1998-2005 Supreme 12-14' Getaway Owners

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 08:17
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These offroad vans are now over 10 years old, how are they holding up?
I have been researching & keeping an eye out for on them the last 2 months.
Prices seem to vary quite a bit, for example here in SA a bone stock 12' $25K with no service history & needs a few $ spent to repair light covers, tyres, battery with no charge system, etc, where interstate fully loaded with all the goodies vary from $15.5K-$21K neg.
Seriously thinking purchasing interstate and come in way in front even with fuel cost.
Many thanks in advance.
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Reply By: philip t jones - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 09:05

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 09:05
I have a 2002 14ft which has had a very hard life all I have done besides general maintenance is new bushes and bolts in the suspension. Its still going well just check for water damage as some were not sealed on the front end very well.
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Reply By: mike39 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:39

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:39
Ours is a 1996 model, 15'x6'6" and a side door unlike the more common end door.
Approx 250000km and apart from replacement shocks (which are a pain to change being inside the coil spring) no structural defects.
It has travelled about every rough track in Aus., and with its type of construction is completely dust free. Have never opened the roof pressure vent.
The trade off is weight, 1480kg. tare, 1830 kg. gvm but I think we are nearly always over that.
I replaced the 90l 3way fridge with an Engel upright same size and moved the battery to under the bed (queen across the back).
We have been very happy with this van and would fully recommend. At the moment we are in outback WA but heading home to NSW. If you require any more info please email to bushyx2atbigponddotcom or a call on 043seven37198three.
Mike
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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:31

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:31
Hi Cruisier,
We have a 1995 or 6 (same early model type) 11' or11'6" Supreme Getaway. Have a look on our Profile. She is great.
She has been to Cape York on the Dev Road only and was admired by some whilst up there.
She could be coming up for sale, very, very sadly. She is our first van & has given no trouble. As said above, a small spot of water ingress on Pop top roof
bed corner but fixed now.
Hubby has had cancer & arthritis is curling up his hands making lifting the Pop Top difficult. We've been told that the inside lift helpers can't be fitted to this van.
We are thinking we may have to go to a second had small full semi off road,
something like a small On The MOVE full caravan .
I guess you know about the newer model Getaways.( New specs to keep in the market price wise) Supreme will build to the older specs. if you order but you will pay !!! for the sturdier build of old.
Take care, safe travels. Ma.
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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 15:23

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 15:23
Many thanks for all the replies so far.

Pa & Ma, would you mind letting me know what you paid for your getaway please & did the van come with any extra's eg, tv, chargers, solar panels etc. and did you have to spend any further $.
I also will be hauling with a 1991 80 series.
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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 15:54

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 15:54
Hi again Cruisier 91,
Not too much of a problem, hubby knows more of course.
The dealer wanted S28,000-00 for it. I think it was called a Highlander hitch.It has a radio player plus a C.D player. A gas stove & oven, rear door with a bag awning.It also has an 80 watt solar panel on the roof. Anderson Plug.60 ltr. water tank. The bearings had to be done by us.
We put a couple of things on it but this was the basic unit when we bought it.
When it stops pouring & hailing I'll go & get the book to be sure if you like.
Tows like a dream behind a 1995 80 Series. Also see our profile.
Bye again, Ma.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:02

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:02
A Hyland hitch which is an off road type with greater articulation than a normal one and needs a towball that has a higher shank than a normal one. A normal one is 68mm The recommended Hyland one is at least 75mm high from the tongue
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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:45

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:45
Hi Tony,
We have a 2" lift on the 80 series, had no trouble towing on bitumen to get it home but we've changed the hitch now. Thanks.
Take care, Safe travels. Ma.
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Reply By: kgarn - Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:57

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 17:57
Hi Cruiser 91,

I have just purchased a new (to me) van and my 2000 Supreme Getaway is now for sale.
If you contact me at kgarnett@iprimus.com.au I can send you full details of the van and all its inclusions and extras.
I am located in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Ken

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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 07:57

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 07:57
Thanks Ken, email sent.
Steve
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Reply By: Member - Rick M6 - Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 21:21

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 21:21
We have an 11' Supreme Getaway 2010. We have bought a bigger van so reluctantly have to sell the Getaway. It will be difficult to part with!

We bought it new directly from the factory in Melbourne. It was specially made for us because Supreme had stopped making the really strong Getaways, and we wanted one!

It is in fantastic condition despite trips to Cape York, the Kimberley and GRR, and last year, across the Gibson Desert from Alice to Marble Bar.

It has the very strong original Getaway independent suspension with leaf springs, 2 x 100ah batteries, 2 x 60L water tanks, Engel 90L compressor fridge, Prado 17 inch wheels and spare (with provision for another spare for your tow vehicle), extended drawbar (Prado rear door can be opened without touching the van).

It is the perfect size for anyone wanting to upgrade from a camper trailer, (without the huge cost of some off-roaders), but still go almost anywhere you can take a camper.

I currently have it on consignment at a caravan sales yard at Nowra, NSW

You can email me for more info if you are interested: rick at cuppladaze dot com

Rick

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