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Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby earthman » 01 Apr 2016 22:55

Anyone know of any 'demountable dealers' that actually have half a dozen or so of used campers in stock?

I'm guessing that I'm going to have to cross the channel because the UK dealers don't seem to be much help on this front,....even if I could afford to order a brand new one, I'd want to physically inspect/see exactly what I'm buying first.

I don't particularly want to drive thousands of miles away in a pickup (which I haven't even bought yet) with a large sum of money just to buy/bring back a camper unit but I fear that there's not much option. :(
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby Peaky » 01 Apr 2016 23:07

The nearest that your going to see some stock is either Niche marketing near Louth in Lincolnshire. I've called in here & they have 2 or 3 new / used campers for you to view which tend to be mostly Northstars.
Or you can see Nolan from NSR Leisure in South Wales. He can sometimes have 4 campers in stock which are also a mix of new / used. he tends to have mainly Tischers & the odd Skarosser from time to time.
Failing that, the best thing to do is to hook up with members from here who are willing to show you around their own campers. From there you can make a calculated decision on what to look for & an appropriate budget.
I'm in Bolton if your anywhere nearby & would happily show you round our rig over a brew ;)

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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby keeflester » 01 Apr 2016 23:09

I bought my Northstar in Louth, niche marketing. They're on the old RAF Manby estate and usually have a handful of new and secondhand rigs. Kind regards, K33F
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby zildjian » 01 Apr 2016 23:11

Steve we offer a mentoring scheme you know,
I can't remember right now where you're based, lest us know and we'll find the nearest couple of owners too you, and you come along and have a coffee and a look over a camper or Two

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Now what sort of camper do you like, I'll start us off, I'm in Northampton and have a Skarosser you can view


in terms of your question, you are quite right, there isn't a showroom really here in UK
Nolan will show you a Tischer maybe a Skarosser in Wales,
There's always Niche marketing in Lincolnshire
beyond that its Jens Wohnkabine centre in Germany (but he offers airport transfers in his hummer)
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby earthman » 01 Apr 2016 23:51

Thanks for the replies chaps. :)

I am aware of the UK dealers that have been mentioned, never actually visited them, only visited their websites/spoke over the phone only to hear that they haven't got much stock of anything, certainly very scarce when it comes to second hand ones. :(

Richard, I'm in Lincolnshire now, we would want a fixed height camper (can't be doing with raising roofs) and it must have a built in toilet/shower cubical, we would also like the bench seat to be long enough for my wife to use as a bed as is, without having to mess around with boards/cushions to turn that area into a proper bed.

She is only 5ft 4" tall so we were thinking/hoping that the bench seat in say the Northstar 750 would be long enough??

http://www.northstarcampers.co.uk/used- ... e-cab.html

I haven't even got a pickup yet but I'm swaying towards an extra cab version, I figure that this would be the best chassis to go for to take the size/outlay of camper that we want? Again, extra cab Hi lux or Dmax for sale seems to be thin on the ground.
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby Toshbins » 02 Apr 2016 00:24

We have ended up ordering new, but we couldn't have made that decision without visiting a number of group members as well as all the UK dealers. We travelled a fair few miles but we hope we will end up with what is right for us.
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby derestrictor » 02 Apr 2016 07:39

Don't think the Swedish ones have long bench seats, that might only be Northstar with their 'L' layout.

Did you get hold of Niche by phone?
I wasn't able to myself easily
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby zildjian » 02 Apr 2016 08:40

OK, well if you're leaning towards the Northstar layout then a visit to Manby Lincolnshire as that would be easiest Greg Howman usually has some new ones to look at certainly, if you then wanted one just keep watching our sales thread till another one comes up (fairly routine item)

I'm asking around for a used one to view meantime
and if you haven't already you should read through our buyers guides on all popular UK units
so you're armed with pertinent questions before viewing any.

oh and buy a Damp meter cheap off ebay (your new best friend) :)
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby Big Jim » 02 Apr 2016 08:42

I think I have that model if you want to look at mine , Wolverhampton .
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Re: Best place to go to buy a USED demountable?

Postby zildjian » 02 Apr 2016 08:47

Steve You have mail
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