New v used. Committed but confused

boldlygoingsomewhere replied on 06/09/2019 17:25

Posted on 06/09/2019 17:25

greetings, I’m new here and at the very beginning of my touring journey, I know which make and model I want but need to make a speedy decision about buying new or used. I have two used options being 2016 and 2018 available now or do I buy a reduced 2019 model or the brand new 2020 model.

committed to buying a Buccaneer Cruiser

thanks in anticipation  

MikeyA replied on 12/09/2019 11:23

Posted on 12/09/2019 11:19 by MollysMummy

I always let someone else take the hit on depreciation of a new vehicle/caravan ..... smile

Posted on 12/09/2019 11:23

True but at least with a new caravan you know who ( or what) has sat on your cushions and bed.

ABM replied on 12/09/2019 12:16

Posted on 12/09/2019 11:23 by MikeyA

True but at least with a new caravan you know who ( or what) has sat on your cushions and bed.

Posted on 12/09/2019 12:16

Most of us accept the need for Fresh Bed Linen or such like -- costs very little in comparison with the Big Hit as MM says.

boldlygoingsomewhere replied on 12/09/2019 14:18

Posted on 12/09/2019 14:18

I didn’t buy the 2019 one at Glossop, to be honest we’ve given Glossop a wide birth because of the terrible online reviews relating to their after sales service.

we have a couple of options, one has been damaged by the owner driving into a gate and one 2016 model. Still undecided.

oh and I’m a she not a he! 

cyberyacht replied on 12/09/2019 15:22

Posted on 12/09/2019 15:22

I see that there is a 2016 one for £25K. That's 10K cheaper than a new one. How deep are your pockets?

In theory any snags/damp issues on a s/h one should now be sorted.

boldlygoingsomewhere replied on 12/09/2019 16:04

Posted on 12/09/2019 16:04

I see that there is a 2016 one for £25K. That's 10K cheaper than a new one. How deep are your pockets?

In theory any snags/damp issues on a s/h one should now be sorted.

 

my pockets are deep but only because I’m careful about unzipping them, there are a few 16/17 around.

takethedogalong replied on 12/09/2019 16:34

Posted on 12/09/2019 16:34

Smart move dodging Glossops! 

We would never buy new, but you need to get everything on a used model checked out, tested, and get a decent warranty even on a used model. Use a credit card for at least some of the purchase, and negotiate hard if using a dealer, a used model ought to include things like waste master, aquaroll, etc.....

BoleroBoy replied on 12/09/2019 19:02

Posted on 12/09/2019 19:02

...a fair old van for a first timer...nearly two tons and 8' X 27'...requiring a fair lump of tow car.

good luck with the move.