High mileage on a camper

 
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #1
Hi all
I'm looking for a bit of info
What would you consider as high mileage on a camper. In my opinion I think if buying a camper with 80k on it how hard would it be to sell on in a years time. I'm thinking of 2 a class campers 06 with 112 thousand k and 2010 camper with 123 thousand k
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #2
It’s an interesting question but the fact you are asking it suggests to me that you know the answer. Given the choice of two identical vans most people would choose the one with lower mileage if they were the same price. That said if the vans were priced with the higher mileage being cheaper then it might be a better deal to buy the higher mileage one.
So it all comes down to price at the end of the day.
In reality most MHs have ridiculously low mileage and are based on running gear intended to do a very high mileage.
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #3
Thanks Jamie
Both adds are on done deal
06 polite a class 4 berth 112k on clock price is 25500
Next one is
2010 dethleffs a class 4 berth 123k on clock price is 44000
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #4
The mechanics of the high miler wouldn’t upset me, as Jamie says the running gear is good for high milage, what would concern me more is the amount of flexing the body has done in putting up those miles which could result in leaks, having said that leaks will be picked up much quicker when it is been used regularly. Personally I don’t like vans that are laid up for most of the year without regular use, they are only seizing up and decaying.
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #5
For me the condition and maintenance records would be important. I recently saw an add for 2006 a class Carthago it was very high spec, around €40000 with 13000 miles on it so 1000 miles per year on average and I just thought what a shame this hasn’t been used.

I would not be put off by high mileage shows it must be a good van if it has high miles, unless it was an ex rental.
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #6
It was €41500, 2007 model under 20k on the clock.
Lot of van for this money I think here’s the add:
A Class
Straight sale no part exchange.
Drop down large double bed over cab.
Transverse rear double bed which has been lowered by the previous owner for ease of access.
4 berth .
4 travelling seat belts.
Serviced/oil & filter/New diesel housing unit/ rear def oil changed / Air filter .Habitation & Gas service carried out by Donagheys Motorhomes all reciepts supplied for works.
New leaf spring fitted by Shaw commercials for doe .

Tv / DVD player.
Tv Aerial.
Loads of storage as its double floored for winter use.
Only 19,169 km from new currently but will change as still touring.
I'm currently the second owner.
2.8 chain driven iveco engine.
160 whatt solar panel and inverter.
2 Bike rack.
leisure battery .
Year 2007.
Shower in garage .
Rear corner stability jacks for when parked.
Marble effect work top and large deep drawers .
3 Ring hob /oven and grill hardly used.
New smoke / Carbon monoxide alarm fitted.
Hook up lead.
Propane cylinder .
Twin wheel rear drive.
Rear view camera.
Extra milenco locks fitted to habitation door and garage.
105 litres fresh / waste water tanks .
Remis blinds in cab.
Fly screens black out blinds throughout.
Awning.
Cream leather interior as new.
Alde heating system with digital display.
Air con.
Cruse control.
Timber effect dash.
6 speed manual.
7.9 metres long.
Large Garage.
Taxed untill 1/20.
Crvt 05/20.
Has to be viewed to be appreciated.
5200kg c1 licence required.
Ideal Motorhome for long trips as it's home from home.
All reciepts for maintenance and manuals .
Ideal Motorhome for a family of 4 .
Rear sleeping area can be closed off from main section by a door leaving a private shower area to one side and toilet area on the other side.
Massive speck top of the range Motorhome .
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #7
Let's trow this around a bit. To start with my 02 Sprinter has over 200,000 mls. everyone would say that the 02/06 engine is brilliant, I hope it will go a deal further.
As a spanner man I would prefer an engine that is used and serviced then one that sits for months at a time, only being started to check the battery is charged.
The first obvious thing is what make model is the engine, had it any reputation good or bad.
Having the history would be good.
I would like it to have one owner, a better chance of it being looked after.
With the fleet of work and courier vans on the road this is where I would look for advice on any particular engine.
You will hear of company's changing the Make, because of unreliable engines,or major recalls that they can't supply the new replacement parts.
Depending on other things I'd go for the one with the bigger milage.
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #8
Will jump in here our fiat ducato is 2007 it had only done in and around 28000 miles and the slave cylinder went ,mileage on a van is not a bad thing it’s being used and if it has a good service history even better the machanic who fixed my van said it was under used ,that’s why the seals went on the cylinder,so miles are not a bad thing
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Posted: 08.09.2019  ·  #9
In general mh with high mileage can be ex rental resulting in the camper bit being over abused. Doors and drawers being left open during transit etc.
The down side of low mileage is that every rubber seal and bush decays with age, not usage.
What a choice?
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Posted: 09.09.2019  ·  #10
For the right van, I wouldn't be put off by mileage. Nearly 500k kms on ours. Seemed to be well maintained and went far beyond all our other motorhome expectations
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Posted: 09.09.2019  ·  #11
Ok thank you all for you knowledge and wisdom. Didn't go for any of the 2
I put down a deposit on a 2008 dethleffs Aclass in donaghys letterkenny today .collect in 2 weeks as it needs to get down plated just in time for carlingford.
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Enjoy the new Motorhome Steven....Sounds great!.... Wear well :up:
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Good luck with your new van and many happy travels......
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May you have many safe and enjoyable outings in it.
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Great result Steven enjoy the future, down the road,
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