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Posted: 14.06.2024  ·  #1
Hi All,

I'm considering importing a motorhome from this crowd because it looks like a good deal, maybe too good to be true.

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I called them up as I was concerned about it being an English company in Germany, I didn't want to get stung for VAT. He assured me I wouldn't, but then I noticed on the picture that it is on English plates. Also, there are no photo's of the bathroom so when I Googled that make of vehicle to see the layout I found a YouTube video from 5 years ago and it's pretty clear it's that exact van, with those plates, and that at least one of the photo's they are using in the ad at Alston Vanc is a screen shot from that You Tube video (you can see the same footprint on the floor). And the video is in the same car park as the pictures on the Alston website. The video was uploaded by WeBuyAnyMotorCaravan five years ago. Check it out below. Seems odd no?

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Seems off to me, just thought I would ask to see if any of you have heard anything about them?? Or even dealt with them first hand?

Thanks for any info.

Edited to Say: I would be going over there to see the van in person first. I obviously wouldn't be transferring any money without seeing it in person first. Just being prudent by doing a little research first.


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Hi,

That looks far too good to be true. I haven't heard of these guys, but I also haven't heard that second hand motorhome prices have plummeted. Beware!!

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Just googled their name, and this came up.

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Did the Spanish one fall trough, or are you going into the motorhome import business ?


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A seven year old Motorhome with 10,000 miles, surely that says it all.

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A seven year old Motorhome with 10,000 miles, surely that says it all.


Probably like my Granddaughters first car a 2014 a Skoda Citago with 10,700km on it, genuinely only used to go to Mass and Funerals :o

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Did the Spanish one fall trough, or are you going into the motorhome import business ?


I've been considering testing the waters. I have the Spanish one back here and all, waiting to hear back on how much the VRT bill will be

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Yeah seems like they are scammers, when I enquired further about the motorhome they wanted me to send payment before I got there.

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