After the disappointing visit to Simpsons Motor homes in Great Yarmouth (see here for what happened) the next motor home dealer on the list was Becks Motor homes in Rollesby, which is also close to where we live.
Although we wanted to see the Eldiss Accordo range we knew this was not possible at Becks, because they are not an authorized Eldiss dealer, and they didn’t have any used Accordos for sale either. The reason we went to Becks Motor homes was to take a look at the Bailey Approach Advance 615, which is another small coach built motor home that could be an alternative to an Eldiss Accordo.
Becks Motor homes is easy to find and is clearly signposted off the main Repps-with-Bastwick to Great Yarmouth road (A149). The site is large, modern and looks like a professionally run business with loads of motor homes (coach built and van conversions) available.
After parking up, we went in to the reception to ask about the Approach Advance 615 where we were met by a happy, helpful and non-pushy lady. We were escorted to the motor home and then basically left alone to take a proper (uninterrupted) look around the vehicle ourselves on the strict instruction that if we had any questions we “only had to yell”. There was no sales patter, no mention of other motor homes, no pushing us to look at other motor homes or anything like that.
I don’t like pressure selling and I have to say that when I experience it I walk away, never to return. If I want something I buy it, regardless of what the salesman does or doesn’t say so the fact the lady walked away and left us alone was spot on. Being left alone we also had the chance to properly talk (i.e. honestly and openly) about the vehicle without watching what we had to say so not to offend anyone.
The Bailey Approach Advance 615 looks like a great little motor home and filled all of our criteria, however it was dark inside (there is no sky light above the cabin) which made it feel small and claustrophobic. Everything other than this was perfect, and whilst my wife was confident she could learn to live with it I wasn’t so sure, and I didn’t want to take a punt on something that costs so much money.
Whilst we weren’t too sure about the Bailey Approach Advance 615 we thought we would have a look around the other motor homes in the yard, none of which were what we were looking for which was a shame. One thing I did note is that all of the motor homes we had a look around, and we looked around quite a few of them, were top condition. Even before the post-sale prep, the motor homes were clean and tidy, and I don’t recall seeing a rough one on site.
Before we left Becks the lady came to see us to see how we got on, where we had an honest an open conversation with her. Even though we had dismissed the Bailey Approach Advance 615 the lady took our contact details, a note of what we were looking for and said she would let us know if anything came in, although she said to carry on looking because they seldom dealt with small motor homes but did occasionally.
Driving away from Becks Motor homes we were disappointed that the Bailey Approach Advance 615 wasn’t suitable, but also happy that we had found an honest and open dealer that we could potentially use for servicing and repairing any motor home we buy in the future. Becks Motor homes is a dealer I would definitely recommend visiting if you are looking for a motor home.
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A total motor home newbie with a six year camping background in a folding camper. A keen blogger sharing my experience of researching, choosing, buying and owning a motor home. and every thing that goes with it.
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