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Post by xulih on Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:12 am

Hi there from Orkney, new to motorhomes/campervans. After weeks of trawling tinternet I am now leaning toward the VW AS trooper although I do prefer the layout of the transit based AS Duetto but the rust issues put me off. Transits can be scrapped at 10 year old up here due to the salt atmosphere !
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Post by rose49f on Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:26 am

hellowave from Worcester. Not a VW or Duetto owner.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:04 am

Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Post by daisy mae on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:06 am

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire.  a VW owner 


 What about a Topaz, or depending on funds a Trophy, same layout. both on a VW base similar to a Duetto layout.


Good luck with your search for your ideal van, lovely part of the country you live in by the way.


Also don`t write off the Clubman gl, monocoque bodies, no rust or leaks, not from the bodies anyway, on a VW base will also go into a car place.


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Post by xulih on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:20 am

Thanks for the welcome  smile! I am willing to consider other variants. With living on an island its a trip on its own just to go and view so at the end of the day my choice will more or less come down to whats available close at hand.
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Post by Mayfield on Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:09 pm

Welcome from Durham. wave
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:13 pm

Welcome from High Peaks (on tour).

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Post by Ramblers on Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:21 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire  Good morning 70932.

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Post by modelman on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:07 am

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:54 pm

xulih wrote:Hi there from Orkney, new to motorhomes/campervans. After weeks of trawling tinternet I am now leaning toward the VW AS trooper although I do prefer the layout of the transit based AS Duetto but the rust issues put me off. Transits can be scrapped at 10 year old up here due to the salt atmosphere !
I see Highland campervans near Inverness are selling a 09 Trooper on Adtrader, however it appears to be reserved.
Have you been successful ?
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Post by xulih on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:12 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:
I see Highland campervans near Inverness are selling a 09 Trooper on Adtrader, however it appears to be reserved.
Have you been successful ?
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Yup seen that one but a bit over my budget. There has been 2 possibles in Morayshire however I can not get off the island until mid October to go shopping so missed those.:( Might broaden the search and start researching Boxer/ducato models.
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Post by roli on Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:32 pm

Don't think you are right in saying Transits can be scrapped at 10

There are quite a few on here will agree, our last van which was 8 this year was still like new including the underneath and in much better condition than some of the Sevel vans and it wasn't plastered with under seal like the current van

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Post by xulih on Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:29 am

roli wrote:Don't think you are right in saying Transits can be scrapped at 10

There are quite a few on here will agree, our last van which was 8 this year was still like new including the underneath and in much better condition than some of the Sevel vans and it wasn't plastered with under seal like the current van
Maybe 10 year is a slight exaggeration but seriously they do not like the salt air environment.
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