Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

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Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by DMH » 27 Sep 2017 15:46

Hey All

A rather interesting Troll this is!

We purchased about 17 of these back in 2009/10 for use at Eskom Telecomms for fibre optic line Patrols :wink:

Conversion was done by Motorhome World in Cape Town http://www.motorhome-world.com

Been trying to get some details on what the conversion cost, etc - will feedback once I hear from them.

This particular one overheated and is now for sale (via internal tender).
Seems like it could be converted into a formidable overlander - if not used as a utility vehicle

The vehicle is a 2009 model with 185000km on the clock with a FSH and maintenance record. The two drivers of the vehicle are very well known to me and didn't abuse her - it was used in the Pietermaritzburg area.

The tender closes this Friday morning - so let me know if you're interested and what you'd value the vehicle at (with such a conversion) and be prepared to pay for it in its current condition. The reserve price is just over R90000. But imagine it may go for quite a bit more than that! Michael thinks it could cost around R65k to get the engine sorted again.
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by Tinus lotz » 27 Sep 2017 18:10

If it overheated properly is big bucks to make it go again new block 37k new head 20k.plus plus :rolleyes:

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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by ricster » 28 Sep 2017 09:36

A full on overlanding camper with a worked on TD42T motor, basically ready to go except for a suspension lift....

R 65 000 - motor overhaul ( Michael )
R 90 000 - vehicle - minimum
R 20 000 - Suspension upgrade ( might be more/less as I don't know the pick up suspension costs ) ( Graham can advise ) ( optional )
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R 175 000

Kitting it out .... fridge, mattress, cutlery and goodies, oh yes and beer !!!
Later one can look at tyres etc, but I would say If one can keep the purchase price to under R115 000 ( or a little more if one doesn't do the suspension upgrade straight away ), making a total of R200 000 once the motor and suspension is done, then you have a go ANYWHERE luxury and reliable beast!!

If one looks at the other option of kitting out a Wagon Patrol...

R 115 000 - Decent Patrol ( condition undetermined )
R 5 000 - dual battery system
R 3 000 - fancy 12V battery and cabling
R 7 000 - Roof Rack
R 10 000 - Roof top tent
R 20 000 - Suspension upgrade ( when you have a roof rack one tends to load it )
R 2 000 - Jerry can holder + jerry cans ( Specifically for overlanding )
R 5 000 - Lighting and fuses and wiring etc for complete vehicle ( guess-timate )
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R167 000

But now you don't have a "brand new" motor fitted, which hasn't been added into the figure. I'm sure I have missed out a few things on both options
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by Alex Roux » 28 Sep 2017 12:19

A car without an engine should not cost this much....
90,000 is optimistic
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by ricster » 28 Sep 2017 12:25

That is also true
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by IanT » 28 Sep 2017 13:13

I am of the same option as Alex, the motor home market is very limited, if it was a bakkie maybe but I think around R70K is a more realistic price for that patrol

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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by Picasso » 28 Sep 2017 14:02

In around 2013 I was looking at a late 80s Safari Camper (stretched wheelbase).
It had around 180 k on the clock / 6 cylinder petrol engine.
Difflock rear. "Everything worked"


I was discussing a price of ~ 30.000 R.

Unfortunately the sale did not take place due to my own (in hindsight) stupidity. :rolleyes:

I would therefore agree that the price they envisage for a non-runner of 90 k is a bit high.
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by ricster » 28 Sep 2017 16:39

Also keep in mind that an 80's Safari vs a 2009 Patrol will in itself have a huge Rand value difference. Also TD42 Pickups are somewhat sought after, giving them a nicer resale value.

Let's compare my 1999 TD42 GL Station Wagon. I would say that a realistic value would be around R120 000 as it stands ( fair amount of extras ). Maybe a little more, maybe a little less ( I'm not 100% sure ). Now a 2009 TD42T, running will sell for R250 000 ( https://www.autodealer.co.za/used-Nissa ... anga/69077 ) if it has 60 000km or this one for R200 000 with 120 000km on ( http://www.automart.co.za/cars/nissan-p ... id-4074753 ). So lets say R170 000 for one with 185 000km. Now spending R115 000 on a non runner + R65 000 on a new Michael motor comes out to R180 000. Plus you now have the "camper" included. You now have a "new" bakkie ( we know the drive train is only just run in at 185 000km :biggrin: ) compared to a vehicle one knows zero about....

I'm still thinking that Its isn't a bad buy, and yes the camper is a select market, but I still don't think that it is way overpriced at around the R100 000 - R115 000 mark as is. The motor may only need a new head and head gasket and a little machining work. This is an unknown too so there could be a cost saving there too, but that one only finds out after the deal has been done unfortunately.
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by Peter Connan » 29 Sep 2017 05:23

Would have been nice to know a bit more about the camper itself. Things like water capacity, and what amenities are included...

Not that I am in the market anyway.
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Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2D Motorhome conversion

Post by Picasso » 29 Sep 2017 08:16

Hi Piet

"If my memory serves me correctly":

That blue camper had a 80 l water-tank, sleeping-quarter above the cabin, dining corner right at the back which could be converted into a second sleeping quarter, kitchen unit, Toilet + shower cubicle,another bench seat on the left hand side of the camper which would have made it a potential 5 sleeper, lots of storage space,
stretched frame, 2.8 straight six petrol motor, diff-lock etc. :rolleyes:

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