What do you think?

Apr 18, 2009
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Not long enough!
Have paid a deposit on this van (Paypal covered) would appreciate your thoughts, was a bit worried about no feedback but having spoken to the sellers at some length I think they are ok, but can you see anything wrong?:winky:
 

hilldweller

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A gem.

Provided you scan it well for water ingress and other age related defects.

I think you would be shelling out £100K for such a van these days and probably not built as well.

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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Not long enough!
Hi Toxic I agree and a decent size too, Hi Brian yes looks and sounds good, Just one question is the gearbox likly to have the reverse problem of old?:thumb:
 
Jan 31, 2009
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Hi Toxic I agree and a decent size too, Hi Brian yes looks and sounds good, Just one question is the gearbox likly to have the reverse problem of old?:thumb:

Do you mean the Ducato's juddering when reversing? That happened on the next model, 2006 or 7 onwards.

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Apr 21, 2012
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I'm no expert but that looks a real nice, clean van for the age. To state the obvious, it must have been stood a while with such low mileage, just something to think about...
Good luck.:Smile:
 
Apr 13, 2012
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Hi
Looks a nice van

Bought an 04 2.8 Ducato MH a few years ago with more miles on

Only problem with gearbox was seized selector, common prob - made changing gear difficult but was a cheap fix - disassemble, grease

Low mileage - most MHs are underused - expect to check (and replace)
Batteries
Discs/pads
Cambelt
Tyres - if original will have plenty of tread but cracked/damaged walls
Service

Sounds a lot but you will probably have to do some or all of the above on any MH that you buy

Always HPI check and ask how many previous owners and how long owned by seller

And ask if 2 sets of keys

Still a good buy, from the pics and description, in my opinion:thumb:


 

scotjimland

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[HI]Have paid a deposit on [/HI]this van (Paypal covered) would appreciate your thoughts, was a bit worried about no feedback but having spoken to the sellers at some length I think they are ok, but can you see anything wrong?:winky:


Looks like a tidy van , price is about right for year..

Has he agreed the sale .. ?

If so , why it is still for sale with one offer declined ?

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Terry

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Hi Tim hope you knocked him down on price :winky:Looks nice but as already been said check everything works :thumb: and make sure the cam belt has been changed or change it ASAP :thumb:
terry
edit not sure if PP g/tee works on vehicles
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Thanks for all the replies and advice much appreciated:thumb: to answer some, cambelt done, full service history, two sets of keys, 5 owners, one of the previous owners payed £600 to have the table hinged:whatthe: just got to pay for it now, ah well thats the retirement put off for another few years:Doh:
 
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Dec 28, 2011
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With the address given as Brodick, North Ayrhire, which is on the Isle of Arran, this may account for the low mileage. ::bigsmile:

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Forestboy

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We have a 02 Hymer just slightly longer but basically the same and it's without doubt the best van we've ever owned we sold a 08 and went older to get better quality. These were the last of the quality Hymers IMO the newer ones are built to a price and not the same. Should be good on fuel as well, great layout for 2, had ours nearly 4 years now and no issues, great in winter no damp ultra reliable and built like a tank.
Enjoy :thumb:
 

Tootles

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Er, this guy has no seller history at all.............:Sad: BEWARE!!
 
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I wouldn't pay the rest until I was sat in it and satisfied it was genuine. Pete


Totally agree with Peter
Get HPI check done and
Do not pay another cent till you have seen it and are happy
We nearly got scammed last year by a chap in Ayrshire same thing to big for wife ? but then said had other person Interested could we pay up front ( Yeah right} and he would drive it down ?? and he then sent a paypal invoice for the full amount ,, I smelt a rat and contacted ebay and paypal !!! I cut and pasted the Invoice and sent it to paypal and was told by Paypal the Invoice was not authentic and not to pay
Very elaborate scam to say the least

Hope it all goes well and hope I'm wrong but be aware when chasing a deal
Good Luck:thumb:
 
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wizzer59
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Thanks for all of the advise guys it is appreciated, I've only paid a small deposit through Paypal and Ive hpi it and all is well at the mo, fingers crossed eh:Doh:

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wizzer59
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Anyone know what kind of water heater Hymers have? only Ive just noticed there is no outlet showing on the sides of the van
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Anyone know what kind of water heater Hymers have? only Ive just noticed there is no outlet showing on the sides of the van
mfFwS6HX5AUedYwO5kwMGFw.jpg

I think that's the flue vent above and just in front of the toilet cassette door on the nearside. Think it's a Truma.
 

DBK

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Have paid a deposit on this van (Paypal covered)...

Don't assume PayPal gives you any security when buying a vehicle. Here is one person's experience. http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Please-DO...l-payment-for-a-CAR-/10000000001226874/g.html. This is not an isolated case.

PayPal is only safe for items being delivered by mail or courier, not for things being handed over between seller and buyer. PayPal themselves admit this although I can't find a link at the moment. But this might help as a warning. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/jan/27/is-paypal-safe-protection. This is about the risk to sellers but it highlights the point PayPal is not totally safe.

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TheBig1

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many many years! since I was a kid
Anyone know what kind of water heater Hymers have? only Ive just noticed there is no outlet showing on the sides of the van
mfFwS6HX5AUedYwO5kwMGFw.jpg
that picture is a carver cascade water heater outside cover:thumb:
 

Forestboy

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Anyone know what kind of water heater Hymers have? only Ive just noticed there is no outlet showing on the sides of the van
mfFwS6HX5AUedYwO5kwMGFw.jpg

Mine has a Truma and 4 others I know of the same period all have Truma.
Not sure if that helps :thumb:

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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Don't assume PayPal gives you any security when buying a vehicle. Here is one person's experience. http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Please-DO...l-payment-for-a-CAR-/10000000001226874/g.html. This is not an isolated case.

PayPal is only safe for items being delivered by mail or courier, not for things being handed over between seller and buyer. PayPal themselves admit this although I can't find a link at the moment. But this might help as a warning. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/jan/27/is-paypal-safe-protection. This is about the risk to sellers but it highlights the point PayPal is not totally safe.



Thanks for that, I am well aware of the risks and have only payed what I'm prepared to lose:Doh: having spoken to the sellers at length I'm as sure as I can be that they are cosha, mind you I do have my fingers crossed:Blush:
 

Cookiedoodle

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As others have stated be very cautious. I was reading something on a Facebook group yesterday (Motorhome & Campervans UK) where their Swift which was for sale on EBay was cloned by someone with zero feedback and they were based up in Aberdeen...identical photos and wording.

With the advent of internet banking its possible to transfer funds while you are stood next to the person with the keys and they can see the transaction has happened and all is well.

Unfortunately there are a lot of rip off merchants out there. You may be speaking to the real seller but paying a fraudster...
 

Tootles

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Thanks for that, I am well aware of the risks and have only payed what I'm prepared to lose:Doh: having spoken to the sellers at length I'm as sure as I can be that they are cosha, mind you I do have my fingers crossed:Blush:

Sorry mate, I wasn't trying to be a killjoy. I dont trust these MH sellers with no history at all. Every fraud has been set up on ebay by peeps with no previous selling history, hence my 'beware' message. They are constantly working out ways of getting your cash, even taking pictures of other peoples vans, and using them in their adverts. :Sad:

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Wildman

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good luck with the deal have you worked out how to collect it yet? Assuming the van has a towbar you could just drive up and "A" frame the car back, cheaper than the train etc.
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Sorry mate, I wasn't trying to be a killjoy. I dont trust these MH sellers with no history at all. Every fraud has been set up on ebay by peeps with no previous selling history, hence my 'beware' message. They are constantly working out ways of getting your cash, even taking pictures of other peoples vans, and using them in their adverts. :Sad:


No please don't apologize Tootles, I am more than happy to take on board all advice and warnings, in fact the more the better and I'll be back on here for more advise on how to get the bastards back if it all goes tits up:Doh:
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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good luck with the deal have you worked out how to collect it yet? Assuming the van has a towbar you could just drive up and "A" frame the car back, cheaper than the train etc.

Thanks for the luck Wildman I may need it :Doh: as for collection no a frame so I'm still trying to work out the best way, probly take my Dad with me to drive the car back:thumb:

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