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Post by Leigh Evans on Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:33 am

Hi  wave content
I am a Specialist Nurse and work nationwide,  looking to live in a motorhome and have been advised that the autosleepers legend , talisman and executive are the best possible Motorhomes for my budget (they also very pleasing to the eye) but I am not very familiar with the difference in models confused3 and or how everything works ie power plug and cassette toilets etc confused3
In the 80's i lived free in an old russian military bus and loved it. Now looking to return to living free with my Dog called Alan 
Please advise on best and biggest models I can drive on a basic new car license!
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Re: Differences

Post by landyman on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:37 am

Have sent you a private message.
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Re: Differences

Post by Leigh Evans on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:06 am

Hi Lanyman 

I am still orientating myself to this forum and cant work out how to reply to your message I am a computer fool ! 

Any way that is an amazing offer mate and |I would love to take you up on it 

Can you inbox me your contact details? 

Thanks

Leigh allthumbz
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Post by roli on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:12 am

If you are living in it then a Legend would be a good choice. There is another model size in between the Legend and the Executive/Talisman called the Amethyst this would also be a good choice think the E & T may be a bit small for what you need

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Re: Differences

Post by Leigh Evans on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:14 am

Thanks Mate allthumbz
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Post by dbroada on Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:17 am

Welcome from a rain on the Windows of my Nuevo in Bridgnorth.

I can't comment on your choice of van as we were fortunate enough to look at new for this van but I am on a medically restricted driving licence and am restricted to 3500kg. That takes in most (probably all) the smaller coachbuilt. At your age you can probably go heavier still.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:52 am

Leigh Evans wrote:Hi  wave content
I am a Specialist Nurse and work nationwide,  looking to live in a motorhome and have been advised that the autosleepers legend , talisman and executive are the best possible Motorhomes for my budget (they also very pleasing to the eye) but I am not very familiar with the difference in models confused3 and or how everything works ie power plug and cassette toilets etc confused3
In the 80's i lived free in an old russian military bus and loved it. Now looking to return to living free with my Dog called Alan 
Please advise on best and biggest models I can drive on a basic new car license!
Cheers allthumbz
Hi Leigh welcome to the forum from sunny Bridlington 
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:12 pm

Leigh Evans wrote:Hi Lanyman 

I am still orientating myself to this forum and cant work out how to reply to your message I am a computer fool ! 

Any way that is an amazing offer mate and |I would love to take you up on it 

Can you inbox me your contact details? 

Thanks

Leigh allthumbz

You need a few more posts before the PM facility is available, I think.

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Post by samleeds on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:15 pm

Once you find the one you think you like, simply shoot us all a message on here with model, year and price and i am sure you will get lots of advice from many steering you in the right direction. Prices and models differ quite a lot and to the unknown buyers, you can fall into a trap if you work alone. there are some great friendly and very clever people on this forum willing to help.

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Post by Leigh Evans on Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:51 pm

What great feedback Thank you all so much ! 

Ok Following the Advice of Samleeds 
Does this sound good value as is a little above my budget but if it the one to go for I will make it happen! 

1998 AUTO-SLEEPERS LEGEND Diesel £13,750

  • 1998

  • 2 Berth

  • Used

  • 42,250 Miles

  • Diesel

  • End Bedroom

  • 2.2 m Width

  • Clean Body Condition

  • Clean Mechanical Condition

  • MOT Until 07/2017

  • 4 Owners

  • Chassis Model: TRANSIT 150L MC C100PS





  • Coach Built

  • 2 Travelling Seats

  • Right Hand Drive

  • 2496 cc

  • Manual

  • 6.3 m Length

  • White

  • Clean Interior Condition

  • Clean Overall Condition

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Post by dbroada on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:13 pm

The only comment I will make is that if your "work nationwide" includes the London LEZ a diesel from before 2002 will cost you, lots.

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Post by Leigh Evans on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:50 pm

Anyone know the weight on the above?
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:43 pm


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Post by samleeds on Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:17 pm

Whilst the price for the year and model are in the ballpark for a very good conditioned van, I have never been a fan of the transit diesel engines and they are a bit noisey for my liking. My mate had one years ago and he went through 2 gearboxes and new hearing aids, lol.

You are not a million miles away from a good buy, but keep on looking is my advice.

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Post by -mojo- on Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:34 pm

Not many people have anything bad to say about the Mk5 Transit turbodiesel engines. I owned one for ten years, and it gave me no trouble at all. A lot noisier on startup than my current van, but that's hardly surprising as it's mid-90's tech (probably originally designed mid-80's). They have a really good reputation for being under-stressed, and it's very rare for them to overheat.

I was pretty happy with fuel consumption too, though my motorway cruising speed is normally 60-65MPH, which helps a lot. The two things I'm aware of that can give trouble on them are the EGR valve and fuel injection pump - the former failed on mine, but the latter was fine. It was 15 years old when I sold it, and on the engine side the only thing that had ever failed was the EGR valve.
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Post by harry h on Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:38 am

Agree Mojo ask anyone in the trade Transit MK5 engines bulletproof.
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Post by samleeds on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:24 am

harry h wrote:Agree Mojo ask anyone in the trade Transit MK5 engines bulletproof.
I agree the engines are bulletproof but they are noisy and the gearboxes seem to break more than others do. Im not a fan of Diesel engines but as far as they go, that one isnt that bad apart from the noise. I much prefer a soft quiet petrol engine that purrs, lol.

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Post by harry h on Mon May 01, 2017 9:16 am

I have not heard of many MT75 gearboxes with problems. Peugeot gearbox problems well documented on this forum and Fiat had issues.
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