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Post by beargrease on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:44 pm

Hello all
My name is Steve and I am on the lookout for a motorhome, love the look and reputation of the Autosleepers.
My first motorhome was a Hymer B544 followed by 2 self build campervans, built by myself and following the recent  sale of my campervan have been scouring the ads for an Autosleeper but they all seem to be the other end of the country.
In the past I have always bought privately as you normally save over using dealers, but if I were to use a dealer this time what discount could I expect from the screen price as I will be buying only with no part ex.
Don't mind travelling for a lovely one.
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:32 pm

Hi Steve
Welcome to the forum from sunny, warm Bridlington 
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Couple of vans for sale on the forum.
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Ramblers on Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:59 pm

Hi Steve and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire, have never regretted the purchase of our Auto-Sleeper  allthumbz.

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Paulmold on Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:35 pm

Welcome from N.E Wales  handshake   We bought our first motorhome from a dealer with no part-ex and got £1500 off a showroom price of £16,500, so expect around 10%.

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by roli on Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:14 am

asof_welcome2
Best of luck with your search

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Swansea Jac on Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 am

Croeso!  wave wave Good luck with your search pc goodnews
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by daisy mae on Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:05 am

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire.

My first MH an AS I bought privately, no problems and very happy with it, then bought a larger AS from a Dealer, very happy with that too. So I guess it is down to the van that you want and what is available, and where.

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Paulwest55 on Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:48 pm

Hi welcome to the forum are you looking for a particular model
Of autosleeper? 
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by beargrease on Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:57 pm

Coachbuilt or Monocoque, not any particular model, just looking to find one in excellent condition, missed out on a nice looking Gatcombe in Swansea but the advert has now expired and I didn't take the phone number.
Thanks very much for all your welcome to the owners forum, I'm sure I'll need your first hand knowledge soon.
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Charliefarlie on Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:05 pm

It will depend on how much profit the dealer has and the demand for the particular model.. They won't discount something easy to shift but if they have something that has hung around you may get a chunk off. 

Just ask for more than you think you can get and negotiate from there.

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by modelman on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:34 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. 

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Nain on Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:12 pm

Croeso too from Anglesey hellowave
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Jaytee on Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:47 pm

Hi there and a big welcome to the forum allthumbz

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by beargrease on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:31 pm

There's a 1999 Talisman GX I.m going to look at on a peugeot boxer with a 2litre petrol engine, can anyone give me some pointers on this, maybe things to look out for, can i expect the chassis to be good on this.
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Dave H on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:16 pm

Hi Steve. Welcome from another South Walian! We had a 99 Talisman which we bought new and kept for 13 years. Still good inside when we did a part ex but corrosion underneath it was a 2.5 TD which performed well. Don't know how the 2litre petrol will run but a test drive will enable you to decide on that bearing in mind you will be driving a vehicle without all your kit in it. Have a good look underneath! Best wishes

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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by terrybrinklow on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:22 am

Hi beargrease ,sorry as I deleted instead of saving your message.with regard to wheel vibration it could be front discs or leaking cylinders or rear breaks I have had both including a rear drum going "OVAL" that was a first in 50 years of motoring.You can sort whether its front breaks or back by traveling at 50 mph and pulling on the hand break. that tells you whether it`s the back end.Over the 5 years I have had my Legend I have had the front discs and pads changed and also the rear drums and breaks.I think the rear drum possibly went oval because where I bought it from set the rear breaks too tight when they initially serviced it.Now real problem Transit spares easy to get.Terry
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Re: Hello from South Wales, newbie looking to buy

Post by Cymro on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:50 am

And yet another Croeso from South Wales!
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