It looks so sad ,There is a van like this where I store my van it makes me feel down whenever I go to pick mine up its a mobilvetta and it used to look lovely
Off the top of my head, apart from a damn good clean, and possibly re-sealing the joints. Things that will almost certainly be needed after 5 years of not moving:Not uncommon to see such vehicles in specialist sales. Nearly always a sad or hard luck story with them.
I bought mine at such a sale, it's pretty elderly but in fantastic shape.
Typically with those there are problems to sort, but mine now perfect after a bit of work.
Bargains to he had.
Yeah,Off the top of my head, apart from a damn good clean, and possibly re-sealing the joints. Things that will almost certainly be needed after 5 years of not moving:
CV joint boots probably perished, and need replacing.
Cylinder walls are probably dry, and rusted, so I'd take the cylinder head off and replace all the gaskets
Braking components will need replacing, disks and pads all around
Inside, the gas system will need looking at, I'll bet the hoses have perished.
Oh and if one were to purchase it, you'd have to get it recovered.
With enough time on my hands I could probably have that back on the road in about 2 weeks and between £500 and £1,000
Me too, but I have neither the time or the space for it :-(Yeah,
If it were local I would go make an offer on it and establish if they are interested in selling and pending a good look have a deal.
Nothing that couldn't be sorted there, water ingress being the big issue if it had detoriated so bad.
It's not necessarily a personalised number that is 2000 but if it was only run for ten years , at about fifty grand new it was certainly some dear holidays.Also, just had a thought, that personalised number, could it refer to 'Gemima the Hymer'?
Remembered it from a book I read, 'Marie Potter and the Campervan of Doom'
I know that, just saying to let it go like that, must have been loved sometime, and the money it cost if it was yours would you have left it like that?we all know that we don't buy a van to save money on holidays.. if you have, you will be disappointed
it's a lot more than that.. in fact I don't care or even count the 'cost' of ownership .. what price happiness.
As one Funster once said about his USRV.. "if I have to explain to you .. you wouldn't understand.. "