Advice on this MH please...!

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  1. Taff015

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    I find it very hard to believe there is no damp in a kontiki of that vintage
     
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    I wouldn't bid a penny until I had it inspected and was satisfied it was damp free..
    can you do that ?


    seller has added this.. may or may not be significant..
    We have just found out that this vehicle was subject to an insurance claim in 1999 (Category D; light panel damage) There is no physical evidence of this anywhere on the vehicle. It has been on the road since the claim for the last 15 years without issue.

    usual caveat .. buyer beware
     
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    Turbo diesel and power steering were beginning to hit the market by 1991.
    I'd be inclined to find a vehicle with both.

    As stated above, any vehicle (particularly 20yrs plus) needs a thorough examination for damp.
    Most problems can be fixed, a damp problem could be terminal/uneconomical to repair..

    It's always going to be difficult at this price point - plenty of buyers, very few good vans...
    Patience, persistence, being vigilant and willing to act quickly will all help you find a good un.

    Good luck (y)
     
  5. Rob and Val

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    If you check its MOT history on
    https://mot-history.net/
    (vehicle make is a Talbot)
    you will see that there is no record of an MOT since 2007.
    Strange.
     
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    well spotted..

    with this info... I would look elsewhere

    • Vehicle make TALBOT
    • Date first used 4 April 1991
    • Fuel type Diesel
    • Colour White

    MOT history of this vehicle
    • Test date 20 August 2007
    • Test Result Fail
    • Odometer reading 62,874 miles
    • MOT test number 3426 9253 7405
    • Reason(s) for failure
      Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
      Offside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
      Nearside Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
      Offside Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
      Offside Front Upper Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c)
      Offside Front Lower Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c)
      Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c)
      Offside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c)
      Nearside Front Upper Brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
      Offside Lower Brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
    • Advisory notice item(s)
      brake warning light on
     
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    Steering wheel on wrong side
    ;)
     
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    Wow, didn't know you could check mot history!!

    Think I'll leave it..... The cat D thing puts me off

    Thanks very much
     
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    6000 miles in 8 years and no evidence of an mot since 2007?
    Nice as the van looks, I would not consider buying it unless I could get to see it and go over the lot with a fine tooth comb and a mechanic, especially to check the items it failed on in 2007. All the paperwork needs checking, especially any service history and it would have to be a good reason for it having covered 6000 miles, apparently without an mot.
    Other than that, it looks a nice van.
     
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