Find Ian the builder a van thread

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  1. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    OK folks lets get our heads together and try and find a few vans suitable for full timing for Ian to look at. I have already ID'd two that I thought perfect. both twin rear axle and winterised, double floor..but Ian would now prefer to buy one here..To me that means spending more money and getting less..but there you go!

    Might be an idea to keep this on topic and factual rather then descending into pages of banter or the lad aint going to get away anytime soon:)
     
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  2. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Did he not buy the Hymer yesterday he went to look at? i still have my fingers 7 toes crossed for him :)
     
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  3. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Whats the budget?
    Location?
     
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    Not heard from him since yesterday. He's either too busy kitting it out or recovering from drowning his sorrows.
     
  5. Jonkil

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    The worst thing that Ian could do now is rush in, buy something for the sake of it, panic to get across the channel and not be prepped properly.
    Sorry, wandering off topic.... but good luck.
     
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  6. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    No that is far from of topic and I agree:censored:
     
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  7. DavidG58

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    We actually need a

    'Find Ianthebuilder' thread first :)
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    I think we need to appoint a woman as chairperson..

    She will soon spend his cash... !!!!!!!!!!

    (Heads down) :whistle:
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  10. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    probably realising after looking at two vans yesterday its a bit more complicated then buying a bag of donuts.

    The budget Robert is as low as possible... £16-17k?. I think he needs to spend at least £20K to get a decent van to live in.

    Cheeky bids on this one?..auction ends today!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281870689116?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331674230861?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    wild card: on a merc chassis but know nothing about them..has a lot of kit..found a thread on here about them so we have owners on here

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331728088488?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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  11. funflair

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    Ian needs to make up his own mind, he can ask for ideas and pointers on here and I am sure we will all help out with our 10 pence worth or even 10 cents worth BUT he has to make the choices himself as he is the one living in the MH ultimately, that decision may seem irrational to some but it is very personal. Some people buy UK some continental some buy in the UK some buy abroad we are all different.

    Martin
     
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    My money says he has already bought the 650S yesterday

    @Judgemental I see you are encouraging starting as most of us did, over budget :)

    No harm in making offers and he might get lucky, but getting a £23K MH for £17 is rather ambitious

    Better maybe to look around the limit he has set himself and have a bit left for things that are bound not to work properly if he gets some reduction from that
     
  13. Judge Mental

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    Obviously.....But there is a lot of accumulated knowledge on here that can help him. Ian contacted me re imports but has got cold feet as just wants an easy purchase and get away ASAP....I think he concentrates on price to much and not VFM and the long term. all the ones in above link on UK ebay

    Incidentally while looking for a Concorde forum for someone last nigh came cross this add for a van. have emailed him re price. might be of interest to someone its in Holland..

    "Concorde 790XR Iveco 49.12

    Superb 6-person camper with four permanent berths with slatted bases.Equipped with all comforts and luxury.Four seats with seat belts in direction.
    Bank behind driver to flip for two additional forward-facing seats.Top class finish, as only a Concorde offers it!Height 8.00 m. Width 2.30 m. Height 3.25 mModel 1996, registration December 23, 1995. Since 1997 in our possession.Km.stand only 88 000 km.Damage & always been maintained by Iveco dealer.Technical and optical 100%.No oil and soot measurement always approved 100%New timing belt + belts overhauled + brakes, MOT until November 4, 2012.

    Particulars Iveco 49.12 (chassis)Very solid chassis, absolutely stainless, used only in summer!Heavy duty rear axle with dual rear wheels (rear wheel drive)Air conditioned cabABS braking systemElectrically adjustable and heated mirrors with blind-spot-design mirrorselectric windowsElectrically adjustable headlightsCruise controlPower steeringChiptuning at KLS in Koblenz (std. 116 horsepower, now 132 horsepower at stable consumption)Consumption approximately 1 to 7.5 at cruising speed 100 to 110 km / h (diesel)Top speed around 125 km / hIveco control panel including all functions, such as oil, water, brakes etc.Two luxury and adjust weight Isri front seats with armrests and suspension.Seats in colorFlooringApproved Bosch alarm system with immobilizer (lower insurance!)Gas alarm with additional siren (against robberies with nitrous oxide)Reversing cameraAuxiliary air suspension on the rear axleTowbarExtra Blind Spot MirrorInteriorRadio-CD player with good speakers in cabin27 Mc equipment ("bakkie")Outside temperature within +Tires 60% (accounting for approximately 25 000 km)Stainless steel wheel coversTotal Weight 3660 kg (C-license)Maximum allowable weight 5000 kg, far less than 1340 kg payload!

    Particulars Concorde 790XR constructionCompletely isolated, suitable for winter sports.Double bottom with internal water tanks and plenty of extra storage space.Lots of closet space inside (suitable for long-term habitation)Lots of storage space outside behind several luggage hatchesSeparate radio-CD player with good speakers in living areaTV video combi (or watch on the go with Playstation games possible)Automatic oyster dishLarge Heki-skylight + two smaller hatchesTruma boiler and hot air heatingGasovenRefrigeratorEverywhere single-lever mixer tapsGas connection for outside bbq, scottelbraai etc.Fixed makerThetford cassette toilet with 1 extra cartridgeSuperb shower room (very useful!), Plus extra shower outside connection2 x 2 berths with slatted real mattresses and bedverwarmingExtra water tank with additional water pump (std 225-liter auxiliary tank 140 liters, so a total of 365 l)Holding tank 225 litersExtended check-panel battery voltage, water, dirty water, etc.Generator 1500 watt solid under built with automatic transmission220 volt inverter for TV and playstation2 new batteries (2010) for living quarters (200 Ah)Trumatic automatic switching of the two gas canisters, plus indication of empty gas canExtra thick insulation between living area and cabExtra plenty of outlets (both 12 V and 220 V)Big Omnistor awning (6 x 2.5 meters), electrically operated (not roll).Roof rails with solid staircase (roof is 6 cm thick and walkable)Very spacious garage (2,30x1,30x1,20 m) with windows and aluminum checker plate floorExtendable rear bumper with extra aluminum loading platform (2.00 x 1.00 meters), for example. Extra bikes or dinghy or similar

    In 2008 front bumper, lower edge, mirrors, air intakes and all other colored plastic tabs and grids to spray because of discoloration original plastic

    All original booklets (both Concorde and Iveco) present!

    Each inspection permitted wrong in absolute top condition.Never rented, never lent, only himself"
     
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    The Arto looks good and a private sale, the Flair is getting on a bit also a dealer sale & it looks a bit ugly.
     
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  15. Judge Mental

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    Its a good time of year for cheeky offers
     
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    Pretty good advice.
    My van, although quite old was well below market price because the previous owner thought he had abilities above what he actually had resulting in a host of problems including an engine problem that was caused by improper cam belt replacement. The van now is perfect and we've toured extensively in it and added 40k miles without issue.
    I know that wouldn't suit Ian bit there is value out there to be had.
    Stand back, right choice, not panic to get away and it will work out in the end.
     
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    Question is ..............

    Where is he?? after numerous daily postings ........... absence :eek:

    I can't say I'm bothered .................. but I am curios ;)
     
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    Agree completely
    Agree completely..
     
  19. Judge Mental

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    why the panic? he may have picked up some work.... whatever.

    But I had discussed it previously with Ian via PM re starting a thread like this. Maybe save the banter for other thread. I would have posted Hymers but did not see any on budget
     
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    Are we looking for a specific layout, a class / coachbuilt ?

    Or just anything suitable for fulltiming, around 20k ?

    My tuppence worth - has to be from 2001 on, engines improved so much around this time...
     
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