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Someone in Western Cape to change van interior??

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16 Sep 2019 @ 08:28:21 am
Hohead
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A few years ago I brought a Gypsey Regal 2006 (Blue Series) from an old family friend. He had made some changes inside, very well done but he changed the island bed to 2 x singles with storage underneath (pics attached). The van is about 150kgs too heavy for my vehicle once I pack all the luggage and kids in (I have 5!) so I decided to sell and to get a lighter van. It’s in absolutely impeccable condition, never not been stored undercover, has caravan movers, new heavy duty battery etc etc  so I thought it would be easy to sell.

 

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Even though I am selling well below market value (Need to get R98K) it seems no one wants a van with two singles? 

 

My question is, should I try and convert the van back to a more original condition? Or, should I make changes but rather put in a king size bed up against one side of the van? If I should, does anyone know who could do the work for me (in Western Cape) and would it actually make financial sense?

 

Or or is it just the wrong time of year to sell? 

 

So, so many questions...if you have any answers I’d be grateful.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 09:04:19 am
Leon
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Paul if I look at the pic's that you posted you really have everything you need right there.  Apart from a few screws and so on and then the correct size mattress if you undo what was previously did there are more than enough material to make the changes yourself.

Go to a dealer with a tape measure and get the original sizes of the Island bed.  That will help with the planning session.  The only small issue could be to fit the two small cupboards (kassies) in either corner next to the bed.  And you will need to make a head board for the bed in between the two kassies.

While you at it make provision for a Porta Potti under the bed. Normally a small door in the base at foot end to pull the Potti out under the bed.

If you are not prepared to do this on your own I hope there are some one that could assist you with it.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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16 Sep 2019 @ 14:41:23 pm
Chuck Norris
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A few years ago I brought a Gypsey Regal 2006 (Blue Series) from an old family friend. He had made some changes inside, very well done but he changed the island bed to 2 x singles with storage underneath (pics attached). The van is about 150kgs too heavy for my vehicle once I pack all the luggage and kids in (I have 5!) so I decided to sell and to get a lighter van. It’s in absolutely impeccable condition, never not been stored undercover, has caravan movers, new heavy duty battery etc etc  so I thought it would be easy to sell.

 

BUT...

Even though I am selling well below market value (Need to get R98K) it seems no one wants a van with two singles? 

 

My question is, should I try and convert the van back to a more original condition? Or, should I make changes but rather put in a king size bed up against one side of the van? If I should, does anyone know who could do the work for me (in Western Cape) and would it actually make financial sense?

 

Or or is it just the wrong time of year to sell? 

 

So, so many questions...if you have any answers I’d be grateful.

Gee my die jongste laatjie dan het jy vier.

Of die een wat die stoutste is.

 

 

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

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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