This thing was in 'what made you smile' first, but I am not sure where it fits best. So maybe it's safe to continue here.
Original question was : Is anybody in the B&B business or can recommend a nice place to stay. Looking for an affordable room, not intending to do any extra bargaining. I mean : that's not the reason why I post this.
Entering in Kent, probably Dover.
Just staying around for a week or maybe a bit longer, see the country (did so regularly before).
Any new place is welcome on the list. Going from Kent towards Edinburgh perhaps ... And maybe Fort William.
So could go north West as well as East side.
Meanwhile, made a bid today on a camper from around 1990, old Transporter, 150k miles, outside in rather mint condition, so I hope they gave the engine some attention too.
Must have started changing things on it on this mileage.
Inside is not this well equipped that I wouldn't need to go find rooms.
Anyone has experience with the old 1,6 diesel VW engines that were placed in the back of the transporter ?
I drove them in petrol versions before but can't remember much about them any more.
I remember from before the sliding doors were coming out when they were old ..
Waterpump was a weak point I think but not sure any more.Don't know if a 1,9 diesel would fit in case of a necessary change.
Made a rather low bid, 4350 euro, as this is not exactly camperseason and at months like this they go for a lower price. I guess it happens everywhere like that.
A more complete Mercedes (409) in similar condition would cost 7k but then have wooden furniture, bit 'extra' on the engine and some more comfort like toilet etc...
If I would go there (VW), I would ask the seller (dealer) to put it outside and not start it before I come... Hear it start cold (on a cold day).Then maybe he will start it the night before, but what the heck..
See if it goes well, ... runs properly...