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Was looking on Ebay and noticed quite a few truck based motorhomes. This made me think about the pros and cons of running a larger truck based MH. I have considered buying an American RV but worried about servicing, spares and 8MPG.

So I see it that if you buy a Merc 814 or an Iveco Euro Cargo you would have the best of both worlds. The payload and size of an RV on a RHD with a diesel engine that does 20+MPG.

Does anyone on here have any experience with a Euro RV?
 

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Jezport said:
Was looking on Ebay and noticed quite a few truck based motorhomes. This made me think about the pros and cons of running a larger truck based MH. I have considered buying an American RV but worried about servicing, spares and 8MPG.

So I see it that if you buy a Merc 814 or an Iveco Euro Cargo you would have the best of both worlds. The payload and size of an RV on a RHD with a diesel engine that does 20+MPG.

Does anyone on here have any experience with a Euro RV?
Hello,

I think the 20+MPG me be a struggle!

Trev.
 

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Hi Jezport

It Looks a lot for your money, dont it.

Somethings I would consider though

are firstly Insurance because it is not standard motorhome construction, would need specialised insurance also that may affect breakdown policy, I dont know if it does but do your research.

Secondly for such a large vehicle it is pretty low to the ground, I think you could scrape it, especially so on and off ferries.

Regards Pat
 

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It looks ok to me but only 2 travel seats.

Most of the servicing work should be able to be done from below on a pit.

It it was my money I would get an RV instead of it or you can get something like a 2002, 747 burstner for a bit more. Probally be easier to sell in the future ETC.


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Truck based motorhome

:D As you can see from our Avatar - we have a truck based motorhome - 814 Mercedes Vario with RMB conversion. My husband is thrilled to bits with it - a boyhood dream to drive lorries had a lot to do with the purchase three months ago. She is a beautiful machine and so luxurious to live in and you would not guess that she was registered in 1994.

I think because there are fewer of these types of machines, they will not be mass produced and you gain from the build quality.

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Lorries do not take well to being stood about - something that would have to be considered, along with the size and accessing sites. Many sites are off the beaten track and would be out of bounds.

Having said that, it would be easier to get parts for etc than an RV. Cost of parts also has to be considered. Look into it it carefully and decide what you want it for and how you are going to use it - no good buying one for luxury when your favourite holiday destination is the lake district!
 

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The vehicle I have posted a link to is an example of something a bit unusual. I do think they are trying it on with the price and £16K is more realistic. But it only takes one person with the cash to buy it. As Richard has noticed, it only has 2 belted seats, so anyoun who would want to carry passengers would be wise to have the interior altered to give safe travelling seats?

There are plenty of more conventional truck conversions on Ebay.
 
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