Looking at one this afternoon

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  1. TheDeckKing

    TheDeckKing

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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
     
  2. DavidG58

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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)
     
  3. 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)
     
  4. Wildbill

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    don't expec to much from a van of that age but haggle with them
    bill
     
  5. TheDeckKing

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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?
     
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    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!
     
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    I under stand I also am a budget van owner
     
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    It still shows on the mobile version of Ebay, but not the desktop versiono_O
    Text the seller and he says it should still be listed
     
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    In my view (once again fwiw), low mpg, high servicing and engine wear.
     
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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
     
  11. Bertie Bassett

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    True but this is a 22 year old van.:)
     
  12. OllieUK

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    2nd link you need to change ebay.com to ebay .co.uk
     
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    Let's give that a try LINK
     
  14. 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
     
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    What Dux said!(y)
     
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    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
     
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    Looks like a tidy van, it may be perfectly ok.
     
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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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