New with a limited budget

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  1. Daisy 57

    Daisy 57

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    Hi, we've just joined the group.
    After many years with caravans we are looking to buy our first Motorhome but only have a budget of up to £9000.
    Just looked at the ' for sale ' thread on here but can't see how to narrow it down to price or location.
    It's taking an age to look in each one and most are way over our budget.
    Have I missed something ?
     
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    :HelloThere: & :pink: & good luck with your search :):)
     
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    Try Gumtree mate. There will be lots in your area. Even if you got a converted van as a starter. Just make sure you look over the engine and running gear as much as the interior.
     
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    :hiya::welcomesign:You'll find something if you keep at it don't be disheartened good luck and enjoy.
     
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  7. tonka

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    Welcome. I dont think you can filter on the Fun classifieds..
    Ebay, Gumtree and pre-loved plus if your on Facebook there are several motorhome selling groups.

    BUT.... Be very careful of scams. NEVER pay any cash up front unless you have been to see the van at the owners home or a dealers place of business... Good luck.
     
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    Always look on ebay - easy to filter price and location and give you an idea. Most in that price range will be classified ads so hassle free really. We sold ours that way.
     
  9. Daisy 57

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    Thanks everyone, we have looked on eBay , preloved and gumtree and local papers, Facebook etc but nothing so far to suit without a long drive to look at it .
    We are possibly expecting a bit much to find what we want within a two hour drive.
    Lots of scams on eBay and gumtree but we are quite savvy so hopefully will sieve them out.
    I just got so excited when I saw the ads on here but just a shame you can't see price without actually going into each ad.
     
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    Hover over the advert title before opening it should pop up with a few lines of the content. If your lucky it may show the price but 9k will still get a lot of van. A friend wanted one just for long weekends in the UK. She a nice Talbot based van on gumtree, Bought it blind apart from the pictures what was in surprisingly better condition that what it was advertised. £3k delivered with full MOT.
     
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    Hello and welcome and good luck with your search!:WelcomeFlag:
     
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    Hello :) And keep at it, it'll pay off in the end. :)
     
  13. Daisy 57

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    Thanks, that sounds a bargain.
    Will keep looking, it's all quite exciting , will be a big change , can't wait to get started !
     
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    I am not saying buy this mate just an example of what can be done with a self build. See the sink/cooker unit all this is a pre made kit you can buy easy enough. Had that seat/bed been double and the van not a cat C that had potential. Take away the garage area and have the bench seat/bed along the back doors. Might leave 12" for some storage shelving. Lots of space for two. Pop in a drop down table, bin the 1/2 bulkhead and put in swivel seat bases its almost good to go.
     
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    Welcome & good luck: ours is for sale but a tad expensive for your budget .
    Best Wishes
    Roger & Sheila
     
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    Don't be disheartened, you'll find something. Just be patient otherwise you might make a costly mistake.
     
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    :welcome4: Well worth subscribing its only £15. You will save that amount many times over in advice alone (y)
     
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