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Old 14-06-2011, 16:31
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I have just joined the site and I really need some help please. We are looking at a BK Lulworth 2004 which the previous owners have stripped off all display cabinets in the lounge. Also taken dining table and chairs but not such a problem.

Because this is so old (2004) the manufacturers no longer have these particular units so my question is; By stripping these fixtures and fittings, have the previous owners damaged the structural stability of the van walls?
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Old 14-06-2011, 17:05
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This looks like a job for Superman (aka Parkandleisure) usually answers these queries, he'll be with you soon....

I'll send him a PM just to make sure
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Old 14-06-2011, 17:47
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Hi there we have already spoke regarding the supply of new furniture, which as you say is out of the question. Regarding the other as this was sold as a loose suite model, and not fixed seating the caravan construction would of been to be ok.So taking them out has not changed the integeral strength .
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Old 14-06-2011, 18:25
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Thanks Barry, I am sorry I have duplicated question to you. I have spoken to a lot of people today on this bloomin van and I am really beginning to go off the proposition now
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Oh gosh Val, if you have ANY doubts, listen to your head NOT your heart!!

It's soooooo easy to talk yourself into buying something you didn't really want!

Be careful...choose wisely
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Old 16-06-2011, 15:01
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Thanks Angela, of course you are right, it is soooo easy to get caught up in the excitement and convince yourself that 'this is the one', even though you know in your heart of hearts that it isn't.

I am taking a deep breath and when i go back on Saturday I promise I will have my hard business women head on



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Old 16-06-2011, 15:35
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Hi again Val,
When we were looking to buy ours, we fell in love with a caravan that was two years younger than the one we eventually bought, and it was 12ft wide, it felt sooooo homely, the master bedroom was massive, and the layout was perfect, it was also fully equipped with decking BBQ ~ the works!
It was however 'very tired' as it had been regularly hired out, the upholstery was completely threadbare, one of the twin bedrooms had had a repair carried out (badly) to a bad leak that had soaked the wall but now appeared to be dry, but was left looking really messy, also, I noticed that the mattress that was next to this leak had been replaced which told me it really had been a bad leak. Also, the panel in the bathroom in the shower was badly damaged, and would need replacing.
Can you believe we viewed this caravan THREE TIMES as we still loved it? Thank goodness we walked away after sitting and discussing it for a third time... AND it was 2000 dearer!
We viewed 'our old girl' and although she was old, and slightly worn in places, was dry and seemed sound, and the layout plus having 3 bedrooms suited our family.
We're slowly making our mark on her, and are really pleased with how 'tough' she has been through the bad winter etc. She'll never be a 'swan', more of an 'ugly duckling', but like I've said many times, she's brought our family together in ways I never could have imagined

I guess what I am trying to say, is don't let your heart rule your head, do a 'for's and against' list, and be realistic with what you can expect to buy, and stick to your budget!
We paid around 30% less than the advertised price, (although I'm not daft, I know that original price was ambitious lol)

Do some bartering on the price as well, as long as you are reasonable, I think that's quite acceptable... 'if you don't ask, you don't get'
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Old 17-06-2011, 10:13
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Hi Angela

Thank you again for your wisdom and you seem to be as anxious about my caravan buying as I am

I have spent many hours reading through all the threads and have cut and pasted things on how to look for damp, state of furnishings, crawling under the van to introduce myself to the chassis etc.

I PROMISE that when I go tomorrow I will have my business head on, a la worzel gummage (you may be too young to remember that one).

My hubs is the one who gets more carried away, so if he looks like he is getting overexcited, I will send him off for a long walk in the rain with the dog



I will let you know how I get on

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Old 17-06-2011, 10:26
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Hi val, I speak from the heart, (gets me into trouble sometimes! Lol)
We ALL have the benefit of 'hindsight' and just want to pass on info to others.
Off you go to enjoy the process now you are fully armed
You WILL do the right thing, you can do it with confidence now...
Yes, do fill us in on ALL the gory details ... We love it!
Enjoy! x
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Hi Val
Dont apologise for asking me twice, its better to know than not know. Id rather you ask me as many times as you like that way you dont end up with something that you shouldnt of brought. Just remember that these boxes can be put right if anything goes wrong.
Happy hunting.
P.S if you worzel gummage does that make your hubby aunt sally
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