IH Savannah Gold

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  1. Melanie

    Melanie Read Only Funster

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    Anyone familiar with an IH savannah gold campervan? Looking at a 2001 conversion based on a Fiat Ducato that is for sale. Could do with any feedback regarding these and possible value. Its got 47000 on the clock and looks in very good condition from the photos. Thanks!
     
  2. scotjimland

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    IH .. expensive, well built, and if I were after a PVC and more importantly, had the money.. they would be high on my list. Haven't read or heard a bad word about them.

    Not many threads about them and only a few owners.. but no doubt there will be others along shorty who actually have the pleasure of owning one.
     
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    Never owned a IH but we've looked at a lot of panel vans recently as when we eventually downsize that's probably the way we'll go.
    IH seem to be right at the top quality wise, although seriously expensive definitely be on our list when we decide to change although I actually prefer the Auto Sleeper layout and style.
    Good Luck :thumb:
     
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    We bought a 1999 one at Christmas and we love the quality, but have made some changes. The rear locker takes two small gas bottles and that takes up a lot of space so I junked them in favour of a 20ltr tank kit from Gas it. This has meant moving the spare wheel to a rear door mounting but it has made life so much easier.

    The fiat is a great drive and should return around 36mpg. hrs has done 40k and I reckon that yours if in top condition should be bought between 12-15k depending. On what comes with it awning etc.
     
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    Hi

    They are a nice PVC although a bit to snazzy for my liking, IH graphics all over the inside. They should have concentrated more on getting the important things right, winterisation, more options(diesel heating), quality drain down taps(proper metal ones instead of cheap ones that all uk manufacturers fit).

    For the money they are not worth it, unless of course you can find a cheap used one for sale privately.

    The used ones for sale at the dealer seem really expensive, word is they can keep their prices artificially high because they have a cult following.

    Paul.
     
  6. jockaneezer

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    I would agree with Paul. We looked at some at the dealers after hearing all the hype. Think the guy that started the company was an upholsterer by trade and to be fair, that aspect of the vans was superb but they still used all the same flimsy hinges, catches and plastic fittings that cause problems to most of us. Think they missed a trick by not upgrading to quality items.
     

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