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Post by Paulmold on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:03 pm

http://alpinemotorhome.com/www.alpinemotorhome.co.uk/Home.html

Even uses the AS logo on his home page, but this story should make you very wary and emphasises the need to do your own Hpi check...

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/14039332.Sold_for___17_000__The_used_motorhome_that_was_actually_an_insurance_write_off/
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:37 pm

Well spotted Paul, buyer beware here I think .
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Post by jt2011 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:38 pm

Very naive thing to do.

There are plenty of Category d vehicles sold and its perfectly legal if declared. Would probably have got around £14k being upfront about the Cat D.

The grey area is that you can sell a Category D without declaring it if you are unaware of it. Maybe it should become law that every vehicle sold should be hpi checked by the seller before offering for sale.

Greed obviously got the better of him.


I've thought for a long time that the insurance registers should be linked to the V5 and every V5 should have it clearly displayed if that vehicle is category D. I think they put cat C on logbooks. At least that way people would see the problem before filling out the change of ownership.

I suppose the only way is to do your own hpi for peace of mind wether buying private or from a dealer.
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:48 pm

My son bought a sports car once. He was told it was a cat D so didn't bother with an hpi. When he came to sell it, a dealer wanted it and did an hpi. It showed it had been written off twice before so written off 3 times.

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