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Unread 25th February 2012   #11
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I hope everything is ok with it......preloved caravans are preloved caravans,if it's thousands,I would go to a tried and tested dealer or someone I know of....as long as the seller is genuine enough with his history on ebay etc (won't it show home address anyway)and its thoroughly checked over....its easy to make a note of reg numbers and description of person....bills of sale etc can be mocked up by anyone with a comp to look genuine..so I wouldn't rely on things like that,especially with an older caravan....unless stated otherwise ebay sales are sold as seen....
You have to use common sense and be aware wherever you buy.... Even new these days...Good luck with it all,hope it does all check out for you...seller and van

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This is our caravan complete with damp I didnt go to collect it and I regert that. Dont think I would have bought it. Will get our friend to have a look at it. He renovated his own caravan and is a builder so hopefullt he will be abale to fix it x
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A lesson learned but don't have to tell you that , there will be plenty of help on here to help you along keep us in the picture please
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Who looked at the caravan.....and is it all at the front near the rail?
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My husband went because I had the kids and I didnt want them running around while we were trying to look. I did explain to him what to look for but he mustnt have listened! The damp in the pictures is underneath where the window is at the front. The seller said it had been resealed where it had been leaking. I asked my husband where it had been resealed but he didnt ask that. Pretty ****** off TBH. The seller sent me an email via Ebay last night asking me to leave feedback but dont really know what to put. It is damp therefore going to cost money to put right Money which right now I dont have.
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there are more on here better than me at sorting damp out but if it has been resealed it should then dry to enable a repair, as for feedback be honest and say what he has sold you
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If you are even slightly competent at DIY with basic joinery skills then damp isn't expensive to repair. It just takes time and patience.
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Oh dear reads like the beginning of a possible drama. Feedback just be honest but also consider what you paid and that you ( well hubby) did the deal so not all sellers fault.

Plenty of quality help on here about damp repairs some have detailed extensive step x step pics as well. You need time to consider what best to do.
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1 confirm it is not stolen,
2 review what you paid
3 consider on selling it but be honest
4 repair it and move on once completed you may well have a great caravan.

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What make and model is that caravan?
It is a 1989 Esprit Vitesse 5 berth. On the ad it stated it was 18ft but it looks to be no more than about 15ft to me.
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