is ours old

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  1. mjltigger

    mjltigger Funster

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    So we have a private van conversion (what you'd call a self build except it wasn't us that did it)

    The van is 1999 and I have no idea how old the conversion is at has been largely done with salvage caravan parts.

    What I'm seeing on the forum is that even our conversion is older than most of the motorhomes on here...

    So I wonder if we stick out a little....
     
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    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Its newer than mine.
     
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    It doesn't matter what you have your still a motorhomer I used to have a self build
     
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  4. mjltigger

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    Yours looks fab.. Is it lhd?
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    It doesn't matter what van you have as long as you enjoy it. At the meets there is just about every type and age of van.
     
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  6. Brian and Jo

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    what does it matter how old it is,you have got a motorhome that's all that matters(y).the only thing that sticks out on here is stomachs:LOL::LOL:.nobody judges on here:)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    My RV has just had its 25th birthday since it was built. We have got most of the inside sorted as we want it, but we are only partway into sorting the exterior. The mechanical side is good, but there again, it's only done 40 odd thousand miles, and runs well on home made biodiesel.
     
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    Most of the motorhomers on here are over 3 times older than your van and they still get about!
    Get out and about and enjoy yourself ,that's all that matters.



    Vlad
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    We don't think of ours as old (2000) just maturing nicely, serious though just does not matter what your van is, just that you enjoy your van I think :blusher:
     
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    Ours is 2000, just bedding in.(y)
     
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    Thanks all.. we love our van and have plans to make it exactly how we want it.. it is pretty close already.. I was just checking I wasn't 'the one with the rusty old tranny'....
     
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    Doesn't matter how old the van is as long as you love and use it (and it's safe and legal to be on the road of course!)

    Our first van was 17 years old before we could no longer get parts for it (engine type parts) and we put the camping stuff in it. The next was a huge Nth-hand Hymer which is still around somewhere. Current one is much smaller and newer but we are older and had more money.

    Hope to meet you sometime and if you are ever in (or plan to be in) the Scottish Borders send us a message.
     
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    Mine is 2000 and barely even a conversion. Just a big old minibus that can carry me and the animals and in which I can sleep in great comfort.
     
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    My 'Shirley' will be 20 years old next year and she's only done 40,000 miles :)
     
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    Hi.
    No matter what you wake up in,wherever you are,you will have the same view as your neighbours. Another plus is,Rust,is the same colour,clean or dirty.Three of my mates have m/h's older than yours,one cost a whole £700 pounds,it is on a Renault Traffic,Auto-Seeper conversion and goes like a good 'un.
    Oh,i forgot to mention, you will recognise ? it ,the number plate is in Roman Numerals...Oh thrice LOL (Old,old lorry joke) He goes all over in it,and will be coming out to us in Portugal next year in it,it's warm and dry inside and it can pick it's skirt up and run with the best of 'em.
    Power to your elbow,enjoy it.
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    They don't get older, they get classier and eventually become classics. (y)
     
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    Ours is 1991. Ducato base.
    Still drives much better than the 4 month old van I did 800 miles in last weekend, also Ducato based. More economical too.
    And she's only cost £42.50 in parts over the last 4 years ...

    ... So, old is good for us. ;)

    Previous MH was (still is, with new custodian), a Merc 608, home converted, 1986, which went to India and back in 2007 at 600.000 km on clock- 29.000 km trip over 2 years - only problem on trip was the centre propshaft bearing needed replacing...

    We do not intend having any MH later than about '95 .... They're all too fancy, fragile and unreliable for our needs!
     
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    Yours is 12 years younger than mine...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I love the borders puddleduck but it's a long ole drive from here...

    We had an old coach built but it was too big and clumsy so we sold it on and waited nearly 2 years to work out what we wanted. This one is the perfect layout for us and just the right size... might persuade the OH to pop to a meet at some point.
     
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    Sold an 04 Burstner in July and went out and bought a 1991 Eriba (Renault Trafic base)

    Both were/are great vans - both similar mileages - 55k - both similarly equipped - motorhomes haven't changed that much - bed, cooker, fridge, toilet, heating etc

    The important thing is to get out and use it




    (y)(y)
     
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