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    Wanted: Romahome R25

    Hello, we are new to this forum. We are looking for a Romahome R25 and would be grateful if anyone knows of one coming up for sale to reply. Ideally a 2012 0r 2013 model with cab air con. Thanks for your help! Peter and Susan O’Connor

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    petoco There is a 2011 registered one on eBay for £26.5k - looks very nice too

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-b....c100012.m1985
    Last edited by JimBro; 14-04-2019, 15:10.
    Too old to know everything!

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      #3
      Hi JimBro, ooh yes that does look nice! Thanks very much! Peter

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        #4
        A useful point is that it has the infill cushion that our R25 lacked. This will make it a lot easier to make up the double bed - we had to make a roll of duvets to fill in the bit between the two front seats.
        Carpe diem! :)

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          #5
          Thanks NomadSue! Yes we looked at one that didn’t have an infill cushion, and wasn’t in great condition all round. Hope you enjoyed your R25 otherwise?

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            #6
            Originally posted by petoco View Post
            Thanks NomadSue! Yes we looked at one that didn’t have an infill cushion, and wasn’t in great condition all round. Hope you enjoyed your R25 otherwise?
            nope, the bed was a pain,the inside seating was too small,the rear overhang grounded on small slopes, the Famous Romahome convoluted plumbing leaked, the sink tap leaked,when first used the on board loo leaked and finally the engine warning light came on and the fault could not be found.We breathed a sigh of relief when we got rid of it. The curtains to go round the cab were a right faff. When driving the vehicle was too tall for it's wheelbase and wasn't stable,it rocked badly in any wind,Sue was scared of driving it. All in all,a lemon.You can get a very nice VW for that money,short wheel base.Look at www.lkwcampers.co.uk for example.Far superior vehicle same length.
            Last edited by Ian.C.S; 14-04-2019, 19:32.
            Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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              #7
              I agree with Ian's comments. The inside of our Romahome was seductively beautiful - lovely finish, loads of storage space. We had them put a cargo net over the front of the luton, which worked well. It came with a ready-fitted tv, which we did see working but never actually used ourselves. As with all tvs in campervans, it would have needed re-tuning at each stop.

              Do not fall for looks! A van has to be able to be made to work for you.

              The galley was spacious, but how long do you want to spend there? Much better to have sufficient space for friends to sit inside with you.

              We couldn't easily have a day-time snooze - much easier to do that on a bench seat like in the R20.

              We found the seating space very restrictive compared to in an R20, and the bed was a pain.

              The onboard loo was a bonus, once the leak was sorted out. NB Make sure you don't inadvertently 'overload' it!

              Our R25 didn't have a shower but we wouldn't have used that anyway, preferring to use onsite facilities. If you really want a shower, the new Venture surf has one - or use a campig shower in your awning or utility tent.

              We were disappointed with our purchase and regretted getting rid of Ian's R20. (Didn't regret getting rid of my Hylo though, but that is another story!!)
              Last edited by NomadSue; 14-04-2019, 19:39.
              Carpe diem! :)

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                #8
                Go for the R20 high top got R25 did not like it at all to big for chase do not no ware you live but Smallmotorhome as rally on soon go ans see them look round TOM foxy

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                  #9
                  Another problem was that our R20 awning didn't fit - we would have needed a really big awning for the R25 as it is such a tall van.
                  Carpe diem! :)

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                    #10
                    Wow, thank you all for your very comprehensive comments. Very useful and will definitely need to have a serious rethink! Back to the drawing board I think! Thank you.

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                      #11
                      You might get a different viewpoint from Tony anchorman if he is around, he had one for a long time.

                      Horses for courses I suppose.
                      Graham
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                        #12
                        We had to take our R25 back to the factory to sort out a mystery plumbing leak. Several potential problems were corrected at the same time. Eg unprotected circuit board sitting on floor under driver’s seat that got wet when collected water was drained from van. Although the problems were sorted, confidence in the van was undermined. Other niggles like bottoming out on inclines then grew in importance. I miss the storage but little else.

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                          #13
                          Many of us will sing the praises of the R20 in its various forms.

                          The problem is that it is really difficult to lay your hands on one! Neither the R20 nor its twin, the Autosleeper Mezan, is being made anymore,but pre-loved ones do occasionally come onto the market.
                          Carpe diem! :)

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                            #14
                            Horses for courses. We loved our R25, it suited us down to the ground and still miss it in some respects. We decided to give Motorhoming an indefinite break and concentrate on hotels and flights.
                            Miss the buzz of getting it ready for a trip to France, but won't miss, cold mornings to the shower blocks, MOT's etc.
                            Most important "gadget" on the van was the outside mains socket with the coffee machine plugged in to start the day sitting outside.
                            (Still checking on line to see if it passes it's MOT!)

                            Tony Anchorman

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                              #15
                              I agree with Tony about the outside socket.

                              I have fitted several extra ones including a couple of "French" ones. We have a French one in the outside locker on the drivers side of out Outlook and I have relieved the door in one place so that I can close and lock the door with something plugged in. It gives us outside mains power and somewhere to connect a lead for the awning.

                              After more than 12 years with our Outlook and some time with a C15 Hytop before that it suits us down too the ground. We can manage 4 or 5 days off grid and have had as much as 4 weeks in Europe using a. Mixture of campsites, Aires and France Passion type places. Family commitments prevent stays of more than 2 weeks impossible at the moment but the time will come when we can do it again

                              Peter

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