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Hi folks, sorry to bore yous all again but im another 1 of those young 21 year old newbies who knows nothing and is seeking general buying advice and tips on a Camper. Ive also posted this on justkampers forums.
Now i know the basics from my watercooled VW's,had loads and currently have a vr6 corrado and a daily mk2 gti!

So im looking at a 1972 type 2 Camper Van which is on ebay and a 40mins drive away which is good cos im up in Scotland.
The camper seems to be in good overall condition however its main bad points is that it needs a new crank shaft and bearings, or as the ad says it might be wiser and cheaper to put a different 2nd hand engine in.
It also requires welding underneath and on the front beam but alot of other welding has been professionally carried out.

So apart from this, what else is there to look out for?
Any tips and hints or as this question must get asked thousands of times a good handy buyers guide link,website?

It has a "pop top and a fridge (not working), sink, gas hob and grill, gas bottle, water tank, double bed and mattress"

It is goin for £750 which i think so far is good value as it is ideal to get me and my gf touring scotland/lake district to get us into it!

Thanks in Advance
Michael
 

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jenksndubs said:
Hi folks, sorry to bore yous all again but im another 1 of those young 21 year old newbies who knows nothing and is seeking general buying advice and tips on a Camper. Ive also posted this on justkampers forums.
Now i know the basics from my watercooled VW's,had loads and currently have a vr6 corrado and a daily mk2 gti!

So im looking at a 1972 type 2 Camper Van which is on ebay and a 40mins drive away which is good cos im up in Scotland.
The camper seems to be in good overall condition however its main bad points is that it needs a new crank shaft and bearings, or as the ad says it might be wiser and cheaper to put a different 2nd hand engine in.
It also requires welding underneath and on the front beam but alot of other welding has been professionally carried out.

So apart from this, what else is there to look out for?
Any tips and hints or as this question must get asked thousands of times a good handy buyers guide link,website?

It has a "pop top and a fridge (not working), sink, gas hob and grill, gas bottle, water tank, double bed and mattress"

It is goin for £750 which i think so far is good value as it is ideal to get me and my gf touring scotland/lake district to get us into it!

Thanks in Advance
Michael
Go check it out and take someone with you who knows what they're looking for....I'm sure there are experienced guys locally who would look it over with you. They're very likely to know of the bus if it's local to them. There's no better way to find out about a vehicle than to scramble underneath it, lift the carpets, take it for a drive etc. If the seller is genuine the won't hesitate to show you around the bus.

Good luck and welcome to VZi. :hangloose :D
 

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welcome to VZi, know nothing about campers but if you do cruise over to the lakes then give us a shout, there are a few of us over on the west coast and we can organise a meet up. :hangloose
 

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Hello and welcome ;)
where abouts are you? there's heaps of peeps in the know ;) if you need someone to give the bus the once over for you ;) I know it may be your first bus,dont fire in get help it's there,here,now.

ps 750 is a steal or a bucket that needs plenty bucks :rolleyes: and you being a newbie......well.
 

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Thanks folks! Yeah im trying to find someone to take with me but i know a fair bit of trying to find rust n rot,but its just where!

SOREHEED i know what your saying but judging by the photos and gearbox overhaul and new parts i just think (or hope) its a steal!

Wish me luck
 

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Oh and im in Edinburgh btw!
:eek: well in that case :incheek:

seriously,you must have someone who knows where to look,there is too many areas that need checked,areas that cost plenty to fix,honest ;) don't let me put you off, just be carefull,there's a lot of steel there to keep happy,good luck!

ps if the bus is west of Edinburgh I'll endevour to be there for you.
 
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