campervans for sale: Ex-britz Toyota Hiace Hitop Campervan for sale in Australia
LAST UPDATE: CAMPERVAN SOLD
Good Day, we are from Singapore. We went on a half year tour around
We bought the campervan in February 2003. If
you are interested to
have a look at the campervan, please mail us at email@example.com and we will take it from there.
LAST UPDATE 13 May 04 Will be in Sydney from 18 May for 2 months
The campervan is currently in Tuggerah, 150km from Sydney. UPDATE: 20 May 04 We are in Sydney with the campervan. Our mobile number is 0405819729. Do call us if you do not get a reply through email. We may not have Internet access.
no problem getting it to your doorstep for viewing in SA (eg. Adelaide),
VIC (eg. Melbourne), NSW or QLD (eg. Brisbane) if you are keen on the sale.
Regards, Chong and Ling.
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We bought the campervan with mileage at 225000km. Currently 235000km. We did
not have any problem with the campervan at all. Britz recommended to
service at 240000km, but we sent the campervan for service/ maintenance at
231000km for peace of mind. The mechanic who serviced the campervan said
everything is in very good condition. Features: Power steering, 2.4L EFI
engine, 5 speed transmission, contactless immoboliser, Gas Stove, fridge/ freezer, sink, utensils,
crockery, bread toaster, 2 sleeping bags, 4 pillows, 2 folding chairs, a
folding table, crab net, fishing rod and tackle, WA street directory and
of course, lots of storage space.
The usual concerns with ex-britz hitop campervans are
A) high mileage although it is only 4 years old
- While looking for a campervan to purchase, we found 1980s vans with
mileage as low as 150000km. If its too good to be true...
B) wind resistance due to the hitop.
- we have no problems at 100km/h to 110km/h. However, we do not have
experience with any other vans without hitop so we do not know if wind
resistance is a problem. The usual fuel economy we get from the fully
loaded campervan (2 adults + full tank of petrol + full tank of water +
100kg of luggage) is 12L/100 km on highways and 14L/100 km in cities. How
you drive definitely affects your fuel economy. I used to get 17L/100km
when I just bought the campervan due to accelerating too quickly.
C) not comfortable buying from private owner
- I will be glad to provide documentation you require. OR at the last resort, sell to a used car company of your choice, and you can
purchase from them.
If you are from other countries and need help with the transfer of vehicle, insurance and other details, we will be glad to
help you settle in.
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Response to questions
The next service is due in 6000km but we will get it serviced before
transferring to you. Britz recommended to service every
15000km, but we sent the van for servicing after 6000km (231000km) and
will be sending for servicing at 241000km again. We have the records from
the last service at (231000km) Adelaide, but nothing prior to that because
Britz (at Perth) didn't have anything available.
The mechanic at last service said all the belts are good.
Clutch hasn't been replaced in the last 10000km. I don't know when, if
ever, it was replaced. As far as I know, the clutch is good. The only
problem is getting into reverse gear. May need to press the clutch twice
ocassionally. This method is mentioned in the manual, so I don't know if
it is caused by wear and tear, or it is a problem with the design, but it
certainly is a nuisance when doing 3 point turns. All the sales people I
have talked to seem to think the clutch will last forever. I will check
with the mechanic on the next service. Toyota Hiace have a reputation for
reliability. There is little need to change gears on the highways compared
to driving in the city.
Mechanic said the tires are good. However, the tires may be 4 years old. This is my assumption since there were no records from Britz
when I bought the van. so I have been wondering if they should be replaced.... there are many left over bits and pieces of tires on the
Engine doesn't seem to use up any detectable amount of engine oil. Still
at full mark after 4000km from last oil change. I can't detect any change
in smell or appearance as well.
The Deep Cycle Battery for lighting, fridge etc is giving problem and not
holding charge well. We will get it replaced. Probably cost around A$200.
Nothing that I can remember. We did however had 2 minor accidents in the
beginning of the trip and had small dents at the rear. No mechanical
problems. The dents have been fixed, and slightly scratched bumper and
lights replaced with new, for over A$2000.
There are small rust spots at some places around the front windscreen when
we bought the van in February. The front is very vulnerable to damage from
sand and stone kicked up by other vehicles, and there are small "pits".
These need to be touched up by paint as you go along so they don't rust.
I don't like the suspension much. It is fine on good roads, but very bumpy
on unsealed roads.
Brakes are good. No ABS though.
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