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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    That does look better than the ones on the caravan!
    praat met Riaan by Eko. Hy betrokke met alles ivm die armadillo
    Ek weet daar is ''n wag lys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Tuffcats is R 245000, 4 sleeper is R 253000. Basically complete, except the fridge.

    Just spoke to Gerrie Nel (no not that one...........)
    This Gerrie Nel. Did he not make the Storm Teaser Awning or something like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Can I post the mail in here?? Its not as if I'm advertising..........is it OK??
    I am sure it will be ok as long as you dont start an agressive marketing campain as we have had in another manufacturer's threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    I am sure it will be ok as long as you dont start an agressive marketing campain as we have had in another manufacturer's threads.
    Henk - did I start a marketing campaign in another thread......??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Henk - did I start a marketing campaign in another thread......??
    I do not see a problem if so called "marketing" is done in a specific thread with the product name as the heading of the thread. It give all interested parties a very good idea of what the product is about and what the current owners feedback are of such a product. I do not feel me must feel threaten if a specific product get more exposure as the other, that is free market principles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Henk - did I start a marketing campaign in another thread......??
    You have never dissed this forum and I doubt you will, the marketing I am referring to is marketing done for non commercial members or folks not even members of this forum, as you know forum policy is only commercial members may advertise.

    Please post the quotes as I am sure there are a lot of folks that would like to see the pricing structure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    O ja, amper vergeet............Armadillo, VERY nice buy that. At more than R 100 000 less, I'd also be looking very long and hard at one of those. I actually called the Eko guys last week, they sound very helpful, informative and friendly.

    PLEASE show some more pics of the insides etc etc??

    May I also humbly (seriously guys) ask that BL owners do NOT comment on this and that, every time there is a new product Thread here that resembles their product??

    The Threads get deleted, and believe it or not, there ARE some of us who are interested in something else than the ultimate, the BL.
    Firstly NO, I am not an owner of competitors Van.

    This van looks awesome, and any competition that is above board is a good deal for all involved/interested parties.

    Only the thing with the post I quoted, is that "more than R100k cheaper" it is definitely not! Now the Armadillo to mee looks like it is right in between two of the competitors Vans, with design elements of both, which is a good thing.

    Comp Van 1 = R290k give or take
    Comp Van 2 = R330k give or take
    Lets make it R310k average

    Armadillo = R230k ex VAT = R267000 incl = just over R40k difference. A lot of money for sure... but not "more than R100k cheaper"

    Just saying...

    Mr Armadillo, would it be possible to view your Van when I am back in PE some time? You can PM me if you are up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbles View Post
    Firstly NO, I am not an owner of competitors Van.

    This van looks awesome, and any competition that is above board is a good deal for all involved/interested parties.

    Only the thing with the post I quoted, is that "more than R100k cheaper" it is definitely not! Now the Armadillo to mee looks like it is right in between two of the competitors Vans, with design elements of both, which is a good thing.

    Comp Van 1 = R290k give or take
    Comp Van 2 = R330k give or take
    Lets make it R310k average

    Armadillo = R230k ex VAT = R267000 incl = just over R40k difference. A lot of money for sure... but not "more than R100k cheaper"

    Just saying...

    Mr Armadillo, would it be possible to view your Van when I am back in PE some time? You can PM me if you are up to it.

    Thanks.
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    contact me on 0eight 2 eight oh eight 3996, you are welcome to vie my van whenever it suits you

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    Thanks Armadillo, appreciate it.

    I am back 12 August and give you a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo View Post
    Hi Petrie, we will be camping end July for our first trial run, will certainly post pic's of the inside and full set-up once we are back, I too have resisted the temptation to respond to the comments made by other members regarding the shape etc, to me that is immaterial to why we purchased this van, and agree with you, the people at Eko were and still are extremely helpful and accommodating.
    to those members who offered their congratulations, thank you.
    Petrie, herewith few pictures of the van set up, I did not fit the awning side walls. We went to Ragels rivier Bokmakierrie campste for a wonderfull relaxing weekend ha to negotiate 3 steep rough gravel mountain passes, van behaved impeccably
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    in the new weg wegry en weg sleep, there is a story on this van.

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    This weekend had the opportunity to scrutinize the newest Armadillo van at the Rapport show. It now features a side door also with a little basin inside. Overall I was quite impressed and it seems a fairly good van with a quality look and feel with some high attention to detail - small things like all cupboards being lined with carpets, nice floor covering etc. Yes some parts do look "home made-ish", but all in all it seems very practical and at R80k odd cheaper than competitors it might be worth it. One aspect I didn't like is the hosepipe you have to connect for water at the kitchen area. Not sure how hot water works (or if that is available at all).

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    Hi George, the geyser is an option , see picture on post number 50, this supplies hot water to the shower and kitchen was up area, yes the hosepipe gets connected to a tap near the nose cone, however this is quite handy as you can clean items not related to the kitchen by using the hose.
    the other important aspect many forget about is that this van is double skinned with a 30mm insulation between the aluminium skins, hence, cool in summer , warm in winter.

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    Ah yes sorry, my bad. I did notice the geyser on the display unit, but didn't see where you select / switch on hot water with just the one hosepipe coming out. Think that confused me a bit

    Agreed, the pipe does make it more versatile. For those interested, the base price on the new model (from pics they call it the family version?) is R270k.
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    How accessible is the fridge with the setup, looks like the kitchen drop down door is a bit in the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie100 View Post
    How accessible is the fridge with the setup, looks like the kitchen drop down door is a bit in the way?
    I could easily open it from standing in front of the drop down table. Quite interesting is the weight and lengths of the different vans. This Armadillo seems slightly longer than the Cheetah and the Baobab.

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    During July 2017 we went on a overland trip to Namibia & Botswana and there was a Armadillo caravan in our group - the first time I have ever seen one and I was quite impressed. Well build van, tows very stable and went through the Savuti/Moremi without any problems.
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