Goodbye to Old Friend

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 11:25
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A sad day in our household, after 17 years we are saying goodbye to our much loved Jayco poptop which we have Expored Oz with our family.

The family have fled (and the dog is 14 years old) and now just the two of us in a much bigger van..... with a much bigger price tag and vehicle to tow it.

Purchased for $9,000 in 1991, sold for $7,500 in 2008. That good cheap holiday value in my reckoning aside from the cost of fuel, and some memorable holidays for our kids who now also have a love for exploring this wonderful brown land.

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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 14:34

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 14:34
nothin like keepin it value over time!! Goodbye old faithful!!
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Reply By: furph - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 16:31

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 16:31
Looking at your new rig, (photo) what can one say but "bloodty hell", thats a ripper,eh!
The good thing about keeping an older van in good nick is its residual value.
We had an older ('80) Viscount which had travelled over this countries worst roads, had so many chassis repairs/strengthening jobs done to make it pretty much bullet proof, heavy duty axles/wheels/tyres etc. etc.
When it was advertised for sale, the first couple to see it said yes, just what we are looking for, and bought it on the spot. No haggles, cash deal.
But also when it went, a sad day for us too. That old Viscount had withstood rough roads, weather, propped up on a broken axle whilst we tried to sleep wondering how to best get out of this "misadventure", a big part of our life for 10yrs.
Now a 10yr. old Supreme Getaway, still with its own (for our needs) teething problems. For us, caravanning is its own adventure, one is always finding something to repair or modify,
Its also about this great life of "exploring oz", the more one gets about, the more one can learn.
Happy adventures with your new rig.
furph
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 19:03

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 19:03
Onya, a few years from now & you will have accumulated many happy memories courtesy of your new rig. Your good memories of the old one will not disappear, nor should they, they will only become more enriched.
By the way, families don't flee, they just leave home, get married & then produce grandchildren. They actually multiply, & if you wife is like mine it seems that you will be the one financing all this multiplication!! Anyway it's a great time in your life, enjoy it & best wishes.
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