Newbie on budget

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  1. djaamy

    djaamy Read Only Funster

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    (y)Hello to everyone here! Didn't plan on buying a MH this year and had a target for the purchase next year. But as the winter months set in the prices drop and temptation becomes greater.
    Now we have a CI Carioca 2001, 1.9TD with 59,000 miles on the clock. Steep learning curve begins as we haven't a clue. MOT in April first trip in May Beligum then France for a total of 10days and lots to be learn and maintained.
    Thanks to the site progress has started and so have the costs and hunt for parts.
    All advice so welcome to a MH virgin I sure mistakes will be made .
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you though a month or so ahead.
    Loads of great help heading your way no doubt.

    Welcome aboard fellow Newbie
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Thanks for the kind welcomes oh and if anyone has a cheap 15" steel rim for a Ducato please PM me, Just dropped the spare 1st time in 15 years there is less rust on the titanic.
     
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    If its not been on the van in 15 years, you will need a new tyre too. plus check the dates on the tyres on the van too. due to the nature of motorhomes being fully loaded 24/7 and long periods not moving, the tyre walls deteriorate badly leading to blowouts. thats why it is recommended you change every 5 years
     
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    Hello and welcome to FUN, (y):)(y)
     
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    Thanks TheBig1 yes I agree, changing all the tyres on Saturday for Conti CP's and having the tracking done, previous owner had budget van tyres. Thanks Al_Di.
     
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    Might be cheaper to have the tyre taken off, sand blast the wheel repaint it and have new tyre fitted.
     
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    Thanks Ivory did consider it but the weld looks really bad like puff pastry :(
     
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    Hi DJ and a big :welcome3:.
    I had a 2000 1.9 td and it never let me down.
    Never got a spare with it and luckily never had a problem.
    Did need a decat and K&N filter to give it a bit more oomph but was a great motor.
     
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    I've got the 02. I found that getting the spare from under is one big pain. Took mine out from under and it now resides in the locker under the fixed bed resting on a piece of old carpet.
     
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    Try your local scrap yard. My local one would give me a wheel with tyre for £15-20 depending on tread.
     
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    Forget about getting a spare, punctures are something that 'Recovery' sort out while you make a brew and relax

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