kimberley kamper

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we are thinking of buy a 1999 Kimberley kamper would love some feed back on the campers what sort of money would we be looking ect thanks.
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Reply By: zigdog - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 16:42

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 16:42
Hi Stephen,

Not sure about the specs of the 1999 models. We have a 2010 and think it is great, although every 6 months we get an e-news letter showing latest releases and updates ect and realise how market leading they are and how 'out dated ours becomes'.

I guess you should look at what the current models have compared to what you are looking at buying to see if you are satisfied with the product. I suspect the owners will think it's worth much more than it really is when compared to later spec models.
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Follow Up By: stephen m1 - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:00

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:00
thanks zigdog we are new to camping so dont wont to go over board to start with we are thinking a kimberley because we can take our boat motor and portable trailer the camper we are looking at has done around 10000klm they say every thing looks very clean and well looked after they wont 17000 for it not sure if that is a good price or not thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:15

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:15
Hi Stephen,

Having just sold a 2004 one I would suggest a lot less money than that for a 1999 one.

They're a good unit.

Di
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Follow Up By: stephen m1 - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 18:10

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 18:10
any idea what a good price would be for that model thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:35

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 17:35
Stephen

We have an 03 model and can't fault it other than it is heavy.

There were some problems I understand with the coil spring extension limiter strap breaking causing the schockies/ dampers some problems on long distance corrugated roads.
I understand there are now over 5000 of them built, so you will get some 2nd hand duds, more likely createwd by the dumb owners who didn't treat them right.
The basic design and concept is great, much of the value will be determined by how well it has been looked after.
I suspect you will break your tow vehicle many times over before you will break a Kimberly Kamper (or 2or 3 of the other top end brands).
Price, can't comment depends on condition, annex walls, other extras.
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Reply By: allblack55 - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 22:06

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 22:06
Stephen

We bought a 2000 Kimberly s/h for not a lot more 18 months ago, if the one you are looking at is in good condition then I would suggest the price is at the top end and you could probably negotiate a little. Unless there is a fire sale you won`t find a "give away' Kimberly.

If you want to mail me direct I can go through all the long winded agonising decisions we made prior to deciding on a Kimberly and the mods we have done to meet our specific needs.

sunelectronics@bigpond

Leigh
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Follow Up By: allblack55 - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 22:56

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 22:56
Sorry, had a Seniors moment, mail address should have read

sunelectronics@bigpond.com

Leigh
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 08:07

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 08:07
Price is way over.

I bought an Aussie Swag in 2001 and it cost $17000 new with extra awnings etc.
I don't believe I could get $17000 for it today.

Swags and Kimberley are about the same and would have been about the same price.

1999 version would have to be more around the $12000 mark.

Check on the quality of the canvas. 13years is a lot of UV if it has been used a lot in the sun.

Alan
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Reply By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 22:54

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 22:54
Stephen the KK is worth what you are willing to pay for it mate. Those models can go for between 12 and 20k depending on options and accesories.

If it has the options you want and is in good condition and ticks all of the boxes for you, and you are comfortable at that price point then go for it. Always try and negotiate and see if you can get a slightly better deal.

Some 2004/2005/2006 KK's are still pulling mid $30k with the right options. They are an awesome Kamper and the tent box on them hasn't changed much even with the new ones. Most of the changes are to the front kitchen and storage arrangements. These can be upgraded also if you really want to later (KK no how to charge).

They are well built and if the one you are looking at has been looked after you will get years of pleasure out of it and it won't depresiate too much.

PM me if you want more info.


Regards

Jas
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