1999 31ft Palm Breeze by Gulfstream

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    johnsandywhite Read Only Funster

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    :Cool: Anyone in the market for an RV? This has to be the bargain of the year. Shame I have just bought a 2004 Swift Suntor 630G as a commuter. Otherwise I would have bought this myself:-

    1999 31ft Palm Breeze by Gulfstream
    Only 45k miles, Ford V-10 Power Auto Transmission, Overdrive, etc
    Dash Air; Cruise Control, Radio with CD player, Serius Radio.
    Four Hydraulic Jacks (HWH)
    Micro wave and Convection ovens
    Queen Island walk around rear Bed
    Dinette, Goucho type couch; sleeps six
    Twin top AC units; Large Onboard Generator
    Onboard Fresh, Grey and Black Water tanks.
    Full Basement Storage.
    Electric TV Antenna
    Wind out Awning
    Electric Steps
    In the UK with shipping and 30% VAT & Duty paid.
    Listing on behalf of a friend who has no ebay account.
    For any more information or enquiries please contact Tommy Howard.
    Phone Number - 077 3093 0089 -

    Item number:170372437807 on ebay

    The best offer over £16,000 I reckon will take this beauty. :thumb: ​
     
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    :Eeek: No one has ANY comments? :thumb:
     
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    What is there to say John, we are near the bottom of a recession and people are being very conservative, hanging on to what they have. It is a good price for someone to site sit in, but with the price of fuel these days not a travelling van, and that really applies to all RV's in this country. Gas guzzlers and only a matter of time before the chancellor see that and taxes them accordingly as he did with the 4 x 4's so of which are currently paying £400 pa for road fund licence. What rate of duty will these attract? £5-600, it will end up cheaper to live in a house.
     
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    :Eeek: WOW ! are you sure that the owner let it for 16 000 £ ??
     
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    You make some valid points Roger but I think we all need to be concerned about the Chancellors intentions, RVs are but a tiny proportion of the Motorhome ownership. Year on year rising fuel prices are already curtailing some owners travelling, in general MHs of all sizes are not fuel efficient.

    I've read tales of 30+++ mpg with 3.5t vans.. well, none that I have owned got much better than 20, maybe 25 on a long cruise, a diesel RV like mine does 15 mpg

    But I digress, I agree about touring, RVs are not the best tool for the job, hence my plan to downsize, but this decision is based on size rather than fuel economy.

    For long term winter trips abroad to sunny climes an RV takes some beating but if you want to tour then a smaller van is cheaper and more suitable. As they say.. horses for courses.

    Jim
     
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    :BigGrin: Yes. I am sure. I would have bought it myself if I hadn't just bought our Suntor. I could have bought this, converted to LPG and STILL have some change left. :Doh:
     
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    :Eeek: Incredible price ! If have sale my pickup, I could be interested .
     
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    :Cool: Give Tommy a ring and have a chat with him. :Wink:
     
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    I agree, even at that price it's probably not something too many people will go for. I'm sure he will sell it but speaking personally it's too big for my needs, interesting spec 'tho.
     
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    :Cool: Want to BET? Subject to an MOT, a deposit has been made at a price of £14,900. :Doh: Wish I had waited before I bought the Suntor. Anyone want to buy a 2004 Swift Suntor 630G quickly? :thumb:
     
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    Hell of an RV for the money John.
    Despite all the negative comments on here about this, which by the way are quite irrelevant there are still loads of people buying RV's. I've been trawling the dealers for the past couple of months trying to get a bargain and have missed at least 6 which were sold while I was trying to negotiate the price down.
     
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    :Cool: Quite right Ror. This has got to be the BARGAIN of the century. As I said. I was too soon with the Suntor purchase. :Doh:
     
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    Laying on the sales blurb pretty thick here......is the owner a mate of yours?!!

    Be interesting to watch and see if he gets his reserve.
     
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    Very true Jim though RV fuel consumption figures make pretty horrendous reading with some are only achieving single figure mpg and at best 10-15mpg. And this for a vehicle weighing in at what......6 or 7ton? A mere lightweight.

    A Challenger tank weighs in at 63 tons. More than ten times the weight of an RV, is capable of 60mph yet still returns 3-4mpg.

    When using those figures as a cross comparison, it makes RV mpg figures appallingly bad.

    If using one just to 'winter abroad', then it would be make buying a small property or even a sited van, far more economical plus being a sound investment too.
     
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    Very true.

    Last month i was on a site in Slovakia when this Belgian couple turned up in an RV which sat on site whilst they 'toured' around on a little scooter. Many of the sites i stayed at, not to mention some of the roads i travelled on, they would never have got the damn thing down there!
     
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    I bet you wish you hadn't bothered John.
    I think the messenger has been well and truly shot by now:Eeek:

    Thread has gone completely off topic. This site seems to be getting more and more anti RV such a shame it used to be the best forum:cry: and most of the original members were RV ers.
     
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    So if a 6-7 ton RV does 15mpg and you call it appalling how about a 2.8 ton Eurobox doing 20-24mpg?? :Eeek: They must be the most uneconomical vehicles ever :Rofl1:

    And also in a bid to try and level the playing field (and get back on thread!!!:Wink:) . Anyone thinking of buying an underpower, overloaded, poorly equipped Euro motorhome STOP!!!!

    Look at what £16k will buy you :Eeek: Kind of makes the Hymer you were thinking of buying look a bit OTT??? :BigGrin:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Nice price, just don't think I could live with that front end tho...............:Doh:

    Boo
     
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    :RollEyes: That's quite true Ror. Shame, but what the heck. That's life. :RollEyes:
     
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    :Cool: Yes. As a matter of fact he is a very good friend that sourced and helped my buy our Newmar Mountain Aire. A £45,000 RV for £26,000? Not bad as far as I'm concerned. :thumb:
     
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