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Grahamc1964



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PostSubject: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyMon Nov 11, 2019 7:47 pm

Hi we're looking at buying a van,and going to look at a few later this week, Can anyone tell us what to look out for
Or what you would recommend having on the van
Thanks Graham
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Grahamc1964



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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 6:48 am

Thanks Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 11:20 am

Our advice in addition to the info in the link is to set a budget and stick to it.
When viewing a Kombi if there is something not right in your opinion walk away.
There are plenty of vehicles out there and there will be one that is right for you.
Get the most you can for the budget and perhaps be flexible on colour (if you can).
When we found Scooby we were not looking for a specific colour.
We just wanted the best Kombi we could afford, with a decent amount of extras already fitted.
If appropriate, try before you buy is also a good thing to doo - particularly with Diamond or Rio layouts.
Good van hunting and doo enjoy the experience.
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Grahamc1964



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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 12:07 pm

Thanks for the advice
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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Always good to buy from an enthusiast or a dealer specialising in the type. Enthusiasts tend to look after their campers better and specialist dealers will prep to a high standard. Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Hi Tim

We are going to vwkampers in henfield. Just wanted a bit of advice,

Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 4:05 pm

@Grahamc1964 wrote:
Hi Tim

We are going to vwkampers in henfield. Just wanted a bit of advice,

Thanks again

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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyTue Nov 12, 2019 6:05 pm

I take it they must be good then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm

We are picking ours up on Friday (at last!)

My tips, for what they are worth...

- do lots of research, make sure this is what you want, as opposed to a T5 or T6.
- work out list of must haves. You probably won't find a van that has them all, but most things can be retro-fitted
- our biggest must have was direct drive power steering
- test-drive several, get a feel for how they drive
- VW Kampers at Henfield are brilliant. We are buying ours from there. They have a great selection, and could not be more helpful.
- enjoy the process!
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Grahamc1964



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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 4:46 pm

Thanks for the advice, I've been trying to get down to be kampers . For a couple of weeks now ,to busy at work, hoping to go next week. What one did you buy was it the one in sand colour with the spare wheel on the front

Graham
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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyFri Nov 29, 2019 8:42 am

Hi Graham,

Look forward to meeting you at VWK, please let me know a day and time and we can make sure we allow enough time to answer all your questions and allow some test drives.

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Grahamc1964



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PostSubject: Re: Advice please on buying a van   Advice please on buying a van EmptyFri Nov 29, 2019 8:59 am

Thanks Ian

Will do, hopefully next week

Graham
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