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Post by Ted1 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:18 pm

Hiya folks looking for some advice assistance. .we currently have a Peugeot micro camper and looking to move to an auto sleeper. .so far seen vw Peugeot etc.. in my price range probably looking around 12k any views on which type age etc it is a 2 berth we are looking for thanks
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Post by Ramblers on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi Ted and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire  wave.

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:22 pm

Welcome from N.E Wales.    handshake

For your budget you should be able to get a Symbol (Peugeot van conversion) around 2000 year or a Duetto (Transit van conversion) around same age.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Post by Jaytee on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi there and a big welcome to the forum from Filey allthumbz  Good luck with your search  up!

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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:03 am

Hi folks and thanks very much for your help..I will definitely be doing some brain picking along the way!
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Post by roli on Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:04 am

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Go along with Paul but as well if you want something a bit bigger you could pick up an old Talisman or Clubman for that sort of cash

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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:10 am

Thanks Roli..the sizes of both seem to be OK. .I'm more concerned about he mechanics and body condition of individual vehicles
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:31 am

Transits of the age you're looking at will have rust problems around wheel arches, bottoms of rear doors, inner wings etc but mechanics shouldn't be a worry, easy to work on and spares plentiful.
Peugeot Boxers suffer from front cross-member corrosion, rear spring hanger corrosion and sills. Also gearboxes have problems if water ingress has occurred due to poor scuttle drainage. 
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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks Paul. ..does that apply to virtually all types that age ? Thinking vw here ..
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:44 am

Ted1 wrote:Thanks Paul. ..does that apply to virtually all types  that age ? Thinking vw  here  ..
Can't comment on VW' never had a VW based motorhome. Plenty members have them and love them so I'm sure someone will be along soon.

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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:46 am

Thanks Paul keeping my options open anyway!
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:52 am

Just to comment on Paul's post re: Boxers.
The cross-member which can suffer from corrosion is the one under the radiator, not the main one which carries the engine mountings, front suspension etc.. Its a bolt on job, very quick and quite cheap to replace - £80?
To be honest, I didn't know about the rear spring hanger problem, I'll keep a closer eye mine in future!  
Sills and front jacking points do suffer, although the sills are not load bearing so can be repaired with filler etc.. provided you get rid of the rot.
If you read the posts on here, you'll get the impression that every Boxer has a duff gearbox [as you would] but not all Boxers suffer from gearbox problems, although mine can be very notchy at times.
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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:54 am

Mbh frank like Peugeot as I said I've got a teepee conversion. .hoping for a more comfortable big brother sort of thing.
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:10 pm

Ted1 wrote:Mbh frank like Peugeot   as I said I've got a teepee  conversion. .hoping for a more comfortable big brother sort of thing.
Just been Googling those, A Duetto / Symbol / Symphony will seem huge in comparison smile!
Whereabouts in the North West are you?

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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:11 pm

Near oldham
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:26 pm

I was going to suggest that you could have a look at the layout in my Symphony but its a bit far out of your way.
Duettos, Symphonys & Symbols are very similar inside.
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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:29 pm

Where about are you Frank
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:33 pm

Preston, Lancs.
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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:36 pm

Not that far Frank..might nip over if that's OK with you ..will get in touch before I do though?
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Yes, fine by me. Email me on frankandot at gmail.com
When were you thinking?

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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:44 pm

Probably a couple of weeks time frank
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Post by boxerman on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:48 pm

OK! let me know.
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Post by Ted1 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Will do and thanks
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:26 pm

Ted1 wrote:Will do and thanks
Hi Ted
Not wanting to highjack any arrangements with forum members up!, however you might want to keep an eye on the British car auction website, you could pick up a motorhome at trade prices .
www.british-car-auctions.co.uk
Generally I post any A/S vans listed on their web site, some times miss the odd last minute posting.
Some members may dismiss the auctions shrugg , I have purchased vans in the past and so has my lad  without any "Lemons"
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Caravan & motorhome sales are normally twice a month in Nottingham , with the odd sale in Glasgow and Bridgwater.
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