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  1. darklord

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    Dont know if its you but someone has put down a deposit, I dont know about the van but few things id look out for. He mentions a repaired leak have a good look at this all funny how he has lost the service book but has every other book, might just be me.

    Gerry
     
  3. Swift

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    Take a damp meter, check all electrics vehicle and habitation are working including step, check gas boiler, heating, fridge on gas/electric 240 & 12v, have a good look around the shower base and sink for signs of leakage and damp also under sink and around exit door, check around roof hatches and windows for leaks, get on the roof and check for damage or repairs, get generator started and ensure it works also asked when it was last services, check air con works and when that was serviced.

    Engine, very suspicious that all records of service are lost. book and receipts, check engine serial number and chassis with log book, do an hpi check with the likes of Experion. When was the cam belt changed as that can be expensive, look at tyres, check dates on them, see if they match mileage, also look under the bonnet and see if engine has been kept clean and looked after, look underneath for any signs of damage and rust, try to look at brake discs and pads through wheel for disc damage. Check toilet system and waste system, also hot and cold water, check dates on the batteries. Get awning opened and check for damage, check in boot space for leaks around water tank and any signs of rust on screws and bolts there and inside under seats, this can help indicate damp or leaks.

    Take it for a test drive, maybe take someone else with you who is not so close to the deal and exited, they may see things you don't, check for steer wobble, check all gears and clutch as there are ways of testing the clutch for slippage.

    Anyway, I will let others add some more but there is a start :thumb:
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    From the description it looks a good buy, Rimors are quite popular and this one is well specced.

    Peter
     
  5. darklord

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    Nope, was,nt me..........was going on sunday, no need now:cry:.........back to looking AGAIN:Doh:
     
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    Shame it looked a good buy.

    Peter
     
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    :Smile: sorry you missed it just to add there is no cambelt as the camshaft is chain driven :Smile:
     
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    Dont give up on it....

    the depositor may still back out.

    our RV had been on ebay just previously but we fanny'd around too long.
    another punter placed a winning offer but when they arrived they started 'umm'ing and 'Arr'ing'then withdrew their offer.

    we responded to the second listing and went to view.
    when the money subject arose we offered £500 less than the previous 'winner' and got the deal on the spot.

    with the van in your link it may not happen this way, but dont give up 'til the seller says its gone. :thumb:
     
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    As the ad said, it's loaded and all on a 3500kg chassis (?). So what pay load is left for all the stuff you would want to take with you? (MGW - MIRO - weight of all the xtras (air-con, generator, extra battery, etc) = Payload, which includes wife, dog, kids, food, kitchen utensils, bedding, computer, clothes, bikes, outdoor furniture like tables and loungers, etc., etc.

    Worth checking as VOSA will not be happy if you are overweight :Sad:


    John
     
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