Intro from Govinda

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  1. Govinda

    Govinda Read Only Funster

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    Hi, Im new to the site. Im about to take the first steps into the world of self build and from what Ive seen, Im going to be visiting this site on a very regular basis !! Im looking to buy a base vehicle in the new year with a view to having it converted by June (probably wildly optimistic):Blush: and enjoying the few months that pass for summer. Having looked around for the past 8 weeks, I have kind of narrowed it down to a choice of 2, The Mercedes LWB Sprinter and the Iveco Daily Traveller Welfare Bus. Any views on either of these would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Govinda.
     
  2. Diabalo

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    Hi Govinda and welcom to the FUN site.

    Don't know anything about self builds but I am sure others on here will do. So fire away with and question you may have:thumb:
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi and welcome to the FUN.

    One or two self builders on here(not me!!) im sure will advise you and only one suggestion from me,

    Keep it light.:thumb: No oak furniture and marble worktops :Rofl1:

    Dont know how big you want but ex ambulances (a lot are Mercs now) and library vans, usually built on a chassis/bulkhead so in effect would make an 'A' class motorhome, are ideal.

    High mileage isnt usually a problem as you know they've been regularly serviced and kept in good order.

    Good luck with the build.:thumb:
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Brilliant idea, you get exactly what you want and the quality you want.

    Have you spotted a post yesterday, one funster in Liverpool is doing this right now. You'll find photos of other's past work in the gallery.

    Good luck. Though you are wrong about the weather, plenty of funsters are basking in the sunshine right now.
     
  5. bald eagle

    bald eagle Read Only Funster

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    How govinda and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
  6. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi Govinda

    WELCOME to MH Fun:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    I think either would be OK but our self build expert has not spotted your post yet, don't worry he will.

    At least this will help keep your post at the top.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
  7. trevosky

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    :Smile:Hi and welcome ,good luck
     
  8. Govinda

    Govinda Read Only Funster

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    Thanks to everyone for your replies. Its a great community.
     
  9. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, :welcome: to Motorhome Fun. Our van is Mercedes :BigGrin: But I would say anything with Rear wheel drive is a good vehicle to start with,:Wink: good luck with it, look forward to seeing some photo's as your project progresses.:thumb: Bob.
     
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    Hi welcome to m/h fun,
    good luck with your self build. Tony
     
  11. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi , welcome and good luck with the project..

    I did one some years ago and if done properly can run away with a lot of dosh, which is seldem recovered if you decide to sell.. on the up side, you get a van that is to your liking.

    if you haven't already found it here is a good site for self builders

    SBMCC ~ Self Build Motor Caravanners Club

    jim
     
  12. JJ

    JJ Funster

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    Hi Govinda... welcome to the Fun.

    I have converted an Iveco 35-12 Turbo Daily and a 60-10 before that.

    The Ivecos are very strong but also quite "solid" to drive. Quite a heavy clutch and clunky gearbox but I like the feel of having something tough around me!

    Mine is still a "work in progress" but I have been living in it for eight years now!

    If I can help in any way I would be delighted to...

    JJ
     
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