I would like to know from the experienced members regarding used caravan prices. If a used caravan does not have log book or any papers and is not stolen, should this effect the negotiation regarding purchising price. I have an example, a caravan i am looking to purchase has a book value of R 16 500 and trade of R 9 500. The add is for R 15 000. I sent a mail offering R 13 000 which was accepted. I am going to view the caravan and if in fair condition with no pappers what should be a ball park figure be. Any help would be much appreciated. The caravan is a 1985 Sprite Major. I have posted other info regarding this caravan.
Used caravans with no registration documents is diffucult to register,take up yo 14 weeks to obtain from origanal owner.
The latest paid up receipt of the license needed to register to your name( is the licens piad up to date) i wll not buy the caravan
I agree trying to register any vehicle without papers will be a nightmare. Just been through the process of registering and also changing address details of vehicles and having all the papers i thought this would be a breeze, not so took three days to complete and a few more grey hairs. Horrible having to deal with incompetent people who think they have the right to mess you around.
Just be aware if the caravan does not have papers or up to date vaild license this will have to be paid together with penalties before the transfer to your name can take place.
Thanks very much for the info. I am thinking of storing at a caravan park, so papers wont be a problem. If purchased without papers obviuosly the price should be reduced.
Hi, Before purchasing, go to the licencing department and get a print out of the status of the caravan. If it has not been licenced for years you will have to pay the back licence before the caravan is put in your name. If you dont register it in your name you will have a problem selling it one day. What happens if you want to use the caravan somewhere one day, I would hate to be stuck camping in one place only. Think about this one carefully. Brian is right, you are in for a BIG nightmare.
When my wife fell ill her car licence lapsed for 4 years. (she was ill for a lomg time) We had to pay R3650 to renew the licence and pay the penalties. Never again !
I suggest you request the seller to get the registration papers and pay arrear fee's before you hand over any money. If the seller is not prepared to do it "dan is daar 'n slang in die gras".
The price of the van should be negotiated according to the model and mainly the condition of the caravan. There after you ask for the papers. If not available ask the current owner to get them.
If he is not willing to get it then there is a reason for it STAY AWAY. If it is just because he never used the van and did not pay the yearly fees. You can try and go through the paces to get the van on the road again. Then I would deduct the costs from the negotiated price and make an offer accordingly.
I think that John wants to use it the same as what other will buy a Wendy and use it as a holiday flat.
John, just make sure that the authorities accept this, I know some areas are full of dust when it comes to store caravans as semi-permanent.
"Thanks very much for the info. I am thinking of storing at a caravan park, so papers won’t be a problem. If purchased without papers obviously the price should be reduced.
Find out on who's name the van is registered and ask them to de-register the van then your problem are solved. (you might even find that it has been de-registered)
Thanks for all the info, it is so nice to get honest feedback, it really helps regarding all the waisted hours we loose learning the hard way.