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After a frustrating time, waiting for the spondoolies to be available, seeing our dream van in Germany be sold before we could do anything, we are at last ready to act when the next dream van comes up.

So, on to number two van on our possible next van list and a massive THANK YOU to two lovely Funsters @Terry and @Lisa for checking out a van with a dealer in Doncaster.
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It looked stunning in the photos and the website listing ticked all the boxes of the extras we wanted to be on the next van. Several phone conversations later and alarm bells started to ring, contradictions in what was actually on the van and what wasn't. We were down in the New Forest due to Colin working and was willing to drive all the way to Doncaster with our current van to agree a trade in offer and finally look at the potential new one. However as said, alarm bells were ringing. A quick phone call to Terry and a secret shopper mission was agreed. After seeing to the horses, Sherlock and Holmes set off armed with phone camera's to gather evidence on our behalf, and what a brilliant job they did. Sadly the van was very tired and worn, not as listed on the website and a big disappointment.

Anyway, here is our wish list, just in case any other supa dupa Funsters know of a suitable van coming up for sale.

*Van must be on an Iveco Chassis rated at 6,700 or there abouts.
*Must be left hand drive
*Big garage with doors either side
*Twin or island bed.
*Preferable Euro 5 but might consider Euro 4
*Big Fridge Freezer
*Ideally Auto Levellers and Air suspension
*85cm Sat Dish.
*Solar and at least two reasonable sized hab batteries, although of course we can add more.

On our list is or has been the following:-
Concorde Carver or Charisma
Carthago Highliner
Carthago S-Plus
N+B Flair
Not much to ask for is it:doh:
I suspect we will end up going on our next winter tour in this current van and starting to look again next spring and importing from Germany or Belgium. But I thought it worth asking on here anyway. (y)
 
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Although it’s not an iveco maybe have a look at a Eura Mobil 890. we have been travelling around Europe and found it’s a great bit of kit mind we only have experience of burstner before this current van.
 
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Although it’s not an iveco maybe have a look at a Eura Mobil 890. we have been travelling around Europe and found it’s a great bit of kit mind we only have experience of burstner before this current van.
Thanks, I will take a look. We are looking for quite a hearty payload, more than the usual 5 tonne van will give.

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Was it a Carthago S plus, 14 plate at the Doncaster dealership?
 

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Not long enough!
Bigger payload, you'll just carry more shoes! :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
Might be worth looking at north and southern Ireland
 

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Not long enough!
Whats the budget?

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Sandra, ours will be offered for sale from Jan 23rd for 1 month only, if it doesnt sell we will keep it, and return over the water.
It ticks all of your boxes except it’s on a Merc, rated at 5.3T, and doesn’t have self levelling. It has everything else on your list and more.
Carthago S Plus, 2010, £70k.
Drop me a pm if it may be of interest!
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Colin & Sandra, we had a test drive in that S Plus months ago. Its fitted with the Iveco Agile Auto gearbox and IMO was and is the worst auto geared vehicle Ive ever driven, absolute pile of crap.

However, if you like Iveco Automatics have you seen this Concorde? Its a RHD though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Concorde...112035?hash=item1a5cdc9e63:g:RD4AAOSwP65biCyA
Thanks Ken. We have seen that Charisma, but the right hand drive bit is a no go for his Lordship. I haven't heard anyone say that about the Ivecos before, but I know nothing! I will pass your comments on to Colin.

We are watching a nice Carver in Germany at the moment, but it has got too late in the year for us to get into importing etc, don't want to be here when it gets cold! If we don't find anything in this country before the end of October we will buy from Germany in the spring.

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