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The one thing that is as inevitable as death or taxes – at least as far as owning a classic vehicle is concerned! – is the amount of work that will be necessary to keep it on the road and working well. Fortunately, we have a couple of ways of helping our members to keep camping.
For a start, we have a valuation service to provide your insurance company with an idea of just what your van is really worth. If you have a crash without an agreed value, most companies will pay you the scrap value, which for a 40-odd year old van will be shockingly low! An agreed value takes into account more than just the value of the metal. Sadly, we do get calls from distraught owners whose insurance has not been secured on an agreed value, and the results are grim.
To book a valuation, please contact email@example.com . The valuations are usually carried out by one of our officers either at a show, or if you live near enough to the officer, at some pre-arranged point. Valuation costs £20 for members. You will need six photos of your van (showing each side) and some of the interior.
Once you have your valuation, it is suggested that you update it at intervals, especially if you do any major work (rebuild the interior, replace the engine, etc). Also, and probably most importantly KEEP UP WITH THE GENERAL WORKING MAINTENANCE! This cannot be stressed enough.
We also have a team of volunteers who have a vast amount of knowledge on the various versions of the T2 van. They are extremely enthusiastic, so sometimes you may find that a telephone call lasts longer than you intended! To speak to a technical advisor, again email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of your local contact.
Finally, the Club has amassed a collection of technical sheets, which you will find in the technical help section of the website. They may need some minor updates, but they are a good starting point for the regular sort of maintenance your van may need. They are available here.