Kontiki 665S - Should I buy ???

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  1. Malcolm

    Malcolm Read Only Funster

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    Hi, Seriously looking to buy my FIRST motorhome, so a bit green !!!

    Have found a 2001 Kontiki 665S with 26,000 on the clock, 2.8 iTD

    I anyone has knowledge/experience of this model I would appreciate their thoughts.

    Thank You
    Malcolm Kennedy
     
  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi Malcom and :welcome:to MHFun.:thumb:
    There are a few KonTiki owners on here, I am sure one of them will help with your question.:BigGrin:
     
  3. staging lady

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    Hello and a big welcome. Don't have that make but there are others who can help you here.
    Lucille :Smile:
     
  4. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hello and welcome to the fun.:thumb:

    Your lucks not in yet but people do have Kontiki vans honest. They have always seemed OK

    never heard any one swearing that loudly at one.:Wink:

    Best of luck.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
  5. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi Malcolm, :welcome: to motorhome fun, our last van was a Kontiki on a R reg, we liked the van and it never gave us any problems.:Smile:

    But to be honest, we would not buy another, the later one's have had trouble with rotting floors, and we wanted a van we could use all year, and got fed up with all the draughts and the water freezing up.:Eeek: So we brought a German van, and would again, without a doubt. :Smile: Bob.
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi malcolm and welcome to the madhouse.

    we have a 2001 kontiki 640 L. (thats the rear lounge model)

    starting at the front.......no problems whatsoever with the Fiat 2.8 turbo engine.
    but...make sure the cambelt has been changed....it'll be due one because of vans age not mileage. DIY around £85. garage around £350/£400 probably.

    moving back......partly blocked sink waste that wasnt ! .....poor waste pipe installation....easy fix.
    leaking kitchen window seal.....removed and resealed by me...easy fix.

    still further back....slide out bed frame (part of lounge couch) broken when bought but "fixed" by dealer...still broken but now secured with cable ties.

    other than that no problems at all and no reverse judder:thumb:

    survived two MOTs with nothing more than a new rear tyre (cut in sidewall)
     
  7. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Hi malcolm and welcome

    Well worth paying for the RAC or AA to do a vehicle inspection prior to purchase

    There are some lovely motorhomes out there of all different makes and models, some really well looked after and others not so.

    Make sure you really DO try out the bed to make sure it meets your needs and get them to show you all the interior is working ie gas, hot water, shower etc etc.

    More than that I cant comment, I hope you get what you want xxxx
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Owners, Service History, Price, Private or Dealer?

    Peter
     
  9. peter marshall

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    Good vans but check all,s working etc happy trails. Pete:thumb:
     
  10. Malcolm

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    Thank you all and for Peter

    Thank you all for your responses so far.

    In answer to you Peter, it's from a Dealer, Price £22,000 will come with new MOT and Habitation.

    I think 2 previous owners. Don't know about Service History

    Malcolm
     
  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Malcolm,

    Sounds reasonable.

    Peter
     
  12. stagman

    stagman Deleted User

    They have a nickname Leaky Kontiki so be carefull :thumb:
     
  13. scran

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    kontiki

    we had anold one 1989 petrol it had aleaky roof don t know if you hears the saying leaky kontiki i have heard it a few times from people but if you check the roof now before you buy no probs:Smile:
     
  14. lesleyjean

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    Hi

    I have a Kontiki and I absolutely love it.

    :smalllove:

    Lesley
     
  15. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    I currently own my 3rd Kon-tiki :Smile: and the chances are the next one will be a Kon-tiki as well.

    Mark
     
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