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  1. Beagle2895

    Beagle2895 Read Only Funster

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    Just to say I'm new to the site and motor homes, just got a 32 year old mercedes 208d with a pioneer 1204 body. Drives good def build up the arms with no power steering! :BigGrin: anyway I'm sure I will have questions, just as we'll I'm a sparky been useful already.... :thumb:
     
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    Hi Beagle 2895, welcome to MotorhomeFun.:thumb:
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    I can't see most new ones lasting anything like that long. They'll probably take you in your coffin in it.

    Until that day, enjoy.
     
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    Hello and welcome to Fun, sounds as if you have a interesting van there :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hello and welcome from Leicestershire, enjoy and now your adventures begin.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Beagle and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
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    Welcome Beagle, lots of electrical questions/problems on this site, but the Merc will be mostly steam and clockwork surely :BigGrin: Things are unnescesarily far too complicated with electronics these days, spoke to a local farmer yesterday who said there's a big market for clean 10 to 15 year old tractors round here as you don't need to plug them into a laptop to change gear.
     
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    Hi Beagle and a big :welcomefunster: My van is only a baby compared with yours but at14 yrs old still possible for me to do my own maintenance,makes a big difference when you read of the occasional? complex problems on here with some of the new stuff,
    Happy times are ahead for you!
     
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    Hi and wellcome merc bus was my first camper although a home build
     
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    Hi beagle. Welcome to the fun.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Beagle, Welcome to the Fun :thumb:
     
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    Hya Buddy!

    I just got a 24 year old Mercedes 208D with a - well, I don't know what body. Don't know how I would find out? It has the brilliant U shaped seating area at the back which turns in to a giant bed! :BigGrin:

    I totally know what you mean about the steering. Although I find you only have to be moving a little bit and it lightens up quite nicely.

    Mine came with the 2.3 L engine, and someone has put a turbo on it, which from what I have read, make all the difference.

    We should meet up one day, somewhere! :thumb: Start a Mercedes 208D club! lol
     
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    Lovely looking vans those, should last you forever
    Welcome
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    well jell!!!

    I wanted a merc 208 or 308d with the rear lounge but just couldn't find one when i was ready to buy.

    that engine will last forever & is simple to maintain however if you want some oompth there is a turbo conversion available.

    & they just look the dogs danglys............
     
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    This is true. I read all about this van, and how the engine is under powered. 5th Gear of no use etc... Mine has the turbo, and I can say it is great. We can clime most inclines in 5th, sometimes 4th - some of the bigger longer ones require 3rd!!!! lol. I would say it is well worth the cost.
     
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