New to Motorhome Fun, hello and looking for some advice.

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  1. Stitch

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    Hi

    First off I'd like to say "Hello" to all the other members. Looking forward to becoming more involved in forum and making some new friends. I have a great Movano van conversion.

    I'm based in Norfolk but due to work I'm having to move to a new area, London. This has brought on a heap of problems. One of them is renting. The prices down south are a hell of allot more. This has been on the cards for a while so I have been Full Timing 80% of the time in London for the last year. Now the time has come to go 100%. I have a permeant place to park. I just need help choosing a bigger van. So any advice or deals would be greatly received.

    I have a couple in mind at the moment...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/Hyme...0068&clkid=1987931317401092588&_qi=RTM2063723

    And

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hymer-B58...b95995&pid=100338&rk=2&rkt=30&sd=141855477897


    Many thanks

    Ian
     
  2. Stitch

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  3. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    welcome! London is sure where the money is but like you say expensive to live..good luck with your search

    don't know much re older vans but second one has the 2.8 engine. neither have a garage which we find essential....

    you can check MOT history here:

    https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history
     
  4. CWH

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    Hello and welcome to the Fun upload_2015-12-19_9-1-9.png

    Sorry I'm not experienced enough to help with your question but no doubt there'll be loads of advice coming your way soon :xThumb:
     
  5. Cavs

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    I suggest you need to look out for the London Low Emission Zone to ensure that whatever you buy can travel within it.

    I have one for sale which is (currently) compliant.
     
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    Hello and welcome!
     
  7. jonandshell

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    Have you considered the LEZ?

    Only Euro 4 spec upwards diesel engines will comply. This will exclude older vans.
     
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    Welcome :welc:

    Really can't help much but would raise the question does the vehicle meet the LEZ requirements if you go within the zone.
     
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    Hello Cav,

    First off, thank you for your reply and advice. What a beautiful van you have for sale. I only wish I could go that high. Maybe in the future... Would you take £20k cash

    Good advice everyone on the LEZ I suppose that excludes older vans as I'm going to be based inside the M25.
     
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    Just checked with LEZ both those vans are non compliant.
     
  12. Carol

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    Both good vans, but being slightly biased we have the Hymer 584 which is a great van we have had ours 10 years, we find the figuration with the table good it's always available but does not get in the way the long settee is great for lounging in. Would not worry to much about no garage in it as they have ample space under the back bumper lockers for tables chairs Barbie etc.
    Re emissions there is a good site nearHampton Court Station that takes long term vehicles, (about 10/15 minute cycle ride along the tow path) and just out side the emission zone. The site name is Apps Court Farm.
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    welcome dance.jpg Can't help with your questions as I avoid London like the plague!
     
  15. Stitch

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    Hi Carol

    I'm in agreement. I prefer the 584 as its slightly bigger by a few inches. Being over 6' myself the room is important. Also thank you for the Hampton Court site. Where I am now is just inside the zone and takes roughly the same length of Time to get into work.

    Puddle duck I wish I could avoid London as well..!! Bloody work
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



    Wyn
     
  17. Larrynwin

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    Hi neighbour, the B584 looks the better with lower mileage if genuine.
    If like my B544 , although no garage it has loads of through belly lockers in double floor for storage.
    LEZ a problem.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. :xThumb:
     
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    Welcome on board :welc:
     
  20. Stitch

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    Hi Larry.

    Yes hello neighbour

    The LEZ is a real problem as where I stay at the moment is a couple of hundred yards inside the zone... Typical. I suppose I could always look at having a filter fitted..?

    A garage would be handy, but hopefully my Brompton will fit inside one of the lockers.

    I've not much else.

    Ian
     
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