We've decided to sell our lovely van :((

Discussion in 'Hymer' started by Hils and Glenns, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Hils and Glenns

    Hils and Glenns Funster

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    Following Glenn having his C1 revoked we've weighed the van and don't think there is anyway we could comfortably replate it at 3500kg. So we will have to sell. We're very sad about that as we have just got everything how we want it. We've never sold a MH before so looking for advice. Is there somewhere that will give us an idea of what to sell it for? Are we better to sell privately and look for something else or would we be better to trade it in with a dealer? It's a Hymer B524 on 2008 plate. I've googled to try and find a similar one for sale to get an idea of price with no success. Obviously we would want to get a replacement van so need to get enough back to do that.:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
  2. BONZO

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    I'm sorry to here that. There are some nice campers out there u can drive . We have a for sale site on here why not put it on there sorry can help with price . John .linda
     
  3. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Not sure about finding a price . We sold our van through preloved . We paid the membership think it was about £25 to put on as many pics on as we liked first person came and brought it had loads of people interested as well . Also put it in classified on here you can put loads if pics on here to . Good luck with the sale x
    Kate
     
  4. Taran_Las

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    One on Preloved here.

    Same one advertised on Gumtree here.

    Couple of older models for sale here.

    Just some suggestions where to look/sell and an example of prices. Hope this helps.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Sell privately is more hassle.. but you would probably get a better deal when buying without a trade in.. dealers love buyers without trade ins.

    Trading in is least hassle .. you could go to a couple of dealers and look at a few vans and see what they offer you .. but if you are looking at another van at or near the same age and value, trading in may not get the best price for your van

    The one mention in previous post is £40k.. that's a dealers price.. selling privately you would need to set your price a bit lower.. say £37k

    Quality Hymers are in big demand and sell quickly


    Put a free advert on here on Fun

    That's just my opinion.. see what other suggest
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    My only advice is take your time .. I lost a fortune by doing part-ex .. I had bad advice. Try selling privately first .. set yourself a time limit before going on the part ex route. :(
     
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    kaasbroodje Funster

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    I've noticed this one's plated at 3500kg, it's a great shame you can't keep yours @Hils and Glenns, after all it will be the same vehicle after re-plating, it won't be any less safe, you're not looking to add weight it's merely a paper exercise (I appreciate the legal aspect if you were overweight)
    I think price is about right, Webbs recently sold one which was listed at £42k (from memory).
    As a guide, our 2005 B524 appears to retail on forecourt at around £32k maybe a bit higher, so yours is certainly worth significantly more.
    I think it should be any easy private sale, as you know they're rare and desirable.
    Hope it works out for you :)
     
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    Anthea M Funster

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    Sorry to hear your news, good luck with the sale!
     
  9. namwaldog

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    Out of interest, what did your van weigh? Is there no way you can strip it back a bit and change your logistics in the way you use it? ie travelling without a tank full of water etc. Its a shame if you like the MH to part with it. We are always close to our limit of 3500kg but we manage by watching what we carry! We lose 110kg by travelling with the tank empty. Half a tank of Diesel is 50kg lighter than a full one. Do you need all the windbreaks, chairs ramps etc. We managed to lose 15 kg just out of our crockery & cutlery cupboard.
    I know some purists say it takes the fun out of it if you cant carry what you want but if you like the MH you have then you may have to look at it another way.
    Bear in mind also that most coachbuilts rated at 3500 are close to that anyhow.
    Decisions Decisions?
     
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    Hils and Glenns Funster

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    Thanks Taran I had seen those two. Can the price vary that much for four years difference in age I wonder? That's what I'm finding confusing.
     
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    It weighed 3580kg with both of us in it, very little fuel and no water.
     
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    Best wishes with everything
     
  13. namwaldog

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    Might be worth taking it to two or three different weighbridges to get it weighed and then empty everything out of it and see what you can do without.
    It will cost money to change your MH and you will end up with one you don't know!

    Have you considered a trailer.?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Just google hymer B524 2008 and you get lots of clues.
     
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    Out of interest, why was Glenns C1 revoked? Any chance of an appeal, say, through your GP? There are several Funsters who've been down that road.

    Might save you having to sell.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Huge thread has done this to death, have a quick search.
     
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    A trailer sounds like a good idea! Other little things would add up like changing steel wheels to alloy wheels.
     
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    Have you prepared an advert for your van yet?
     
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    Just doing this now. Need to take some photos. I will put it on Fun first. Just been checking if the warranty is transferable. Turns out it is, for a fee of £25. It still has about 18 months to run so would be well worth it. Hopefully that will help it sell. Still get a gutted feeling when I say that, but we've come to terms with it having to go.
     
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