Looking at one this afternoon

TheDeckKing

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Aug 10, 2014
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Talbot Voyager 2 coachbui
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Hi.
I'm off this afternoon to look at this LINK
And this LINK
Any advice on these particular brands?
I'm armed with a damp meter which has already saved me from a couple of rotten MoHos
 
Feb 24, 2013
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not long enough
don't travel to the second link, it appears to have been delisted

good luck, don't forget that 10-15% damp on meter is quite normal (y)
 

Bertie Bassett

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The first one's on petrol, potentially expensive in any number of ways. Keep looking the ' right one's' out there!(y) (Personal view fwiw)
 
Nov 18, 2011
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don't expec to much from a van of that age but haggle with them
bill
 
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TheDeckKing

TheDeckKing

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don't travel to the second link, it appears to have been delisted

good luck, don't forget that 10-15% damp on meter is quite normal (y)
It was there this morning. Been texting the guy all week and it's only 2 minutes from where I live so will check in with him before I go.

The first one I went to see registered 40% and the guy said it was just a "little" leak. When I pushed the wall it moved by around 6 inches! Didn't say anything else, just left.

The first one's on petrol, potentially expensive in any number of ways. Keep looking the ' right one's' out there!(y) (Personal view fwiw)
I've drive petrol and deisel cars/vans but this will be my first MoHo. Other than torq what are the disadvantages of petrol?
 
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TheDeckKing

TheDeckKing

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Aug 10, 2014
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don't expec to much from a van of that age but haggle with them
bill
I know we are going to have to comprimise for our budget, but I'm quite handy and have a mechcanic in the family so don't mind getting my hands dirty. Just need to find something that isn't going to fall to bits in the first 6 months!
 

Bertie Bassett

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It was there this morning. Been texting the guy all week and it's only 2 minutes from where I live so will check in with him before I go.

The first one I went to see registered 40% and the guy said it was just a "little" leak. When I pushed the wall it moved by around 6 inches! Didn't say anything else, just left.

I've drive petrol and deisel cars/vans but this will be my first MoHo. Other than torq what are the disadvantages of petrol?
In my view (once again fwiw), low mpg, high servicing and engine wear.
 
Feb 24, 2013
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not long enough
In my view (once again fwiw), low mpg, high servicing and engine wear.
but also bear in mind most MH's don't do many miles, I know some do but most will be 5K max, petrol is a bit cheaper than diesel, overall I don't think running costs should make enough difference to stop you buying petrol

my opinion only of course :D
 

Bertie Bassett

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but also bear in mind most MH's don't do many miles, I know some do but most will be 5K max, petrol is a bit cheaper than diesel, overall I don't think running costs should make enough difference to stop you buying petrol

my opinion only of course :D
True but this is a 22 year old van.:)
 

DuxDeluxe

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Didn't work for me. The first one "needs a bit of TLC" could be a lot of things. I would ask specifically "Does it have any damp problems" and have a witness with you. Then get the meter out of the pocket and watch the sellers face/body language. usual other checks of course, fridge, heating etc etc. plus the mechanicals. Good hunting, but there really are loads of vans out there
 

Bertie Bassett

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Didn't work for me. The first one "needs a bit of TLC" could be a lot of things. I would ask specifically "Does it have any damp problems" and have a witness with you. Then get the meter out of the pocket and watch the sellers face/body language. usual other checks of course, fridge, heating etc etc. plus the mechanicals. Good hunting, but there really are loads of vans out there

What Dux said!(y)
 
Jan 28, 2008
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7 years campers before that
dont be put of by the petrol engine we had a petrol talbot for 4 years without any problems and the petrol is cheaper than deisel so brings the running cost down at that age the deisel will probably be non turbo and slower than the petrol
 

calion

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Looks like a tidy van, it may be perfectly ok.
 

tambo

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Wouldn't touch either of them personally

I'd go for a diesel mk2 ducato and pay the extra 500-1000 or haggle it down

I'd bet my hind teeth that both of those vans have had damp issues the second one certainly has questionable roof seams
 
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