1998 Regent Legend Caravan

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:59
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Hey all you caravan experts, in need of some opinions
Got an opportunity to buy a 98 Regent Legend van.
19' with separate toilet and shower.
Showing its age but not too bad. Chassis is great, not a sign of rust.

Anyone have experience with these?
Good van in their day or not?

Thanks
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 22:24

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 22:24
Always been a quality van - what type of suspension does it have?
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Follow Up By: Mark H16 - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 08:00

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 08:00
Has rocker suspension.
Leaf springs are over axle so I presume a previous owner has done that.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:17

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:17
Regent use Control Rider suspension in some of their vans but although they are generally well put together, this appears to have the basic setup. I take it you have googled and looked on caravan sales, trading post etc for comparison?
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Follow Up By: Mark H16 - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:54

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:54
Hard to find this model on those sites. But have looked for similar size and age vans. There is a huge variation in prices asked.

But asking prices and what you get are two different things, I just sold an similar vintage 4WD and had to drop my pants eventually.


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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 14:17

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 14:17
well, family friend or not, just offer what you think it's worth. It's up to them to accept or not, or at least reach a compromise. One thing for sure, as you've just found out, it's not easy selling and even harder getting your asking price. Good luck anyway.
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Reply By: sangroper51 - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 20:16

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 20:16
Hi,

Good vans.

What sort of money??

Cheers AL

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Follow Up By: Mark H16 - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 20:18

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 20:18
Its private sale from a family member of a friend.
Just trying to work out how much to offer.
Hard to quantify
Was thinking mid teens would be about right?
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 23:42

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 23:42
Mark,
A van of that vintage regardless of make (except the very expensive Bushtracker or similar) would be worth around 15-17K, no more unless it is in really TOP condition.

I'd start at offering 15K and haggle from there, even given the closeness of the relationship.

Disco.
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