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Goodbye Gypsey

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24 Apr 2015 @ 14:12:53 pm
JacquesR
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News has it that the last remaining Gypsey model, is now being discontinued and therefore the end of the road for Gypsey.

Such a pity that this range has died a slow death and makes one think about the success of the Jurgens & CI marriage.

 

Regards,
Jacques

 

 

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24 Apr 2015 @ 15:36:16 pm
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Very poor show...so much for choice.

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24 Apr 2015 @ 22:47:10 pm
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Very sad news indeed. Extremely yapping with our Regal. Packing space and an extremely stable van to tow. Would not look at Jurgens or Sprite so when it's time to upgrade it will be a Sensation.
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24 Apr 2015 @ 22:47:49 pm
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Oops. Finger trouble. Should be Happy.
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24 Apr 2015 @ 22:54:48 pm
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Sad to see them go. They are great cravans

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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25 Apr 2015 @ 05:00:16 am
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Not good news. Maybe they want to put more effort into Jurgens and Sprite to compete with Sensation.
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25 Apr 2015 @ 08:29:10 am
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Jammer om hulle te sien gaan my eerste woonwa was n 1961 Gypsey 4 daarna het n reeks gevolg.

Wonder of dit die EB lesensie is of het hulle te duur geword

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
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25 Apr 2015 @ 09:08:28 am
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Dis jammer om dit te hoor nog n legend tot rus
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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25 Apr 2015 @ 13:38:45 pm
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Jammer. Hy het n baie langpad geloop.
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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25 Apr 2015 @ 14:42:56 pm
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Met die samesmelting was daar vir baie jare feitlik geen kompetisie nie. Die paar ander fabrikante se kapasiteit is klein en stadig. Sensation se boumetode verskil van CI en is ligjare vooruit. So ook MobiLodge. Net staal en glasvesel.
Cheers vir altyd
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26 Apr 2015 @ 09:35:56 am
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It is sad to see them go, but we must look at the financial/marketing side as well.

I recon the reason behind this is due to the fact they they did not sell enough units to keep them building Gypsey vans anymore.

In any company, if you have a product that do not sell......hou simply can that product.

Lets face is, Sprite and Jurgens have been the most popular vans during tha past 5 years.

At last !!!!
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28 Apr 2015 @ 08:05:16 am
RD
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It is a sad day as Gypsey has always had a good range of caravans.
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28 Apr 2015 @ 08:20:31 am
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You can't sell them if you don't build themcry.

 

Their history as CI speaks for itself!

DR DRAKE GP

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28 Apr 2015 @ 09:55:37 am
JacquesR
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In my opinion, the layout, design and styling of a model and model range, attributes to 95% of it's success.

Get that wrong and it won't sell.

The Gypsey range was awesome, until the Blue Series was replaced with the latest designs.

I know that Jurgens CI does listen to buyer inputs - how much of that they would apply during the design phase, remains a mystery.

Traditionally Gypsey was always a bit upmarket from the Sprites. And Wilk was the sheer luxury.

The outside kitchen of the Sprite range, has made it successful. Like for myself, I'd like to upgrade to something a bit nicer, but no Gypsey or Jurgens can offer me the outside kitchen feature that we've now grown accustomed to.

Surely, Jurgens CI can't satisfy 150% of the market out there. But if an entire range is not selling any viable numbers (keeping the profitability in mind), and dying a slow death, you've had it pretty wrong for a long time already...

 

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27 Oct 2015 @ 09:05:56 am
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Ai ja, dit is jammer Gypsey is nie meer nie, maar ek sal hulle wa (naam) nog hoog hou met my Caravette 5. Sien gelukkig nog baie in fotos van kamp plekke.

Dit raak wel moeilik om oorspronklike vensters en klein goedjies te kry.
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