Motorhome Depot.

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  1. oldflemo

    oldflemo Funster

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    I would like to ask what is the general opinion,held by Funsters is of the above company and also of the warranty (The AA Dealer Care Extended Guarantee) they provide.
    Look forward to your helpful comments
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    Ian
     
  2. Vlad The Impaler

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    From what I understand they're just brokers,they sell other peoples vans and take a cut.
    I should imagine you could buy a van privately and buy the same warranty yourself.




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  3. Baldeagle7470

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    Just had a look,first time heard of them but live in France so no surprise.
    Look like honest vans described by owners,plenty of choice and type.
    Guess if you are talking to owners may be able to negotiate on price,some nice vans there be interested in any users replies,sorry can't be more help.Good luck in your search.
     
  4. Debs

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    Have you tried a search on here?

    there was a quite recent thread.....

    I think it depends what your local agent is like - ours was a waste of time which was frustrating as they had a few van we were interested in.
     
  5. oldflemo

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    In my opinion and of course I may well be totally wrong but the vans are reasonably competitively priced. The deal for the seller is that Motorhome Depot do all the negotiations on a no sale no fee basis.
     
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    They phoned me up when I advertised my last van, they only advertise in the same places you can. Why give them 4 grand when you can do it yourself, my total advertising cost were £16 for an eBay classified add also put it on 10 other free sites.
     
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  7. weekenders

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    They are a bit of doggy dealers, or should I say brokers.
    @Ambilkate has a bit of an experience with them when she saw a van advertised, think it was in Mansfield but van was near Scotland.
    Am sure Kate will tell you all about it, when they asked for a deposit before even the viewing
     
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    Have noticed some vans with them but from the descriptions I think that they are more used of selling cars than MH's as the descriptions are a bit strange!

    Kath
     
  9. BreweryDave

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    I would rather deal with the owner direct or a dealer than a subcontracted sales executive.
    Not heard anything good about them and usually discard anything they're involved in. They sponsor the motorhome channel on tv and that's crap!!!
     
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    The head honsho of Motorhome Depot, whose name escapes me at the mo, used to run a Chausson and Burstner Franchise near Mansfield. Friends of ours bought two Chaussons from him over 3 years and had excellent service. However, when the credit crunch struck the banks started baying for their money and as a consequence the company went under due to banks calling back loans/credit.

    Same individual saw a niche in the market and thats how M.Depot began. As others have said, its really no different to buying private, apart from the fact that mi laddo takes a cut and then sells you a warranty so theres no comeback on him.

    They had a biggish pitch at Lincoln Show last September.

    The old adage applies 'you pays your money you takes your chance'.
     
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    No come back on him !
    Exactly why I would be wary,you don't get to talk to ,or meet the owner.You only deal with a third party who won't care if the van has damp issues or hidden defects as long as he gets a sale. Then he sells you a warranty that no doubt wouldn't cover the problem your could be left with, if it does go tits up you could be on your own.


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    Thanks again I will do
     
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    Thanks guys really appreciate you taking an interest and providing the advice which of course I'll follow
     
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    They had a van I was interested in last year .there part exchange was seven thousand pounds les than my lowest offer and had two wait two days for rep to get back to me.
     
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    Had my van serviced, MoT'd and a few jobs done last year. I'm still putting right things they should have done or did, badly! I won't be using them again.
     
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    Thanks again guys -It's quite clear I won't be using them either
    Ian
     
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    Have some experience of them recently

    They were photographing one to advertise, the owner was involved in the description, and anything that they declared had to work, and they were checked over and repaired as necessary, serviced and MOT,
    There is a little more transparency and more of an incentive for the seller to get things fixed, not sure if there was any repercussions if there not

    Not an endorsement just an observation
     
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    They had a motorhome that we were interested in a while ago but we were too late. He said he would let us know if anything else came up and true to his word he has. He rang a week ago to see if we were still looking and yesterday we received very detailed photos of the motorhome, (far better than ebay etc.). He has also said what he'd be able to sell ours for and has been honest as to what we'd get and what he'd put it up for sale for.
    He has had motorhomes himself as well and appears to have been doing this for a number of years.

    After reading the posts on here we're now in a dilemma :cautious:
     
  19. Greenway

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    We purchased our motorhome via Motorhome depot. It was in Canvey Island. I see you are in Essex, if the agent is Ian then we found him very helpful.
     
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    Have sent you message @ Greenway.
     
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