of vans before you decides what suits.Dont rush take your time and keep to your budget it is easy to get carried away when your sitting in a lovely van with a salesperson promising you the earth.Oh and welcome to the forum.
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Old 20-08-2012, 13:31
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hi steve

firstly welcome to this fantastic site
at the moment we dont own a van but are in the proceeds of getting one but please read differnt posts on here regarding buying your first van there are so many questions you need to ask both yourselves and the prospective site owner weve found this site so useful please please go armed with as many question's as possible ie ground rent ,insurance ,rates ,do they sub let ,what increases are due ,when are fees due
seriously think is that van right for you, go view a dealership that sells statics in your area if at all possible and get a feel of different layouts
hope this helps
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Old 20-08-2012, 14:06
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Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. Have a look in our reference hub for advice and tips before buying, lots to read and get you thinking, grab a cuppa, there are lots of links at the bottom to read through about choosing sites, layouts, travelling distance, New or used etc etc you'll find it here

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4201

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to the forum. I agree with the others, spend lots of time finding the right park for you, its time well invested, and talk to the owners on each site you visit as well as the salesmen. When you've found a perfect park, look at the available pitches, then give your piggy bank a good shake. Then think about the layout that will suit you (really important to think about the kitchen layout, the loos, and whatever it is that you just can't do without...
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Old 20-08-2012, 18:51
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Thanks guys for all your rapid response's !

Budget really having an impact to which van's we can view. The ABI is one off the nicest we have seen in our price range. Layout alittle different from some with the kitchen down one side and a bedroom opposite! But i think will suit us ok.

Anything else we need to ask the site owner before we sign the dotted line?

Steve
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If you read through the link I gave you you will read lots of tips to help you make the right decision. Just click in the blue link
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Hi Stephenmoore, and welcome to the forum. There's always good advice to be had for FREE on here.
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Hi and welcome to this great forum. Happy hunting for your perfect site and van.
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