- Apr 24, 2009
- Funster No
- Fifth wheel.
- Since 11-05-2000
Am not sure about the environmental thing. Its says Euro 1. Mine has the same engine, but uprated to 177 BHP and that is Euro 2. Thankfully living up norf we do not have to put up with Boris's shenanigans.
Its generally the case with German dealers on anything over 10 years old. By law in Germany they have to give a guarantee with vehicles sold to the public. I once bought a camper in Holland from a dealer under the same rules. It was 20 years old, but had only been used by the previous owner for a months holiday in France each year. It then went into a barn at the side of the house for the rest of the year. The van was vertualy new, but he could not sell it to the public without a guarantee.That is downright gorgeous. Why do I not have the money?
Dave, any idea what this might mean from the Description...?
Only sold to dealers, hobbyists or export!
"Option 2 – Pollution abatement equipment
It may be possible to fit a vehicle with pollution abatement
equipment, such as a particulate trap or a partial filter, which
will reduce its particulate matter (PM) emissions to Euro 3
standards or better. The cost of these traps or filters will vary
but are likely to be in the region of £2,500 to £5,000. The
vehicle then needs to be tested and issued with either an RPC
or LEC to gain admission to the LEZ without being subject to
the daily charge "
From here ;
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not a lot of use though as euro 4+ is needed now. So unless it will meet that it is not worth doing. Personally I don't think it is worth doing anyway.
Just found this, OK its not pristine, but with a little work someone would have a van that will last a lifetime and still get there money back when they sell it. A payload of 2000kgs, so perfect for the fulltimer. Theres not many 7.5 ton RMBs out there at under £15000.
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Translated for you.Beg to differ
102 kW (139 PS)
Beg to differ
102 kW (139 PS)
sold then is it,Have just been instructed by a good friend on Skype to tell you I think this van is rubbish. The engine will undoubtedly blow up on its first trip out, it will drink gallons of fuel before it does conk out, and its best left alone . I wouldn't touch it with a stick.
Please can you explain something to me. My hubby worries about the mileage on these. He says he cannot see why the engines are any different to a cars engine, and this has high mileage on the engine....but you say it will last a life time. How? Doesn't the mileage matter?
Am getting around 20 MPG out of mine, fully loaded. You dont get much more from a Fiat if pushed hard. You dont need to take my word for it as Commercial Motor did a test on the same year vehicle as mine.4 litre engine on a 7.5 tonne, how much to the gallon, 15ish?
If servicing is carried out at the recommended 20000km intervals there is no reason why that engine should not last indefinitely in a motorhome application. It is after all a true commercial drive train, designed to cover many hundreds of thousands of miles with little or no downtime. Mine has coming up to 230000 on the clock now and the motor is just getting going and bone dry. By the way, it was the Cummins B series 5.9 that earned the reputation of the MMM. I once owned a couple of RVs and a Dodge Ram with the old B series engine. The Ram had done 300000 when it came into the UK and in the 5 years I owned it I put another 10000 on it and as far as I know its still going strong.Not really its all down to the servicing. If its been done correctly then they can go for ever. Had a 9ltr 6 pot Cummins, which is described as the 'MMM' (million mile motor) and its true
Am getting around 20 MPG out of mine, fully loaded. You dont get much more from a Fiat if pushed hard. You dont need to take my word for it as Commercial Motor did a test on the same year vehicle as mine.