What have I just bought.

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  1. 4matt

    4matt Read Only Funster

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    We finally found a MH both SWMBO and myself like. We have paid a deposit and await the phone call telling us its ready to collect. My question is this...

    What exactly have I bought?

    2002 Autocruise Pioneer Magellan on Peugeot 2.0HDi.

    We were impressed by the size coming in at just under 20 feet and the rear U shaped lounge seems comfortable. The washroom looks great and like its never been used as does the kitchen. All told the van doesn't look like an eleven year old it looks more like a two year old. So on the surface at least we seem to be betting a great MH.


    Any other owners of this van on here? I would like to get as much advise as possible before heading off on our first adventure. Anything to look for before hand over is complete? All comments welcome.
     
  2. ukbill

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    looks like a nice van and so long as you are pleased with i thats all that matters have fun :Smile:
     
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  3. Jim

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    Exciting times. Hope that call comes soon:BigGrin:
     
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    So you bought it without seeing it?

    Wow, your brave :thumb:

    I bought our van without my wife seeing it.....

    We're still married so I think I got it right :thumb:

    Good luck
     
  5. steveclecy

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    Is this it? Looks very nice from dealer who seems well respected on this site. And a Funster too!

    Steve
     
  6. Taran_Las

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    That's identical to my Starspirit (different size engine). I've had mine 3 1/2 years and still like it. I'm sure you'll have as much fun and enjoyment as I have.

    Enjoy:thumb:
     
  7. Gromett

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    4Matt?? You are not the chip tune guy from the 8 bit computer days are you?
     
  8. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Looks like a nice van with a comfortable lay out, if you have bought it from John Cross, then I would say you have no worries. Enjoy.
     
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    If it's the one from Springfield Motors in Bridlington I think they have had it tucked away in storage since it was registered.
    It certainly doesn't look as though it has ever been used.
    In fact, it looks cleaner than mine when I collected it, and mine was brand new. :shout:

    Enjoy it and stop worrying :thumb:
     
  10. 4matt

    4matt Read Only Funster

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    Er No sorry I am not that guy..... Is that some sort of code BTW.:Blush:

    Thanks to all who have wished me well....
     
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    Sorry, in the 80's on the 8 bit computers they didn't have enough memory to store samples of real instruments so they synthesised the sounds. this was called chip music or chip tunes. The Commodore 64 was the best known for this as it had a brilliant chipset for making digital music and effects. 4matt was one of the best around and made some incredible music...

    I have just done a search on youtube for some of his music and it is 4mat not 4matt so my bad sorry...

    Here is an example of a chip music synthesiser.. This guy does some brilliant stuff..

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pchpDD5EU"]The Chipophone - YouTube[/ame]

    I will shut up now. sorry for taking it off topic.

    Good luck with the van as well :thumb:
     
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  12. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Yes me and i'd like it back for the first two weeks in August please :Rofl1:
    Hope you dont find to many more owners on here:Doh:
     
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  13. 4matt

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    Thanks to all that replied. I will become a waver when we get the van and hope to be waved at too......

    Now What are the essentials that need to be rescued from my Caravan before it goes off to its new home.

    What essentials do we need to buy in addition to all those things we had for the caravan. We have hook up leads, waste water tanks, fresh water tanks and gas. What else should we add to the list. Do we really need waste water tanks? Er probably not.

    I think some levelling blocks would be helpful for a start. Any other thoughts?

    Also here is a question... Our MH will have Diesel heating. Is this noisy? and does it need filling from a separate tank or is it shared with the tank for the running gear?

    We are getting very excited, won't be long now maybe by Friday we will have it on the drive and all the curtain twitches will be whetting them selves with something new to gossip about.

    Oh and another question, Do I just transfer my car insurance over or do I have to cancel and find a specialist in MH insurance. If so then who?

    Can't wait, Can't wait, CAN'T WAIT........:RollEyes:
     
  14. duane0001

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    Depends where the heater is placed as to the noise it makes
    They can be fitted inside or underneath
    Mine is inside under the single seat in the hab area and its not to bad
    If its underneath you should get very little noise, less noise then an inboard gas blown air system
    I got my MH from Springfield too:thumb:
     
  15. Taran_Las

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    The heater will probably be noisier for your neighbours than you:BigGrin:

    The heater does sound like a jet engine taking off when first used but it does quiet down considerably after a couple of minutes. It won't use all of your diesel as the heater feed pipe doesn't go as far down into the tank as the engine feed.

    Talk to your current insurer and see if they will cover a motorhome. But phone around a few places first to get a feel for a realistic price. Many motorhome insurers don't transfer no claims. You have to start afresh. Some don't offer no claims discount at all. The reduction is in the quoted premium.

    Google Safeguard, Comfort, Frank Pickles (broker).
    Google Motorhome insurance for more options.
     
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