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  1. ronidog1

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    Hello

    I am looking to replace my van shortly. I currently have a Devon that is 5m long, 2 beds, with 4 travel seats. This seems a good practical size for me. I am finding it hard to source a similar sized van, say under 5.5m and at least 3 travel seats.
    Any suggestions?

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  2. John Laidler

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    Are you looking for a bare van to convert or one already converted?
    Murvi do 'vans of the size you want with the right number of travelling seats. They do come up second hand from time to time.

    http://www.murvi.co.uk/products/the-piccolo/
     
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    I am looking for a van that has been converted. New or fairly new. I will look at the Murvi site

    Having looked I thought that I should say I am based in West Yorkshire, so Devon might be a bit far to pop down and have a look. Very nice vans:)
     
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    As you're in Yorkshire why don't you have a chat with Terry? If you get a van converted to your specifications you'll get exactly what you want.
    I couldn't be more pleased with mine--I absolutely love it.
     
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    WildAx in Elland have just announced a new Citroen Relay 5m poptop van, see http://www.wildaxmotorhomes.com/. They have a factory open day tomorrow, Saturday 24th. Also noted in new MMM
     
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    Devon are now in the north!
     
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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Hollyberry who is Terry? I see that he liked your comment. Terry please pm me if you around and do van conversions:)

    Viennese I visited Wildax today. I was disappointed the van is 5m but has very little storage space for trips longer than a weekend.. I am just under 6' and kept bashing my head on the roof. The pop up roof will not be winterised so not too good from October to April.

    Dorwyn I bought my current van from Devon conversions in Darlington a few years ago. I visited them at the Manchester show. I thought that the current range is not much of an improvement from 7 years ago. The owner seemed quite rude and not interested in discussing the vans on show.
    I was referring to Murvi being in Devon.

    Ronidog
     
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    Hi Ronidog

    Sorry the WildAx was disappointing, but I guess space could be a problem with any smaller van. Hillside in Derby might be worth a look - recommended by a dealer friend of mine...

    Otherwise not long till the NEC show - the biggest there is I think, and loads of new models will be out...
     
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    Terry is his membername as well as his personal name. He has an excellent reputation for quality work and no messing about.
    So click on @Terry to contact him and select start a conversation..
     
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    http://tinyurl.com/k2dssay

    a lot are pop tops but far from all + even though I selected 5 meters in search box some are over...surprised what they can squeeze into 5 m to be honest
     
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    Stroppy bird I have sent for details of the Globecar and the cara bus they look good.

    Thanks
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    Seems to be a re-occurring theme with regard to Devon Conversions. Its a shame as there workmanship is very good.
     
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    Murvi will be at the NEC next month as will many other companies. I suggest visiting the show.
     
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    They do look good.I have asked for more information. It looks like I may have to got to the show after all just to see the vans mentioned above. I am a bit worried that the show is so big. I will need to be disciplined ;)

    Minxy girl I will have a look at Horizons.
     
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    Mine is a 6 metre Globecar Globescout. I know it's a little bigger than you want, I am just letting you know how happy I am with it, We have had 21 months and 23000 miles of trouble free, fault free touring in it...... and 388 nights sleeping in it :eek:

    Would I buy another one?................ oh yes :D:D:D
     
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    Its good to get recommendations for vehicles and dealers. Its such a big investment.
     
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    Devon are in Ferryhill not Darlington but you are right about the owner, awful fellow to speak to, its his way or no way.

    Paul.
     
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