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Time on my hands in Preston this morning went into MARQUIS caravans on Chain Caul Lane. They are distributors for AutoSleepers motorhomes and caravans.

 

Saw a AS "Knightsbridge" 4 berth side dinette 'van, which to me was in show room mint condiditon, fell in love with it, though even my behemoth V70 wouldn't pull it.

 

Price on the front window was £19,995. I inquired about the 'van to the saleman who was extremely helpful without usual salesman blah blah. It's a 2nd hand 'van, 2 years old! I comented on the condition it really was mint, looked as though it had hardly been used.

 

Anyway, point is, would you pay £19,995 for a 2 year old 2nd hand 'van?

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If you really want it, then yes. If you don't then go somewhere else.

 

It's the same wherever you go you either pay what the vendor wants, try and negotiate a better deal or find something else that suits your pocket or sensibilities.

 

If you dont buy it then either someone else will or he'll drop his price - try haggling. No one on this forum can make that decision for you. There'll be plenty who wouldn't pay more than £500 for a van and those who would be quite happy to pay £30k plus for a second hand one even older, depending on the make and condition.

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Newer caravans on caravanfinder for less so my answer would be no. Our twin axle Lunar Delta TI cost us less than £19,000 brand new in 2011!

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We paid over 20k when the new 1st bailey valencia came out,then hit hard times and it went back. .now can find a bailey indiana 2009 with all the bits and bobs ( wastemaster etc etc ) for 10k

 

So i wouldnt pay over 10k for a 2nd hand van

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Matelot, it was a rhetorical question, I wasn't seeking advice I was instigating a debate. I dropped one anyway, it wasn't a KNIGHTSBRIDGE, but a KENNSINGTON, some place anyway dahn sarf!

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It would have been a £30k van two years ago even before the original purchasers looked at the options list.

 

Whilst it is probably true you could buy a new van for £20k you would not be buying anything like a comparable product.

I did read dealers were heavily discounting some new but last year's model AS vans a short while back.

 

When I looked they were factory fitted as standard with the lovely AL-KO mover.

 

PS: If I could buy a 2nd hand, unmarked two year old £75K Airstream for £20k I would not be seeking opinions here first! So no real hang up on buying 2nd hand.

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If I loved it, had a budget of 19k, it was in mint condition and a good saving on a brand new van (same model)

I wouldn't think twice. It would belong to me :-)

 

I paid 10k for a 2 year old lunar stellar. No regrets. Exactly what I was looking for and the new stellar had changed layout and didn't do it for me

 

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Would I pay that much for a van I loved. No I would find something else to love. Would you be happy having to buy a big 4x4 and footing the extra fuel and tax costs plus extra van insurance costs to get away and sit in a field somewhere and have less money to spend than if you had kept your present outfit. Think hard and the answer should be NO.

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For me the caravan is a means towards an end; portable familiar accommodation if you like.

I bought mine for a pittance after the previous owner reversed it into a wall. I now spend time maintaining it and tailoring it to my own particular needs; removing the onboard water tank, removing the water heater etc etc. My back ganged up on me and made me fit a motor mover; that was fun on a girder chassis!

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