Where is the best place to buy privately?

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  1. JumboBeef

    JumboBeef Read Only Funster

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    Where is the best place to buy a MH privately please?

    So far, I've got:

    1/ eBay
    2/ Autotrader
    3/ Local papers

    ..........?

    PS: I'm in Cumbria.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    There are lots of ads in MMM and associated mags
     
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    Always view first....

    There are classifieds on this and other sites.An independent vehicle check is a must before you part with all those hard-earned readies...:thumb:
     
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    We bought our Autosleeper off E-bay, we had to travel quite far but well worth it
     
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    you can look on line at gum tree its a bit like loot
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    AutoTrader and you can then filter out the trade ads and only look at private sellers who in most cases have high expectations!

    Sometimes you are better off to find an independent familly owned dealership and get the back up service and warranty.

    Peter
     
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    Sites like these,but i think you're better buying from a good dealer,that way you are covered if anything goes wrong,sometimes what you see as a saving isn't always so,especially if something goes wrong and you've no comebacks:thumb:
     
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    We bought our Hymer off ebay last year and traded it in with Marquis in Preston, Lancashire who gave excellent service when we bought our new one. Both MHs were good.
     
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    Where is the worst place to buy a MH privately please?

    in a layby, off a bloke wearing a sheepskin coat, checkered neckerchief and a trilby hat and driving a transit pickup with a greyhound in the front!!!

    sorry, couldnt resist. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Shush John your going to spoil my pitch on the A21:cry:

    Peter
     
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    Hi
    I bought my vehicle thru e bay and probably saved about £6k on a dealers price but to be quite honest i was bricking it , handing my hard earned to some irk in Mansfield gave me nightmares for ages. Yes i did all the checks but for a first vehicle you are green , would i do it again , yes as i am a risk taker. If you cant live with your mistake dont do it
    WANDERER
     
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    I resent that previous post we are not irks in Mansfield well not all of us, I`ll tell my dad on you !!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Where is the best place to buy privately

    We thought about buying private on our first motorhome with some seemingly good prices about. But we opted for a dealer and it payed off, lots of these vehicles have low mileage so you think all is ok. ours from the dealer only had 33000 miles on the clock one owner after 4 months the gearbox went costing over £400.Did not cost us a penny. Bazfergy is right you have that bit of assurance buying at a good dealership...Don't make a hurried buy.. look look and look again.:Smile:
     
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    not Geo was it :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  15. Suzy

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    We are on our 5th motorhome and without exception have bought them all through Ebay.

    We have been thrilled with each one, the reason for the many changes has been due to our requirements changing not because of the buying experience. :BigGrin:

    We have resold all of them on ebay without any problems and if I was looking to buy another one tomorrow it is Ebay that I would look at.

    It is scary paying a private individual perhaps £30k+ but you take all the necessary precautions and use your instincts.

    We have never regretted any of our purchases, and up to now (fingers crossed) do not think we have been ripped off.

    I understand that some people want to buy from dealers as they think they will get a better product and perhaps have some recourse should things go wrong.

    We always travel to look, and I mean look very carefully at any motorhome we are interested in buying. On more than one occasion other motorhomers have accompanied us and advised us of something that we had missed! We are however realistic and don't expect a 7 year old motorhome to look like a brand new one!

    Anyway, good luck with your search and keep us informed of your progress. I think the best bit about motorhoming is looking for a new one but don't tell Bryan :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Use all three.
    There are also monthly motorhome mags but most of the adverts are commercial dealers with just a small percentage of private.
     
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