Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by tambo, Aug 17, 2014.
Is the owner on here ?
20 years old and asking 25k
I can't post a link but go take a look
I thought it was Dave's but not sure ... £22, 995
Guys called stu James I believe it was advertised with no price so i emailed an enquiry and he said 25k
Seems an awful lot of money for a 20 year old van
Its not mine. Sounds a well speced van though. Not heavy enough for my now needs.
That was the guy who left a deposit on my 670 and then pulled out of the deal....How strange.
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 write-up could have been written by me with a few subtle changes.
Dave.. that's exactly what I thought .. then I saw inside and knew it wasn't yours, as it didn't have leather upholstery
What age is yours snowbirds?
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.
I think he must have dropped the price!!
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.
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?
And of course, what would the Burstner be worth if it managed to reach 20 years old.
2 shillings and sixpence half penny.
That much .
That's my point though it may well have been built to the buyers specification
But looking at the photos the buyer had really bad taste ......The upholstery is terrible.
And the list of spec is pretty much standard on any decent van these days incidentally fibreglass isn't rot proof it does deteriorate I've a lotus in the garage with that problem
I wouldn't care what the burstner was worth in 20 years as I'd sell it long before that
I guess it's like cars I've had mercs bmw porsche jaguar ....Every one has cost more to run and service and I lost money on all of them when reselling
Every vw I've had cost less to buy and to run and never lost on them
I found mercs to be one of the worst for rust
Its now on ebay as well
I wondered if it was Stu. Very odd chap indeed.
He asked me extensively for RMB advice on here via PM and email prior to putting a deposit on Dave's RMB. He said he wanted to import one and not buy Dave's. Then he went quiet, contacted Dave and then disappeared.
I read the listing on eBay earlier and it sounded like Dave's prose. I could even have written similar.
Nice model, though. A 'crossover' combining RMB's revised body on the outgoing 410 chassis. Later models with that body used the new Sprinter running gear.
The example for sale looks in exceptional order. Any doubters really ought to take a very close look at them. As Dave said, there's so much to them under the skin. Mine has no rust whatsoever and is 22 years old.
Is it worth the money? I hope so.
The new engine could be down to the turbo blowing the head. It happens. They're low pressure units, though. No more than 0.5 bar. Shutting down early and over-revving accelerate wear bad engine load. They don't like it. Many have been known to blow, needing new heads at minimum. Then again, I've seen unblown 410 engines replaced. I attribute that to owners pushing them hard. They're not the quickest things around.
Consequently, I treat Udo with kid gloves. I idle him for a full minute before shutting down and I don't push him hard. There's no point. I may as well preserve what I do have rather than trying to get somewhere a little earlier.
All 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.
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