What do people think is fair price for this?

Submitted: Friday, Sep 26, 2008 at 23:41
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It has been advertised for sometime on RVPoint...

He is asking 85k for it - but my issue is it doesn't have many of the 'bells and whistles' that you would expect for the price.

What do others think?

2004 20ft

Full ensuite, gas h/w system, 4 x 80L water tanks, 2 solar panels 129 watt, 35 amp charger, 3 batteries, rangehood & external vent, flat screen TV, DVD video, r/c air con, microwave, 4 burner gas stove, yacht type queen size bed, bunks, outdoor shower, Aussie awning.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 at 00:28

Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 at 00:28
It is probably about what they bought it for new.

A new 21 ft van with all the bells and whistles was priced this week by people staying beside us at the rally and it came in at $138,000 but that did include Oyster satellite TV.

2 solar panels is a bit light on and you would be constantly running out of power. I think 3 panels would be the minimum required but I feel much happier with the 4 panels that we have now.. Most Bushtracker vans have 3 OR 4 Panels and 3 or 4 batteries. If you increased to 4 panels you would also have to in crease solar regulator to 40 amps.

The rest of the items listed are what most Bushtracker vans have. It doesn't mention fridge or Webasto heater in the list,but probably has the 190 litre fridge fitted.

Our 21ft 2001 van cost $80,000 new with 3 panels, 3 water and 3 batteries, and that only had a radio with CD stacker, NO TV at all.

I think that because of the long waiting period now that they will not have any problem selling it for that price.

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Reply By: Bob & Chris - Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 at 23:53

Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 at 23:53
Supply and Demand
I dont have an issue with the price.Most folks when they are selling 2nd hand items usually put top price on so that they have room to move when negotiating with prospective buyers.(used car sale yards,they usually knock $1000 off by just raising your hand)I think the price of new BT are out of the range for some people.Maybe a second hand one around $80,000 isn't to bad.If you want to spend another $10,000 on goodies you could end up with a good van and save heaps.If the van has been serviced and maintained I think you would have a good buy.New ones are just going to go up and up in price.Bob
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Sunday, Sep 28, 2008 at 17:16

Sunday, Sep 28, 2008 at 17:16
If you inquire just how much work the van has been subjected too.... this sometimes has bearing on the price being asked as well.

2004 was when BT had implemented the heavier chassis rail section (ours is a 2004 and got the bigger section)

Bushtracker Int not long ago had a new 17ft van for sale at $99,000- for some perspective too!
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