Buying a new motorhome - should I remove the extras we have added?

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  1. MikeD

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    We are considering replacing the Autotrail Tracker with a smaller Van based motorhome.

    We have added a few extras to it over the four years we have owned it and I wondered whether I should remove them and sell them seperately.

    The air con. and bike rack will have to remain but should I remove the 40cm dome Satellite system, Tow bar and air suspension?
     
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    Good question. Never considered it as I think I'd let it all go as a package. Depends on prices is the best answer :)
     
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    Dealer won't give you any more for leaving them in you could make a few quid for extras on your new van.
     
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  4. dave newell lvs

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    I wouldn't bother removing the air suspension, air con or tow bar but I'd definitely take the dome off and refit it to the next motorhome.

    D.
     
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    Price it up including extras , if price does not meet expectations remove
     
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    Yes that is what I am finding
     
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    Absolutely not, unless it is an up to date, expensive, modern bit of kit, most "extras" are a waste of space and obsolete after a few years and will end up in your shed!
     
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    Am in a similar position, why do you suggest not removing the Air Suspension/Towbar would it be that expensive to remove D
    Thks
     
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    And, if you buy a new Motorhome do you want to fit old kit to it!!
     
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    Yes - if it fits. :)
     
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    Go for it!
     
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    Recently part exchanged A 2001 Hymer, Aircon, satellite, inboard generator, air suspension etc etc the dealer took the lot off as its more trouble than it's worth, passed its best, unless you can use it or, sell it for more than it would indirectly cost to leave it on, it's not worth the bother!!
     
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    Take em off and sell them privately:)
     
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    Can't you get the dealer to fit things like the dome and the tow bar to the new van as part of the deal?

    That's assuming you want them on the new van of course.

    It's what we did when we changed vans.
     
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    If you take the dome off won't it leave a rather large hole?!;)
     
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    We did the same, carried forward a Camos dome over a couple of vans, we had that thing for years.

    With the Camos dome I think they leave the mounting plates/feet on the original vehicle and get new mounting plates/feet to fit to the target vehicle? I guess there could be a blanking plate (or whatever it's called) to cover the cable run hole?

    Safe to say I didn't do the transfer :)
     
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    Air suspension could be removed and transferred if the new vehicle will accept the same kit, if you can DIY then yes I suppose its viable, if you have to travel to a workshop and pay for it to be removed/refitted then it may not be so cost effective. Towbar is not likely to be suitable for the new vehicle unless you are trading like for like in motorhomes.

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    The dome should fit and I am rather hoping the air suspension will as well.
    Different type of motorhome so towbar definitely wouldn't. its a type approved towbar for the tracker only as far as I know. (y)
     
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    Thks for the info D, need to establish as there coming of a fiat a couple of years old to go on this year fiat model can you shed any light on this
    Thks
     
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    Depends on which Fiat model, which chassis etc.

    D.
     
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