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    Peugeot boxer

    Welcome and good luck! It took us around 2 years to finally take the plunge, we have caravanned for years and we still have it. We bought a 6m Peugeot Boxer based moho with low mileage and in really good condition for 8k so there are some bargains out there. Ebay is great because you can look at what as sold and for what price. We viewed about a dozen or so before we chose Libby, we had set our hearts on an old Hymer but some that we looked at were absolute nails. We almost bought a VW coachbuilt but it was snatched up on buy it now and then resurfaced 2 weeks later for 3 grand more. Just keep looking and you will soon narrow it down to 2 or 3 types.

    We weren't bothered about fixed bed and we use the luton as storage, we wanted the 2 bench seat configuration so week could have 2 singles or a large double, perfect for wilding. Our bed arrangement is a "L" shaped lounge which means we can still have 2 singles or make up a large bed depending on where we are stopping. Because of the length we can go almost anywhere as it is not much bigger than our 4X4 and there is loads of storage inside and we have a large Fiamma Box mounted on the cycle carrier. We must have bought the only moho that didn't have a wind out awning, no solar panel and no reversing camera, however, the condition, low miles and great price outweighed this but just draw up a list of essentials and desirables and this should help you with your search.

    Good luck, we're off next week down to Spain for a couple of months and can't wait

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    Fiat Scudo WAV/ Iveco 50c14 self build
    Welcome. Some good advice so far. Personally I would look for fixed bed,plenty insulation,good amount of on board water & waste storage & plenty locker space. Power wise i'd go with good size solar panels plus split charge relay & good size battery bank. Don't be too concerned about size, you'll get used to it over time just be cautious to begin with. Personally i'd prefer too much space rather than being cramped. Get used to wild camp sites to save money, but be prepared to spend on local amenities & water topups etc.Join the forum as a full member for access to the POI maps etc & then get out there & enjoy!!
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    1997 Lunar Road Star 570 2001 BMW 1150RS
    We've been tenters, caravaners and now moved over to the dark side !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What we did was to find a van that kinda reflected our old caravan inside and we ended up with a 1998 Lunar based on a Fiat Ducato chassis. It came with history and a couple of problems--------------------but the price was right and the problems were livable with. Driving through Portugal we lost 5th gear, but seeing as it is basically a 4 speed gearbox we had no problems driving home through Spain and France although it was a tad heavy on fuel. So our advice would be start with your heart, then step back and use the head bit, and if they both come fairly close go for it. Remember though that you like us have a very tight budget and things on occasions can get a bit smelly, but as members of this terrific community the knowledge is here and those that have it are more than happy to help, assist, get you out of the poo and even take the wee on occasions.

    Oh yes
    When life gives you lemons, add them to your gin & tonic
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    Welcome along.

    Get around as many dealers as you can and try and get the feel of vehicles within your budget.

    Then buy cheaper privately! (worth taking somebody with some experience with you to take damp readings etc. on older vehicles).
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    Name: Gordon
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    Livingston West Lothian
    Hymer Travelvan 2*2 572
    Hi welcome and enjoy

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