Help needed PLEASE

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by joj, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. joj

    joj Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi All

    I am looking for a camper that is suitable for me, my hubby and 2 kids. we dont have an endless pot of funds and are limited to about 6k, ive been trawling the internet and really have no clue as to where to start. Can anyone with experience give me some much needed advice on this subject. Im keen to get on and enjoy whats left of the summer in cornwall :Smile:
     
  2. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    have you looked at ebay, some of the older Hymers, are just about within your budget. Look at lots before committing to buy
    age is seldom an issue with motorhomes even 1980's vehicles can have very low mileages. However if going for that age try to make it a Mercedes engine, they generally have a decent chassis and not prone to tin worm. Good luck and if you get one in time why not join us at the Shepton mallet show.
     
  3. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,150
    Likes Received:
    1,941
    Location:
    Devon
  4. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Hi joj That looks as good a van as I have ever seen for the money :thumb:( NICE FIND LESLEY) said in the questions consider 5 k ? got to be worth a punt :thumb:
    If you do make the offer make sure you give it a good once over before parting with the cash :thumb:
    terry
    BTW WELCOME :thumb:
     
  5. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,150
    Likes Received:
    1,941
    Location:
    Devon
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,441
    Likes Received:
    16,867
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    hi joj and welcome.

    with a budget of £6k you will probably need to spend some cash on repairs once you have bought a motorhome.

    look on ebay for bargains but watch out for damp...a motorhome killer.
     
  7. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,441
    Likes Received:
    16,867
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,246
    Likes Received:
    5,197
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
  9. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Even if the W/heater does not work it is only 500 to get a new one and the under pinnings will not be rotten unlike the tranny :Rofl1:
    terry
     
  10. gj1023

    gj1023 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kent
    The one problem no one has mention yet is , that many older vans don`t have rear travel seats. If you have two children , then you are going to need them . So this will limit your search

    Gary
     
  11. bigfish

    bigfish Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Eastleigh, Hants
    :thumb:
    And another one is as you have children you may well want a cycle rack therefore try to gat a van with one fitted, and not rear door as retro fitting one can be a pain:thumb:, and another where are you as somebody on here may know of a van being sold:thumb:
    This covers most basses only my opionion though??:thumb:
    http://auctions.preloved.co.uk/fuseaction-auctions.showitem/itemId-260644339470/ec568617.html same van also on ebay, is LHD but easy to get on with after a little while.
     
  12. thehutchies

    thehutchies Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    The Wheelèd Shed
    :thumb: I'll second that.

    'Travel seats' means forward-facing or rear-facing seats that have, or can be fitted with, proper seat belts for passengers.
    Side-facing seats are unsuitable for travelling as they will only have lapbelts, at best, and are dangerous in an accident.
     
Loading...

Share This Page