The red book caravans, do library's have it?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:02
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We are looking to upgrade our van, but would like to know if The Red Book Caravans, which is online for cars is available for caravans at any library etc...
It is hundreds of dollars to purchase, but I thought that it might be available at a local library somewhere.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27
Probably the best way to find out is select the library and ring and ask them.

Dont think there would be a waiting list for it IF they have it.

As it goes out of date reasonably quickly I doubt they would waste money on buying such a limited value expensive book.



Caravan Point gives an indication of what vans are selling for which may help you.


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Follow Up By: Vince B - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 21:10

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 21:10
meg_12,
I agree with Graham, don't wast your money, i sold my van on RV point great result, look there & it will give you a good idea of values.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 21:33

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 21:33
It depends whether you want sale values or buying values.

IE A mate and I had identical vans He sold his in Adelaide and got X amount.

I traded mine in WA and got $4000 more which is what i had paid for it 3 years before. The dealer promptly put $14,000 on it and it has been sold.

That van in QLD would have gone for about $16,000 less than his price.

So you see they are all over the place and it depends as I say whether you are selling or buying.
Whichever Caravan Point will give you ideas of both.




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Follow Up By: Vince B - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 23:33

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 23:33
Let's say you paid $50,000 for your van - + $4000 + $14000 = $64000 for a 3 year old van!!, give me his name & i will sell him my new van.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 08:41

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 08:41
That doesnt add up

Was actually 36 for his 40 for mine and 54 for advertised price.

Would have only sold for about 38 in Qld .

Of course I have no idea what it actually sold for.

That was just the advertised price.





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Follow Up By: Vince B - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:29

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:29
Sorry about the maths - it was late when i sent it.
Was you van made in Queensland & traded in WA??
When we bought our new van we did look at a Corrimal which is made in WA & the freight to NSW was an additional $8000 on top of the normal purchase price compared to buying it in WA.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:42

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:42
Was made in Melbourne as they are, bought s/hd in Qld and traded on a Coromal in WA..

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Follow Up By: Vince B - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:56

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:56
Coromal was established in WA in 1977 & are WA's largest van manufacturer,pretty sure they are not made in VIC. We were over there last year & had a look at there vans.
What size is you rig & where are you off to?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 18:54

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 18:54
You are reading whats not there

I didnt say I traded a Coromal

I traded another make which was made in Melbourne ON A COROMAL

Read my profile all details in there.

Not off to anywhere At home atm.
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Follow Up By: Vince B - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 at 17:29

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 at 17:29
READ YOU PROFILE, very impressive.
How do you find towing your new van?
My previous van was 18f 6in & this one is 25ft external with similar set up to yours for long term touring / solar/3 batteries/230lt.-12v fridge/washing machine/
3-95lt water tanks etc.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 00:45

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 00:45
Hi Meg 12

I was not aware of any Red Book or similar for Caravan values. What is the link please?

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Follow Up By: meg_12 - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:44

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:44
Hi Motherhen,

The link to The Red Book Caravans is http://www.redbook.com.au/printproducts.aspx. It's a guide to the value of vans, used by Caravan dealers. It is printed twice yearly to keep pace with prices of vans.

The reason I would like to have a look through it, is because of some of the comments here, the prices vary so much, and I don't want to pay $$$$$$ over it's value.

I don't want to pay as little as a dealer would pay for a trade-in, but I believe some people's asking prices are wayover the true value of the van.

If I have a starting point I will be better informed to the price of the different brands.

It's a large investment and as all investments go, you don't want to be stung with loosing money by paying too much

Cheers
Meg
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 13:44

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 13:44
Thanks Meg - Is it OK with you if i pass the link on the the caravaners forum? It is an oft asked question; particularly for those wanting to set the price to sell a caravan, or for insurance purposes. For someone wanting to purchase or sell a higher value caravan, a few hundred dollars may be well worth the expense.

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