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The BIG question of WHICH caravan to buy secondhand?

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20 Jul 2021 @ 12:31:37 pm
PAW
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Dear Forum readers

I'm new in the market hunting for a caravan.

Price range R100 000 to R150 000 perhaps a little more 

2 adults only

wanting to retire and tour for a year.

What suggestions from seasoned campers.  Sprite/Jurgens/Wilk/Fiberglass models.....etc.  I would like to hear to pros and cons from different caravan owners, like space around an island bed? important or not? Toilet and Shower? important or not? Full tent or not? etc, etc.............. If searched on the forum but dont want wade through hundreds of pages.... so if I have missed a topic like this already please tell me where to find it.

Ideally I would like an easy caravan to tow, set up and move around in.  We will be towing with a Haval Stead 5e.

Thanks in advance

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20 Jul 2021 @ 12:48:34 pm
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Look at Sprite Swing , Jurgens Expo sterkte met soek en hou ons asb op hoogte

Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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20 Jul 2021 @ 13:00:22 pm
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I see you tow vehicle comes with different engines.  Perhaps you should indicate what your vehicle's and torque is.  That will enable members on this Forum to give you better advice.  Also, is it a handshift or auto model.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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20 Jul 2021 @ 13:32:55 pm
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The allowable CGVM of your vehicle is important when choosing a caravan.

Also check that the GVM of the van on your short list does not exceed the tare of the vehicle.

The Happy Campers.
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20 Jul 2021 @ 14:19:02 pm
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We are also the two of us and we find the Penta with enough space.

Important: Seek for resorts where they have private bathrooms.

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20 Jul 2021 @ 14:27:00 pm
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Hang af wat is jul behoeftes. My Expo is in die mark....ideaal vir 2 mense, maklik om te hanteer, maar as jul behoeftes n badkamer is, gaan hy nie werk nie

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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20 Jul 2021 @ 17:17:37 pm
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Soos genoem hierbo.........wat sleep jy nee.....

My Classique is te koop.

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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20 Jul 2021 @ 19:46:50 pm
Gerden
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Soos genoem hierbo.........wat sleep jy nee.....

My Classique is te koop.

 

Wat nou???

Stuur W/App

 

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5 days ago @ 10:04:48 am
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Ek dink die Jurgens Classique is 'n goeie opsie.  Jou prys is net bietjie laag om daarby uit te kom.

Andersins sal ek die Jurgens Penta aanbeveel.  Hy het genoegsame spasie dat mens vir baie lank kan kamp met self net die rally opgeslaan.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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5 days ago @ 17:15:34 pm
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Thank you to all that have responded.  It seems like Jurgens comes out stronger than any other.  The Classique is too big I think so I would consider Penta, expo a little too small.  I also like the sprite swing.

Another question - should I look for something not so old eg 2015 upwards or does year not matter.

BTW I am not sure of the GVM of the vehicle but I think its 750kg unbraked and 1800 braked so I should be fine with a caravan that has brakes.

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5 days ago @ 17:48:11 pm
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2016 Expo. R179k

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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5 days ago @ 20:12:45 pm
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My eerlike opinie teenoor Expo en Penta is:
- Expo - Bietjie klein vir lank staan asook prys.
- Penta - Perfek vir lank staan asook prysgewys.
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5 days ago @ 20:47:29 pm
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Thank you to all that have responded.  It seems like Jurgens comes out stronger than any other.  The Classique is too big I think so I would consider Penta, expo a little too small.  I also like the sprite swing.

Another question - should I look for something not so old eg 2015 upwards or does year not matter.

BTW I am not sure of the GVM of the vehicle but I think its 750kg unbraked and 1800 braked so I should be fine with a caravan that has brakes.

I see the tare for the 2.4 models is 1610 kg. The GVM of the van you choose must be less than the tare. Most single axle vans will be OK.

The Happy Campers.
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