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Message posted by purplenel via mobile 31/7/2021 at 8:04pm
Outfit:  Robens Woodview 600     Location:  Stafford
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We currently are tent campers (and love our new woodview 600, must update profileÖ)
But for weekends or short trips being comfort campers the set up and down and associated car Tetris is a pain. So we have been toying with a larger sprinter camper van.
The thing is COVID has inflated prices massively. But I have found one I like. Am I an idiot to buy now? And, as Boris said, if not now then when? Will the market be flooded next year? Or will they all be pretty much as expensive due to lack of vans and the fact that they were bought this year so people will be looking to get their money back.
Itís a quandary! Any thoughts?
Oh, there is no way oh will have a caravan before that is suggested!

Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 01/8/2021 at 8:30am
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You may find more for sale end of year if people who have bought them for this summer, can go on package holidays abroad again next year. At the moment they are being sold at top price due to demand, then price should lower as less demand and people not wanting to keep them over winter and get some money back. That's my thinking.

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Message posted by TheHeadGardener01/8/2021 at 8:50am
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If you want to go away in a van now, then you need to buy a van now, regardless of how much prices have shot up.

Animal rescue centres are already filling up with puppies who are now gangly teenagers and the idiots who bought them during 2020 want to get rid of them. So it's not unreasonable to assume that campervans will go the same way once it's possible for the Muggles to go abroad again.

Whether prices will fall or not depends upon whether sellers think they can get away with maintaining current levels.

At present my van conversion now seems to be selling for 15%- 20% ~MORE~ than I paid for it in 2018.


Message posted by kiev01/8/2021 at 8:52am
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Many folk decide to convert their own van it needs thought standard ability and time. There is much to be found in articles of people who have done it. It depends on your situation and willpower.

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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 01/8/2021 at 9:14am
Outfit:  Autosleepers: Clubman > Nuevo.     Location:  Ayrshire
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Hire one? Itíll confirm whether you want one of your own & might get you on the road more quickly.

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Message posted by purplenel via mobile 01/8/2021 at 9:36am
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Thanks for the replies. Iíve decided to wait and see what happens to prices over the winter. Weíve only one more booked short trip this year so we will suck up the Tetris for that. This one wonít be the last one to tick the boxes.

Message posted by Capt Lightning01/8/2021 at 5:32pm
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A wise choice. In the meantime, you can possibly visit a few dealers and keep an eye on Autotrader motorhomes to get an idea of what you might like and how the prices are trending. Don't dismiss other vans such as Fiat, Ford etc.. which may offer conversions that suit your needs.

Good luck.

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Message posted by navver01/8/2021 at 7:58pm
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Prices normally fall in the Autumn and rise in the Spring due to supply and demand. I also get the feeling there is a lot more rubbish around in the spring which is a good time to offload it when they are fighting to buy.

Personally, I would normally buy in the Autumn.

However, with Boris's crystal clear foreign holiday plans no-one knows whether there will be a glut of vans on the market in the spring or not.

It is a very tricky one to call.

I believe that with so many now vaccinated, Boris will have great difficulty not opening up holidays next year.


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Iím having the same dilemma , for about 15 years my plan had been to buy a campervan when I retired.
    
However, it was clear when I retired in February, that not only had van prices shot up but choice was limited too. In the end, itís what is a van worth to me ? To me, itís not worth spending £25 000 on a 12 year old panel vanÖ.no matter how good or new the conversion is.





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Message posted by MisterB195903/8/2021 at 8:54am
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give uber leisure a ring in Epping, they mainly buy and sell to the trade, but will sell to private buyers under the same terms (no returns etc). weve had two fantastic motorhomes from them in the last 3 years - they took back our first purchase in part ex for our second at a very good trade in price compared to what we had paid for it! if you know what youre looking for in terms of checking damp (they will supply a meter - check on youtube if unsure ) and mechanics, fixtures - they also supply a gas bottle and 240v to check cooker fridge etc.

if you sign up for their website, you can see how much they sold previous vans for - you dont get spam mail from them either !!!

just for clarification, i dont have any connection with them other than as a satisfied buyer !


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