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#1 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:35 AM

I want (or more correctly, need) to buy a van, specifically to drive down to and around Spain for a few months, and want to take on of my motorbikes with me.

Requirements are:

MUST have air con
MUST have at least 10 months MOT.

Er, think that's all the must haves I need.

Not bothered about make or colour (although anything other than white would be a bonus). Diesel preferable. Decent cabin, with seats for three.

Not bothered about panel damage/dents, as long as everything works and locks properly (seen a damaged Vito that I was told was ok, but neither side loading door would open).

Don't really have the time to trudge around looking, and have purchased many a vehicle here on trust-100% perfect.

Oh, budget up to around £3,000 tops- getting one for £500 would be better though!!

Beer tokens to anyone that can put me onto a suitable one. Based near that London, but travelling the length and breadth of the UK is ok too.

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#2 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

Look for a Trafic that has had a gearbox recently and a decent service history - even a mega mile one.

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#3 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

What happened to your T5?  That was a nice van.



#4 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

What happened to your T5?  That was a nice van.


It was, but sold it as it was rarely used. One of the few vehicles I had made a good profit on after 3 years of use (VW Scene tax, innit).

Like the Trafic/Vivaro/Primastar as very low rear bumper. Aware of the gearbox issue, and found some good info on how to prevent the injectors getting seized too.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:33 PM

a bike will fit in a scudo/despatch/expert (well a honda cx does)


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:46 PM

Galaxy? Pez but around 550 squids and is very tidy.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

Smoll Sevel van is a good shout - if you can get one with a HDI 110 they're pretty capable on a long run.  Available with aircon too, and normally fairly cheap.



#8 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:40 PM

a bike will fit in a scudo/despatch/expert (well a honda cx does)


We've an Expert at work-I'll have to see if my SV650 will fit in there. If my memory serves me right it would be a tight squeeze for three in the front for more than 45 minutes.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:57 PM

Ex royal mail transit? Guy I know takes motorbikes out to Northern Italy in the back of one all the time....he only paid £500 for that!

Not sure if they have aircon though....

Though....I saw a Chrysler Grand Voyager hooning down the motorway the other day - managed to make out three motorbikes in the back of if through the tinted windows!

That would be comfort and air con ^^ go for the 2.8 crd rather than the 2.5 crd... less problems
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:55 PM

Grand Voyager would need all the seats out to fit bikes in the back though, and you can't get three people in the front of one of those.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:49 PM

I was going to give the (admittedly biased) suggestion of an iLoad, as they are dipping into budget and all have air con.

 

E.g.

https://www.ebay.co....rt/113304607003

 

But a little thirsty for a small van, and the third seat up front not really suited to a long journey for an adult.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:55 AM

I suppose the best smallish van for a transcontinental jaunt like that would probably be one of those daft Vitos with the 220bhp V6 diesel engine - you might struggle to find a decent one for 3 grand though.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:58 AM

My work's Vito is approaching the point where it might be for sale, I will ask the question...
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 04:54 AM

Grand Voyager would need all the seats out to fit bikes in the back though, and you can't get three people in the front of one of those.

To get just one bike in, you should be able to leave at least one seat, surely?


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#15 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:19 AM

I would prefer a van with bulkhead (mainly for my safety) and also the bike can be secured and locked in the back out if the sight of prying eyes.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:31 AM

I've had a few bikes in the back of dispatch/expert/scudo vans. It's a 2 meter load bed .

Air con was an option. Mine has it, really appreciated it this summer.
110 hp engine is nice to use it'll sit at 130kph easily all day.
Middle third seat is a bit cramped though, small people or short trips only.
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