What to do!!!!

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  1. chippy63

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    This is a long post so bear with me.

    So we sold our van last week.

    But we decided a few weeks ago.that we want a layout similar to our previous coach built rapido but in A class form.

    No probs then,or so we thought!!.

    I have spent weeks looking for the layout we want and there appears to be only two types ever made one by hymer one by rapido,but so rare.

    Then pure luck I found one made by hymer . Only thing is although it is newer than our previous vans 07,it's still the x244 chassis,but more importantly it needs some tlc shall we say,not Mechanicly it's only done 19,000 miles with fsh,.but interior wise it's "tired".

    Based on what it is & the rarity of it unsure whether to just buy it and replace interior as required or just wait for some thing else to come along could be a very long wait!!!!.

    BTW it's a hymer bc595, rear lounge,front dinette, a class all less than 6.2 mtrs long.the only other vehicle with same layout is rapido 9010df.

    Just wondered what or funders would do buy it or wait?

    Karl
     
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  2. mike mcglynn

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    Hi Karl If it is of any use we had our van redone internally by both care a van and regal furnishing for about 1500 quid, so if its the van you want this is a guide as to what it may cost, we thought it was well worth it.
     
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    Another funster has the same van.
    He's just done a thread on " cleaning " it. ;)
     
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    Yes, I have the 9010df. If you want RHD then good luck to you, I have not seen one for sale this year that is RHD. And then, the ones that do command the extra 15k for being English...

    Even LHD, I only came across maybe 4? And yes, a rear lounge 4 berth with 4 belted seat in an A Class format, with up front dinette is very rare, so if you've seen one that you like - sit up and pay attention!!! They don't come about often :)
     
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    If the model you want is hard to find and everything else about it is good then I would buy it and reupholster.
     
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    Where has it been? Has it been sat in the sun in Spain for months on end? The mileage is probably just below average for quite a lot of MHs but if the interior is that 'worn out' I'd be sure to carefully examine not only the soft furnishings but all the cupboards, drawers etc for signs of wear/repair ... if you can get it for a good price though most stuff can be sorted out!

    As for it being a 2007 x244 to be honest that would be my preference ... no way would I touch a x250 Fiat from 2006 to 2010 due to juddergate!
     
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    Thats the one

    Its not just the uphosltery, there is quite a few things to replace repair.

    here it is http://www.nickwhalemotorhomes.co.uk/hymermobil-classic-648. The photos don't really show the bad bits.
     
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    Hi, are you sure that's a 2007 model? The body style looks older, and i thought that style (blue/white) bathroom was earlier.
     
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    Will they move on price, maybe offer 25k.

    (y)
     
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    Looking at the hymer serial number it was actually built in 2003.

    They will move quite a lot on price but they will not do any of the repairs.

    Items requiring attention are -

    all of the orginal tables/ legs are missing.
    Front seats the weld at the base has snapped
    upholstery quite badly frayed on several cushions
    electric step knacked
    Rear bumper cracked in several places
    Hob Glass broken
    one of the Seat boxes at front has been cut down to reduce depth so needs reinstating.
    The washbasin & other bathroom plastics are really yellow(i know a lot of hymers suffer from this)
    Its absolutely fithly inside,

    Some items are cosmetic don't necesasary need doing.

    oh its got no oven or cab air con :LOL:.


    Karl
     
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    I forgot needs a cambelt
     
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    Les's brother was quite keen on one of the IH's he was showing at Malvern.....they didn't buy but they were left with a bit of an impression that if there was problems after purchase they weren't too confident that he'd have the experience or facilities to get it sorted.....
    But didn't you buy from Oak Tree (or have I got you confused with some other chippy? Apols if I have).....they're sort of similar though customer service wise.....
    Ironically Les's brother should've collected his 1st mh today........from Oak Tree:rolleyes:
    Apart from all that, if it's a rare van then I'd go for it (fwiw):)(y)
     
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    It must have had a hard life. My Autosleeper is original inside and like new. Its 19 years old and has 72000 miles on the clock. BUSBY.
     
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    Mmmm, see what you mean :D, well I would fire a few emails off to various suppliers/repairers with your requirements, get some estimates and go from there.

    You are in the driving seat (pun intended), does seem like it has been well used, but if it what you want and can get it for the right price, it might be worth a punt.

    I would have thought £5,000 (finger in air price) should cover it.

    (y)
     
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    We did buy one from oaktree but that was last august.:)

    Yeah £4500 to £ 5000 is about right, trouble is no end of negotiation is getting me £ 5000 off.:(
     
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