Mercedes 814 1993 (K reg). Very sad sale of a genuinely reliable, well maintained and much loved coachbuilt horsebox. Only for sale because we need a larger box for our new, larger, horse. Plenty of receipts and service history. Will be sold fully plated until end Feb 2016. In the 7 years we have owned it, it has never once broken down and starts first time, every time. This vehicle has been maintained with no expense spared and has the following features:
Unladen weight 5.8T so payload of 1.7T
Vehicle length approximately 24 foot driven mainly by a lady owner and sometimes by her long suffering other half!
5 speed manual gearbox
6 cylinder uber reliable Mercedes engine
Power steering new power steering pipes fitted along with new power steering belts
New rear brake chambers fitted
Approx 44,000 km mileage dont know if genuine but genuine just under 15,000 km (9,300 miles) in last 9 years as have history
Engine fully serviced and only done 50 hours since
New alternator belts
New starter motor, earth strap and batteries
New steering box drag link, gators and exhaust downpipe
Tachograph fitted but unused as not required for private use
Tilt cab for easy maintenance
Seating for 3 with seatbelts
All 6 tyres are commercially rated with no cuts or known damage and good tread.
Cut through cab into living
Blue carpet on walls
Rest of living newly painted and new lino on floor.
Two sliding windows with roller blinds and a blind over the cut through
Luton sleeps 2 and comes with made to measure foam mattress enough floor area to put a blow up mattress down as well
Foam seat on cut through area
Wardrobe & shelf mirror on one wall and another mirror comes with the lorry which could be fitted back on the wardrobe
Gas operated (bottle stored in living area cupboard) Grill, 2 ring burner and fridge
Sink with cold water - water pump from storage container in horse area
Cupboards below sink for storing food etc.
Gas wall mounted heater
Have spent two weeks living in this lorry on my own at a training event and it was excellent also spent 5 days away in it with a friend sleeping on the floor
No leaks or damage
Lockable grooms door with drop down window from outside into horse area via dropdown steps and further door into living area with bolts on both sides and a hook which can fix it open into living area.
2 Padded Partitions including one slatted metal Head Board 4 x pale grey leather look padded partitions to be fitted week commencing 2nd Feb and will update photos
Horses travel herringbone, facing towards the rear and partitions are fully adjustable
Wooden storage bin
Double ¾ inch marine ply floor and walls. Floor and halfway up walls covered with rubber matting and top half re-painted in white in 2014
Lighting which can be switched on and off from just inside living area
Two windows with metal protection bars on the side the horses face and two more windows on opposite side. All windows are sliding
Comes with 3 x blue saddle racks and 3 x blue bridle hooks which new owner can attach to walls wherever you wish we removed to repaint
Newly fitted griptop rubber matting on ramp so grippy even in the wet that it doesnt need rails. Ramp can just about be lifted by 8 stone female on her own!
Internal dimensions 71 high, 9 long and 77 wide. Can fit 2 horses up to about 16.2hh easily or 3 ponies can take bigger and has carried my 17hh horse and his 15hh friend on a 6 hour journey with no problems. Youtube link to these horses loading into it (just practice, no partitions in and horses not asked to stand in travelling position) is provided to show the room - http://youtu.be/Hnyq03dikG0
Battery isolator lockable battery box cover
2 x tie rings
Finished in royal blue with a silver stripe. All straight panels just showing signs of normal wear and tear for a vehicle of its age