New Off Roader $70,000 - $80,000 ????

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:19
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Hi Everyone,
I would like to thank you all for your responses to my earlier question about which off roader caravans you would rate as the top 5.However we realise that most of the top 5 are above the $100,000.00 mark and we were wanting to know if its possible to purchase a new off roader for around $70,000 -$80,000 for our trip around oz.
Our tow vehicle is an F250 so no problem with weight.
Thank you all for your input we really value this forum for all the latest info,stories and replies.

Kind Regards

Sue and Shaun

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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:25

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:25
have a look at Goldstream from Pakenham
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Follow Up By: Member Boroma 604 - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:55

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:55
Gooday,
Suggest you look at second hand, plenty on the "Net" if you look around, and advertised elsewhere, you do not say what size etc.
Keeping in mind there is really not a true Off Road which will no doubt be contested, you will get a good All Road caravan, but do your research and ask a reliable repairer before you leap and also get someone who knows the industry or had a lot to do with the various makes, to look it over. NOT A Sales yard person.
Best of luck. Cheers,
Boroma 604.
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Follow Up By: Sue vw - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 21:09

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 21:09
Thanks for the tip Boroma 604,
we are looking at a 20FT Off Road
Thanks again
Sue and Shaun
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 04:10

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 04:10
We looked at Goldstream, Pakemham,. Almost local for us .

Very disappointed at what was in their yard.
20 ft Off road van there had wires and water lines hanging down below chassis rail. Finish was ordinary.

Sorry guy's not for us !

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: daz (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 22:32

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 22:32
On the Move caravans in Melbourne


I have the Infinity & very happy with.

Google On the Move Caravans

The owner is Lennie Mifsud. Ask to speak to him & he will tell you all you want to know, I can highly recommend their service & product

Daz
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 23:14

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 23:14
Another heads up for Goldstream. Our Crown off road is now 3 years old and has done approx 20000K....mostly inland areas such as Flinders, Oodnadatta track, Lake Eyre , Western NSW...ans is still solid and intact as the day it was delivered to us.

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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 07:51

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 07:51
Hello Sue and Shaun,
Have you considered a Sunland Patriot? Price should be OK for you. Its wannanty covers any road or track on a map. Chassis warranty 20 years. We've had a good run out of ours on some pretty rough stuff over two years.Very comfortable, tows well and Sunland offer excellent backup service.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 18:26

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 18:26
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Good advice.
The base model Patriot is < $80,000 but has the good offroad suspension.
A real tough van - and good value ,well worth a look Sue.
Buying new is always better if you can afford it - as you are not buying someone else's problems or one that has been trashed on the Tanami.
If you are going to spend $80,000 - get a new one.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:44

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:44
Second Hand Bushtrackers

You may find many secondhand vans are as good as brand new as often they are disposed of to buy larger vans or unfortunate family circumstances. These are in perfect order and would fit your requirements.

Alan
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:59

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:59
Where are you located?

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:41

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:41
I had to buy some pump parts at Ian Grant Caravans in Morwell & his Highlander offroad van, looked to very good value, but I only really had a very quick look.

Have a look ..... HIGHLANDER OFFROAD


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Reply By: Member - David P8(Echuca,Vic) - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:02

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:02
Hi Sue vw,
We have bought a Track Trailer "Topaz" and are taking off tomorrow for 6-8 months. They cost in the vicinity of $70,000. They have a unique suspension which was developed for the Aust. military and has been patented. They are located in Dorset Rd, Bayswater.
They are worth a look.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:15

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:15
Do they have a website Dave?

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:17

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:17
This the one?

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Follow Up By: Member - David P8(Echuca,Vic) - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 13:25

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 13:25
Yes, the Topaz Track trailer is the one. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 20:30

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 20:30
Sue, as you have limited finance, do you really want a full blown gin palace? The Topaz is a good unit. There are a couple of other builders that produce something more suitable to real off road travels than those overgrown monsters and shipping containers on wheels. Take a look at:

http://www.ozzieoffroad.com.au/

http://www.northcoastcampers.com.au/

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Reply By: Croozerute - Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:30

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:30
G'day Sue and Shaun,

We bought a Roadstar limited edition last year, was about $68k then.
It has been great for us, no problems whatsoever. When we bought it we lived on the Great Central Road between Laverton and Warburton, so yes, it has been tried and tested on harsh roads.
We also looked at the Retreat caravans which were similar money, but had a 3 month wait. The Roadstar we after just a few weeks wait as it was already being built for the dealer we got it from.

Cheers
Al
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