Help with a van we would like to go and see.

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  1. Melanie

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    We have seen a van on Gumtree and would like some advice on whether it would be worth our while going to see it as we are in Cumbria and the van is in Peebles. Any advice would be welcome. We particularly like the Murvi Morellos and wouldn't have looked at them if DevonBeekeeper hadn't planted the seed, (thanks for that). Well here is the link, fingers crossed!

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-...l-may-reasonable-offers-considered/1051867262

    Thanks
    Melanie
     
  2. gibbon

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    Looks nice, Murvi's get very positive write ups I've noticed.
    We have the same engine in our old autotrail & it's an absolute peach. At 60.000 miles that Murvi has loads of life left in it yet. Also, it's not saddled with all the electronics & troublesome sensors of the next generation of Diesel engines.
    The only downside is you cannot go into low emission zones:thumb:
     
  3. Lord Mac

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    Find out if a funster lives near by and ask them to give it the once over. Sorry I live in Devon.
     
  4. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    any scottish funsters oblige????
     
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  5. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    It's a couple of hours from here so about the same time as travel from Carlisle.....
     
  6. Madwife

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    Sorry we are in France at the moment so can't oblige either!

    Kath
     
  7. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    It may be me but they are asking top whack for it :Eeek:::bigsmile: You can get newer better vans for 15k :winky:
    terry
     
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  8. Melanie

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    No worries, its only 2 1/2 hours from us so not too far. Thanks
     
  9. DBK

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    About as far away from you as you can get but this 1999 Murvi is a bit cheaper though it has a few more miles on it. I don't know the vehicle but I met the owner at the Murvi AGM rally last weekend -very nice guy, one of the leading lights of the Murvi Club. http://murviclub.org.uk/w/murvi-morello-motorhome-for-sale-t-reg/
     
  10. MHVirgins

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    Melanie, we are currently at a little CL in Roslin, so we are pretty close to Peebles. We are planning to head back home on Saturday morning, send me a PM if you want us to pop by and have a look at the van.

    Margaret & Bill
     
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  11. Melanie

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    Thank you, looks a lovely van, I did email the gentleman from Stoke on Trent about the other van on the murvi club site but received no answer.
     
  12. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Looks Ok but its not worth that money as a private sale, no warranty or come back

    Peter
     
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  13. sandrae

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    If you really want a Murvi then I would say yes, it's worth looking at.

    We spent 2 years and travelled many miles in a van that was always going to be 'second best' before we found ours and we haven't looked back.

    The one your looking at looks in good order, though obviously it's difficult to tell from photos. The only 'modification' I can see is that the owners have added curtains, so it might be as well to check if the blinds still work if you want to use them.

    Yes, it might seem pricey for a van that age but the mileage is relatively low and Murvi Morellos are well built, much sort after and really hold their value.
     
  14. DeuceBG

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    I love the layout in that van, it very similar to ours.
    It's the only one that really works for us.:thumb:
     
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  15. DeuceBG

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    Would you mind sending the details of the CL to me on a PM please?
    I'd love to visit Roslin :thumb:
     
  16. Puddleduck

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    If no one has looked at it for you before Wednesday I can go across on Wednesday if you send me a list of things to look at / photograph. Just PM me.
     
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    May be a good van but its too expensive, at the end of the day its a converted commercial van and I would offer 3k less, a dealer may sell it at that price with a decent guarantee and fully inspected and serviced but I bet the dealer would only buy it in for 8 - 10k
     
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    [IWe spent most of last season looking at PVC'S and were disappointed with the payload of most. So if you do view it, and have a test drive, include a weigh bridge in the trip, better to know before the deal is done. Good luck:thumb: [/I]
     
  19. Melanie

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    Hi Margaret and Bill having trouble messaging you as my message service doesn't seem to be working, will try again tomorrow.:Sad:
     
  20. geo glasgow

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    it says offers as well

    3 things u must do.
    check hpi on it £19-£25 full history, finance logbook loans,all a must,
    tells u milage any accidents but you nbeed reg and vin number from log book.. u only need reg furst then when your there before buying call threw the vin number ,

    take a mechanic again a must, jack up 4 wheels and turn the wheels and pull make sure no play , shows bad hubs and bearings etc,,
    run all the electrics incl window wipers and heaters while engine is running form cold.. turn headlights on make sure all is charging and all works well..


    last,, look under and around all inside the van look for even small wiff of damp or mold or small inside panels popping could be water inside panels,
    it does happen and most sellers will know this they just wont tell you as the saying goes buyer beware ..

    apart from that you can get your AA OR GREENFLAG OR RAC FOR A SMALL CHARGE TO GIVE IS A FULL CHECK APPRX 60 MINS THERE IS A CHARGE BUT THE GOOD THING IS FOR APPRX £80 THEY WILL SUPPLY YOU A WARRANTY ON ENGINE .GEARBOX. WORTH A THOUGHT,
    THEY WONT TELL YOU WHAT ITS WORTH BUT IF THIS IS THE ONE OFFER LESS SAVE MONEY TOWARDS MAYBE SMALL SERVICE OR INSURANCE OR A POSSIBLE FAULT UNDETECTED AFTER BUYING,.
    :thumb: good luck and happy campin,,
     
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