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She's gone! Our much loved, well traveled and well looked after 2011 Conqueror 530 has been taken in px by our local dealer. It was our first caravan and we purchased it in September 2016. It was a wrench and I had a tear in my eye, but of course we now look forward to our new caravan, which we will have in a week or so. We have many new adventures planned, including taking it to Morocco next year.

 

Anyway, you may think I'm daft, but I put a short letter in with the documentation to let the next owner know a little about it's history with us. I also included a short video (on a DVD) with pictures of the Conqueror at many of the sites we have stayed at. I know that if I was purchasing a s/h caravan I'd be pleased to know a little about it. You can take a peek at the video here.

 

Does anyone else do something on these lines when they sell their caravan?

 

BH

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Morocco is a great place to tour - we did it back in 2010 and would have gone again but health problems prevented it.

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Sorry but no. To me it’s just an inanimate lump of metal and fibreglass. 

 

I accept that others clearly become become attached to these sorts of things and almost consider them to be a sentient being.

 

We are all different, and long may that remain so.

 

Andy

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Sorry I'm with Andy on this one.

 

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Wonderful idea, and it would say to me as a buyer that this van has been cherished and looked after.

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You might find the dealer is not allowed to pass on your information to the next buyer if it identifies you due to data protection so you might have wasted your time.

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1 minute ago, Paul1957 said:

You might find the dealer is not allowed to pass on your information to the next buyer if it identifies you due to data protection so you might have wasted your time.

 

Is that really outlawed in the DPA or just a myth?

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1 minute ago, Paul1957 said:

You might find the dealer is not allowed to pass on your information to the next buyer if it identifies you due to data protection so you might have wasted your time.

I thought the same when I saw the reg number.

 

52 minutes ago, bobthevanman said:

Wonderful idea, and it would say to me as a buyer that this van has been cherished and looked after.

To me it just shows that Blackhart likes to photograph his own outfit . . . for all we know he then drives off at 70mph over the sleeping policemen:o

 

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As an example of data protection, my brother changed his car a few weeks ago and the dealer showed him the new car old V5C so he could see who had it before so he knew it was not a lease company. He was not allowed to copy or note it down and the new V5C has no details.

 

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This brings back memories of when our daughters still came out with us. We’d changed our Perle Adonis for a Trophy a few weeks before Easter. As we went past Flintshire Caravans en route to our rally venue they burst into tears on spotting the old van in the compound! ‘Poor Perle, no one’s going to come and take her out for Easter’.  😎

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2 hours ago, bobthevanman said:

Wonderful idea, and it would say to me as a buyer that this van has been cherished and looked after.

Thank you, that's what I thought.

 

1 hour ago, Paul1957 said:

You might find the dealer is not allowed to pass on your information to the next buyer if it identifies you due to data protection so you might have wasted your time.

I showed it to the dealer and gave him permission to pass it on.  He thought it was a great idea. I'm not the least bothered about the vehicle number being on show...every-time I take it on the road people can see it. :)

 

2 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

Sorry but no. To me it’s just an inanimate lump of metal and fibreglass. 

What a party pooper you are! :o

 

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2 hours ago, Paul1957 said:

As an example of data protection, my brother changed his car a few weeks ago and the dealer showed him the new car old V5C so he could see who had it before so he knew it was not a lease company. He was not allowed to copy or note it down and the new V5C has no details.

 

 

Could be worse. One dealer I nearly bought a car from told me it had been well looked after and driven gently. When he showed me the V5, I noticed that the previous owner’s name was shown as ERAC.

 

As I started to walk away, I pointed out to him that ERAC stood for Enterprise Rent A Car, and that as a frequent user of their cars, I knew only too well how they got treated!

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6 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

Sorry but no. To me it’s just an inanimate lump of metal and fibreglass. 

 

I accept that others clearly become become attached to these sorts of things and almost consider them to be a sentient being.

 

We are all different, and long may that remain so.

 

Andy

Our Tig and Gobby the Gobur Folding Caravan are inseparable [as long as the security cable holds ..] and have foibles and characteristics that are sometimes good; and often infuriating.

But it is nice to anticipate taking Gobby away on a trip rather than 'the caravan'.

We had an audience of 6 people with hangovers watch the pack down of Gobby on Sunday morning. I had my back to them, but Mrs Marchie implored me 'not to cock it up, there's an audience behind you'. Fortunately it was about the smoothest pack down we have ever achieved, a pleasant change from the usual chaos and cussing :P. Still not sure whether '*****' and 'caravan' are one word or two ...

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10 hours ago, Blackhart said:

Anyway, you may think I'm daft, but I put a short letter in with the documentation to let the next owner know a little about it's history with us.

Does anyone else do something on these lines when they sell their caravan?

I have never put any personal details about our adventures in previously owned caravans BUT I have left details including photos of things I have added or changed, in with the general information literature pack. Most importantly I have ALWAYS passed on the original handbook for caravans, cars etc., in the hope that it will be useful to the new owner but not before scanning them so I can pass copies of caravan handbooks to anyone else with the same model and year.

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How different we all are!  If my next main trip was to Morocco, the last think that would cross my mind would be to buy a new caravan.  I'd stick with the one I knew, providing of course, it was a "good  un"

 

 

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5 hours ago, robloasby said:

 

Could be worse. One dealer I nearly bought a car from told me it had been well looked after and driven gently. When he showed me the V5, I noticed that the previous owner’s name was shown as ERAC.

 

As I started to walk away, I pointed out to him that ERAC stood for Enterprise Rent A Car, and that as a frequent user of their cars, I knew only too well how they got treated!

Very long time ago I showed an interest in a mk 2 Lotus Cortina, 1 owner from new.  Asked to see the log book (long time ago),  

 

Liverpool Police.

 

Rather changed the situation.

 

John

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Blackhart, a very decent thought. 

For what its worth .....

We were pleased to buy initially, and then 7 years later sell privately, our 2007 Swift as a 'Private Gem' with comprehensive Details & all Paperwork of our ownership & the travels of us and the first owner to a local buyer.  As new  owners they seemed very happy that our Caravan was much loved & well maintained by two keen enthusiastic owners.  

Hope they enjoyed it as much as we did, 

We still keep a simple travel log.

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no i don't put anything  in  the 'van , not even where I've put sticky notes in the handbook  to mark which type of heating etc.   When PXing a 'van I clean it to within an inch of it's life, so to speak, to enable us to get the top price, I leave all the paperwork, but nothing with my details on and we leave the things that the dealer has asked for  e.g. steps, electric lead.  I do however name our 'vans with wedding anniversary years, this one is Star Ruby, but that's just for my benefit as it tells me what year we bought it :rolleyes:

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On 25/07/2019 at 14:58, Paul1957 said:

You might find the dealer is not allowed to pass on your information to the next buyer if it identifies you due to data protection so you might have wasted your time.

Clearly you have given permission here so the dealer would be ok. But couple of years ago I purchased a used car anf phoned a workshop that I knew had done work on the car to ask what they'd done. They insisted on phoning the previous owner before discussing dispite the fact that I emphasized that I was asking about the car NOT the owner/driver and DPA/GDPR only applies to living individuals.

On 26/07/2019 at 10:14, Mr Plodd said:

XR6?

 

What were they??  To the best of my knowledge the last XR’s were 5’s based on the Escort of the day and they were fuel injected not carburettor hence the model name of XR5i Or the XR4i based on the Sierra.

 

About the quickest thing I ever drove was one of the last Evo series Mitsubishi’s they sent out as a Police demonstrator. 

 

It was INSANELY quick and beyond all reason for a road car. At 70, in third, if you floored it you needed to have your head against the head rest, if you didn’t you darn near got concussion when it DID make contact. The acceleration was utterly and savagely brutal,  but the roadholding was certainly up to the power. It was like driving a very rapid go-cart. 

 

Sadly my force didnt buy one, but for the few days it was on trial I certainly enjoyed it!! Totally useless as an everyday road car, FAR to savage (with a prodigious thirst as well) 

 

 I would have loved to put it around Thruxton :D

 

Andy

You should try a Mercedes C63 AMG. 600bhp  of tip snorting monster complete with NASCAR soundtrack. Completely useless on public roads though.

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On 25/07/2019 at 22:41, rovinmad said:

How different we all are!  If my next main trip was to Morocco, the last think that would cross my mind would be to buy a new caravan.  I'd stick with the one I knew, providing of course, it was a "good  un"

 

 

 

I would never envisage taking a caravan to Morocco why would you want to do that. Surely it would be easier to book a hotel!  Back on topic we have never left any information in our caravans when we sell them why would we? We just look forward to the new one. Once they're gone they are of no sentimental value. Same with the towcar 

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On 25/07/2019 at 12:21, Blackhart said:

She's gone! Our much loved, well traveled and well looked after 2011 Conqueror 530 has been taken in px by our local dealer. It was our first caravan and we purchased it in September 2016. It was a wrench and I had a tear in my eye, but of course we now look forward to our new caravan, which we will have in a week or so. We have many new adventures planned, including taking it to Morocco next year.

 

Anyway, you may think I'm daft, but I put a short letter in with the documentation to let the next owner know a little about it's history with us. I also included a short video (on a DVD) with pictures of the Conqueror at many of the sites we have stayed at. I know that if I was purchasing a s/h caravan I'd be pleased to know a little about it. You can take a peek at the video here.

 

Does anyone else do something on these lines when they sell their caravan?

 

BH

Not with my caravan (yet) but when my father died and I sold his house, my wife wrote an illustrated ‘pamphlet’ describing all the bushes and plants (by season) that were in garden. The new owners were really appreciative, especially as they planned an extension into the garden. As a result they were able to move some of the special shrubs they wanted to keep before the building started. A few months back they sent me an email showing the new extension ...and the handsome crop from the ancient Mulberry bush which had been protected and saved from the builders.  

 

I think a little bit of kind thinking is what’s all too often missing these days.

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On 04/09/2019 at 22:38, TenStar said:

 

You should try a Mercedes C63 AMG. 600bhp  of tip snorting monster complete with NASCAR soundtrack. Completely useless on public roads though.

 

Love to! Salivating at the mere thought of it! 

 

However, I rather need my driving licence and something like that would be the cause of me losing it within about a week! 

 

These days the most most important dial on my dashboard is the one that shows my MPG, must be getting old! 

 

Andy

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On 25/07/2019 at 12:21, Blackhart said:

She's gone! Our much loved, well traveled and well looked after 2011 Conqueror 530 has been taken in px by our local dealer. It was our first caravan and we purchased it in September 2016. It was a wrench and I had a tear in my eye, but of course we now look forward to our new caravan, which we will have in a week or so. We have many new adventures planned, including taking it to Morocco next year.

 

Anyway, you may think I'm daft, but I put a short letter in with the documentation to let the next owner know a little about it's history with us. I also included a short video (on a DVD) with pictures of the Conqueror at many of the sites we have stayed at. I know that if I was purchasing a s/h caravan I'd be pleased to know a little about it. You can take a peek at the video here.

 

Does anyone else do something on these lines when they sell their caravan?

 

BH

 

I’ve not done it but what you’ve done shows great pride of ownership which the next owners should greatly appreciate.👍👍👍👍

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im the same i just had a bump in my sierra and made it very clear to the insurers my cars more than just metal and bolts im having it back and i feel the same about our caravan, i maintain it and sort it out and we have had it for 3 yrs and love it, fab thing you did there hope new buyer gets it

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