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  1. wizzer59

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    Have paid a deposit on this van (Paypal covered) would appreciate your thoughts, was a bit worried about no feedback but having spoken to the sellers at some length I think they are ok, but can you see anything wrong?:Wink:
     
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    looks nice mate :Cool: know nothing about them personally but that bed looks comfortable :BigGrin:
     
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    A gem.

    Provided you scan it well for water ingress and other age related defects.

    I think you would be shelling out £100K for such a van these days and probably not built as well.
     
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    Hi Toxic I agree and a decent size too, Hi Brian yes looks and sounds good, Just one question is the gearbox likly to have the reverse problem of old?:thumb:
     
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    Is there no other Hymer experts??:Doh:
     
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    Do you mean the Ducato's juddering when reversing? That happened on the next model, 2006 or 7 onwards.
     
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    I'm no expert but that looks a real nice, clean van for the age. To state the obvious, it must have been stood a while with such low mileage, just something to think about...
    Good luck.:Smile:
     
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    Hi
    Looks a nice van

    Bought an 04 2.8 Ducato MH a few years ago with more miles on

    Only problem with gearbox was seized selector, common prob - made changing gear difficult but was a cheap fix - disassemble, grease

    Low mileage - most MHs are underused - expect to check (and replace)
    Batteries
    Discs/pads
    Cambelt
    Tyres - if original will have plenty of tread but cracked/damaged walls
    Service

    Sounds a lot but you will probably have to do some or all of the above on any MH that you buy

    Always HPI check and ask how many previous owners and how long owned by seller

    And ask if 2 sets of keys

    Still a good buy, from the pics and description, in my opinion:thumb:


     
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    Looks like a tidy van , price is about right for year..

    Has he agreed the sale .. ?

    If so , why it is still for sale with one offer declined ?
     
  10. Terry

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    Hi Tim hope you knocked him down on price :Wink:Looks nice but as already been said check everything works :thumb: and make sure the cam belt has been changed or change it ASAP :thumb:
    terry
    edit not sure if PP g/tee works on vehicles
     
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    Thanks for all the replies and advice much appreciated:thumb: to answer some, cambelt done, full service history, two sets of keys, 5 owners, one of the previous owners payed £600 to have the table hinged:Eek!: just got to pay for it now, ah well thats the retirement put off for another few years:Doh:
     
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    With the address given as Brodick, North Ayrhire, which is on the Isle of Arran, this may account for the low mileage. :BigGrin:
     
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    We have a 02 Hymer just slightly longer but basically the same and it's without doubt the best van we've ever owned we sold a 08 and went older to get better quality. These were the last of the quality Hymers IMO the newer ones are built to a price and not the same. Should be good on fuel as well, great layout for 2, had ours nearly 4 years now and no issues, great in winter no damp ultra reliable and built like a tank.
    Enjoy :thumb:
     
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    Er, this guy has no seller history at all.............:Sad: BEWARE!!
     
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    I wouldn't pay the rest until I was sat in it and satisfied it was genuine. Pete
     
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    Yeah I agree
     
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    Totally agree with Peter
    Get HPI check done and
    Do not pay another cent till you have seen it and are happy
    We nearly got scammed last year by a chap in Ayrshire same thing to big for wife ? but then said had other person Interested could we pay up front ( Yeah right} and he would drive it down ?? and he then sent a paypal invoice for the full amount ,, I smelt a rat and contacted ebay and paypal !!! I cut and pasted the Invoice and sent it to paypal and was told by Paypal the Invoice was not authentic and not to pay
    Very elaborate scam to say the least

    Hope it all goes well and hope I'm wrong but be aware when chasing a deal
    Good Luck:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for all of the advise guys it is appreciated, I've only paid a small deposit through Paypal and Ive hpi it and all is well at the mo, fingers crossed eh:Doh:
     
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    Anyone know what kind of water heater Hymers have? only Ive just noticed there is no outlet showing on the sides of the van[​IMG]
     
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    I think that's the flue vent above and just in front of the toilet cassette door on the nearside. Think it's a Truma.
     
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