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    Hi, has anyone ever owned one of these?
    Nu Venture Rio 1998 - 2 Berth Motorhome - Romahome - Campervan - Camper | eBay

    We have a Daihatsu Romahome at present and whilst we love it for its small size, it will fit on our drive which is a necessity where we live and it can be used around town as it is not much bigger than a car, the lack of a toilet and its instability in windy weather, are downsides.

    Just thought this looked like a good next step up.
    Thanks for any info.

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    NU-Venture and Romahome are two different companys, we have enjoyed several Romahomes Nu- Venture does not have the same reliability as them it may be an older van with a newer conversion but seems cheap you need a good look at this and a test drive.

    Alf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    it may be an older van with a newer conversion
    Having owned an older one, and still do, all of what Alf has said is worth considering but, having said that, it does look in remarkably good condition..........as did mine until I had to totally rebuild it

    Rae & Ann
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    Check the mot history it isn't fantastic condition as the advert describes, sorry if I have put a damper on it but you are best knowing that it needs work now than after you spend your hard earned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak View Post
    Check the mot history it isn't fantastic condition as the advert describes, sorry if I have put a damper on it but you are best knowing that it needs work now than after you spend your hard earned.
    Indeed. The last MOT list the following Advisories;

    Oil leak ()
    Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases centre (7.1.2)
    Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases back box holed and tailpipe missing (7.1.2)
    front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
    all suspension components corroded
    fuel tank strap/cage corroded
    OSR light lense smashed

    I would want to know that all of these issues have been addressed.
    God bless Colonel Sanders. Marvellous man!

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    I Have a 2013 side door model .very comfortable practical small van. would recommend thorough damp check , made in Wigan , drives great ,2 Very usable single beds , double a bit of a faff ,up to 40 mpg (6 speed) ,great van for its size.and quite unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly 2 View Post
    very comfortable practical small van
    Totally agree with Bazz on this one. With all the problems that I've had with mine I still would consider buying one the same as you are looking at, as well as the one that Bazz is using.

    Rae & Ann
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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetSleeper View Post
    Totally agree with Bazz on this one. With all the problems that I've had with mine I still would consider buying one the same as you are looking at, as well as the one that Bazz is using.

    Rae & Ann
    I'd go along with that Rae. I've not been in your van (only attached stuff to it), but Bazz's is surprisingly spacious.
    God bless Colonel Sanders. Marvellous man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmac View Post
    (only attached stuff to it)
    Ah yes I'd almost forgot about that (yeah, reckon); revenge is always sweetest when served up cold.
    Getting back to the van, mine is very similar internally to the one in question except I don't have the window above the galley and, obviously, a tad smaller.

    Rae & Ann
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    Hi, we have just swopped are ( surf ) by new venture, same as the rio but on a Citroen Berlingo base with the older 1800 deisel engine an 05 Reg.Later models with the 1600 engine are better. A great little van it would fit in any car space, but it struggled on long hills on the motorway. We had it for five years. The reason for changing we bought two fold up bikes which would only fit up the inside. A bit of a pain moving in and out. The van was a very useful every day vehicle with a loo.

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