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Posted: 07.04.2019  ·  #1
I was wondering if anyone had a compass avantgarde 180? we're looking at a 2009 2.2 Model that looks in great shape.

It has 30,000 miles on the clock and is selling at 30k

Any buying advice would be most welcome, thank you.
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Posted: 07.04.2019  ·  #2
Is it on a ford or fiat chassis.
The 2.2 Ford transit engine can be troublesome.
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Posted: 07.04.2019  ·  #3
Hey thanks for the reply, It's on a peugeot.

I heard the fords could cause problems, but also the ford fronts look a bit strange to me, like they don't flow as part of the overall look.
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I can’t comment on the model you are looking at. If buying privately or from a non specialist Motorhome dealer Get a habitation check done before you agree to buy it. It will cost between €150 to €250 and any good motorhome dealer or motorhome repair specialist should be able to do it.
This will check for damp, if there is damp be prepared to leave it or factor in an expensive repair down the line. The check will include a gas check on your boiler, fridge and cooker and check your electric.
Check the tyre walls campervan tyres should be changed every 5 years irrespective of the tread depth. Get the seller to show you how everything works and video it on your phone or take extensive notes.
Good luck with your intended purchase.
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Posted: 07.04.2019  ·  #6
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I can’t comment on the model you are looking at. If buying privately or from a non specialist Motorhome dealer Get a habitation check done before you agree to buy it. It will cost between €150 to €250 and any good motorhome dealer or motorhome repair specialist should be able to do it.
This will check for damp, if there is damp be prepared to leave it or factor in an expensive repair down the line. The check will include a gas check on your boiler, fridge and cooker and check your electric.
Check the tyre walls campervan tyres should be changed every 5 years irrespective of the tread depth. Get the seller to show you how everything works and video it on your phone or take extensive notes.
Good luck with your intended purchase.


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Can be a very damp Motorhome around the bed above the cab and other places on the seam rails. Get checked thoroughly for damp and if you buy then also every year. We had the 140.


Thank you both for the tips and i'll do just that!
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Posted: 08.04.2019  ·  #8
I had a 5 berth Avantgarde , there was damp in the bed over the cab, which the dealer fixed. Peugeot base seemed reliable , drove to Spain and back with no mechanical problems. Mine was 2009 with around 35k miles.
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Posted: 08.04.2019  ·  #9
So, your potential purchase is 9 years old, (much younger than mine BTW), and low miles so the tyres could be original.

An earlier post wisely advised you to check for tyres perishing or cracking. Check the inside walls.

Nearly every tyre has the date of manufacture stamped on it in a little elongated oval.

The date appears in the form of four figures e.g. 0612. This would be a tyre made in the sixth week of 2012.

Obviously the first two figures won't exceed 52, (the number of weeks in the year).

Google date of tyre manufacture and click on images, e.g. Kwik-fit.
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Posted: 08.04.2019  ·  #10
Excellent, thanks for all the advice, it's invaluable.

It is with a dealer who seems to know his stuff and the company is one of the bigger in Northern Ireland.

We've only ever hired them before and always fancied the idea of owning. So this is it and here we go.

Thank you everyone.
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Best of luck.
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Posted: 10.08.2019  ·  #12
Just wondering how you are getting on with your compass avant garde 180? I've just bought one.
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Posted: 22.08.2019  ·  #13
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Just wondering how you are getting on with your compass avant garde 180? I've just bought one.


It's had a few wee fixes but it's still running! Coolant was leaking, turned out it needed a new radiator, bathroom was also leaking so it's all been sealed, bathroom taps replaced and some rewiring and new switches. Thought the pump was gone, but turned out to be a air lock.

I've a feeling we're not done with the issues.

How's yours running?
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Posted: 30.08.2019  ·  #14
We had our first trip and enjoyed it. Our problems were that we had to change door lock, as handle was broke. Looks like lock will have to be changed on the gas bottle door and leisure battery door.
Also as you enter our mh there is a switch on right hand side, alongside the heater, we don't know what it's for. Wouid anyone know?
Otherwise everything is working well. Ours is 09 also.
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Posted: 30.08.2019  ·  #15
Why do you think the door locks need changing and can you post picture of the switch near heater
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Posted: 03.09.2019  ·  #16
Yes we also had to get the whole door mechanism changed as it wasn't locking or pulling shut to lock, had to be slammed to work right and within weeks it failed completely. We don't have a switch on the right side as you enter the door, they're all on the left, main power at bottom left, then the power rocker, water pump and water level.

Is the switch just as you enter the door or more in the U-shaped lounge area?

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Ooh..

I think you mean the switch on or next to the door above the wee heater? If so this is the bathroom light. Could be your lamp needs changed.
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Posted: 07.09.2019  ·  #17
Thanks very much. yes it's for bathroom light, which does need to be fixed. The outside locks aren't closing properly so need to change them. Otherwise we're very happy with it. Everything else works, just enjoying it now.
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