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  1. 😂 I’ve been having a browse today. There’s nothing screaming out at me yet, did see a 2009 T5 with a facelift conversion, lowered on 18” Amarok steels but £6k not converted, 263k miles and a leaky turbo oil return just doesn’t appeal to me for that sort of money. It’s only 15 mins away. I really cant be bothered to travel far though so unless something amazing pops up I’ll just find something close to home I think. Scirocco goes in Wednesday for MOT along with belt and pump then I can sell that, should leave me 10/11k to spend as I want to keep a couple of thousand back to clear a loan I’ve got a year left on, want to be completely debt free so this seems like the time to clear the bit I’ve got left..
  2. £8500, when I asked on the FB groups people were saying £10-11k but that just felt mad, bar what I’ve spent on paint and the window etc I’ve made £4500 profit in a year so I’m well chuffed with that Yeah it was straight forward, couple from Southampton drove up had a long look round it and knocked £250 off my asking price so I can’t really complain
  3. Sold for £8250, pretty happy with that
  4. So finally got round to cleaning this as a few people on FB have asked for photos Apparently a couple are coming up from Southampton tomorrow to view it, they had a 45 min video tour last weekend and loved it but I’m not sure they’ll want to come now as when I washed it I poked a suspicious looking area of outer sill.. im really not that fussed if they no longer want to come (I’ve been honest and sent the pic) but we’ll see. I know somewhere I can get it plated up worst case.
  5. It doesn’t bother me personally but it bothers the inner me that knows it will likely bother the person I inevitably sell it to in 6 months. As part of my job I deal with weird and wonderful vehicles all day and I’ve seen some mad numbers, I think one of the highest was an old series 2a which has 41 previous owners but it was what a ~1960s vehicle.
  6. I’ve had a Primastar before, I wouldn’t rule one out but they still feel like a van, the T5s feel like a car, I dunno what it is Bar a T5, the only other van I’d consider is a Transit Custom but I know their engines aren’t the best and they also command a higher premium as they’re also newer. I think I’ll be waiting until I’ve sold the Transit, sold the Scirocco then I’ll see what’s about. I plan on spending £10-£11k absolute tops I wouldn’t have anything like a T4 again as I want something that at least feels a bit modern - I know I like T5’s so I’d be confident buying one.
  7. Seems like I’m destined for a trip to Scotland! Another nice looking van that ticks the boxes and is a 1.9.. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/motorhome-details/202301203437025
  8. Ah, bugger. OK cheers for the heads up!
  9. Checked out trains for the kraken van and it’s surprisingly simple… drive to Peterborough, direct train to Edinburgh then one train to Kinghorn.. £63 Its definitely a viable option but likelihood is that it’s going to be at least another month until I’m ready to buy something
  10. 45 minute video tour with a potential buyer today, they’re planning on coming up next Sunday… I trust no one after the T4 so let’s see…
  11. Nah it’s because it’s fucking massive, I don’t like fitting in 😂 The driveway isn’t really big enough to fit the transit, scirocco and the fiesta.. if I sell the scirocco and the transit I can replace them both with a daily driver sized camper… I don’t care about blending in at all, it’s physically fitting in that is a concern 😂
  12. I imagine it’ll be long sold before I’m ready - someone’s coming to view the van next Sunday then I’d also have to flog the scirocco to clear enough funds!
  13. This is a bit of me, T5 2.5 TDI, pop top, awning, diesel heater, rock and roll bed, fridge etc Kraken graffiti paint job by a Scottish artist its located in Kinghorn however, slight collection mission but I love it
  14. I’ve accepted it now, I am one of those people that once we’ve agreed on something, that’s it done - Amber is ok with the idea, it’s already sorn and my insurance runs out 6th Feb so it just makes sense to shift it now I’m pretty on board with the idea of then selling the scirocco and getting a T5 sized van with a pop top. It’ll be just one set of tax/insurance, something more economical for longer distance trips too. For how often we use it, I struggle to justify the expense of running 2 vehicles these days
  15. Yup. The van fits JUST if I have the bonnet touching the garage door, doesn’t fit if I reverse it as it’s too tall and will hit the gutter. Looked awful there though as it completely overshadows the bungalow next doors kitchen window. The pics make the drive look longer but when the van is on, it looks from some angles as though it even overhangs the path slightly. I think because we’re a bit of a corner plot, it’s a bit deceptive
  16. Right now I’ve got the fucker home emptied it all out, dug a post out and squashed it up the corner that Mrs JJ will get home tonight and say it fits fine and she wants to keep it? (It’s going regardless) can’t access the back garden and I’ve got to drive along the path to get the scirocco on the gravel but it’s in and I can still use my car 😂
  17. Got it home, managed to squeeze it in the drive by parking it on the path, blocking the back gate and virtually touching the house 😂 I’ve since taken the end post/chain out so I can at least get the scirocco in and out still. When I arrived at the van, it was frozen solid, the co2 alarm was going mad and the van battery was completely dead - I drained the old Noco battery pack trying to get it going then luckily one of the farmers turned up in a Sprinter and had jump leads.. even that took 15 mins connected to get enough juice to start it. Hoping the co2 alarm is just low batteries. I’ve connected an Oxford motorcycle battery optimiser from out the lounge window into the van to try and get some life back into the starter battery. it says it can only charge up to 30ah batteries but it seems to be working so I’ll keep an eye on it!
  18. Mrs JJ would hate that, the garden is also only probably the length of a car wide / it wouldn’t be the most practical use however much I’d love it (the left hand side of that wall is the garage for next door)
  19. Any builder types on here? Our garage window needs replacing, I found a UPVC one on marketplace which is exactly the right size for £20, and can get it fitted by a proper window fitter for £80. Seems fair to pay £100 all in for it to look presentable again. However I’m now wondering whether it’d be silly money for a builder to come in and create a doorway in place of the window? At the moment there’s no personnel door so it’d be useful to have access from the garden. Plenty of used doors on marketplace, I just don’t know what sort of money it’d be to have it knocked out and partly bricked up to create a doorway?
  20. Couldn’t write this 😂 those of you that remember the T4 being sold to a copper then him moaning.. he’s just asked to view the Transit No ta.. I’ve already had a good 10-12 people ask so I think I’ll avoid another run in with him. Don’t need the hassle.
  21. I did think as I wrote it, this is going to backfire..
  22. I’m tempted to MOT it, gives people confidence and it’s been driven so little I’m fairly confident it’d scrape through. There are two batteries, pretty sure it just needs a good run - it’s done about 20 miles since September! Regarding the value, there seem to be similar self builds up for 12k which seems absolutely mental. I do however think we got it silly cheap.. tempted to try £8000 with a view to taking £6500-£7000. I reckon the right person would pay that. Last Xmas we did a trip to wales in a VW T6 with a pop top and it was fine, not the same but its a compromise of having freedom and a daily driver so it’s at least an option to explore.
  23. Yeah we have had a good chat and to be honest ever since we’ve moved I’ve just not felt happy with having it away from home. Storage is £600 a year, just can’t justify it. Even Mrs JJ said tonight that it’s not the same like this - having it on the drive gives you the opportunity to spontaneously jump in and go, with it being kept elsewhere you have to plan, or load the car up and collect it then go. I think ultimately I’ve got a couple of options - I either sell this and understand that we’ve had our fun with it but unfortunately life means now isn’t the right time for another one and that’s that. Or, and this is an option I’m quite keen on exploring further is sell this, sell the scirocco then I’ve got a decent wedge of cash.. something like a VW T5 with a pop top I could comfortably daily and have the best of both worlds. Something that is modern enough to be comfortable, have air con etc yet still have the functionality of a camper. I know I had the bad experience with the T4 but I think something modern is a different kettle of fish. I know a T5 is nice to drive, they get half decent MPG and small enough to dual purpose. It’s just an option at this stage but it’s stacking up. Im set on selling this as well as the Scirocco, I just don’t know what way I’ll go next - if that makes sense!
  24. Just realised I actually bought it a year ago on 6th Feb so my insurance will run out then - probably best for me to nip and collect it ASAP and try to get shot and save renewing the insurance. I bet I’ve not done 1500 miles since the MOT, do I sell it with MOT until June or stick it in and hope for the best?
  25. Right it looks as though we’re losing the storage for this as ambers friend who we were keeping it with has broken up with her partner so is moving off the farm it’s kept on. FFS It’s pretty much sealed my decision to sell it, as I mentioned before I wasn’t entirely comfortable so I’ve agreed to tax it and collect it at the start of Feb. It can come home get cleaned out and sold.
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