Join Date: May 2005
Location: Exiled in Surrey
My Motorhome: Rapido 7066DF
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Regardless of whether it has a habitation certificate or not you MUST carry out a thorough damp check before you buy. Damp meters are very cheap to buy and easy to use so no excuse for not doing it. If you don't feel competent then get someone you can trust to do it for you.
Although the van has had very little use it's probably been standing around for months on end in all weathers for over 11 years so it's quite likely to have developed the odd leak, which if not discovered and attended to promptly will have caused a lot of invisible (and very expensive) damage. Also check the tyre walls and treads carefully (especially if they're Michelin camping tyres) for perishing and cracks as they're likely to be dangerous if they're originals and the van has been stored in the sunlight.
Help someone out when they're in trouble and they'll remember you when they're in trouble again.