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Buying a campervan in Perth (mediation?)

Asked by desmodus (158points) July 13th, 2010

I am travelling to perth in mid ocober, and am planning to buy a small campervan there (ford econovan or similar).

I have found sites like gumtree, but they are people 2 people sales. And I would like to know if there perhaps is a mediation company in Perth? eg. that I pay to buy a set van, and bring it to a garage for servicing, so it will be ready upon arrival in Perth?

Since we are requiring a van that can legally seat 4, the amount availble online is quite few. We would hate to be stuck for weeks trying to find a suitable van.

Any suggestions?

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rooeytoo's avatar

There is a forum here

If you ask the question there, someone might know.

I know there are lots on but if you want a dealer in the middle I don’t know where to tell you to go.

Have you considered renting? There are many companies who rent campers.

If you buy, I assume you are looking for a used one?

desmodus's avatar

@rooeytoo I wasn’t quite clear I see. Yes, I am looking for a used camper.

The problem with renting is that it will cost about $14.000 for 4 months. The same price as buying a reasonable used Toyota Hi-ace or Ford Econovan.

rooeytoo's avatar

I will ask my mate in the morning, he is a great researcher of such. I’ll let you know if he has any suggestions.

rooeytoo's avatar

My mate says check out

That is the automobile club of WA. He thinks they will inspect a vehicle for you (for a fee of course). I would suggest getting in contact with them and see what they have to say. As Ian points out, a “good vehicle” is so subjective, it is a difficult call.

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