Do I Leave The Hook Up Cable In?

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  1. Mags52

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    Our motorhome is sold and is being picked up today by a dealer. Would you normally leave the hook up cable in the van for the next people or not? Our next one (s/h) isn't being picked up until early July so don't know whether it will come with one or not.
    What's your thoughts? Don't want to be mean but don't want to shell out on another one unnecessarily.
    Mags
     
  2. Mikey RV

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    Give it to them if they have not got one, your getting a new van what's another £20 for a new cable.
     
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    But I don't know if they have one cos it's going to a dealer. Just wondered what the 'norm' is. I'm happy to put it in but not if the dealer will bin it.
     
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    If it's going to a dealer I would keep it to use in the next van.
     
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    If you bought it, keep it. If it came with the van, consider leaving it. You could also ask the dealer if your new van comes with a cable. (y)
     
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    Keep it, the dealer will bin it ..they will generally supply a new cable as they won't risk leaving a potentially faulty second-hand cable in a van.
     
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    Deffo keep it, it will end up anywhere but with the new owners.
     
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    When we bought our first van we had to buy a brand new cable. As that van was written off we still have the cable. Our current (no pun intended :D) van (which the dealer was selling on behalf of a customer) came with a cable which had been tested.
     
  9. Madwife

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    Keep it - as others have said dealer likely to bin it.

    What are you getting as must have missed the post!

    Kath
     
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    Mags take your hook up, your tv and your gas bottle. He told us to take them when we sold ours.
     
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    Going to a dealer then I would keep it, I thought it was a private sale. The dealer should throw in a new one for you.
     
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    Take everything!! The dealer could not care less, he has made his profit on the deal (y)
     
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    Keep all you want, the dealer won't care about the bits and the Elec lead will be binned!
     
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    I would keep the cable, unless you want to change it.
     
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    Technically, if everything was in the van when the dealer agreed a trade in and nothing was specified about what was included or not (tv gas bottle etc) then all the contents are part of the trade.
     
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    It wasn't in when he saw the van so it isn't part of the sale. I didn't want to be mean but at the same time don't want to waste it. Thanks all. Kath the "new" one is an Autotrail Miami. Really like it. Will PM you.
     
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    The dealer is buying the van - not the contents in any form. The van should be totally empty when you send it back.
     
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    Remove it , we sold our van with brand new spare wheel as it was not supplied with one, dealer removed it and as it could be sold as an extra 350 euros
     
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    We bought ours from a dealer, and we had to purchase the gas bottles, levelling ramps and hookup lead separately. So I would say, take out all of your stuff.
     
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    Isn't it nice to have people like @Mags52. She is a considerate person. Rare these days. The sort that would leave the light bulbs if she moved :)

    Mag's, keep the lead and treat yourself to a waterproof connection cover. One day, you will find that you are too far from the hook-up post - but not if you keep that spare length of cable!
     
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