Eldis Sunseeker

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  1. CHF

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    I'm a novice when it comes to Motorhomes but it does look great from what I can see....price seems good too
     
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    Service history? See if you can find out where in Cov - and anything else about it you'd want to know - dunno, but perhaps we could go and have a look - but not till later in the week - for you, if not too far? I could go myself but Pete's busy for the next couple of days, and I'm useless at anything except the state of upholstery - and importantly - DAMP!! - LOL
     
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    We had a Sunseeker 25 on an 03 plate and we had a few issues. The weight was the main one - check which Chassis it is on - ours was 3000kg and had virtually no payload and we ended up uprating to 3400kg by fitting air assist just to get enough capacity on the rear axle to put anything under the seats. The overcab bed was ok for children only. It was very cold in the night unless the heating was on. Check for damp in the lockers above the beds and if possible inspect the seals on the roof above the rear lounge.
    The other issues we had were Van Specific but one thing I would say - if the speedo isnt working then walk away.
     
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    What a lovely offer - thanks. Ive actually found another one closer to home that seems very similar that I might go and see. Not sure if it is a trade sale though or not as it says he is just selling on behalf of a customer so unsure if I would get the 'added security' of trade purchase????

    http://www.caldervalleymotorhomes.com/Motorhome-for-Sale-DEWSBURY-WEST-YORKSHIRE.htm
     
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    We have a compass avantgarde, same thing, identical inside, it's reg 07 but is 06 model , love it had it three years , no problems at all, everything we need in a small body, never going to swop it(y):)
     
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    (This is Sedge - on Pete's lappy LOL)

    I much prefer the upholstery colour in that one - much lighter all round - thought the other looked a bit dark and also made the woodgrain (or wood LOL) look rather dark too, but you often can't tell the actual shade of things from photos.
     
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    @CHF - just be sure to check the weight of the Van- in particular the rear axle as, if you are putting things in the back box, you may be overloading it (our 03 had a similar box).
     
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    Looks like they sell on behalf of private customers (and obviously take a commission) and they recommend a company for you to take out (buy) a warranty on the van. So it's not like buying from a dealer where you have a certain amount of 'come back' :whistle:.
     
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    I asked the following questions and this was the reponse. Seems reassuring but no mention of a warranty.

    Me: When was the last habitation check and what was the outcome?
    Will you provide a comprehensive damp report confirming it has no damp?
    What guarantees or warranties do you offer with the vehicle?
    Does it have a full service history and receipts?
    Are the MOTs up to date and do they confirm the mileage?
    Thanks

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    "motorhome will come with a full service . full habitation/damp/gas certificate and full mot with last 4 years recorded mileage. "

    Will the damp certificate be enough for me? Gas etc doesnt concern me as can sort this but damp petrifies me.
     
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    Sounds good to me, I know elddis haven't got the best name with recent vans, but there's not a lot of places you can get damp in on this model , one piece roof no joints and as long as the joints at front and back are ok , not much to worry about I don't think.
     
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