Just out of interest, have you ever been close up to an RMB. Most of the quality cannot be seen. They are a little like boats. An entry level boat and a quality boat are only defined by close examination.He makes it dound nice with his over detailed description ( ie every hinge is brass or stainless steel) but really it's not got much higher spec than most German vans I think I'd rather have a 8 yr old burstner 747 for that money with 20k on the clock easier to resell obtain parts and more space.
I certainly wouldn't pay that money for it
The one I recently sold was a 1990. The one I have now is a 1998. The 670 was on the Merc 4.6 ton chassis. The one I have now is on the Merc Vario coach chassis at 7.5 ton. Its exactly 1 metre longer, with the same bar version layout. I must admit, the quality although is still good on the newer model. Its not as good as the old one.What age is yours snowbirds?
And of course, what would the Burstner be worth if it managed to reach 20 years old.8 year old Burstner... one of many coming off the prodution line.
20 year old RMB hand built to the original owner's spec in a one piece, rot proof body.
I know which one I would buy.
But how come it needed a new engine?
I bought my burstner in 2010 a 2003 747/2 7 berth tag axle with 21000 miles on the clock for 25k and sold it 7 months later for 32k less than an hour after listing itAll very odd, but what I can say is this. I agreed a price with the man as he contacted me before I advertised my van. When he pulled out of the deal, I advertised it adding 1K to the agreed price. It sold immediately and I wish I had 10 of em. I know for a fact if I was selling a 20 year old Bursner at a tenth of the price, I would still be paying storage charges on it.
Have only had the pleasure of owning two RMBs, but have opened the cupboard doors of another 5 or 6 which I have looked at. I have yet to find one that not only has solid wood doors, but all doors are also faced with hardwood trim. Stainless steel taps and ceramic sinks also are the norm, non of that recycled carrier bag stuff in an RMB.Now I just don't know who to believe...
Two Funsters who own RMBs and have opened and shut the cupboard doors and say they are real wood...
Or a Funster who has looked at photos and says they are laminated.