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Tom many thanks for all your efforts with the Little Exsis Book and the Facebook updates on Little Exsis Group. It is very much appreciated.
My post with photos on this rust problem is listed under ‘general discussion’ topic ‘New owner intro’ dated 25th Feb 2020.
It’s a problem that is going to start cropping up for a few owners due to the age of the Exsis. Hence had mine sorted with rust cut out, re-fabricated and protected for the future – expensive but worth it in the long run! Had mine done at a Landrover specialist. My thought was that if they can effectively protect a Landrover’s underside then that’s got to be a good endorsement as they have a lot of farming and off road vehicles going through the same process.
The only alternative is to have the rust dealt with as and when it’s identified during an MOT or service.
Good luck with it and hope it gets sorted.
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by k9dougie.
I am Portishead, Bristol and you are more than welcome to come take a look when the restrictions allow.
The wiper mechanism and the windscreen shelf are 2 separate issues.
1. During production/design the windscreen wiper motor had to be moved to accommodate the Hymer designed cab (its a different shape to the original Ducato). It was held in position with brackets that were just not strong enough causing some wiper mechanisms to self destruct. So now many have been ‘beefed’ up with stronger bracing. Look it up on this site, there are plenty of articles including my own mod.
2. The problem with the rotting shelf is caused by condensation on the inside of the massive windscreen running down and collecting in the corners. Underneath the top matting is a thin plywood sheet and this is what rots. Not all vans suffer with this as it very much depends on how the condensation is dealt with in the first place. My shelf is solid but then I use a desiccant dehumidifier during the winter months and consequently get no condensation at all. Again there are plenty of articles on here and the Little Exsis Book.
If you are serious about getting an Exsis then it will serve you well to do some reading on this site and the invaluable Little Exsis Book. Don’t be put off by the problems as you need to put them into perspective. All motorhomes of this sort of age have niggles and design flaws but only the Exsis has so much to offer compared to ‘others’ If you have ever seen one in the flesh as it were then you will know why they are so sought after…the amount of space is unbelievable, a very clever design.
Good luck with your search.
- This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by k9dougie.
These go for strong money if its been well looked after. I wouldn’t be too concerned about the mileage as long as it’s been well maintained – these are commercial vehicles so they can cope with very high mileages.
Look for corrosion underneath, inner wheel arches, inner sills. Front wiper mount mod. Check front windscreen shelf nearest windscreen for damp (condensation causing wood to rot). I’m sure other owners can help with more.
The one on Ebay is a very rare Vario Seat SK, it can carry 4 with seat belts. I have this version and have done a mod that is very handy for seating (check out my post on this forum).
To sum up, if it’s in good nick and been looked after it’s worth every penny….in my opinion.
I had a good look at the photos of the interior and it looks like its had a hard life. Damp, doors warping etc.
£20 sent with much thanks for the efforts you put into this site.
Thanks Barry and Co – mines in the post!
No thank you Barry for all your much valued time and input on this awesome site.
You may have noticed in the photos I have fitted an additional armrest to the driver’s seat, passenger side still to do later this week. (Thanks for the idea Chris!)
Forgot to add that the offset base is 160mm from table edge to the edge of base. If you do this conversion secure with a couple of small screws to make sure it swings around without touching the wall. Mine just clears it with this measurement. That way you can reposition it until you find the right position then secure permanently.
I am not sure if will work on the SK version as I don’t know if there is enough room in front of the bench seat.
Table and leg removed back to original, just the brackets visible.
Twin dining with easy access to central aisle.
Stowed away to the side but can still be used
Or this way if you prefer