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Potentially looking at a MWB crafter less than 30,000 miles for £14,000 64 plate. Bodywork is good/excellent and has air con, cruise. Does this price seem about right?
I'm looking at two fixed side sofa's, kitchen pod, high lockers and wondered whether anyone would think a toilet/shower might be possible as well.
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Dont buy a low powered one, my work one is the longest highest version and has the 114PS engine, its a gutless miserable performing version of the 2.0 engine, cant even be left in cruise on anything but a flat road without gearchanging and throttle intervention, and thats even when its empty.

Also, dont waste money on the factory nav system, its utter rubbish.

If it had a better tune engine and a proper stereo it wouldnt be such a bad place the driving position is decent and comfortable.

I do find the ride very wallowy and soft, it rocks and rolls a lot more than any other big van Ive driven, if it was mine I'd be improving the suspension significantly, especially building a fat camper.
 

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The one i'm considering is a 140, similar to my T5 but obviously with a bit more weight to carry even when its empty. I suppose air assisted suspension on the rear might also help
 

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I think better shocks and springs would be a far better investment, depends what the practical options for the Crafter are.
 

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Greg Virgoe has the definitive Sprinter/Crafter build videos (youtube). Not sure if he had a mwb or lwb, but his fantastic layout will give you some ideas of what will fit
 

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i've seen greg's video's and its part of the reason i'm considering it. The van he used is a lwb i think but plenty will still apply from his designs. Having the side sofas and making them into the bed should save the space that greg used separately for the bed and a sofa at the other end
 
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