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MOT time - difficult decision - HELP!!

Hi Everybody!
Ive had my beloved campervan Serenity for a year now, shes a 1981 CF1(facelift) with an Autosleeper SV100 body. Shes just been in for her MOT and the dreaded rust has sprung up, so I am left with the difficult decision of whether or not to carry on!

Would anyone have any rough idea what a CF camper with 12 months tax, no MOT, and a fair amount of welding required is worth? Nothing on her is in perfect condition, but pretty much all of the camper part is original!
(Theres also a pic of her on my profile)

Im stuck between pouring in the money and keeping her going for another year, or cutting my losses and putting her on Ebay!

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Thu 09 Jan 2014 @ 15:30 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
Anon
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easy for me to say but id get her done ....im not rich not by a long shot but if i could thats wot id do ......good luck wot ever you do old son

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Thu 09 Jan 2014 @ 20:26 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Hi ,I'm the same.I would take my time and do what I could my self,Advice is always here.Cheer+Beers,Jim.

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The thing about Beddies is that it's not just a matter of cost.To paraphrase the Mastercard advert:
Cost of welding....£££
Cost of maintaining...£££
Cost of years of enjoyment touring & camping...priceless.

We had our van for roughly 14 years at a cost of £10,000+.Obviously there does come a time when you have to decide when to cut your losses but do the losses outweigh the enjoyment yet?

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Cheers for the words of encouragement guys!
After getting a couple of opinions I've decided I will have to take the saddest course and sell her on!
She needs a proper enthusiast/mechanic to renovate her - and I just don't have the skills!
Also I can see that this year I'm just not going to get to use her enough.. plus the kids round here do seem to enjoy vandalizing her.

I'll pop an advert on the for sale section here once I can take a few photos (probably the weekend), I hope someone is interested!
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The advert is up on the 'for sale' section!
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