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    • strider212
    • By strider212 8th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
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    Second hand caravan
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    • 8th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
    Second hand caravan 8th Feb 18 at 6:36 PM
    I have just bought a caravan from a private seller, when i viewed it appeared in sound and dry order, a week after we brought it home we have found that there is wet at the rear end, the seller told us it was dry all round, he must have known?
    Is there a chance that we can either return for a refund or get some money back to put towards repairs?
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    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 8th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
    Private sale

    No

    Unless the ad actually stated 'dry throughout' or similar.
    • strider212
    • By strider212 8th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
    The original ad states "Everything works as it should with no damp." So not sure what to do??
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Feb 18, 7:48 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:48 PM
    The original ad states "Everything works as it should with no damp." So not sure what to do??
    Originally posted by strider212
    Get an independent report on the damp, a copy of the ad and see him in court.

    Or get the defect sorted.

    Even if you go for number one you may end up doing number two.
    • strider212
    • By strider212 8th Feb 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:15 PM
    I will probably get it fixed anyway as the rest of the van is fine, just wondered where i stood with the seller, could i get some money back toward the repair? or should i try for a full refund and just return the van..
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 8th Feb 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:23 PM
    The original ad states "Everything works as it should with no damp." So not sure what to do??
    Originally posted by strider212
    Which is true at the time of purchase... otherwise you wouldn't have bought it.

    They might claim you have damaged it in transit etc., typical private sale rubbish I know!

    I don't doubt that they knew, but think you may be better off swallowing it and getting it fixed.
    • ess0two
    • By ess0two 8th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
    I will probably get it fixed anyway as the rest of the van is fine, just wondered where i stood with the seller, could i get some money back toward the repair? or should i try for a full refund and just return the van..
    Originally posted by strider212
    Full refund and return, bought private, no chance.
    If you wanted that option should have bought from a dealer.
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    • NotRichAtAll
    • By NotRichAtAll 9th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
    when i viewed it appeared in sound and dry order
    did you inspect it all?
    • photome
    • By photome 9th Feb 18, 6:06 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:06 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:06 AM
    was it wet at the rear end when you checked it over before parting with your cash
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Feb 18, 10:23 AM
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    Full refund and return, bought private, no chance.
    If you wanted that option should have bought from a dealer.
    Originally posted by ess0two
    Nonsense. A private seller must ensure that what they're selling is as advertised.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Feb 18, 10:25 AM
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    I will probably get it fixed anyway as the rest of the van is fine, just wondered where i stood with the seller, could i get some money back toward the repair? or should i try for a full refund and just return the van..
    Originally posted by strider212
    I would push for a refund. Once a caravan has damp or a leak it could end up expensive to fix it fully. How old is the van?
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 9th Feb 18, 10:28 AM
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    And how much did you pay ???
    • strider212
    • By strider212 9th Feb 18, 2:27 PM
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    The Van cost 3k and is 17yrs old, when i checked it over at time of purchase there was no visible sign of damp, no musty smells or mould, everything appeared to be dry, But it wasn't raining when i viewed it, but it did rain a few days later and while cleaning it , is when i found the wet section through the vinyl in the shower room.
    I did not however get a independent inspection, which in hindsight i wish i had.
    • macman
    • By macman 9th Feb 18, 3:25 PM
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    So you didn't actually ask the vendor if it was watertight?
    Is it reasonable to expect a caravan of that age to be 100% free of leaks?
    The vendor must truthfully answer any questions you ask, but they don't have to volunteer any info at all of their own free will.
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