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I am looking for a well maintained motorhome with power steering. Internal condition immaterial, but needs to be mechanically very sound, as I am a retired lady who will be travelling alone most of the time. 4 berth with WC/shower.
Low price unfortunately, below 8k
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Hello Welsh Lady and welcome.
Good idea to ask about as many now must be considering ending their motorhoming days.
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Agree with Ray, welcome and a good question well worth asking as Ray said, sadly some people are thinking seriously about giving up since no-one knows how things will pan out and how much freedom to travel we will end up with.

Take your time and look at as many vehicles as possible since the internal layout, which I know is less important than mechanical reliability, varies from model to model.

Before committing think through what you hope to do; travel the U.K. ? Tour Europe ? Take a friend with you ? Take a dog ? How dependent on sites do you want to be or are you using it to visit friends who don't have spare space ?

Lots of questions, and there are many more, jot them down so that you can think about answers as you look at different vehicles.

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Be very careful with the 4 berth idea.

Seatbelts doesn't mean beds or vice versa and neither means there is enough payload for the passengers.

Our van has 5 seatbelts but only 3 beds and not enough payload to carry 5 people and their baggage.
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Whereas ours has TWO seat belts and FOUR berths plus enough payload for three...... perhaps.....

Rear seat belts are often only thought about in newer models which will probably be outside your price range. If you look at any with four, check carefully that any rear seat belts are anchored directly to the chassis of the vehicle - that is a requirement for safety.

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Welcome Welsh lady. You say internal condition not important but you probably need to guard against water ingress which can be very expensive to repair, and which could well be a problem in some vans of the age you might be considering.

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