my own second home this is a Fiat Ducato but it's a van conversion rather than a factory built motorhome. It's got swanky upholstery, plumbing, electrics, an awning and room for a porta-porti. And stickers to make it go faster. On the downside Maff the Mechanic has taken one look, spotted rust, muttered about the need for welding and told Salty Dog not to touch it with a barge pole. This is in spite of the bargain price requested from our friend who is selling it to raise funds for her dream cottage in Cornwall.
'I'll sit on the fence.' I said, with my ultra-sensible hat on. 'Every girl needs a van and this one is well planned and equipped . But what do I really know about the ins and outs of vehicle maintenance? I'd seriously be thinking about Maff's advice before going ahead'.
'So you think I should buy it then?' said Salty Dog. 'Good!'