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Old 12-01-2011, 19:22
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We're thinking of privately buying our first caravan on Summerlands for the start of the season any adive would be great.

The caravan is a WestBrook Tahiti 2001 and the seller would like 3K does this sound about right? he's also already paid the site fees and insurance which adds upto another 2K I then have to pay transfer fees of 1k and the water bill for this year.

The van is in a nice plot on Summerlands and I rented it for a week last Easter.
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Old 12-01-2011, 19:33
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It sounds quite cheap to me. How long are they allowed to stay ?
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Old 12-01-2011, 19:40
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When I spoke to blue anchor they said the vans onsite went from 3 weeks to 16 years as long as it's kept well presented. So get the feeling like could be at least another 10 years.
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Old 12-01-2011, 19:43
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hi there our first van was westbrook tahiti 28/10 it was a lovely van in good nick but we found it a bit small but its a good van to buy till you know if your going to enjoy it i know summerlands as ime in skegness
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blue anchor are quite good at letting you keep vans on if you look after them as our site used to be owned by them
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Old 12-01-2011, 19:58
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hi there our first van was westbrook tahiti 28/10 it was a lovely van in good nick but we found it a bit small but its a good van to buy till you know if your going to enjoy it i know summerlands as ime in skegness
What are you local thoughts on the site please?
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Old 12-01-2011, 20:08
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cant say i know much about the site but we stop off there for a drink sometimes if we are out seems frienly enough best thing to do is walk round talk to other owners when does the site open is it march
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i would say at that price it sounds pretty good to me..google the site and get feedback off other campers... do you know the person that is selling you the van?? do they like the site? why are they selling? is it because they are near the time for the van to leave the site?? you need to know before you commit...
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Hi there, I work for a company called skegness caravan sales and we deal with many caravan parks, summerlands being one of them and various other blue anchor parks. The price of the caravan does sound a good price, however what i will say when buying privately is to make sure that there is no outstanding finance on it. As in the past it has been known that sometimes the caravan seems cheap, but it is cheap for a reason lol. However this isn't always the case. Also there is NO age restriction rule on this park, as long as the caravan is stable then there is no issues.
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Hi, that price of 4k is a good price if it's in good nick?? have you checked it over thoroughly?
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