Mercedes Vario or RMB

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  1. CazPaul

    CazPaul Read Only Funster

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    I really like the look of one of these, as Caroline wants to go big again, its on the merc 814D chassis.

    Looks real quality, Vario this one.

    Anybody on here got a Vario, I know there's a few with RMB's around,

    Paul.
     

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    Pictures too small to see!
     
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  3. CazPaul

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    Yes I realise that now, oh well, anybody got a Vario?

    Paul.
     
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    CazPaul Read Only Funster

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  5. Peter A Forbes

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    We have a 614D, same engine and chassis as the 814D assuming 1998 onwards.

    814D is a 7.5 tonne chassis, 614D is 6 tonnes.

    Built like the proverbial outhouse, need a late one to get more than the basic 136bhp engine.

    Last models were up to 177bhp with Bluetec.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Paul

    I am sure that they will be quality vans they new ones are mega money and fantastic build but at around £300k, it will come down to do you like it and does the layout suite.
     
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    Just sold a RMB on the Vario chassis. 177 BHP and would pull a house down on tick over. If you have an option on it, buy it.
     
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    There's been a 7.5t one for sale in Gloucestershire for a while now on mobile.de

    Looks really good
     
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    Sorry its rmb not vario.
     
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    Yes I saw that, he wants really top money for it though, can't see him getting no where near that.

    Paul.
     
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    There are a few Varios and RMB's here on Taghazout Beach. Quality vehicles in all respects. Discovered yesterday that LeVoyager have taken over the the RMB name and its now part of the Pilote Group.

    http://www.levoyageur-rmb.com
     
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  12. Peter A Forbes

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    Vario is the Mercedes model range name for the panel vans, 1998 onwards to 2013 when they stopped production.

    Peter
     
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    I agree it is a lot of money-----but it is supposed to be one of the top end motorhomes, and I wonder if it is on a MAN chassis ???--these usually fetch top money.-------It is not for us---we have N+B Flair------but IMHO it is virtually the perfect van---combine the best points of that with ours and I think you have the perfect van:)(y)(y):D:D--------there will be someone prepared to pay a lot of money for it:)-----may take a little time to find them
    Nigel
     
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    Pretty sure it is on the MAN I know the guy who owns it he used to be a dealer, its been for sale a long time over priced I think even for that vehicle.
     
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    Very few RNBs were built compared with other makes. Even less on the 7.5 ton chassis. All RMBs were custom built to order, and cost more than a detached house when new. Once the original purchaser of a new RMB has taken delivery of something that he believes is the perfect motorhome for him he does not sell it for a newer model after it becomes a certain age, he keeps it until he dies or stops motorhoming. Most RMBs that do come onto the second hand market have very few owners, even when 20 years old and it is only in recent years since the German LEZ system has come into being that they have become available. The only way the build quality can be appreciated is by going inside one, as most of the value is not what you can see, but what you cannot. The RMB is the true Rolls Royce of motorhomes and nothing can compare with the build quality, not even Carthargo or Concorde. A very good friend who is the Dutch dealer for Concorde and has a new one every year admitted the RMB cannot be bettered at any price.
     
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    Yes I agree overpriced although its no longer on mobile.de and I can't see an advert for it over here?

    Paul.
     
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    Snowbird, have you any knowledge of the Variomobil and how it compares to the RMB?

    Paul.
     
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    what is it that cause good taste to go out the window as vans get bigger im yet to see an rv with nice interior and that mann looks like it was designed by a traveler who had scooped the lottery
     
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