Thursday, January 14, 2010

I found it!

I first spotted this camper van on mudah.my and it is exactly what I am looking for. The best part is that the vehicle is registered as having a caravan body, which means it is totally road legal. The previous owner use it as a mobile base for motorcycle racing at the race track. When I first inspected the camper it was in a paint shop, ready to be painted. The interior has clearly seen better days, but everything is largely intact. I did not have much opportunity to inspect and test everything. After the previous lesson, I was prepared to walk away from a deal if I had to. The negotiation took quite a while, over many days in fact, before the deal was sealed.



Inspection as Puspakom for ownership transfer caused a minor stirr. The workers in the inspection center have never seen anything like this before. They were also surprised to find that there's category in their computer for caravan.

The picture shown here was taken right after I have taken delivery of the camper. It looks like the paint shop just mixed all the leftover paint from other jobs to paint the camper. The gray shade made it looks like a RMAF vehicle. The engine was difficult to start and runs terribly once started and the brake barely works. The parking brake cable is broken so I have to stop using bricks as wheel chocks. There's lots to be done before I can take it on a road trip. Having said all this, I was very happy with the camper, this is the beginning of realizing my life long dream.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So.. u've found it.. What kind of chassis do that campervan sit on? To be honest, I'm just a big fan of RV or campervan too.. It had been my dream for such a long time.. I have my own spec on that too.. will show it to u when everything had been done. All the best!! Hope we'll meet someday somewhere in the middle of our journey..

eugene said...

hey motorcamper,

have been thinking about a conversion project for a long long time. hope to eventually stop procrastinating and embark on the journey....great of you to start this blog...

William said...

Hi - Congratulations! Admire your persistence. In your research did you come across any companies that rent RV's or Campers? I've been looking online and can't find ANYTHING. I want to rent one and tour Pahang and other parts of Malaysia. I would so appreciate any contacts you can give me. Good luck!

motorcamper said...

Unfortunately, as far as I know, there's not a single company that rent RV or campers.

Anonymous said...

This is great! I am very interested too. Glad to know that caravans are listed with Puspakom. I hope to own one too. How much should budget should I spare?

TJ Chang said...

Can't comment on this as caravan/campervan is not a common item here. The prices can be varied, depending on the condition of the caravan/campervan and also if the legal papers are in order. Beware of those who sell it at a seemingly low price, some of them do not have required owner geran with proper body type classification.

furnished office rental said...

Good luck on your plans, the caravan looks great for traveling.

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