Perhaps it’s the fact that a c class is supplied as a base chassis only and does not have the full manufacturer parts or specifications whereas a pvc does so the base vehicle costs more before convertingIs there something about the conversion process that makes them expensive compared to a low profile or alcove van that probably has more space? Just interested in the technicalities.
Maybe because they have most of the same facilities, a low profile or alcove base vehicle will be a far cheaper platform to begin with for a converter.Is there something about the conversion process that makes them expensive compared to a low profile or alcove van that probably has more space? Just interested in the technicalities.
Its because they have to train the workforce to open and close the side door properly first, which all adds to the cost
Harsh, but probably not true Hymer for example made the HymerCar range and the slightly cheaper Free model which can bee seen in the materials used, (although im not sure that's the case in the UK) also the trim in the new 2023 models are said to appeal to a younger audienceWhen I asked a dealer he told me “because it’s old people that buy them”.
Definitely, you only have to look at the price increase of them over the last couple of years, I am truly amazed for example how much RC motorhomes to name just one have put their prices up AND they have full order books too.Supply and demand has a lot to do with it as well; both for the base van and the finished product pushing the price up - plus the poor exchange rates
I think your price is a bit out can't even get the cheapest Ducato for that.
You can now add £15,000 to that now for a decent spec Crafter or MAN TGE (same vehicle different badges).
The new VW T6.1 price list has just been published, my current T6 Camper was built on a 2016 Highline LWB T6 Kombi 140ps Manual, I've looked at the advertised price for the current equivalent base vehicle, it lists at £47,505 then to build what I now drive I would estimate adding around £17,000-£20,000 to that and that's at self-build prices! Yes it's possible to cut corners/costs but then you've lost your resale value.I remember when a vw t5 california was £44k . The t6 is around £75k these days
If you bought this on Friday I was the person waiting to see ‘if’ you bought it as I was next to Veiw , hope it’s good for youI've just purchased a PVC it's a little Carthago Malibu 640 after coming down from a 9 metre Burstner Elegance and have to say I love this wee van so much that big Ellie the Elegance has to go
NB... looking forward to being a member of the dreaded 'Woosh Bang' club!
(Last pic is big Ellie looking a bit dejected)