Preston Motorhomes and Caravans

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  1. Puddleduck

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    We called in yesterday as we needed a length of gas hose and thought we'd have a nose at the motorhomes on offer - as you do.

    I was very surprised at the condition of the used motorhomes, broken and damaged items with no attempt to fix or replace. To me they looked ex-hire and hard used but with prices I would expect to pay for a barely used vehicle. The only van we would have considered was a Burstner but at a couple of years older, several thousand miles more on the clock and needing work on the interior we wouldn't swap Buffy!!!! Oh, and it was about £10,000 more than our Buffy.

    If I was a dealer I would make sure that obvious damage had been repaired and things like door handles and trim was not missing....... with things like that wrong it sends lots of red flags.
     
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    We found the same at several dealers we checked out.
     
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    we went to there open day not long ago.
    some nice used caravans, but the mh section was not good.
    lots of faults and damage to them.
    not somewhere i would tell anyone to go and but a mh, maybe a used caravan
     
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    My thoughts as well :)

    When we saw Buffy originally the salesman apologised as she had not been prepared for sale as was in the pre-sale yard, she was fine as far as I was concerned except she needed a bit of a clean but no huge damage, just the usual scratch or two on the table ...... it took us two or three months to decide there was nothing that would suit us better than Buffy elsewhere and luckily she was still available.

    Don't think we will be changing anytime soon although a drive away awning (perhaps alter the one we have) is on the wanted list!

    The awning we have needs a longer tunnel and I am thinking we could just extend that either by having the folk that mend curtain-side trailers weld a bit on or maybe I could make up an extension .... need to find the thinking cap.
     
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    You would be surprised how much vanishes out of vans that are prepared for sale. It is not uncommon to leave the van in its received state until a sale is agreed then it goes into the workshop. I would wash and clean them but not repair defects until they were sold.

    I had new Bessacar Caravans for sale and had various fitting removed while on display. I had to resort to keeping them locked and escorted viewing.
     
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    Its the same with used cars, if you have say twenty vehicles for sale, some of the smaller dealers will not spend money on them until sold. Twenty vans at around five hundred per van is a lot of outlay. That's why they are small time dealers.
     
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    Very true. Some peeps spend their weekends just seeing what they can nick from sale vans. I got loads of stuff at Malvern. (y)
     
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