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14th February 2020 at 08:48 #2422MarkoParticipant
Hello everyone. I am looking for a Hymer Exsis sg or sk, 2.3 JTD.
Is anyone selling it?
14th February 2020 at 11:32 #2423
Whereabouts are you?
Mine is a 2.8 SK, but I will not be selling until April/May time, after I have valeted it and prepared it for sale. It just needs a polish up and some minor details need attention.
I have considered selling it a couple of grand cheaper so that I do not have to go through the fatiguing polishing-up process!
If no-one is selling right now, keep looking on here…
Place your “Exsis Wanted” post there too, and include contact details, either an email address or ‘phone number.
15th February 2020 at 10:19 #2428MarkoParticipant
I am from Slovenia. It is hard to find this model here. The problem is, that for the 2.8 jtd, we have very high taxses to imprt it. This is the reason why I am looking for the 2.3 jtd. Thank you 🙂
15th February 2020 at 11:25 #2429
Its not a bad choice, Marko – it’s probably more economical than the 2.8 and with only a minimal difference in power.
16th February 2020 at 13:04 #2430Happy TravellerParticipant
One point in favour of the 2.3l engine is that it was at the time a newer model than the 2.8l and only requires a timing belt etc change every 8 years as specified by Fiat in its work schedule. I believe the 2.8l requires a change every 5 years. This is not a cost that I delay because I want to avoid an expensive engine rebuild if it goes wrong. With our vans’ use I imagine that few timing belt changes are triggered by high mileage.
I’ve been lucky to have my van from new. I am a cautious person and so I have not gone the full 8 years before changing the timing belt. My Exsis was made on the first production run for right hand drive; I assumed a November 2003 manufacture date for the basic van as supplied to Hymer so you’ll not be surprised to learn that my second change (of timing belt, water pump kit, trans belt and tensioner – all genuine Fiat parts fitted by my local garage) was in November 2018. It’s a long job and for what it’s worth for you in Slovenia my UK cost all in was just under £800 including 5 hours labour.
When buying second-hand I would advise asking when the timing belt was last changed and, in particular, whether all the parts were new. For me it’s a false economy with such a long job not to renew all the bits.
Best wishes with tracking a suitable one down.
20th February 2020 at 10:40 #2456M and GParticipant
I just wanted to mention that I was recently in contact with ‘Hymerman’, who posted a for sale ad on this forum in October. As of Feb. 12, his Exsis, a 2.3, was still for sale.
Hope this helps,
27th February 2020 at 18:37 #2482KathrynParticipant
I am also looking to buy an Exsis this year and would love to hear from anyone selling theirs within the next couple of months.
We live in Devon, and are happy to travel.
Telephone number 07787953569.
28th March 2020 at 21:48 #2565Pablicito64Participant
Hi, we are considering selling our Exsis SG 2,3 2005. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions we have to wait because of the economic situation: we are not sure that in the end We will be able to buy the new van we are thinking to. Anyway… it’s a very well mantained van with external awning, bike rack. We always did maintenance changing twice the cam belt. Our Exsis has now about 215.000 km (133.000 miles) but all is still perfectly working: the Exsis, named by us Falkor, is our home since last year (we have an Italian blog where we write about our choice: http://www.seimetri.it).
The van is near Milan, in Italy, and we are going to ask 21.000 Euro. If someone interested can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th April 2020 at 09:24 #2587KathrynParticipant
Thank you for all your replies and we’ve now brought an Exsis! We drove it home 2 days before the Lockdown!
6th April 2020 at 09:55 #2588
Many congratulations, Kathryn!
Just a shame the lockdown has occurred right now, when you must be eager to get up and away! Still, there’s nothing to say that you can’t just sit in it and dream. Or maybe go brrrm, brrrm…!
Good luck in your future travels.
29th May 2020 at 11:17 #2699FredParticipant
Hi all van insurance due and maybe a change also ? any recommendations would be welcome ?
you all stay safe Fred
29th May 2020 at 13:48 #2704
(See reply in “Insurance for Exsis SK”)
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