Buying Our Motorhome
Our Hymer 2000 B544
2013 Will be a big year for us, it will be the start of our European adventure. We hope to have a Hymer Motorhome before we arrive in May 2013 with the assistance of Mike Steers our researcher over in the UK.
We came up with the idea some years ago and have been seriously researching our holiday for the last twelve months. Our plan is to buy our motorhome, use it for three months, then place it in storage for when we return the following year. Even if things don’t work out and we have to sell our Hymer, it’s still the cheapest way to travel Europe by a long shot.
The best thing so far about organising our trip has been the research. We’ve spent countless hours in front of our open fire on our laptops sending emails and surfing the net for information. We’ve looked at hundreds of motorhomes, read countless forums and reviews and came to the conclusion that the Hymer was for us.
Insuring the vehicle and having a registered address in the UK has been a major hurdle. To overcome the registration issue we found a mail forwarding company “West One” who for a small fee give you a registered London address which satisfies the DVLArequirements.
After countless emails to insurance companies we found only one company who
would fully comprehensively insure a non UK residents vehicle, their name is Downunder Insurance. By all accounts they are meant to be terrific. I’ve spoken to a number of people who’ve used Downunder and have received nothing but good reports about their service.
Now that registration and insurance issues have been resolved, all we need to do is find our new home on wheels, book our tickets and plan the first leg of our Adventure.
Our New Home Away From Home A 2000 Hymer B544
On July the 17thwe became the new owners of a Hymer B544 which is now in storage till we arrive in a few months time.
We purchased our Hymer from a retired widower who sold it with almost everything we need to start our adventure. Just a few things may need to be added and repaired which Mike Steershas kindly offered to do for us over the coming months.
Our Planning Begins
We came across this great site called Zeemaps. Zeemaps allows you to pinpoint places of interest, together with contact details, URLs, a thumbnail of the destination and more.
If you click on the map image below it will take you to our Zeemap with POI’s that we hope to visit. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as we’re updating the map all the time.