Well, great excitement this weekend as we headed up to the dealer to finalise the colours and specification on our new van.
We visited the IH Motorhome stand at the NEC and after discussing colours with the very friendly Tiggy, from IH, we almost settled on our new colour scheme. Being the kind of person who needs to cover all bases before making a simple decision, I wanted to have another look at the colour samples before finalising things. The dealer we are getting our new van from is based in the Midlands about 1hr and 30 mins from where we live in Bristol. We did think long and hard about buying from a dealer a bit further from home than we would ideally like, but the Midlands was slightly nearer than Portsmouth, which was our other option. We have had plenty of time to consider our choice of new van since the Malvern Show and the chance to look again in detail at the NEC Show last month. Happily, we are still really pleased with our choice.
We arrived at Nick Whales Motorhomes and spent an hour with Louise who patiently went through all our options again. We had masses of choices of colours and had to choose two wall carpet colours, floor carpet, worktop and door colours. Eventually, we finished and of course reverted to our original colour scheme from the NEC Show, basically browns, beige with a splash of blue ( ish) Our van has been ordered from Fiat and we just have to finalise a few more IH options which we hope to do next weekend. Looks like we will be going for mostly factory fitted options with just a Thule Towbar rack to get ourselves. Will update after the weekend when we assess the financial picture, can't wait.
Looks like the van will be ready to be registered for 1st March! In the meantime back to two legs!!