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PostSubject: LHD/RHD   Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:17 pm

more research,  Surprised 
ive been looking at a few LHD vans on the web, so what are the pro's & con's of LHD? as a daily. im not likely to be leaving the uk with it though. thanks  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:53 pm

The only issue I ever had with a lhd car here was having to slide across to get a ticket out of a machine in a car park.

You probably won't be taking a BraziBay in a multi-storey car park, ergo .....

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:48 pm

My camper is left hand drive. When I bought I was slightly concerned how I would manage.
Mine isn't a daily driver but I haven't had any problems with being positioned on the left. Overtaking can be an issue but how often do I do that in my camper.
Pros
The camper will be cheaper than a rhd
The steering hasn't been messed with
Cons
Overtaking when you can't see what's coming the other way
Getting in the wrong side - still doing it after 2 years
Selling a lhd will be more difficult
I'm sure there are more to add but match of the day is on!
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:45 am

I have had lots of lhd cars only prob I had was overtaking and you are not going to be doing that much in a camper Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:24 am

Does it make a difference to insurance?

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:31 am

I would not worry about overtaking. It won't happen very often. :-)

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:09 am

My first camper, 1977 Westfalia, was LHD. I was surprised at how quickly I adapted, so as well as saving £1,000 it wasn't a difficult decision to make when given the choice. But we like travelling around Europe so if you're staying put, I'd go for RH.
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:12 am

It is interesting to see as time ticks by on our 'significant options' poll how a RHD conversion has become less important.

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:38 pm

Tim,

You forgot to add, you also has problems when going through MacDonald's drive thru's ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Adam, both my campers are LHD and its never been an issue.

You will save £££ buying LHD so thats a big plus!

We sold a lovely 09 LHD for £25k the other day, thats £3000 under what it would have been if RHD!

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:51 pm

thanks for all the comments all... very good to here its not going to be much of an issue.
dose anyone know the cost (approx). of a having a camper switched over to rhd? might be something I could do at a later date if cost not to bad. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:50 pm

£1000 @ Danbury only. Although that tends to be the price when they're converting from scratch. May be more as a retro thing.

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:52 pm

@Ianvwk wrote:
Tim,

You forgot to add, you also has problems when going through MacDonald's drive thru's ;-)

Never touch the stuff Ian. You know that ;0)

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:57 pm

@Ianvwk wrote:
Tim,

You forgot to add, you also has problems when going through MacDonald's drive thru's ;-)

Other 'drive-thru' providers are available....

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:19 pm

No problems when I go through a drive thru. I get the wife to pay!

On a serious note I've never had an issue with LHD. As the others have said it did save me some cash on the asking price as I used it as a bargaining tool. That saving has given me the opportunity to spend some money on my Kombi for the future. Certainly not a deal breaker.
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:28 pm

thanks guys... all sounds positive about LHD...  Smile  will defo keep them in mind then.  Very Happy bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:33 pm

I love my LHD Bessy blue, no real issues, I have fresh air vents that work a treat, have heard this not always the case on rhd. It also adds to making it a little more different!
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:15 pm

hi eddy, liking the colour of bessy blue  Very Happy  do you know what it is called? may go well with the van im looking at  Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:35 pm

Vw parigas blue (I think an old golf colour) on the white base I think it has come up somewhat lighter/brighter.

Blue is definitely the right colour to go:-) :-) !!
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PostSubject: Re: LHD/RHD   Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:27 pm

@eddy wrote:
Vw parigas blue (I think an old golf colour) on the white base I think it has come up somewhat lighter/brighter.

Blue is definitely the right colour to go:-) :-) !!

thanks for that......  Very Happy

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