What do you think of this one

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    My lad is looking for a m/home his first and he's found this one.
    Fully aware of the model but does anyone know anything about this seller and what d'you reckon its worth.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351218676064

    The lad is a fully qualified heavy plant and hgv mechanic so maintenance is no problem. Obviously I'll go with him to view and take the damp meter and having owned a similar model myself for over 4 years know my way around.
    Just like a few opinions on asking price and the dealer.
    Checked out Mobile De and the same van with higher mileage making 20000 euro so same price.
     
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    Be wary of this dealer, they are just selling agents, try to take deposit of you before you even view them
     
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  3. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    They'll be lucky my lads even harder than me when it comes to dealing proper friggin tight wad.
     
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    Yes, their office isn't far from us, they do have some mh's there.

    When we were looking we were interested in quite a few they were advertising, rang and left messages but they never got back to us......

    Seem to remember there's quite alot of info if you google them.

    Yes, unless it's changed they are just acting obo the private owner.
     
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    we had real trouble with motorhome depot even trying to arrange a viewing, they were not ken to even say where the MH was, something didn't seem right, never bothered in the end
     
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    I had mixed experiences when enquiring about vans ( different agents for different geographical areas ) some were very helpful and willing, others didn't even respond to calls or emails. Never purchased from them though.

    I think the price is very reasonable if it's a good 'un. However some shabby examples around for less money. I sold my tidy 1998 B544 for more last year.
     
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    Ebay ID history is fairly interesting reading.

    motorhomedepotcom
    19-Jan-12
    Present

    themotorhomeshed
    08-Sep-11
    19-Jan-12

    openroadleisure
    27-Jan-11
    08-Sep-11

    rdhauctionspartsandaccessories
    20-Oct-09
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    All the agents are franchisees according to their website and I see one of them - a Karl Adams - has a Coventry phone number but no address so no idea where in Coventry he may be.

    What would I do? - if I was seriously interested I'd ring Mark at Central Leisure Services or Steve Ashley - 'Ash' - both Trade Members on here and resident very near Coventry and not a million miles away from Tamworth either - and ask either of them if they've ever heard of the people or the firm and what's their opinion.

    I mean the Cov chap owns a motorhome. That IMHO doesn't mean he's expert about them by any means does it? Well I don't need to ask. It's NO ! LOL
     
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    Its 14 years old AND a kack hander so I think it should be less money
     
  10. Greenway

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    We had a positive experience purchasing via Motorhomedepot.
    Works like a franchise so it will depend on the area of country you are buying as to the level of service. The agent we contacted arranged for us to view motorhome next day (Sunday) with the owner, in Canvey Island, so long trip for us. He acts as a go between, it is a private purchase so no warranty, but I think they will arrange an insurance based warranty if required. There was no pressure to purchase a warranty, by the way.
    Having been able to discuss questions with the owner decided to buy as the price was right, full service history etc.
    We were able to pay with credit card so had some protection and you would not have been able to do that with a normal private purchase. Arranged collection for following Saturday, the agent collected us from railway station in rural Kent and drove us to Canvey Island. So all in all very pleased.
    David
     
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    joncris Read Only Funster

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    Is that the van in your avatar?
     
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    Yes it is. We had narrowed down out search to a Rapido 786 or 7086 but it had to have Milan trim (light stripes) and they are few and far between. That's why we were pleased to be able to view next day and we only phoned the agent at 5.00 pm on the Saturday.
     
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    We had a not so positive experience (probably as much our own doing as Motorhome Depot)
    There was finance owing on the Motorhome and so we decided to pay Black Horse direct and the balance to MHD.
    When we went to pick the Motorhome up the Agent said that he noticed the speedo wasnt working when he took it for its MOT. He said it would be about £50 but it actually cost us £600 odd to have it repaired. We couldnt back out of the deal as we had already transferred the money to Black Horse. Along with Mods needed to make the Motorhome usable (air suspension and uprate from 3 to 3.3 tonnes, new fridge and new leisure battery) we ended up losing a fair bit when we traded it in.
    As always - buyer beware.
     
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  14. Forestboy

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    Update
    Just spoke to Chris seems a really nice guy, the van is as good as sold a guy flying in from Jersey to see it.
    Fair play to him he wouldn't let us look until after the guy has been but promised to keep us updated.
     
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    Well we didn't even get a chance too look the guy flew over from Jersey bought it on the spot. When I started checking prices it was on the cheap side. He'll have too keep looking but I think he'll be lucky to find another at that price.
     
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    Bad luck **it happens
     
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    With current exchange rates you could get one around the same year in Germany for around £15000.

    Have a look here .
     
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    Thanks yeah I'd started looking on Mobile De for him when he found one locally.
    Year 2000 mint condition 25000 miles from new full history and one owner plus fully loaded with every extra a motorhomer could ever want. He paid a bit extra for it but it'll last him years its better than mine jammy little bugger.:)
    We pick it up tomorrow lunchtime, even this one he nearly lost because 4 or 5 other people wanted it but the guy gave his word to Mike and stuck to it.
    B544's sell like hotcakes fantastic little vans I think if we ever downsize which I suppose we will one day a B544 would be top of my list.(y)(y)
     
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    Good to hear he is sorted, we were tempted with a 544 before we brought our last van (Tramp 654SL Gold edition), couldn't live without a garage now.
     
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    Same here we've got B694 tag 5 tonner but only 7.5 m long huge garage massive payload. We carry a 650 cc Kawasaki Versys in the garage been all over Europe in it winter and summer best van we've ever owned we've done 50'000 miles in 4 years.
     
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