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  1. Lord Mac

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    good luck with it xxxxx
     
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    Looking at the driving seat
    I'd check the mots for mileage
    Looks rubbed by constant in and out

    Just my thoughts hopefully wrong :thumb:

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    It would be a good idea to check for damp, if you do not have a meter then try and borrow one and stick it right into the corners and inside the lockers.


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    Hi,Please remember to drive it and change all the gears,check the oil and tempreture gauge,damp is a big thing as already advised,service history and and habitation checks if it has any,see every thing working and find out what all the switches do and where they are,and ask loads of questions,best thing is to write a list of things you can ask and cross them off as you go .regards H.:Wink:
     
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    check very carefully for damp, and make sure when you drive it you check the clutch and reverse for well documented problems. also check the tyres for date and cracks too as these may still be the originals. good tread doesnt mean the tyres will be still reliable

    if you do buy it, the seat needs professional repair before putting on covers to protect them from it happening again

    provided your not overpaying, autotrails do tend to be good vans on the whole. interior build quality can occasionally be an issue, but a low mileage suggests this van has not been over used so hopefully not too many faults

    once youve got your van, dont waste time....get out there and enjoy
     
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    Do you know where the owner lives?

    Is the person bringing the van to you really the owner?

    I hope it all goes well for you.

    JJ
     
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    Hpi check make sure the person selling is the legal owner. As well as all the good advice above. And don't let your heart rule your head. Good luck.
     
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    Just a thought unless you know them, be a bit wary of them bringing it to you. As you can not be sure where it's come from as you have not been to their address. Anyway good luck.
     
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    Thank you all for your advice.

    HPI check has been done this morning, all good, but will update it before purchase.

    I downloaded the buying guide and printed off the check list.

    I am armed with torch and damp meter.

    Friend who is a mechanic coming over.

    Test drive for sure.

    They are travelling from Wales.

    I will be careful...it is hard for me to part with cash, I'm Scottish.:Rofl1:
     
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    Ps I have asked the seller to bring photo ID. I think I have most things covered.
     
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    How exciting..... not long now.... As everyone has said, get out there and enjoy..... If you can enjoy it in winter - just you wait until the warm days are with us again. Take a notepad with you on your first trip... you will be amazed at the questions that crop up and someone on here will always be able to help you/have an opinion... plus there will be things you will have forgotten to load in your van ... like a tin opener. :Smile:
     
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    Remember to check the V5 against the vehicle Vin and be aware that a V5 does not prove ownership. Look at the Hpi web site before the viewing and note all the detail they require,ideally photocopy the v5 for your records.
    Trust all will be well,rely on your Scottish genes to negotiate a good deal,best of luck
     
  14. Lord Mac

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    Deal done....bring on the open roads.


    Thank you one and all for the advice. I can also recommend the buyers guide.
     
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    By the way I did not get the Big Red Key.
     
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    Prepare for loads of questions..I had a good handover and I took notes but they do not seem to make sense. The van might as be the TARDIS s I do not know how to work most of it, but that is the exciting part.
     
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