Below are tips and a guide on what to look at when buying a used camper trailer.
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Buying a camper trailer can be an exciting yet daunting prospect. It can be quite an investment, so you want to make sure that you do your research before you part with your hard earned cash. So what are the critical things to consider when you buy a camper trailer?
One of the most important things to consider up front is how much can your car tow. This is relatively easy to do. Just get your car owner manual and it should provide the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). That is the maximum weight that your car can pull. Also check the Tongue Weight (TW). That is the amount of downward force that the tow bar can handle.
Armed with that information consider what sort of terrain you will be travelling. Will you be going off the beaten track or staying mainly on bitumen roads? This is an important consideration because you may need to step up to an off road camper trailer to handle the rough conditions.
Next, consider whether you want to buy a new or used camper trailer. When buying new you will get a warranty. If is important to compare the warranties as part of your decision. If you are buying a second hand camper trailer you need to check it out thoroughly.
Check for rust, check the rubber seals to make sure they are not perished. Check the roof for leaks, and thoroughly check for any water marks inside the camper trailer which is a tell tale sign of leaks. If there is an awning, make sure it is not brittle or badly faded, meaning it is near the end of its useful life.
Next, check that the interior is in good condition. Check storage compartments for cracks or water damage, check that doors close properly and are not warped. Check gas connections if you can by putting soapy water around connections and looking for bubbles. If you are worried about the gas and are interested in buying the camper trailer, it would be a good idea to get a gas fitter to check it for you. Also, test the electrical points.
Check that the windows and doors lock securely, and that screens on both are not torn.
Finally, since you will be spending hours on the bed, test it out.
These are some of the critical features that you need to consider when buying a new or used camper trailer, ensuring that you get one in good condition and enjoy for many years to come.
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Also, available is information on how auctions work.
To help you decide if you are getting a bargain, I have provided Recent Completed Auctions.
New and used Camper Trailers are for sale all over Australia, so if you are after a camper trailer for sale in Sydney, Melboure, Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia, you should be able to find what you want.
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At auctions, the prices are not fixed. It all depends on the demand for an item at a particular time. That is why you can pick up a bargain on both new and used camper trailers. Watch items you are interested in to get an idea of what they are being sold for. When you find an item you want, and it is in your price range, place a bid. Keep watch on the auction and if there is another bid placed on the item by someone else, decide if the item is now too expensive or not. If not, place another bid. If you plcae the last bid before the end of the auction, you win!
To help you know what to expect to pay at auction for camper trailers, here are some recently completed items. This should give you a guide as to what price these went for.
|Description||Price||Number of Bids|
|4X4 ON ROAD 4WD CAMPER TRAILER WITH 15'x13' TENT SALE! SEE VIDEO 3 MIN SETUP LIMITED STOCK - FREE BRIS PICKUP!||$3,151.99||19 Bids|
|NEW CAMPER TRAILER MOTORBIKE MOTORCYLE TENT 4X4 4WD TARE 200KGS, COMPACT, INCLUDES TENT, ANNEXE, ALLOY RIMS||$1,949.00||42 Bids|
|BN OFF ROAD 4X4 4WD CARAVAN CAMPING CAMPER TRAILER TENT 2010 BRAND NEW ELECTRIC BRAKE, 23FTx18FT TENT RIPSTOP||$4,709.00||37 Bid|
|NEW 4X4 OFF ROAD 4WD CAMPER TRAILER WITH 18'x15' TENT INCLUDES SHOCKS, KITCHEN, WATER TANK, EXTRAS, BRAND NEW||$4,601.11||21 Bid|
|NEW ROOF TOP TENT.CAMPER . RIPSTOP.TRAILER?.ROOFTOP TENT BACK SKIRT and AWNING AVAILABLE. PICK UP WELCOME||$749.00||Buy It Now|
|GOLDSTREAM OFFROAD 4WD CAMPER NSW can deliver||$14,000||13 Bids|
|cub camper trailer- hard floor||$1,492.00||13 Bids|
|Dingo Camper||$3,000||1 Bids|
|NEW! OFF ROAD 4WD CAMPER TRAILER TENT CAMPING TENT 12FT TENT - INCLUDES BONUS INNER SPRING MATTRESS!||$1,495.00||1 Bid|
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So, if you are looking for a new or used camper trailer for sale in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, here is a huge range to choose from at bargain prices.
Five Star Campers
390 Pacific Highway, Belmont, NSW, 2280
Telephone (02) 4947 9999
Finns Camper Hire
Getabout Camper Trailer Hire and Sales
66 Lee Street, Wellington, NSW, 2820
Telephone (02) 6843 3907
Ozzie Off Road Camping & Leisure
Cnr Learjet Drive and Spitfire Court Caboolure, Queensland, 4510
Phone (07) 5495 5333
OzRoamer Sunshine Coast
138 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville QLD, 4567 Australia
Telephone 07 5440 5095
14 Kayleigh Drive, Buderim, QLD, 4556
A.J. Thomas Campers
4a-6 Queens Ave. Caulfield East 3145 Victoria Aust.
Telephone (03) 9572 1008
Camp-let Camper Trailer dealers
Werribee, Victoria 3030
Telephone (03) 97498838
Camper Trailer Dealer
7/30 Erindale Road, Balcatta, WA
Telephone (08) 9240 8880
576 Marion Road, Plymton Park SA
Telephone (08)8297 9244
Camp-let Camper Trailer dealers
Bass Highway, Somerset Tasmania
Telephone (03)6435 2643