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21 Apr 2019 @ 20:04:18 pm
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We are a group of 3  close families ,staying in the same town, we were thinking of buying a caravan on fractional ownership basis. The use of the caravan would be strictly between the 3 families on rotational basis. 

The idea is to share costs among the 3 families, at a “ fraction “ of the costs.

Has anyone done the same ? What do you think are the pros & cons of this idea or are we just cheap skates ?

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21 Apr 2019 @ 20:30:06 pm
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Ek het nog nooit aan so iets gedink nie, maar glo nie ek sal so iets wil doen nie. Mens wil self jou karavaan vir jouself lekker maak. Wie gebruik hom Desember...wie gebruik hom Paas naweek....as jy roteer gaan jy net elke 3de Desember kan kamp. Dit gaan ook nie daai lekker persoonlike gevoel gee nie....moet deel. Voel dat mens net sowel maar dan n karavaan kan gaan huur. Ek voel net om so iets te deel kan maklik wrywing veroorsaak, al is dit goeie vriende. M2c

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21 Apr 2019 @ 20:40:18 pm
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If you'd buy, you'll go big. Price range R400 k - R600 k. Between 3 that's give or take R140k+ each. On the market, reasonally priced, 2012 c/van's go for R140 k. If you go for imported R700 k c/van, then R250k each is not cheap skate. On another note, 3 men can get together, no problemo. 3 woman to decide which color scheme to use, BIG, BIG problemo.

 

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21 Apr 2019 @ 21:05:02 pm
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Ek verseker julle dat daar baie goeie kopies is vir n ordentlike tweedehandse karavaan en sal in die price bracket val waarna julle kyk per familie. Dan is hy joune net wanneer jy wil waar jy wil. Dit is waar jy begin glo ek.

Rom 8 - 1&2
Daar is nou geen ververoordeling vir die wat in Christus jesus is
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21 Apr 2019 @ 21:39:40 pm
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Would scare the living hell out of me.

I like my own stuff and my own bed and my own tongs and my own pots .............

Could never work for me.

What if a party needs to get out, needs money as they have fallen on bad times, and the other two can't buy them out. Man don't want to be in a postion liked that.

I have mates that own a boat together, well actuall only one guy payes for the maintenance etc as the others don't see the need. Has put enormous strain on the relationships to the point that one guy want to buy the boat from the other three simply to stop the arguments and the increasing change of a break in friendship. The other three dont want to sell and can't afford to buy his share. 

One too many wasted sunsets, one too many for the road.
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22 Apr 2019 @ 04:53:08 am
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All is well when it goes well.

The moment friction starts, and it may well be in the kitchen, your problems start.My dad taught me no friends and family in business.

I did not keep to it ending in troubles and financial loss I could not afford.

Eventually got out of it.

This sounds a good and novel idea, but it is still in its 'romantic stage'

I will treat this as I will do business. No friends and family.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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22 Apr 2019 @ 06:30:55 am
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Might work for someone but I doubt it.

Warned my son against it when he and family in law bought a "buggy:" He ended up paying most of the purchase price. Everyone used it except him. When it broke he paid for the repairs. Eventually sold it at a loss.

If possible, let one person buy it and rent it out to the other friends, but this can also lead to bad friendship in the long run.

Personally......a big NO!

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22 Apr 2019 @ 07:19:23 am
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What will hapen if all 3 whants to go at the same time to diffrent sites or same site ho sleeps where, troubles bro

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22 Apr 2019 @ 07:41:05 am
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No ways, will never do it! Theoretically, and on paper, it might work, but not in practice. For example, my turn to take the van for holiday, hit pothole, bust up the tyre and damage axle...who's gonna pay? I havn't got that sort of money, you and brother-in-law won't/can't help to pay damages cause you weren't responsible in the first place...BIG PROBLEM!!! Also, it's a shared comodity, never your's to "personalize" and change to your own desires.

DON'T GO THERE!!!

A happy life doesn't just happen, it's something you create yourself...
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22 Apr 2019 @ 08:45:26 am
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Nee Nee Nee. Ek het gesien wat doen n strandhuis tussen vriende en familie wat eens n baie goeie verhouding gehad het. Daardie een in die "company" met die "my way or no way" houding. Nie vir my nie........dan liewer niks.

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22 Apr 2019 @ 08:52:21 am
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A certain way to break up beautiful friendships.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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22 Apr 2019 @ 11:04:42 am
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What would you do if one owner made changes in the van and you do not like it.  Or one owner is a bit never minded and scratch the window against branches.

One polishes the caravan. Other leaves it dirty for next t use as is.

Sorry my advice ........................ STAY AWAY

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22 Apr 2019 @ 12:22:52 pm
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A Big No for me.

This will never work out even if you have decided when each family will go camping.

Once we bought a lawnmower between two families and this nearly ruined the familyship.

At the end of the day, the one with the most knowledge has to do all repairs and maintenance at own cost.

Rather purchase your own then you know you are not commited to share according arrangements.

No More............?
No More............?
No More............?
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22 Apr 2019 @ 12:30:25 pm
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Nope . ........

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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22 Apr 2019 @ 14:01:18 pm
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My wife andher 2 sisters shared an inherited house. We had to hire a lawyer to get the partnership dissolved and one sister bought the other 2 out. What a relief.

Caravans are not too expensive to go it alone if you look for reasonable 2nd hand. Sharing would be difficult to work the rotation of holidays. We did share a time share with friends and it did work a number of years until we could no longer afford it on pension. Share mabe 2 couples not 3,gets too complicated.

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22 Apr 2019 @ 14:25:20 pm
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This thing trigger my mind.

Say for instance, all 3-partnerships decided to go camping at the same time, same place:

- Where will you whish to sleep?

- How does your wife whish to pack her goodies?

- What routines do you follow as just one family?

There are quite a lot of things to think about this decision.

Once we were 3x families sharing a chalet.

My financial input was the highest, but came of the worst.

My wife and I ended up sleeping on a single bed and the person with the less input, claimed the double bed.

No More............?
No More............?
No More............?
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22 Apr 2019 @ 14:40:00 pm
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It looks like there is more to loose than to gain. You all raised valid points that can not be overlooked. 

Thanks everyone for the input. 

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22 Apr 2019 @ 14:51:53 pm
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As you mentioned in your opening statement...."you 3 families are very close "  With that closeness of friendship and all 3 with the same interest in camp life, you probably want to camp together on several occassions.....who is going to use what to camp? As Bakoor mentioned...there are some nice bargains out there.  Rather buy 3x cheaper models and all 3 families can camp together and have fun

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22 Apr 2019 @ 17:34:20 pm
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You guys are like the three wise men. Pottie, you said it so well.......'all is well when kit goes well'.  I would also like to recommend that each of you get your own caravan that you can use at your own leisure. Hope you end up make ng the right decision. 

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22 Apr 2019 @ 17:39:22 pm
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You guys are like the three wise men. Pottie, you said it so well.......'all is well when kit goes well'.  I would also like to recommend that each of you get your own caravan that you can use at your own leisure. Hope you end up make ng the right decision. 

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23 Apr 2019 @ 00:53:56 am
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After reading through this again, with everyone who responded advising against the fractional ownership idea, I asked myself why would that be, other than for the practical difficulties cited?

Mawonga, a caravan is an extension of one's house.

You put 3 families in one house and see who lasts the longer. Does not work.

A caravan is a very personal commodity and one, more so one's other half, stamps your personal preferences and those things that fits your preference and lifestyle, onto it. And this will differ for each family.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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23 Apr 2019 @ 06:54:53 am
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It looks like there is more to loose than to gain. You all raised valid points that can not be overlooked. 

Thanks everyone for the input. 

Well its clear that present caravan owners is against sharing a caravan.  We do not know the exact circumstances you and your friends are in.  I have a friend that stays in the complex with us that shares a caravan with his brother.  The caravan was their fathers and after he passed away left it to them.  Currently the one use it during the April Holidays the other during December. Other than that they do not camp much and it probably is why it works for them.

Remember that the point of view's supplied here are under normal day to day circumstances and how we see and value our caravans.  Most of us do camp alot. Some of us once a month others fulltime.  So let us know what you have decided.

 

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23 Apr 2019 @ 07:49:23 am
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Rename the thread to "Frictional Caravan Ownership"

One too many wasted sunsets, one too many for the road.
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23 Apr 2019 @ 09:08:55 am
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Good and bad idea.

 

Good: with the cost of everything, it gives a new caravan at a reasonable price.

running cost , devided by 3. (I took out the vans license and it was nearly R400!)

Bad: what if someone looses his job and can`t pay his share.

What if all want to camp at the same time

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23 Apr 2019 @ 09:17:21 am
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Rename the thread to "Frictional Caravan Ownership"

One way of thinking about it Andrew.  "Friction there will be"................. as JODA of Starwars would say.

Ha ha ha ha

 

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23 Apr 2019 @ 10:39:26 am
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Rename the thread to "Frictional Caravan Ownership"

Skerp.....................!

 

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23 Apr 2019 @ 12:32:51 pm
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Mike has his personal caravan on sale (He is building a camper), and,

He has an off road caravan there (full house) for sale.

Go look see...

On The Road Again
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23 Apr 2019 @ 17:21:23 pm
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Rename the thread to "Frictional Caravan Ownership"

Too true. A sure way to lose your money and your friends....

 

Never too old to have a happy childhood
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26 Apr 2019 @ 13:34:32 pm
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What they said ...

plus ...

How would it be insured!

Who's name; who's towing; who's parking.

This multiplies risk, not divides it.

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26 Apr 2019 @ 14:44:22 pm
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What they said ...

plus ...

How would it be insured!

Who's name; who's towing; who's parking.

This multiplies risk, not divides it.

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