Should I buy a camper van if the seller only has the V5 slip?

Bidding on a camper van on Ebay - guy says he only has the V5 new keeper part of the logbook. He said he took the van on part exchange and I can see that he buys and sells vehicles. Can I trust him with this? Is this only because he recently bought the van to sell on?

Asked on 5 January 2017 by Emma

Answered by Honest John
Basically, yes. I guess he's a home trader. The vendor/part exchanger should have filled in the bit that says he sold it to a trader. The question to ask is whether it's taxed. I don't think it can be, so unless he has trade plates and trade insurance I don't see how you can legally test drive the camper.
Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
I had an 18 year old campervan up for sale. A dealer inspected it and reduced his offer by £500 because of some bodywork rust, this was agreed. He bought it, then contacted me to say there was more rust...
I plan to buy a Volkswagen Golf 2009 which was a Category D Write off in 2012. The car belongs to a single owner and the full service history and log book is available. The car is currently available at...
I've just been offered a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 406D. Any thoughts?


Value my car