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  1. Circumstances have conspired to make me offer my well-running car for really cheap: leaving Australia soon, Roadworthy certificate requirements came up with a number of minor repairs that I don't have time for, and the rego runs out June 1st 2015. Between $750 and $1000 of repairs needed: *wiper blade rubber replacement *front windscreen replacement ($180 because it's a common type) *2 new tyres (other 2 have good thread left) *reglue steeringwheel rubber *Replace some worn out parts like lower engine mounts (easily accessible from bottom of car) *Muffler+central exhaust part replacement The latter bit is about half the repair cost, so if you can source the part cheaply (like a wrecker or have the part made - I have details for this) that decreases the cost significantly. $1000 MAX is the rough estimate from the mechanic today. The engine is completely fine, which was to be expected as I had it checked and repaired 4000 km ago when I replaced the headgasket, oil pressure sensor and timing belt. So after the repairs you're sure to have a solid car which won't need any major maintenance for quite awhile at a really good price. It's an immensely practical and economical car, if not the most sexy. What I love about this car is the spaciousness: a compact car that fits into small parking spots and has a tiny turning circle, yet has oodles of space inside: plenty of headroom despite me being 6 foot 3; I can transport a fridge on its side with the seats folded forward; and two people can sleep on the surface formed when the seats are folded backwards, with spare room for gear (SEE photos). The 1.5 litre engine means you won't win streetraces, but it's definitely the most economical car available in this price range. I drive anywhere between 450 and 550 kilometres on a full tank, which costs about $50. The exterior has some minor cosmetic issues; there's some scrapes from parking maneuvres, and a rear panel has a nick from when I backed into a trailer. Nothing I would worry about at least. The interior is in excellent condition; 3 non-smoker previous owners. Also: * PHILIPS high quality head unit with CD/USB/MP3/Bluetooth handsfree * Front Pioneer 5 1/4" aftermarket speakers (great sound actually) * 15" alloy wheels * Tinted windows * Radiator replaced by previous owner slightly over a year ago * Rego is a NSW rego, which runs out June 1st, so nicely timed to re-register in VIC. Phoning is preferred: 0490 499 323
  2. A very clean van in great mechanical condition with lots of extras! Mazda 244,000km manual petrol Unique set-up: bench between the front seats and double bed cooking space at the back of the van (under cover of the back door which opens to create roof), or tables and chairs for cooking separate from van Inside bench means: no need to get out of the van just to get out of bed change your clothes comfortably inside the van even wash inside if it’s raining, prepare food inside (mattress pushes back to reveal a table) Included: second battery with multiple 12Vand 240V outlets (800W power inverter with normal Australian plugs, USB and cigarette lighter outlets) charges off the van’s alternator, but if second battery runs flat, van can still always be started fridge and esky three-person tent, air-mattress and electric pump, two sleeping bags side shade (2 x 2.5m) and rear shade that connect to the van extra tarpaulin (shade cover) (3 x 5m) built-in mosquito nets for van doors and net for rear shade folding reclining chair, 2 x camp chairs, sun-lounger (can be used as campbed for tent) lantern, lamp, interior lights, torches 2 x tables 2 x camp stoves 2 x 20 litre water containers with taps cooking and eating supplies (pots, plates, cups, etc) and bedding for three people many storage boxes of different sizes interior walls have hooks and spaces for storing clothes, laptop, toiletries, etc by hanging against the walls Extras: free roadside assistance until July 2015 Camps 7 Australia-wide campsite guidebook (details free campsites and caravan parks) binoculars cassette converter so mp3s can be played through stereo long extension cord for powered caravan park sites beach umbrella fire extinguisher some tools board games and Frisbee Extra bonus if the right fit: snorkel gear for a man: ‘Large’-size short-sleeve/short-leg wetsuit, fins, snorkel and goggles Windows: no side windows at the back: a huge bonus for privacy, sun protection and blending-in (you can camp anywhere because the van doesn’t look like a backpackers’ van) front side windows are UV tinted (keeps travellers cool while driving) back window also tinted for privacy and sun-protection windscreen and two side windows have sunshades. History: company work van with regular servicing until about 18 months ago then owned by four backpackers interior rebuilt by German for optimal space organisation October 2014: complete mechanical inspection, new timing belt and waterpump, valve cover gasket, new coolant, roadworthy test ($1000) van is in great condition mechanically two new tires, two good for another year, oil is still new, no leaks around 9.5 litres petrol per 100km (even with air-conditioning) small fuel-efficient engine but cruises easily at 110 km/h This van is ready to take off on your adventure today!
  3. CharlieMedusa

    Camper van!

    I'm landing in brisbane 7th January, Do any backpackers on here have a camper van for sale? Staying in a hostel for 3 weeks, then hoping to get a van and go explore! Ideally a bog standard camper, with a bed. Although I won't complain if there are more luxuries :yes: Thank you!
  4. Mr Fabricator

    where to buy a camper van ???

    Sorry for posting this in this section but couldnt find a general discussion section , When i arive in oz ( perth or darwin most probably ) i'll be looking for a camper van , 3 - 5 berth . apart from free adds and the like does anyone know of any proper showrooms , yards that specialise in campers , possibly got upto £40000 AUD and id rather get something thats going to take me on my travels and be home for upto a year rather than a 3K shed that'll fall to pieces in less than a month , thanks in advance , lee
  5. The last 5/6days of our reccie we were going to go up to Cairns from Sydney for a break and to see the Reef. I've tried finding a holiday, but aren't having any luck.........can't seem to find the right websites to search, and have thought about hiring a camper van and driving up, along the coast. What do you think? and where do I lokk for van hire or holidays, do you need to book in camp sites? thanks Cal
  6. Hi! Me and my boyfriend are flying to Melbourne in January. We were looking for cheap short term accommodation for the first while until we find our feet but it seems so expensive. As an alternative idea we were wondering if it would be feasible to rent a camper for a while when we arrive, meaning we have the option to sleep and travel in it. Does anyone have any advice on this dilemma? Thanks for any help, Laura and Barney x
  7. Hi! Me and my boyfriend are flying to Melbourne in January. We were looking for cheap short term accommodation for the first while until we find our feet but it seems so expensive. As an alternative idea we were wondering if it would be feasible to rent a camper for a while when we arrive, meaning we have the option to sleep and travel in it. Does anyone have any advice on this dilemma? Thanks for any help, Laura and Barney x
  8. I'm one of these people who hates loans but i keep doing the maths and it seems like a good idea!! Am thinking of getting $12000 loan to buy a cheap campervan. over 7 years its $53 per week I've justified this in my head by.... The savings on fuel between the camper and my car will be at least $30 per week The saving whilst tarveling will be between $50 - 300 per week I can always sell the camper and pay the loan off and i'd be sure to have good fully comp insurance incase of accidents. Whats peoples thoughts? i'm really stupidly indecisive lol The other option is sell my car, buy a cheap car like a barina and camp when travelling in the future and be debt free.?
  9. Hi there! For sale is my: 1994 Nissan Patrol 4x4 Camper The Car: - 4WD with WA Licence Plate (till 07/2011 and easy to renew via Internet or phone call) - 5 Speed Manual Gearbox and Immobilizer - 2 Inch Lift (more Offroad Clearance) - Regulary RAC serviced - Dual Battery System - Icy Cold A/C - Reliable and Fuel efficient 3 L Petrol Engine - Odometer 213000 km (not a lot for that car!) The Equipment: - Inbuilt Queen Size Bed sleeps 2 people comfortably (comes with Rubber Clark Mattress, Pillows, Doona, Linen and more) - ORE BullBar, Handrails, Sidesteps Setup (Quality and lots of Safety On and Off the Road) - Tracklander Quality Roof Rack + Ladder and Awning, - ARB High Quality Compressor and Complete Recovery Gear (Straps, Shackles, etc.) - Sony CD / mp3 Radio with DC to AC Power Inverter (good for recharging DigiCams, Laptops, Mobile Phones etc. while driving) - 2 Roof Boxes for lots of additional storage space, 2 x 20 L Jerry Cans, 2 Water Cans - Complete "kitchen" incl Gas Stove, cookware (plates, cutlery, pots and more) - Tent, Table and 2 Chairs - Lots of other useful things (Campshower, Binoculars, Australian Road Maps, Fishing Rots…) - Towbar - Everything you need to camp and to travel around Australia! I have used the Nissan Patrol during my stay as a backpacker in Australia, but I can honestly say my Patrol is not one of these typical backpacker bombs. It is well looked after, it got regularly serviced and you can see and you can experience it when driving it. I wanted to have a safe, a reliable and an offroad capable campercar, which could bring me to a few of the most interesting spots Australia has got to offer (unfortunately quite often that is only possible in a 4WD). And the Patrol did his job! Due to the fact my personal circumstances have changed I have to sell my beloved Patrol now. Just write a note here, send a PN or use my mail adress: fourwdcamperforsale@yahoo.com Price: $ 10,500 ono (Or just make me an offer!) I will get back to you as soon as possible.:smile:
  10. PommyPaul

    hi de hi camper ?

    well this is something i've not done for awhile but the last two night i've been camping it up! i've got to say its actually really good fun, especially if you get a powered site so you can sit/sleep with you fan blowing on those hot nights and surf the net when the sun goes down tiss quite exciting sitting here now with the wind blow, rain gently tapping on the tents top and flashes of lightning and thunder all around
  11. paulhug

    Sunshine coast Camper Trailer

    Unused Off road camper trailer, 15ft x 18ft, 15oz canvas, stainless kitchen, watertank, spare wheel, toolbox, loads of extras. Will take $7500 usually sells for $10k. Paul
  12. When on a reccie, would you suggest that we: 1/ Rent a Camper & tour areas? 2/ Rent a car & stay in hotels? I personally think the camper van would suit us better, but is it an easy option? Do you need to stay in certain areas? Are there other cons to it? :unsure: Look forward to hearing your ideas :idea: Thankyou
  13. cartertucker

    Camper van rental ~ Please recommend

    Hi, We are going on a reccie to Western Australia in March & I need a camper van rental I have 'googled' & found lots :confused: but would prefer a word of mouth recommendation Can anyone please recommend me a company? :wink:
  14. Guest

    Camper vans?

    Afternoon all, Me and the wife have been provisionally planning our validation trip and are toying with the idea of hiring a camper van. We want to fly to Sydney and spend a week having a look around and then spend two weeks making our way to Brisbane and then on to stay with friends for a few days in Noosa. We have three children aged 12/10/9 and were thinking this may be the most cost effective way and like the idea of being able to move around as and when we please. I have looked into the cost of a camper van big enough for us and it will be around the £2k mark. Has anyone done something similar or planning to and has anyone any thoughts or advice with regards to this. Thankyou:wubclub:
  15. Hi all Before posting this advert on e-bay thought I'd post it on here first. We have a brand new (never used on even put up) Sunncamp Holiday 400SE Camper Trailer for sale with 12 months rego. We brought it over with us from the UK. It's simply stunning. Home away from home (with curtains and everything). Camp in style in this gorgeous trailer tent in this gorgeous country. See attachment for photos and specifications. Collect from Redland Bay, Queensland. Price - $5,000.00. If interested please phone me on 0430864781. Regards. Jenny
  16. we want to import our vw camper in the hope of travelling around oz in it for the first 6 months of our arrival its 47 yrs old and am worried about the inspection . i'm guessing because of the age it will be exempt for certain requirements?????? does anyone know what needs to be done and how long it should take from arrival to being able to embark on our journey . registration/ insurance etc ...also will it pose a problem that we wont actually have a permanant address until we settle in WA at the end of or travel. is there a way of maybe using a po box address ???? any help with info would be great
  17. Hi We are thinking of investing in a motor home when we get to oz. I have been looking on the internet to find some for sale in oz but they seem quite expensive. There is a place in the UK which sells new 6 berth motor homes for around £33,000. Can I buy one in oz for that price. If not, has anyone any idea how much it would cost to transport one from the UK to oz? Thanks
  18. Guest

    Camper van hire!!

    Traveling in Aus from sept. Was thinking of hiring a camper for a few weeks. Anyone know of any good companies??? would like the cheapest but obviously want to make sure the company has full insurance that I'm not going to get hit with hidden costs!! Any tips would be great! Thanks,:biggrin:
  19. Koala Chloe

    Which Camper Van company?

    Hi everyone Can anyone please advise which is the best camper van company to use in Australia? Should we go with one with a toilet, shower, and tv/dvd ie. a full spec campervan, or should we go for a more basic model without toilet, shower etc? Can anyone advise on the best campervan sites to stop at? ie Big4 or the free council sites? We are travelling from Brisbane to Adelaide over 3 weeks. We have done quite a bit of research, and wondered if it is worth trying to haggle the price down a bit? Has anyone done this and got a better deal? Thanks for any hints, tips and advice! KC :cool:
  20. The Pom Queen

    Stand By Camper Vans on Special

    We are on the mailshot for standby campers and they have just sent through the following offers. They may be a cheaper alternative for anyone over here doing their reccie. School Holidays luxury camper relocations available for booking now: Brisbane to Sydney 4 and 6 Berth Campers 3 days for $5 per day Optional 2 extra days for $75 per day $110 Free Fuel Available between now and 7 October Melbourne to Sydney 4 and 6 Berth Campers 3 days for $5 per day $110 Free Fuel Available between 3 and 6 October Alice Springs to Sydney 4 and 6 Berth Campers 6 days for $5 per day Optional 2 extra days for $75 per day $310 Free Fuel Available between 24 September and 4 October
  21. Hi all One of my long time ambitions is to buy a wreck of a VW camper van, preferbly split screen and pimp it up in my garage at home..(In oz) Does anyone know of any clubs in Brisbane and if anyone is selling and old project or rusty owd VW Camper in the Gold coast area! (Only 5 weeks to go!) Chris
  22. Hi, Looking to buy a tourer van when we get there next year, the type you drive ot tow... and do a little travelling ... Anyone know of a good supplier of these campers.. Not trailers!! Chris:emoticon-signxmas: General Electrician Applied TRA Aug 07 TRA Retuned Oct (Skill path D removed) Re-applied Vetassess 01.01.08 Vetassess Paper Assess Passed 10.04.08 House up for sale 28.03.08 sold 14.04.08 (3 weeks, crikey) Vetassess Practical 15.07.08 Practical Passed 11.08.08 176 Visa Application submitted 11.09.08 DIAC Acknowledgement 24.09.08 Sent Police checks 27.08.08 - Recieved 06.09.08 Waiting C/O
  23. Hi guys. I will be coming to Oz january 2009 and Im looking to buy a camper van with a budget of $7,500. Where is the best place to look in Sydney for a decent buy. Also can anyone give me advice on insurance. In the Uk we have 3rd party and fully comp - is this the same in Oz?? and is it true that if you are on a holiday visa, you can only get basic cover?? My intention is to end up living in Oz and this is my chance to "try before I buy" Your help on this one would be gratefully appreciated Grant
  24. Hi guys. I will be coming to Oz january 2009 and Im looking to buy a camper van with a budget of $7,500. Where is the best place to look in Sydney for a decent buy. Also can anyone give me advice on insurance. In the Uk we have 3rd party and fully comp - is this the same in Oz?? and is it true that if you are on a holiday visa, you can only get basic cover?? My intention is to end up living in Oz and this is my chance to "try before I buy" Your help on this one would be gratefully appreciated Grant
  25. Guest

    Camper Tour can u help?

    Hi Folks, I'm looking for advice on camping in a motorhome (mini) can I stay anywhere or do I have to go to camps? I'm on a 3 week reccy to find somewhere for a fish and chip shop restaraunt of to buy a going concern and put my angle on it. The Pacific Feast awaits you soon. Cheers, JC
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