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littleT
09-08-2013, 13:37
Price reduced to 11,000 or near offer :)

We are currently in Scotland at the end of a 2 week tour if anyone is interested in looking up here (13th Sept 2013)

This post is written with mixed emotion as we list our beloved 'Magic Bus' For Sale.

We have enjoyed every moment spent in our new conversion since it was completed in Sept 2012 and have said numerous times that the design we chose is absolutely perfect for us.

The reason for the sale is due to a 'Tweek' in our travel plans and also the desire to challenge ourselves to an even simpler way of life and also to find adventure.

Details are as follows:

* 2.2 litre engine
* 6 Speed Gear Box
* 1st Registered November 2008
* 1 previous owner
* Current Mileage 103,988 at time of listing. (Vehicle is still in use)
* MOT due November 2013 (No advisories on last MOT)
* TAX due Feb 2014 (12 months = 215)
* Full Mercedes Benz Service History upto 82,000 - (19,000 mile interval) Just had full service plus Upgraded Front Anti Roll Bar Bushes Replaced.
Next service due in 15,900 miles.
* New Windscreen with top tint fitted 24/10/12
* Full set of Mercedes Mud Flaps Fitted
* Professional Graphics applied at time of Conversion
* Bodywork is in very good condition apart from small dent in back door and front wheel arch and stone chipping to bonnet, which is shown in our photos.
* Very clean and Tidy Cab area - some wear to the edge of the drivers seat and small burn hole on the middle seat.
* Electric Windows
* Drivers Airbag
* CD-Radio
* Drivers Armrest
* Owners Manual/Booklets and 2 Keys along with all receipts and paperwork.

Conversion (Original Invoice included) has been Professionally completed to a superb high standard and is in immaculate condition being only 11 months old.

* Fully Insulated
* 2 x Horrex Side Windows
* 1 x Roof Vent
* Full Size Fixed Double Bed with Foam Mattress
* Large Kennel/Garage built in under bed. (W 120cm x L 120cm x H 90cm) with Wipe Clean walls and floor with Rubber Matting.
* Wipe Clean surface also fitted to Rear Doors
* Various Storage Cupboards fitted throughout the habitation area (please see photos)
Note-Cupboard Doors are Solid Wood.
* 6 Interior Lights
* 2 x 240v Power Points
* Storage for 2 x Gas Cylinders
* 80L On Board Water Tank
* 2 x 105Ah Leisure Batteries - Split Charge System
* Waeco 50L 12v Fridge Freezer
* Propex Gas Blown Air Heating
* Malaga Gas/240v Water Heater
* Smev 3 Hob Burner and Sink
* Thetford Porta Potti Qube 365 plus chemical
* Abru 2 Step Folding Ladder
* 25m Mains Lead
* Thermal Blind Fitted on Cab Hatch (Very Effective!)

The Payload of this vehicle is approx 460kg.

If anyone would like any further details or pictures of specifics please ask away.

Price: 11,000 or near offer

landyrubbertramp
09-08-2013, 14:17
great spec and well laid out littlet

i like the cab sealed off for exrra security too, i gad a m reg hi cube transit and it was aid out almost to the inch the same as your set up. aprt from your sprinter being a foot or so longer. i i dont know about the price as its no my area but it seems resnable, have you senn the red 130 landrover on ebay its been on for ages and has been droped in price??

Tco
09-08-2013, 15:43
What is the GVW?

Wooie1958
09-08-2013, 15:52
Mistake..............sorry.

littleT
09-08-2013, 16:03
What is the GVW?

It's 3.5 Tonnes, yep meant to put that in the listing thanks. :)

littleT
09-08-2013, 16:10
Hi landyrubbertramp, yeah the layout has suited us really well. Rolling out with two big dogs is always gonna be a fairly big consideration so the kennel under the bed just works great. I haven't seen the 130 Land Rover, i'll have a look. Thanks :)

littleT
13-08-2013, 11:44
We've just reduced the price for a quick sale so we can get the expedition ball rolling. :drive:

littleT
22-08-2013, 15:50
We've just dropped the price on the van again, as we need to make that change to a smaller vehicle.
So if anyone's looking for an extremely tidy Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van Conversion......I do believe we have a bargain waiting at 14,495.
We are selling for no other reason than the fact that we want to downsize to a Expedition 4x4 and Tentipi and we're happy to answer any questions or queries. :)

mark61
22-08-2013, 16:08
Thought about finding how much it will be to have a diff lock fitted to the Merc. Of course no good if venturing far of beaten track.

gaz2676
22-08-2013, 16:13
Thought about finding how much it will be to have a diff lock fitted to the Merc. Of course no good if venturing far of beaten track.

yours looks from you avatar pic to have a bit of ground clearance there mark have you uprated suspension or is that a trick of the camera angle?
ps could be my peepers

mark61
22-08-2013, 16:35
yours looks from you avatar pic to have a bit of ground clearance there mark have you uprated suspension or is that a trick of the camera angle?
ps could be my peepers

4x4's are raised 4 inches, and have slightly larger tyres.

gaz2676
22-08-2013, 16:54
aahhh right forgot yours is 4x4

littleT
22-08-2013, 17:53
Thought about finding how much it will be to have a diff lock fitted to the Merc. Of course no good if venturing far of beaten track.

Hi mark61, no we haven't. To be honest we really enjoy the feeling of being in a tent but thought we'd have a go at the Motorhome experience. Just doesn't feel as exciting as getting down in the undergrowth!!! We're planning on Europe and Africa Expeditions and getting into the wild spaces so will need the help of a 4x4 truck, more than likely a Toyota Landcruiser.

mark61
23-08-2013, 04:44
Hi mark61, no we haven't. To be honest we really enjoy the feeling of being in a tent but thought we'd have a go at the Motorhome experience. Just doesn't feel as exciting as getting down in the undergrowth!!! We're planning on Europe and Africa Expeditions and getting into the wild spaces so will need the help of a 4x4 truck, more than likely a Toyota Landcruiser.


Sounds like a good trip, how long are you going for. I actually find a MH gives more freedom as opposed to smaller 4x4 and tent, but both are great ways of traveling. Too many camping trips with non stop rain finally made me have a re think, lol :) Which LC you looking for, sometimes camper versions come up on mobile.de. Often on a LC78

littleT
23-08-2013, 10:04
Sounds like a good trip, how long are you going for. I actually find a MH gives more freedom as opposed to smaller 4x4 and tent, but both are great ways of traveling. Too many camping trips with non stop rain finally made me have a re think, lol :) Which LC you looking for, sometimes camper versions come up on mobile.de. Often on a LC78

We've been looking at the 100 and 90 Series. No firm plans in place yet but Morocco looks good. Scandinavia looks amazing aswell. Big long extended trips may come a little later due to restrictions with our dogs. I can imagine how non stop rain might wear you down!! :)
Next stop for us will hopefully be the wild spaces in Scotland. I always feel more grounded and absorbed in the environment when i'm in a tent, which is not the case in the MH.

littleT
13-09-2013, 10:11
We are currently finishing a 2 week trip in Scotland which has confirmed our feelings on travelling in a Motorhome. The van has not missed a beat (as was expected) but we would rather be travelling by smaller vehicle or on foot.
The van and conversion cost 20,000 (receipts included) so 11,000 is a bit of a bargain, but it's time for us to move on :)

Fazerloz
13-09-2013, 13:21
Is there any grill or oven.:cheers:

littleT
13-09-2013, 16:15
Hi Fazerloz, no grill or oven fitted but easily solved with a table-top type. Ramoska is a highly regarded alternative. :)


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