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  1. rupert

    rupert Funster

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    hi all
    I've been looking on this site for ages, not got a van yet, gonna try the auctions friday.
    I've seen a eura mobil to be auctioned so i might have a bid. its only about 20'long 2004 anyone know these vans ? any comments will be useful
    cheers
     
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    :welc: Can't help with the Euramobil but welcome on board
     
  3. Carol

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    Hi Rupert, welcome to fun, if your buying at auction can you check it out for damp etc. Good Luck. :welc:
     
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  4. rupert

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    hi carol
    apparently you have an hour before sale to check it out, and hopefully damp will be apparent as its raining at the mo.
    but i realise its a case of buyer beware, so any advice on what to look for would be great
     
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    Don't count on it. Only way to be sure is go armed with a damp meter.
     
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    Hi Rupert and welcome to the Fun! (y):welc:
     
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    Hi Rupert welcome to the fun :welc:
    I had an older Eura-mobil about 10 years back was pretty spacious inside with lots of storage
    cant remember the model but was a 6 berth
    I think Oaktree Motorhomes do a few of them up at Nottingham


    http://www.omcmotorhomes.co.uk/eura-mobil-motorhomes/
     
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    This is good advice Rupert. They are not very expensive and can save ££££. Good luck with your purchase and welcome to Fun. :welc:
     
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    Welcome Rupert. Can't give advice on a van but would be very wary of auctions unless you know about engines , etc. The interior can always be done up and sorted to your own taste as you go along.... There is a section on here of vans for sale. Don't know your price range. Also if you pm a member on here called Terry, he is doing just basic vans up for some of the Funsters to their own criteria and it can keep the price down. He lives quite near you I think.

    Keep us informed of how you are doing.. I am sure you will get lots of help once you have a specific question. :)
     
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    Get yourself a damp meter then go round checking the van before the sale, do a lot of tutting and rolling your eyes as you check the readings, this will put off other potential buyers :LOL:
     
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    rupert, if you are new to motorhoming and are trying to get a bargain at an auction..........think again.

    Most dealers will buy vans back to about 1999/2000. They will pay a fair price for decent vans. There are dealers everywhere advertising to buy vans for cash.

    You can rest assured this van has been offered and rejected by more than 1 dealer.

    Some traders might buy from auction but these guys might just botch it up to make a quick buck
    Please beware vans are not cheap and can end up costing more than you bargained for

    Oh and welcome to fun:welc:
     
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    BUYER BEWARE! "most" vans at auction have a hidden past. either write offs, stolen recovered or even bailiff seizures through bad debt. Unless the price, including all auction fees (possibly another 20%) is well below trade price dont even think of bidding. just do a search of ebay for euramobile and it will show current values.
     
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    Hi there Rupert and welcome to MHF(y)as well as the damp make sure the tyres are not worn or perished because that could be another expensive layout;)but be very careful buying at auction.
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Hi Rupert and welcome to FUN and as you will soon find this is the best forum on the net for all and any motorhome questions you may have, good luck in your seach. (y)
     
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    thanx guys n gals for your input.
    i have taken your advice, and am now armed with a damp meter to poke around tomorrow
    here's hoping. btw how do i access vans for sale on this site ?
     
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    Pay particular attention for damp around the windows and try to push the roof up and if it moves easily its knackered, walk away
     
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    Hi Rupert and welcome

    The vans for sale can be found under the Forums tab at the top of the page. Here is a quick link
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/forums/motorhomes-for-sale.298/

    When you are checking for damp, don't forget to check the floor as well. Some have a de lamination which gives a spongy feel. It can be fixed but would probably be quite costly unless you do it yourself with a kit. Good luck at the auction - hope you end up with a great bargain.
     
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    I meant to add that unless you are used to auctions, It is advisable to get there early and watch how it all works. Make sure you understand what charges apply on top of the hammer price - buyers premiums, HPI checks etc etc.
    Watch out for either a seller bidding you up or the auctioneer taking phantom bids - all part of the game !!
     
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    Welcome,
    Alan + Diane,
     
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