Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bridport, Dorset
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As you are prepared to spend thousands of hard earned cash on a 14 year old vehicle, I would suggest that you have a professional check it over before parting with your money.
Dampness being a number one priority check it all over for old stains on roof, carpets if fitted, in lockers and cupboards i.e. everywhere.
Ensure everything works, [B]physically the fridge, this can take some time but if there is a problem it can cost LOTS of money to rectify.
Check that the heater delivers hot water and blows hot air.
Electrics, all sockets 12 & 240 volts and lights, both inside and outside. Don't forget the electric step.
Gas to all appliances especially the fridge, although all appliances should be operational.
Plumbing, pump, hot and cold faucets in kitchen and shower, drainage, waste & fresh water emptying valves, not forgetting the loo.
Last but not least Batteries, are both batteries charging when the engine is running? Is the leisure battery charging when plugged into an external supply.
Although some things may seem more important than others, everything must be in Perfect Working Orderwhen you are travelling, there are no exceptions.
I have only cover the habitation area, the condition of the vehicle itself, and how your feel about the vehicle can explain a lot. Has it been looked after and well maintained?
On a 14 year old vehicle spare parts can hard to find, and could cost you lots of money. By spending some of your cash on a quality check now, could save you Ģ's in the end.