Mercedes Autotrail 207 help wanted

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  1. wizzer59

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    Hi everyone
    We are going to see an A reg Mercedes Autotrail 207 at the weekend, the guy wants £3,000 for it, He says its in good nick and its on sorn and needs an MOT. Thats just about all I know at the moment, just wondered if anyone has any experience of one of these and what to look out for?:thumb:

    Tim
     
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    Hi we have owned one of these "C" reg for the past 4 years very pleased with it , we get about 22 to 25 mpg , it is not a fast vehicle best chugging along at around 55 mph and slowing down on hills. as with all motorhomes check for damp ,appliances working ok

    Rust not normally a problem on chassis built like a battleship but cab will show signs of rust look into airintake for cab heater grills below windscreen water collects in here common fault,major problem to repair as you cannot get inside,
    if no heater fan it rusts up (replacement abt £100 from europarts)
    bottom of cab doors tend to rust and cab wings

    Engine is will do starship mileage if looked after

    Mot mine just passed without any advisorys at all very pleased with that

    Traveled most parts of Europe with mine very warm in winter was in France in early February only problem water froze!

    any more help give us a PM :thumb:

    Regards Charlie
     
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    Hi Charlie
    Thanks for all that, the guy did say he had replaced the heater fan so I guess that's one job I don't have to worry about:thumb:, although how do you stop it all happening again. What do you think on the price, having a google about it seems pretty cheap to me!

    Tim
     
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    Hi Tim

    Regards the price I keep a check on flebay and one 1990 model just sold for £3400 but i seen em go from £1500 to £6000

    glad the heater fan has been done pig of a job replacing whole dash has to come out

    Regards Charles
     
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    Sorry forgot about the fan the way it has been built it gets wet when it rains :Eeek:

    Regards Charles
     
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    Ok mate
    Cheers for all your help Ill get back to you after Ive had a look:thumb:

    Tim
     
  7. Les Banjo Crocker

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    Hi Tim, I have an 88 207D, great durable old bus but as already stated, they are proned to water ingress, via the air vents, I retro fitted new air boxes to mine , leaving no way for the water to get inside, sadly, it was too late to save the heater fan but there are no more leaks, I cut all of the rot away from and including the vents and air boxes, I then fabricated replacement boxes, from aluminium, making them slope towards the outside, with drain tubes, I then fitted surface aluminium louvre vents, painted up, they don't look too bad, I'm sure that you will be pleased with your purchase
     

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    7 YEARS TO LATE... This is a post from 2010.. ;)
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the forum, but the post you answered is from 2010, I think he will be sorted by now......
    Cheers, Dave(y)
    Oh, bugger, beat me to it!!!!!
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    Oops, must pay more attention lol
     
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    Wouldn't worry about it... we've all done that..
    Welcome to the forum..
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    At least it shows you were looking to help someone..(y)(y)
    What it's all about on here..
     
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    & welcome to you.:welcome3:
     
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    and 'TO' is spelt 'TOO' :whistle:
     
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    :eek::eek: Rule 7535796798655:p
     
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    Thank you very much Les, I never actually got to see said van, bought a Auto- Sleeper Pescara, then later a Hymer B584 which I'm still very happy with(y)
     
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    Right, in my defence, here's another one for all you motorhome guru's, I'm having power steering fitted to my Merc 207 next month and I want to change the steering wheel, from a dustbin lid size, to a more practical one, does anyone know if any other will fit straight on or of any spline conversion kits that are available ? thanks , in advance, Banjo
     
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    Any idea if later models , which were fitted with power steering as standard,had a smaller wheel & if that could be a straight swop ?
     
  20. Les Banjo Crocker

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    Do you have any models in mind Gus Lopez ?
    I'm a bit of a novice on this kind of thing, I only know the 207
     
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