A bit off topic transporter motorhome

Discussion in 'Buying a VW Camper' started by Rich83, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Looking at a purchasing a 1996 t4 compass navigator 360L 2.4 diesel as a little project.

    Done 52k with full service history

    Needs the stripes putting back down the sides and a few little Jobs inside.

    Am I mad :eek:
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  2. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Whatever suits your needs :thumbsup:
  3. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Slightly mad - you won't get across too many bumpy fields in that. Is it rear lounge layout?
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  4. As with all motorhomes check for damp.
    Also check the running gear and underside- they still rot :)
    Overpriced compared to other models but if you get it cheap enough you should get your money back if you don't like using it.
  5. It's pretty cheap tbh for what it is. Had a good look underneath and all looks good. Going to go and grab a damp meter on the way and check it over first. Hopefully all will be good :thumbsup:
  6. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    I wouldn’t worry to much about the underneath that’s the easiest bit to fix, damp / rot on the other hand is incredibly difficult and way worse than it seems, these are wooden ladder frames bodies, they rot from the inside out , check seams, sealer, window frames , door frames , water tank, all water pipelines for leaks or evidence of previous leaks , look at some of the rebuild threads etc , don’t confuse low price with cheap

    Low priced Marmiteter can cost 4 times the price of “an expensive “ one

    cheap is a good one at a lower price not a Marmiteter at a lower price than a good one
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  7. That's great advice thank you. Any sign of damp and I'll walk away.
  8. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor

    Also, it’s worth remembering that most motor home owners are incontinent, so check for damp around the soft furnishings as well. :thumbsup:
  9. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    then you wont be buying one at all as they pretty much all have damp, bit like saying you wouldnt buy a classic car unless its rust free
  10. So the damp test came back pretty good considering all the rain we have had. So took the plunge. :thumbsup:
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  11. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    looks good to me :). You can go on rally’s with @davidoft!
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  12. Where’s the rest of the pics then
  13. I'll get some loaded up, left it at my dad's place due to lack of space.
  14. Make sure all the wheels are bolted on before driving in a gale...
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  15. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    If you are that means I must be as well... got one of these on my wish list

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