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  1. duane0001

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    Virtual go anywhere wild camping truck on a Merc, extremely well kitted out but on a 1992 truck........................................ expensive

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    That is one serious specked vehicle, by no means your normal van I have no idea what price a vehicle like this one would be, but the price could be right.
     
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    Make a good prison van! Could win an ugly duckling prize
     
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    Its not cheap, but then again how much would it cost to have a similar vehicle built to that standard. Its whatever suits you at the time. Which would you prefer, a Fiat that would quite possibly be fine trundling around in the UK or something like that which would quite happily take you around the world and back again with little problem. Whatever problem you had could be fixed on any street corner, anywhere in the world. The bottom line is.....what would you want to do with it ????.
     
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    expensive but has everything 1 would need but would be a problem with the weight not sure what licence is needed :Smile:
     
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    I think size of the luton would cause stability problems,If this was built for 2 why the need for it,plus the rear overhang and exit angle would cause problems.
    A very optimistic price!
     
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    I would be more likely to spend 70 grand on this van than some of the 70 grand vans I have see at motorhome show dealers.

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    It is a very well speced van newly built in 2009 to what looks like a very high standard on what is a very special base vehicle that is unfortunately in MOpp where it comes unstuck for the price.Anyone looking for a could do a lot worse than buying it, no doubt that the seller will have the asking amount in it
    Say 10k in base vehicle
    10k for rear body
    15k for fittings
    25k plus for converter at least so thats almost what they are asking:BigGrin: I would not be surprised if it burst 75 to get it made but whether it will attract a very small/specialised buyer is anybody's guess, the 20 odd year old chassis is against it yet it could well proove to be it's strongest selling point if you get where I am coming from
    :Wink: For my money considering what it is I think a strong 20k price would be about right but for anyone wanting a overlander I would not be surprised if it brought close to the asking price :BigGrin:
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    Looks a great conversion on a great chassis.

    I doubt it will achieve that price though or in fact anything near. Would love to have a look at it from an interest point of view but not for buying.

    Regardless how good the conversion is the fact remains the vehicle is old.

    Mind you it has had an offer.

    Bet it's snowbird
     
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    its a SCAM. i just looked at contact seller through ebay and it came up with the wrong detail, :Eeek:
     
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    Wonder if I SHOULD REVISE MY BUILD COSTS :BigGrin:
    This one claims to have cost 60k to build
    ie new van price in 99 would have been well under 15k
    insides stuff around 5 k max so labor must take it upto 40k plus :Eeek:At these claimed rates the first one must have cost over 80k in labor :BigGrin:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IVECO-DAI...mpers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item43baf5e873
    Mind you I do have a soft spot for ivecos :Smile:
    terry
    edit missed 4k for the genny which I doubt would have cost anything near that in 99
     
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    I recognise this vehicle. There was a website detailing its construction which now appears to have disappeared. It is a fairly new conversion on a low mileage used truck sourced in Germany or similar. There is a picture on Mercedes Club website at

    http://www.mercedesclub.org.uk/news_nov09.html

    It is a MASSIVELY constructed vehicle akin to a military vehicle designed for extended 'World' touring rather than the usual mass produced flimsy/lightweight junk must of us buy at the dealer!

    I think it's probably worth not far short of that price :)
     
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    I would say that is not significantly overpriced, given that expedition motorhomes can often cost upwards of £250,000. The only serious drawback I can see is the long rear overhang and hence, poor departure angle. That would limit it's true expedition use somewhat - still it looks like a bullet-proof vehicle that would go where no ordinary motorhome could venture.
     
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    The people named in the Mercedes Club article have the same name as the seller. Could well be genuine. A phone call or decent e-mail would soon ascertain if the were one and the same.

    19 mpg sounds hopeful......:RollEyes:


    A specially adapted Mercedes motorhome is the vehicle of choice on a world trip of 200,000 miles, which could easily last for 10 years. Martin & Jill MacFarlane are seasoned travellers, their last big trip being around Europe on a motorbike which lasted 6 months.

    :Smile:
     
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