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Miniature motorhome - any advice?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 13:49    Post subject: Miniature motorhome - any advice? Reply with quote

Hi all,

We're thinking about a "motorhome in miniature" that is for sale. I've never seen one before but it seems to be a Japanese import so presumably coach built over there.

It's a Delica Max D 48 (1996).

All I am familiar with is the 1990's style Delica day vans - I've always wanted one but this camper ticks many more boxes for us!

Any info, advice, things to watch out for, etc. would be really helpful as it's quite a lot of money (for me, anyway!).

Thanks in advance,
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

£12,000 Sounds like a lot for a van which is 23 years old, with over 120,000 miles showing on the clock, and no mot for the last two years.

Japanese people are intrinsically small, so micro campers are ideal for them, so unless you are from the 'Shire' I sugest you get something a bit bigger.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 15:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Thanks for that input, it confirms my doubts!

I kinda fell in love with it's look- but when I checked out the dealer online more, I started getting very doubtful.
I have just this minute looked it up on the MOT Checker too - I will definitely not bother viewing it!

Being 6'2" probably puts it in the unsuitable category anyway!

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Being 6'2" probably puts it in the unsuitable category anyway!

Thanks again!


You are 6’ 2” and you’re looking at micro campers. Confused

Are you here all week ?  Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a very similar one to this, although mine is newer and only done 25k miles
there,s one on ebay - search for Delica motorhome at £14995.

We find it fantastic and use it all year in all conditions.

let me know if you want more info on it (no mine is not for sale sorry).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being 4wd it has genuine go-anywhere (almost) capabilies, although how much I would trust the integrity of a coach-built body over rough roads, I'm not sure. If it's still there, and you are near enough, it would be worth going to have a look, to see how suitable the space would be for yourself; even if you don't buy this one, you'll know whether the right one would be suitable. Several people on here have similar coach builts, and absolutely love them. Check the driver's seat to see whether you would be comfortable over long journeys. I'm only 5'8", which is fine - I happily drive long distances in my standard Delica, but I am aware that there is limited seat adjustment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Andy says have a look.
I'm 6' and I fit on to the driving seat comfortably and they are good for fairly long distances.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 20:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fostlongstrider wrote:
As Andy says have a look.
I'm 6' and I fit on to the driving seat comfortably and they are good for fairly long distances.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deker wrote:
Fostlongstrider wrote:
As Andy says have a look.
I'm 6' and I fit on to the driving seat comfortably and they are good for fairly long distances.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 16:29    Post subject: Re: Miniature motorhome - any advice? Reply with quote

The Grumpy Drummer wrote:
Hi all,

We're thinking about a "motorhome in miniature" .......

Andy.

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After much 'trawling' I found this..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-SCRUM-MINI-CAMPERVAN-MOTORHOME-660cc-AUTOMATIC-POP-TOP-ROOF/352708215115?hash=item521f0c414b:g:X5kAAOSwckVcQdm-

It's very clever as the access door doubles up as a washing machine, foot spar and tropical fish tank, in fact everything doubles up as some thing else, so clever these Japanese.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 23:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most people would have to double up to get into this. For what is inside it, the Delica gives vastly better value for money.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 17:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyman wrote:
For what is inside it, the Delica gives vastly better value for money.


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