Gone and done it, sold the van.

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  1. quickweh

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    We have sold our Vantage Neo after an eventful weekend chasing over the countryside looking at vans, some good, some been used as pig pens. Now to decide, Hymer B544, Rapido 9048df or stumbled upon a reallly nice Laika Rexosline 680. Pauline's nerves are frayed (G & T necessary for medicinal purposes)(y) Laika is favourite at the moment, it's got massive 6' 6" overcab bed, we can play hide and seek in it, it's that big (the bed that is):rolleyes: when extended.
     
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    "Rapido"

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    Great, did you sell it privately ?
    It's a shame because we were after one , but they are like rocking horse poo, 2nd hand.:blusher: Rear lounge 2011 or newer.
    Can I ask why you decided to sell ? Was it just to go bigger, or other reasons?
    We were wanting to downsize to one.
    Now Ralph's thinking on doing a conversion himself instead. On a brand new van.
     
  4. quickweh

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    Shame, it was on Fun classifieds as well as Preloved, Gumtree and the Caravan club. There is one in Derbyshire for £42K, see caravan club classifieds.

    Mike
     
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    Go for the Laika, you know you really too. Then you can join a rather exclusive club. ::bigsmile:
     
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    I thought we were already in one?:)
     
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    Well, he's only just started looking this last week or so. Since we came back from the Hebrides . So he probably missed that one. Shame.
    I think he's set on doing the same sort of thing , himself now. Taking the best of vantage and ih and doing it to just what we require. He's researching what would be the best new base vehicle at the moment.
    He will no doubt be on here a lot more . As he very rarely comes on (It's me usually ) For advise and ideas.
    He's like a dog with a bone when he gets an idea.
     
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    Is that the one at 6.36 metres rear lounge? I imagine they are quite sought after, was it the layout that prompted you to sell or the build quality?

    Paul.
     
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    If there is more than one of you it can't be that exclusive!!! ::bigsmile::giggler:
     
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    I agree with the old bloke!
     
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    Hymer Rools...

    Everybody knows that...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    "How nice" that you are looking at our favourite van the Hymer B544. :rofl:
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    JJ I was really bored so clicked on your blog. Well on Tuesday I'm 65 and never thought that I'd get there, but there again there are 2 more days to go.
     
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  14. quickweh

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    No!! We have missed taking the grandkids away so it was the need for 4 belted seats that drove the decision. The Vantage is a brilliant van and we had no issues with it.
     
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    well done Pauline and Mike no excuse for not taking the grand kids now. Just in time for the school holidays(y)
     
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    Well done, we to have got a grown up van now with a fixed bed. we bought a Burstner travel van 570 still compact at 6mtrs. A nice large garage for the bikes, cobb, and all the other gear one needs. Look forward to seeing you out and about in yours. Keep well.
     
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    The Neo went today, did not seem right watching it go off down the road.:cry: Hope to collect next van on the 16th all being well. House spotless, little car gleaming, shopping list for Malvern (day visit) sorted. Kicking heels now.:rolleyes:
     
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    We have just sold our Hymer 584, great layout but want a fixed bed now, looked at quite a few different makes & models, Hymer or Rapido?? That is the question??
     
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    Hi I know I'm being nosey, have you gone for the Laika, was it the one at Lowdhams?

    We saw a 680 there a few weeks ago and really liked it, went back yesterday but it had gone (but still on their website).

    Really lovely moho.
     
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