Do not look for a motorhome.......

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Armytwowheels, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    ....until ready to buy, big mistake:Doh:

    We are/were not planning to change our van until next year but couldn't help having a scout around on ebay, Pre-loved etc and have fallen for one that is for sale not too far from us. Similar age to the van we have, I.e OLD, but a bit bigger and a comfy looking lounge area. As we are planning to be More-timing next year this should suit us better.

    Now I've got to come up with a plan to buy it! If we still like it after viewing, and sell our current van.

    Anybody got any feedback on the Tabbert vans? This is a 680 FFB 1997.
     

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    VERY well built vans :thumb:more RR type van :Smile:Would think it would be going for around 14k ish maybe a little more depending on underpinnings :thumb::Wink:
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Very close with the price Terry. What do you mean - an RR type van?
     
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    Brian's answered for me :thumb: Hold prices very well and if you can find one around the price you won't go far wrong -- with a little care it will last you yrs :thumb: plus things will not be dropping off :BigGrin:
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Thanks guys. I have exchanged a couple of emails and now phone numbers. Hope to arrange to go and see it next week sometime.

    We were intending to get a newer van, but something about this one has really taken my fancy, Colin is keen too so we may have our Hymer up for sale quicker than planned!

    Of course we have to actually see it first!
     
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    This one finished last week at below 10K asking price. If I was not going to Spain I would have bought it as a spec. As far as I am aware it did not sell, so maybe its worth a ring. Its on the Merc chassis and as I used to have an FFB, I can vouch for there build quality. cwww.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-benz-410-Camper-Motorhomes-/251359931701?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=CF7jW2IJW7T83K%252FEFk4Ke5jPKsE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=n
     
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    Just noticed you already have a HYmer ( taberts were upmarket Hymers in there day ) so you will not be disapointed :thumb: No doubt it will have lots of goodies fitted and the owner will have looked after it very well because they were not cheap to buy new :Wink::BigGrin:
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    Did that a few years ago, went out to buy a new(ish) CBR600 bike at a Honda dealer's, saw an immaculate VFR750 bike older than the one I was running, fell in love with it and it was the best engineered machine I ever owned. Age not everything, quality is.
     
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    That's how we came to be proud owners of our first MH.
    We were 'only looking' too :Smile:
     
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    It's fatal, we only went to Lincoln for the rally, ended up changing the 'van.
    Still not really sure why?
     
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    Many years ago I went with my Dad to buy a £1.68 vacuum pipe for his car at a dealers and I came home with a new Citroen BX!
    That was difficult to explain to Mrs A!
    You know what they say, men can't stop acting on impulse!!!
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    Is this van for sale in Derbyshire? ? Looks familiar.BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Yes it is, do you know the van Busby?
     
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    Older, quality 'van? My recent experience validates that completely.

    And I was 'just looking' as well with no real intention of buying, but sometimes the right machine turns up and you just have to do it.

    Looks good! You've got nothing to lose.:thumb:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I have been dreaming about this damn van. But we haven't sold ours, we are selling the house......... It's all at the wrong time.

    They have said if we really want it and leave a deposit they will keep it for us. Will have to go and see it and the owners first to decide if they are genuine etc.

    We did the same with our current van, found it before selling the other one and the seller was happy to keep in for a few weeks while we sold the other one.

    Trouble is with work commitments we can't go for another two weeks.:shout:
     
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    Think its the one at the end of my road. He has just resprayed bottom half dark grey. Will try and get a closer look today and get reg to confirm its the same one. Located in Riddings.BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Well that's reassuring. Have a good nose around for us Busby?
     
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    Van looks decent on the bodywork, but difficult to judge the inside without going inside. If i see the owner about i will ask for a look inside. How much is he asking for it? BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Just sent you pm Busby.
     
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