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Old 01-12-15, 13:19
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Buying a T4 Multivan is a very expensive way to tackle your problems. These are old vehicles now but they go for top money. Effectively the only advantage it will give you over a car is a bed that won't be very comfy. And only two family members will be able to use it - the rest will be out in an awning.

If you just want one then go for it, but if you're trying to make a rational 'business case' you might need to think harder....
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Old 01-12-15, 21:52
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Hi I have just imported a multi van from Germany after giving up trying to find a good one in the UK . Its a 1999 with great spec climate ,cruise , alloys,night heater and original cool box,swivel seat and curtains for me its the best of both worlds and I find the bed OK to sleep on I use for commute and occasional camping I have added roof bars and a roof box to help with storage and their is plenty room under the back seat for clothes etc. Its my first van without full camping interior but we never really used to cook inside the van anyway
so not missing the kitchen block. If you don't mind Lhd there are loads for sale in Germany at decent prices mine has no rust sensible miles and full vw main dealer history compared to some of the converted vans I viewed in the uk it was great value even with import costs
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Old 02-12-15, 06:38
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Buying a T4 Multivan is a very expensive way to tackle your problems. These are old vehicles now but they go for top money. Effectively the only advantage it will give you over a car is a bed that won't be very comfy. And only two family members will be able to use it - the rest will be out in an awning.

If you just want one then go for it, but if you're trying to make a rational 'business case' you might need to think harder....
All T4's are 'old', so what are you saying then, don't bother buying a T4?

Am I on the wrong forum
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Old 02-12-15, 07:25
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[QUOTE=Peel;3618113] And only two family members will be able to use it ]

They are bigger than a 3/4 RR bed.They are tiny.


Hi I have just imported a multi van from Germany after giving up trying to find a good one in the UK

Did the same 2 1/2 year ago and dont regret it,Did the same as you fitted roof bars to fit our roof box for extra storage.They are such a versatile vehicle thats why they call them a Multivan I guess
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Old 02-12-15, 07:34
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All T4's are 'old', so what are you saying then, don't bother buying a T4?

Am I on the wrong forum
They're a bit rubbish are the old T4's, rust like you wouldn't believe, have loads of rattles, are expensive to maintain. and have electrical issues like you wouldn't believe.
They make no economic sense at all..

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Old 02-12-15, 07:51
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They're a bit rubbish are the old T4's, rust like you wouldn't believe, have loads of rattles, are expensive to maintain. and have electrical issues like you wouldn't believe.
They make no economic sense at all..
Nahh won't bother buying one then ......................... ooooooooooooh that recycled paper is not as soft as you would expect
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Old 02-12-15, 11:08
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Ha. Sorry if I sounded negative. I was trying to point out that Multivans are among the most expensive T4s despite not being fully-specced campers. The OP said he was fed up of tents but he'd still have to use an awning with a Multivan (unless he found one with a poptop).
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Old 02-12-15, 12:20
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Ha. Sorry if I sounded negative. I was trying to point out that Multivans are among the most expensive T4s despite not being fully-specced campers. The OP said he was fed up of tents but he'd still have to use an awning with a Multivan (unless he found one with a poptop).
Don't worry we did not take it to heart. How many people can you sleep in a fully specced camper with a three quarter r&r bed. And now fast can you remove the interior to use it as a van?

As I suggested to the OP, I chose a Multivan, for the reasons I gave. He was asking owners for their opinions and for obvious shortcommings before deciding if that was the route to take, or not.

My Brother just (last Friday) imported from Germany a 2015 Hymer, no shortcomings there for sleeping four and having all the home comforts, the best part of 60 grand if anyone wants it ....................... just not too handy around the shops
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Budget is only really 10k ish which kind of limits my options.

Does anyone have any practical experience of Multivans? Is storage space an issue?
Also have two kids and and Multivan with pop top and we just spent holidays in Norway and because my T4 is petrol and I have LPG tank under the floor which means spare whelp inside. I have to carry FIAMMA bag for camping gear ( chairs, table, 5kg bottel gas, etc ) and it was OK.




I do not use a tent as I have pop top and for rainy days I have 3meters Fiamma awning which doesn't take any space inside



I going to put it for sale early spring but I'm afraid little bit over your budget ( went on the dark side and bought Sprinter Westfalia James Cook )

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just found this one within inches(mm) of the op's budget

http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/de...&pageNumber=1#

not mine, but looks nice, there are a couple more on there too!
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