mercedes sprinter motorhome just purchased need help

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  1. curran

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    Why, what's wrong:BigGrin:
     
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    ok let me guess you need money, a heart transplant or want to know how to store bacon butties, give us a clue.
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    Is it a good motorhome?
    not got it yet, collecting next week does anyone have one?
    seller said he has a larger battery installed cost 1000 last year ? for use when not hooked up, wants to sell it in addition to van cost for 500 ?
    said it will give 2 weeks free of hook up ?
     
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    Must be hell of a battery for £1000
     
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    that is some battery could do with that myself
     
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    it sounds to me like a con I hope you have not parted with money yet of course the £1000 could just be typo how many amp/hrs is the battery but then the £500 must be a typo as well so back to original statement.
     
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    Dito

    100amp batterys can be picked up on the bay new for 100 & thats with my limited knowledge of leisure batterys.

    Welcome btw :thumb:
     
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    £1000 for a battery and fitting? No way!

    Welcome by the way.
     
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    Any battery will last for 2 weeks off of hook up if you switch nothing on. I would be very very careful before parting with money for the van given the claims re the battery.
    for less than £1000 I have 4 x 110 amp/hr batteries and 320W of solar power that allows me to stay off hookup forever.
    Welcome to the fun by the way
     
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    if that is a van converted by O'Leary mototorhomes, it should be good. however the shape of the body looks like an old body on a newer van. the lack of manufacturers stickers adds to my suspicion

    i may be wrong though as the photo may be deceptive

    as for a £1000 battery:Eeek: Ill have a pint of what he's been drinking:Rofl1:
     
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    You may as well correct your details - it's a C-Class MH.

    £1000 for a battery.

    Fuel cell perhaps ?
     
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    Hi and welcome :thumb: any more info on the van ?
    I could well be wrong but to me it looks like a new shape sprinter ie 2006 on with a older type body on it :Smile:Again may be wrong :Wink:If I am right them price should reflect this-like I said more details required
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    edit SORRY i MISSED BIG 1 S post in fact all of second page heehee
     
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    Right figured out what was /is wrong missed half the picture :BigGrin: Land sleepers are done by O'learys so that will go a long way to explain why it's a older body fitted to the newer cab :thumb::BigGrin:Try ringing Mick to ask about the van http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/ if Micks not there then try Darren or Kevin they should be able to give you info on the van --they have stopped converting vans themselves and now sub them out to a guy (forget his name) who makes a nice job of them down on one of Micks storage farms :Smile:
    terry
     
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    Personally, I like the light on the roof. :Rofl1:
     
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    the £1000 Battery

    if you believe that you'll start believing in Santa Claus next!!:Rofl1:
     
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    Doesn't sound too good so far with what you've told us. Any sensible advice is going to require more detail.
     
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    Just a thought - could it be that the "battery" is also a solar panel and all the trimmings???
     
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    Perhaps they mean battery and solar panel?

    David
     
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    Thanks everyone, I have asked for more detail on this back up battery as I did not pick up all that was said, will let you all know soon.
    does anyone have same motorhome or heard any reports about this model?
     
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