To Buy or Not to Buy, that is the question.

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  1. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Hobby 725AK ?
    Seems to tick all the boxes, any thoughts?
    Anybody got one?
     
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    17.33 - Perhaps not. :Sad:
     
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    Looks like its built on a Fiat 2.8 JTD base vehicle, so that part should be good. I would say you need to have a good look around it, make sure everything works, check service history ( full or walk away) any warranty etc.
    It doesnt seem to be a popular van on this forum, so I would check spares availability for the hab side, it does look a decent van though.
    Hobby are a well known and popular brand, but I have never seen one of these before, 750's seem to be the ones that you see around ( and I would have bought if I could have found one close by!)
    Allan
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Don't understand that reply


    Anybody got one or had one?
     
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    Looks like a tongue in cheek reply that since its been two hours since your post and no-one replied it would appear that no one has one. :Smile:
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Thanks for explaining that
     
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    Get a real motor home. Buy an RV

    Enough said !!! :Rofl1:
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    No, a yank wouldn't fit in my garage, but that Hobby will.
     
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    You need to give a bit more info I think.

    What year is the one you're looking at?
    What's the price?
    Where you buying from - trade or private?
    Do you like the layout ; does it suit your needs?

    That's just for starters. It's a bit like going on to a car forum and asking "Should I buy a Ford Focus?"
     
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    I'd never heard of a 725 but I did a quick google and it seems to be a shortened version of a 750 but with a Luton 'bump' added on. The 725 I found was an FMC version - don't know the significance of the AK letters - slightly different layout maybe? The one I saw had a 'wet room' style shower room (which is one of my pet hates) - but if you're happy with that it should be a good enough van. As with any van, check for damp, service history, etc - and good luck! :Smile:
     
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    I have a Hobby, spares from Ambergate the importers excellent, well bulit, full winterised with double floor apart from the usual checks, HPI etc just make sure its been serviced chassis and habitation and take a damp checker with you.
    The only model of this name I could find was a tag axle if that the case that model was superceded by the Spinx on a Iveco which is what I have

    Good luck and post the link with the advertised details
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Yes very similar, nice van, but too long & too high for my garage.
    Was looking for someone who has one as the one I've seen for sale is in Belfast.
     
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    Yes, this is it.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121174703386?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
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    The AK I think is Alkoof.

    Which you would say Luton or overcab bed.

    Mel
     
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    BTW, the name Motorhome Depot is ringing a bell from a previous thread. From what I remember they're a kind of brokerage for private sellers - rather than a dealer - but maybe you know that already?
     
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    Yes, & they are tied in with go European who operate from a garden centre?
     
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    Go European operate from Dobbie's Garden Centre at Gailey nr Stafford - that's where my van came from.

    I don't really get this bit about dealers using Motorhome Depot as they'd have to pay them commission. Could just be my cynical nature, but makes me wonder if they use them for stock they are having trouble shifting one way or another?? I know there was a Funster went to see a van at a dealers that was advertised through Motorhome Depot and it was much rougher than it appeared in the photos. :Sad:
     
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