concept caravans

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 17:03
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Hi,we are looking at a Concept Ascot XLS 18ft van.
Has anybody any feedback on this company?
Trying to compare this to an Evernew.
Would really appreciate any help at all.
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Reply By:- Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:37

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:37
Bought a Concept 18ft just over 12 months ago and only have praise for it. The workmanship in the van is first class.
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 09:44

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 09:44
Concept have an enviable reputation for quality and service.
Evernew however is probably a better van, but heavier and somewhat dated in appearance.
No dealers for Evernew. You must order (And Wait) at the Melbourne Factory/Yard.
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 13:20

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 13:20
We took delivery of a Concept 18 footer in June 2006 and six weeks later dragged it across the Gibb River Road and had no problems with it at all.
Ours is a Ascot Cross Pack which we ordered with Simplicity suspension, other than that its stock standard and we can't fault it.
A friend of ours has an Evernew and as stated, he had to order then wait some nine months, where as, as stated with Concept you can get one from the local agent, go for it you wont regret it.
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Reply By: George Ladas @ Taree - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 19:06

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 19:06
Concept Caravans relatively new to industry, commencing ops in 2003. So far, good to great rep. In the medium to better class of manufacturing quality, at least not mass assembly line produced, which deteriorates quality, or what quality available in this industry. Company not in any financial probs, has strong dealer base, Krats, Grahams, ARV & Benson in SA. Good well built van, can recommend. Evernew ( or nevernew in dealers circles ) - no you can't compare. These vans are custom built 1 at a time, therefore the delay in orders. These are premium built vans by very experienced builders. Like comparing a commodore to a BMW. But, no dealers, all arrangements at factory in Melb. Although very remote and usually an accessory or a component not built at factory, any warranty claim for faults must be handled through factory. They are most professional and will assist repairs at factory or repair agent. Problem is that since this company won't deal with any dealers, most dealers won't deal with them or their stock. Sometimes it can be frustrating finding service. Also because of relatively slow production, their vans can appear to be relatively outdated in looks very quickly. From order to delivery 6 to 10 months, what looked good then may be outdated at pick up. You can place a newish evernew next to one that could be up to 10 years old, and there wont be much design diff. ( therefore nevernew ). If you didn't know to look at diff model name on decals or diff coloured stripes that depict model year similar to cars eg commodore vh, vs etc. you wouldn't know the diff between vans that have 5 - 10 years diff between them. This is simply aesthetic and doesn't change the fact that these are very well built vans though, just in a slightly higher quality bracket than concept. Either brand is a solid investment.
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