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    I will appolgies to all non-caravaners first, we dont all sit in the middle lane of the M1 at 49.95 mph thinking because we have a flat cap, we have a god given right to cause half the traffic reports on Radio 2 each friday afternoon.

    I was talking to our caravan supplier about NZ & he said that UK models sell for silly money. A big UK dealer has a branch out there (Barrons for those who want to know). On www.trademe.co.nz , it looks like UK vans go for $40-50k. about ?20K. Ours was ?10k. Someone suggested that we fill the caravan with our belongings & then stick it in the container. Then the profit we could make on the caravan would pay for the container, or would be a good trade-in against a camper van (second idea suits me better)!

    What do you think,caravan might get damaged?

    Anybody else got any money making ideas?


    Cheers

    Nick

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    Sounds like a cunning ploy, do containers come that big????
    However Trademe prices do seema bit misleading thats what confused me about car prices, remember in NZ houses can get a [i:2a7570c7fe]premium[/i:2a7570c7fe] price for selling at auction, don't know if tis the same with all auctions.

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    Hi,

    Sadly, you cannot put anything in the caravan when you ship it. It must be empty. I can't remember the exact reasons, but there is a whole post on here somewhere about not being able to put anything in the caravan whilst its in transit!
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    Thanks Taffy

    I will have a scout about and find that post. I will certainly check with any prospective shippers.

    If we cant easily take it, anybody wanna buy a caravan ( & an MG Midget for that matter!)

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    i should think the midget would fetch a decent price in NZ..

    Mind you, if you had the choice between a midget and a bighorn...

    It's a tough one..

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    Whats the spec on the midg, colour etc..price. Know a couple of enthusiasts.

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    Craig
    I would want to keep the midget if i took it to NZ, which would cause a problem with gettingthe old surf board on the roof!

    Stevey,

    1500 Spitfire engine, 80K on the clock, royal blue, new hood, just got it welded & sprayed over winter (new cills). Its on an N plate. Price ? 1500 quid (ish), but I aint gonna sell her just yet, got a few runs in the Lake District ahead of me yet!I bought it from a local Peugot dealer who took it in p/x and put it on ebay. I was actually looking for a trampoline for the kids.....but ended up buying the midgie......had to wait until the wife was drunk on the friday night before i told her i had bought it! :icon_confused:

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    I haven't laughed so much in ages..

    Looking for a tramploine and bought an MG,...

    Fan bloody tastic..

    I reckon you'd make more than a few friends if you took it to NZ..
    Flog the caravan and get the MG over there..

    Buy a bighorn as well and take both cars when you go surfing.

    You can pose in the MG while the wife and sprogs and surf boards get all practical..

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    Craig

    My kind of guy! Kids would love us to take midgey - if only because they could drive it a couple of years sooner that in this country. It will take some hard bargaining to reserve so much space in the container.

    Cheers

    Nick

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    I've got that one sorted for you mate,, (been thinking about it all day)

    get yourself some timber and sheets of MDF

    Build a frame round the MG,..
    All the boring furnitureey type stuff can sit atop what is lets be honest.. a fine example of british engineering at its very best..

    they'll never build another MG Midget

    never ever ever,,,

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