A reliable second hand motorhome.

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by bongoyep, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. jo10000_6

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    He’s correct. I read and re-read lots of your posts when buying an older motorhome and feel I bought a good oldie following the input you have all given over your many years posting.

    £5k is just not doable.
    £10k if you grab a bargain - few and far between.
    Mine was slightly more but for my first motorhome but how I’m using it, I’ve been very happy.

    I also try and improve my limited DIY skills from your posts - so keep them coming.

    Jo
     
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  2. mitzimad

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    so that leaves 1k for everything not in the caravan fixings adhesive curtains blinds waste and water piping etc plus any profesional services with gas or electric and any problems with the base vehicle possibly having to pay for a place to do the conversion personally i dont think its doable on that budgety
     
  3. Chris

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    I think it’s rude to come on here and then just not bother to reply.
     
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  4. TerryL

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    Never been back according to his history so little point in criticising.

    Know what you mean though and tend to agree - but that's life innit?
     
  5. bongoyep

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    Hi,Thanks for all the helpful replies and I apologies for not quite as prompt of a reply as I original planned.

    After reading through this thread it seems I will have to change my plans (or budget) if I want to live permanently in a motorhome in the UK . As some have suggested I could buy a more modern van within my budget and then install the necessary equipment myself (though it may cost more than £5000). Or possibly import (probably need to be a newer model) a German made motorhome. Thanks again for the info as it helped me avoid what may have ended up being a costly, both in time and money purchase.

    Oh well. Maybe for now I should go more for a 'day van' form factor.
     
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  6. big map

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    Good luck with your ongoing search.
     
  7. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Earlier this year, I sold my Holdsworth Valentine van on a VW T4 chassis for £5000 on here . It had a few issues but nothing serious.

    The lad that bought it added solar panels and a gas tank to go off grid in Europe.

    His latest post was from a mountain in Switzerland in the spring and was never heard from again!
     
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  8. Geo

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    Oh Dear!
    I hope one of the issues wasn't brakes:xeek:
     
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  9. fifthwheel

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    Oh dear I hope it wasnt the brakes:)
     
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  10. fifthwheel

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    Sorry didnt see post 28 by Geo Im not really a parrot:)
     
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  11. Blanket Stacker

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    I hear what is being said about costs and largely agree; but, it’s also about meeting expectations.

    I’m seriously considering a Transit Connect LWB as mine is a solo project. Removing the passager seat and installing a roof box or a long rack certainly improves storage space and £5k can get you a reasonable basis for a self build.

    Whether this is a viable long term solution is up for debate but for now it’s still a possibility.

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