Won`t look so silly at Chester now.........

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  1. Encantador

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    ....now that we have purchased a Motor home that is.

    Two weeks tomorrow ill be picking up our 07 plate Swift Kon Tiki Tag, 9500 miles, 5 berth with island bed.

    Got what we think is a good deal which includes 4 cycle rack, extra leuisure battery, outside gas, elec and shower points.

    It already had solar and habitation air con.

    It has a gas tank but the salesman said his manager has just told him that because of new regulations they would have to remove or decominish it, they could not leave it connected and working.

    Thanks for all the replies to my other threads that have helped us get this far, prepare yourselves for more to follow.

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve, I haven't seen your other posts so I assume this is your first van, congratulations I bet you can't wait to pick her/him up, don't want to be sexist:Rofl1: Will look out for the tag kon tiki at Chester.
    Mike:Smile:
     
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    Can i ask what new regulations, did he quote them - im sure folk on here that have gas tanks would like to know if something has changed

    congrats on your van im sure you will have many happy travels
     
  4. Encantador

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    Thanks Mike, yes, our first van, looked on and off for 6 months, grappled with the usual decisions re size, layout, price etc. Mainly just for the two of us and our 4 month old German Sheperd Pup.

    Only really felt comfortanle in the tags, got it down to Chieftan, Kon-Tiki (or Bessacar equivilent) and finally down to the one we have chosen. It comes with a 3 year guarantee on most of the important bits and had a couple of good reports in a earlier thread about the guarantee from this dealer, so hopefully nothing to worry about.

    Exciting times ahead.

    Steve
     
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    Well done, look forward to seeing it.

    Just a thought, im sure the deals done, but Eddie on here (Family Guy) is selling that exact same model with an absoloute Ruck of extras,,, In fact every concievable extra.

    Nice van, been pissed in it me self :thumb:

    check it out here

    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/220938182419...&_trksid=m570&_nkw=220938182419&_fvi=1&_rdc=1


    What ever you decide, good luck and look forward to seeing it at Chester. :thumb:
     
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  6. Encantador

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    No, sorry, didn`t think to ask, I assumed it about it not being fitted by the manufacturer and them not wanting to be responsible sending a vehicle out when they cannot prove it is safe etc.

    Speaking to salesman tomorrow, i will try and find out more.

    Steve
     
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    Congrats on the purchase...
    Hope it meets your expectations.

    Enjoy !!!:thumb:
     
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    RE: gas tank.

    unless it is a real bodge job how do they know it wasnt fitted professionally.

    if they refuse to sell unless its removed or decommissioned i would tell them to decommission it.

    i'm sure you could get it checked out by a gas safe engineer for a small fee.

    if he/she says its a sub-standard/unsafe fitting then remove it.
     
  9. Encantador

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    Thanks, will do.

    I remember the space where the bottles go being empty and he mentioned being able to use bottles as well as the tank (before his boss told him it would have to be removed). So assume the tank is fitted underneath somewhere.
     
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    Great feeling when you put the order in isn't it - so that's two of us feeling good today :thumb:
     
  11. Encantador

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    Thanks, typical, couldn`t find any private before last weekend. Especially one that is only 50 miles away.

    Deal not finalised yet though, only paid a refundable deposit until test drive hopefully this weekend or monday as they had no trade plates last sat, believe it or not they had sent them all to the show in manchester and the only one left was was in the workshop which was locked up, or at least that was the story.

    Looks like a nice van, both have their good points hab air con v satellite etc.

    Mmmmmmmm
     
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    yes, congrats.
     
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    Always the way I know.

    Be intrigued about this gas tank though? sounds more like taking an extra off to make some money, they fetch good bucks
     
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    No one looks silly at a funster meet what with all the other nutters, munchies and other neredowells strolling about and from looking at the attenders list there will be quite a few of those.:Rofl1:

    Enjoy your new home and see you at Chester:thumb:

    Happy funster Daze ahead
    chrisboyo

    Do you play a ukelely or other instrument by any chance ?
     
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    Thanks chrisboyo, unfortunately not, completely musically talentless... :BigGrin:
     
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    Worry not, most of us are the same :BigGrin:

    There's only one Munchie (thank goodness :Laughing:) but plenty of us fit the other two categories :Laughing:
     
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    Congratulations, sounds like a stonking van, whichever one you end up buying:thumb:
    Geoff.
     
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    Gas tank

    Good luck with your new, I would ask about their concerns re the internal gas tank, we had one in our last truck and have to say it was fantastic, no bottles to worry about fill up at the gas station for a fraction of the cost of buying bottles.
    They are a definite plus so I would ask what is wrong with the tank that they don't feel happy about.
    Whatever you choose to do we wish you well. :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    Personally I would tell them if they wish to continue with the sale they should if not happy with the gas tank as it is, they replace it at their expense and issue you with a certificate for it.

    Regards
    Steve

    Oh by the way give the salesmen a link to this post for his lets say, EDUCATION..
     
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    congratulations hope you spend many happy times in her
     
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