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Very very sad sale of our Barbara – a 2005 Vauxhall Movano, fitted with a CW horseboxes body in 2011. We have owned Barbara for the past 18 months and she’s taken us across the country, as far as Kent and Aberdeen, and never let us down. She’s fantastic on fuel, great to drive and has the benefit of a living area with double bed meaning stay-away shows are a breeze! We’ve just returned from five days at Arena UK where we stayed in the box the whole time. We absolutely love her, but our daughter is moving onto horses, and her new 17.1 won’t fit, so we need her to find a new home while we move into HGVs ☹️
Both a new roof and floor fitted two months ago, and has MOT until August 2024 with no advisories. We’ve spent loads on her since we’ve had her, so all the hard work has been done, ready for her new owners to put their own stamp on her. She does have some age and use related marks, and her price has been adjusted to reflect that.
Brace yourself for a long advert, as she has loads of features, but happy to answer any questions, too!
Van / cab:
2005 Vauxhall Movano base (same as a Renault Traffic, so spares are cheap!)
Showing 115k miles, but believed to be closer to 180k (mileage dropped when converted and new clocks were fitted)
MOT until August 2024 with no advisories
2.5 litre turbo diesel engine
5 speed manual gearbox
Can be driven on a standard car licence
Three seats in cab
New Alpine radio with USB, Bluetooth and Aux and Pioneer speakers
New suspension parts (ball joints) in 2023
New alternator 2022
Cambelt, water pump, aux belt and tensioner replaced in 2021
New battery 2020
Remote central locking and immobiliser with two keys
LED front, rear and side lights
Various other new parts fitted since we’ve had her including indicators, rear lights, wheel trims, cup holders, indicator and wiper stalks, battery health gauge, and loads more. Receipts to prove everything dating back to 2017.
Will come with loads of spares and other stuff including fire extinguisher, puncture repair foam x2, original head unit, oil filter and can of spray paint in the exterior cream colour.
Coach built box by CW Horseboxes
‘Wide body’ design – just under a metre wider than the original van (cab has extended mirrors to see round the box!)
Stalled for two, rear facing
Payload of around one tonne
Had a 16.2 in it comfortably, and is used weekly for our 14.3 with no trouble. Has taken our pony and a 12.2 regularly
Solid wall between horses and living area
Groom’s door to living
Removable partition with custom made stallion bars and full length rubber skirt
Just had new full wooden floor with rubber matting refitted and resealed
Underfloor metalwork inspected and passed with no issues at the same time
New roof fitted – full new outer skin, sealed and tested through the recent storms – absolutely no leaks!
Opening window from cab to horse area (no need for camera)
Two opening side windows
Automatic blue-light for horses at night with manual white light override (excellent for night time travelling and loading / unloading)
Three tie up points inside
Large Luton for storage with a step integrated into the reinforced bulkhead
Split ramp. Upper section is lockable, lower ramp section has two strong clamps.
Ramp can be operated by one person (sprung)
Lockable tack locker, includes two saddle racks, three bridle holders and access to gas and water bottle storage area
Two tie up points outside
Sofa which pulls out to double bed
Two ring gas hob with electric ignition
Sink with cold water tap
Two cupboards under sink and one over the sofa
Additional storage area under sofa
Two 12v power sockets
Large opening window
Various hooks and extra storage areas
Lockable door to rear with steel step
Located outside of Durham and no longer in use, so can be viewed most evenings and weekends.
Priced to sell as we need a 7.5t+ for our new horse.
REDUCED from £20,000 and Offers considered!
More photos available!