Flood damaged vans

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  1. jeepmadmike

    jeepmadmike Read Only Funster

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    Morning all

    After watching the news this morning, I think I will be hunting for a flood damaged motorhome!

    If the right one turns up it could be a big saving, ok it will require some work but that's all part of the fun!
     
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    I wouldnt touch anything with flood damage above under floor height.

    too much unsealed furniture board and too many holes in the floor to ensure no long term damp/delamination problems.
     
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    good luck with that one.

    most of the time water ingress spells the end of many a good van personally i wouldn't go down that route but each to their own.
     
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    Flood damage is not just water damage but usually effluent soaking every part of the vehicle it touches.

    Expect a bit of a stink by mid-summer!

    And you won't get rid of the smell however you try.

    Best of luck - but please don't park your MH too close to mine!

    :france::france::france:
     
  5. jeepmadmike

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    Well your all thinking bad of it so the prices will be good!

    A friend of mine bought a Maserati quattroporte for the price of a worn out focus a couple of weeks ago.

    It had damp carpets....... Started, drives, seats didn't even get wet:Eek!:

    I think the insurance accessors are getting a little trigger happy.

    I wasn't thinking of a deep sea rescue more a drive into a puddle and bent rods:Doh:
     
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    think you will be OK not every one can afford to buy new thay do take a bit of work but it isn't imposable just do it it is a punt but sum times it will work out:thumb: i have dune water damaged boats don't think it will be much different as long as submersion isent to long
     
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    go the whole hog......

    somewhere off the coast of Yorkshire are a large number of BMW's which fell off a container ship.

    may only be a little damp as they were in containers :Laughing:
     
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    You will probably find they want nearly as much for the water damage vans as you can pick undamaged one's up for :Wink: Avoid unless really, really cheap :thumb:
    Terry
     
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    :Rofl1: Hi one of the problems could be re insurance and the payout if damaged again :thumb: I also know people who deal in flood damaged cars and th be honest you cannot tell when retrimed but woodwork could be a different thing :thumb:
     
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    last big floods vans went to salvage/brakes company near york thy wanted 20k for new vans thy all sold .lot went on flebay and sold
     
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    Seats did not get wet.

    Not exactly flood damage then.

    And you will not eat, drink, wash and sleep in a Maserati.

    Normally. !........:RollEyes:
     
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    You had better be quick, i know of at least two of our so called reputable dealers
    who are aleeady active with bids.
    They always buy a few and my collegue sorts them out
    the best he can within his allocated budget from the dealer.
    There reasoning is with a 12 month warranty any damp
    will not always show so when it does tthe warranty period
    us finished and the customer has the problem.
     
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