Used BT's

Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:14
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Hello, I'm doing the around Australia thing - and want to get a BT for the exercise. I have contacted BT about a new van, and was told there's a wait of 5-6mths. Anyone know of a BT for sale - I really need to get out amongst the silence.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:16

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:16
There was one advertsied in last months caravan world magazine. It was fully equipped with solar and inverter.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:17

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:17
I'm interested in second hand vans from a different angle - I'm buying new, but will probably sell when we have finished our trip in 12 to 18 months. Does anyone have any experience with residual values of fully equipped BT's? I've heard anecdotes of vans reselling for the original price as price increases for new drag the second hand market up. Steve
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:18

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:18
G'day Steve,

I've kept an eye on the ones advertised for sale as best as I could for two years and they seem to hold their value exceptionally well. Four years old seems to be the first real drop in price from new. Either BTs changed four years ago or this is just a market force. Because of the waiting list they seem to hold their purchase price or just below if kept in good knick, for at least two years. Anything with a high demand and low supply does this usually.

The wait I went through to get mine nearly sent me insane ... well some would say I was there already. <wink> You would have to add at least 10k to mine to prise it off me.

Be careful how you option it up as to not overcapitalise it too much keep it as best you can and you should do well. Even if you lost say 5-7k over 18months thats a good price to see oz.
People in Syd/ Melb would probably pay more because of distance to BTi so i'd tow mine down there to sell it. Maybe finish journey there .... to sell it ?

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Reply By: Turist - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:19

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:19
I don't think that you will have a problem getting your money back unless BT up the production by about 150% per year.
When I sold my 3 year old BT 18' last January I made a handy profit on the original purchase price.
Lots don't want to wait for production and new prices are always going up.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:20

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:20
The 19ft 1999 model with everything is advertised in June 2003 Caravan World magazine on page 150 for $65,000 still.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:21

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:21
We have a BT for sale http://www.100free.com/linton will show you it Jean and Linton
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