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  1. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

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    we had a look at another MH today, it was being offered for sale at a car dealers, who on their own admission, know little about MH's.

    We looked at it seriously, if i list the things we noticed, perhaps you can give us YOUR OPINION.

    1) some damp near the step
    2) some inside the unit under the seat behind the drivers seat.
    3) above the damp area, are curtains and tie backs on top of the seat back cushion..but no window!
    4) the floor covering, the cupboards, hinges etc all LOOK new, and there are some small holes where we THINK originals may have been. (5 yr old motor)
    5) the paintwork on the outside has VERY few blemishes.....too few we think!
    6) There is No awning, no bike rack, no ladder, no roof rack. no towbar
    7) the bathroom, is as we would have thought on a mh of this age, not good, but not bad, showing use...cracked toilet seat etc.

    The dealer has offered to do the cambelt etc, also the gas check, and i told him i would want a habitation check and the result would form part of the warranty, which he agreed. I told him i would be seeking advice from here, and that there were some pretty knowledgeable people on here as well as dealers.
    I also told him that there appeared to be something not right about the interior, it looked too new, and at odds with the toilet, I also explained that possibly the motor had sustained some accident damage, and a major repair had taken place....not a problem, as long as it was done properly by the right people................looking at so many MH's may be sending me doolalley, but what do YOU reckon.?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-55-R...mpers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item2eb792fd56
     
  2. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    You have answered your own question really.....If you feel something is not right ...don't buy.

    Shirl
     
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  3. aba

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    don't know what it is but something seems odd about it.
    it kinda looks like a self build it just looks wrong somehow
     
  4. lunarman

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    Looks definitely a home build. Look at the rear windows on the side they are from a Caravan. Given your comments about the toilet it could have been constructed using reclaimed parts from an old caravan.

    If you have so many doubts move on.


    Lunarman
     
  5. CHRI$

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    it's a dodgy self built any thing self built walk away fast:thumb:
    unless you built it yourself:thumb:terry lol
    unless he knock's ten grand off the price:thumb:
     
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    Contiki said it all:Wink:
     
  7. Gran & Rog

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    please be careful and make sure you don't make the silly costly mistakes we have and good luck
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    They are a car dealer and will know nothing about motorhomes, if it goes wrong they cant fix it!

    Give my lot a ring or have a browse on my website, I may have something that will suit your requirements, at least you know you will not be buying a pup.

    Peter
     
  9. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

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    Peter, ive been to your place a few times, one Mh i was told i could'nt afford:Rofl1:, another, me and the missus nearly came to blows over...but since browsing the webpage again , I may have found something. Mind you, I,m not that good at finding things, still hav'nt found your coffee machine:Rofl1:
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Coffee machine is called Karren, she serves it with a smile:thumb:

    Pete
     
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    only one answer to damp
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  12. Wildman

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    forget that one.
     
  13. Geo

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    Kitchen work top looks a bit B&Q:RollEyes:
     
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    The kitchen looks *odd* and more like something you'd see in a hastily done up bedsit. Mind you, you can fit what I know about motorhomes onto a gnats bollock and still have room for War and Peace :Eeek:
     
  15. highwayman

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    Deffo home built, but way to dear.........walk-away!!!




    cheers....nige
     
  16. Stewart J

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    Look elsewhere, that looks a very iffy self build
     
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