Motorhome Search - Used Hymer £17k

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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    Looking for a used Hymer A class....Have £17000 cash . Any thing I should pay particular attention when viewing .

    Shirl
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Damp as in all vans, faded plastic on front, decals, age of tyres, cambelt if its not on a Merc. Service history is important these days. Old Mot's to substantiate mileage

    Usual things like make sure evrything works.

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  3. Jim

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    Hi Shirl, there is so much to look out for. The first thing is to ensure that the seller owns it! Buy a stolen motorhome and you may lose everything.

    Secondly, do not buy a damp motorhome, it may literally rot away. Use your nose, does it smell of damp? Smell inside cupboards, wardrobes and under the sink. Study the roof lining and look for visible stains and water marks. Pay particular attention around the roof vent openings and where walls meet ceiling and where walls meet walls. Look for rust showing on any nails or screws or staples. Look inside the overhead cabinets and check the ceiling. Mildew stains may show up as black spots on ceilings and wallboards, but behind the scenes, where the water has entered there may well be dry-rot problems. Check the area where the wall panel meets the floor for water marks, also look carefully in all the corners, these will often be in cupboards, but look carefully as corners are very susceptible to leaking. Look in the area underneath each window. Water ingress can also cause delamination, once water is getting in, it may travel to a different part of the motorhome and do its damage there. The cost of putting right rotting walls, floors or ceilings is horrendous.

    My advice ..take just £6.99 from that £17k and buy the Motorhome Buyers Guide, guaranteed to save you money or heartache. :thumb:
     
  4. Demelza

    Demelza Read Only Funster

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    My advice ..take just £6.99 from that £17k and buy the Motorhome Buyers Guide, guaranteed to save you money or heartache. :thumb:[/QUOTE]

    Good advice. We've bought it and saved ourselves a lot of heartache. The tick list is invaluable. The search is taking us longer but well worth it.
     
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