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Mooli Morano

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First timer. Need help to choose the right van
« on: April 28, 2019, 03:42:31 PM »
Hi all,

My wife and I considering getting a campervan for travelling and camping around the country (UK) on the weekends and later on do a trip around Europ.

I'd say that our #1 priority is the ease of driving and parking. meaning being able to get into small towns with narrow roads and easily navigate our way around the countryside.

Our dilemma atm is between the vw california ocean / transpoter conversion to the Mercedes sprinter.

We love the sprinter because of the extra storage space and the fact you can fit a big enough bed for 2 and therefore use the roof for even more space and solar panels but we worry it would be a pain to drive around with it.
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Re: First timer. Need help to choose the right van
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 10:08:54 PM »
Greetings and Welcome!

I'm in the USA, so the vans there are different, but you have a lot more choices than you mentioned, and more than we have here.   I know you have the Ford Transit, and it has a better reputation than either the Sprinters or the VW's.  I'd do some serious research on both reliability and rust issues for vans in your area, and use that to help guide you.

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Mooli Morano

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Re: First timer. Need help to choose the right van
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 10:57:10 PM »
Greetings and Welcome!

I'm in the USA, so the vans there are different, but you have a lot more choices than you mentioned, and more than we have here.   I know you have the Ford Transit, and it has a better reputation than either the Sprinters or the VW's.  I'd do some serious research on both reliability and rust issues for vans in your area, and use that to help guide you.

Cheers!

It's not answering my question but still thanks for the advice!

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Re: First timer. Need help to choose the right van
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 04:50:13 PM »
Try van hire to the feel of a Sprinter.
Also the SMMCC in UK, a VERY good site.
https://sbmcc.co.uk
https://sbmcc.co.uk/build-info/find-your-van/

Regards