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Old 06-01-2013, 10:59   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Funsters,
We are looking for some advice (as being relative newbies). We have been offered, by our friends, a new(ish) Burstner compact of which my Wife has fallen in love with - we intend to spend a lot of 2013 in France/Spain as we are now 'bitten' with motorhoming.
However, to partially fund this potential purchase we will have to sell our 'Connie' but dont have a clue what it's worth - we have seen them from 8k to 18k and would like a bit of advice from the 'much more experienced' motorhomers here,,,,,,,, if possible - we can't P/Ex with the one we want as the owners have already bought thier new one.
A little about it,
Connie is a 56,000 (genuine) mile Swift Kon-Tiki 640/6 berth 2.5 Turbo Diesel Talbot in very good condition. She has had power steering fitted (very early in her life) recent MOT, new cam/pump belts, in fact all belts, and all idlers, oil/filter changes and all equipment works as it should. A generous six berth, U shaped lounge at the rear, bike racks, rear ladders, top box, free-view colour TV, shower, wc, fridge, central and blown C/H, etc etc etc.
What would be a 'reasonable' price to ask for her - can't keep both

I prefer Connie as she is blessed with plenty of room compared to the compact, but who am I when my Wife has such 'burning desires' for the newer compact.

This is not a for sale advert - we would just like some advice from the more knowledgable here.

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:08   #2 (permalink)
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I think we would need to know the year Connie was born before anyone could take a stab at her current worth ...
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Autotrader, motorhome section may reveal what others are trying to sell theirs for.
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Hi Trikeman

What year is is?

The best place to see its worth would be to look on eBay at, what is for sale, but better still what price has it sold for.

That should give out some idea.




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Old 06-01-2013, 11:17   #5 (permalink)
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DOH!
you can tell how inexperienced we are here, aye?

Just checked the masses of papers, old MOT's etc (there's every one since the first) and the registration document states 1991 date of registration.

Thanks for pointing out my blunder.

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Dunno if this is any use?

http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/ad...t-kon-tiki-640

You could ask em (the magazine I mean) how old that article is, because I can't tell.
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Hi Funsters,
We are looking for some advice (as being relative newbies). We have been offered, by our friends, a new(ish) Burstner compact of which my Wife has fallen in love with - we intend to spend a lot of 2013 in France/Spain
Warning bells......

"compact" and "a lot of" seems a poor match. If you want to spend weeks/months in a tin box you need to be seriously comfortable.
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see if you can borrow it for a weekend to see if you can live with the lack of space otherwise it could be 1 expensive mistake that you will regret.
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