1995 Compass 460 Merit Any Good? (1 Viewer)

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lr147

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Hi,

I'm new to motorhoming and have seen a 1995 Compass 460 Merit which is right price right size. Does anyone have any experience of these? Are they any good? Is there anything I should look out for when viewing it?

Thanks,

Richard
 

Road Runner

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Firstly welcome to Fun:winky::thumb:

Compass are a good name.

The layout is down to you and what you feel is comfortable for yourselves (if your uneasy about it don't buy it) as getting it wrong can mean an early change which can be costly.

Check around the cupboards and corners for damp and musty smells if you do detect it you have a problem that can be costly.

Good luck with your search:winky:

PS:- check it out for power steering, if it hasn't make sure your comfortable with driving it without.
 
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owdsmiffy

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Hi.Roadrunner. I've only just now (13/12/08) joined the site & seen your post, did you buy the Compass? I'ts identical to ours, how did you get on? Regards Dave.
 
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Check for damp

Congrats on your move to a Compass. Overall they were a good van but give it a good going over with a dampmeter mainly in the luton and at the rear. I worked for Compass during the build years and they were a little prone to the odd leak.
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hi . we changed to a compass from an elldis and we love it its a joy to drive its warm and cosy at night the heating system is great although its uder powered with a 1.9 tubo diesel not to much of a prob to us .

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Hi.Roadrunner. I've only just now (13/12/08) joined the site & seen your post, did you buy the Compass? I'ts identical to ours, how did you get on? Regards Dave.

hi Dave and Link Removed to the FUN.

dont know if john (roadrunner) has ever had a Compass but he drives a yank tank now

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the blue and white one on the left.




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owdsmiffy

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OOOOPS!!!!! must have had a senior moment there, my previous reply should have been aimed at lr147, will try harder next time. Dave.
 

maxitai

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I have had a number of vans over the years, but found the compass models a pleasure to own, these include the 410, the 460 and currently my cruiser 740, however i do feel that you definately need the higher turbo deisel 2.8 engine as these pull so well.
I have not experienced any damp, so probably been lucky.
I do put a heater in the vans over winter ,so that might help
 

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