A Class makers

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  1. wivvy's dad

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    As well as the well-known names - Hymer; N/B; Pilote etc - who else makes A class motorhomes?

    Good/bad/ugly.....?



    Trying to widen my choice.



    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Heyupluv

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    Wivvy.......I would think now most if not all the European motorhome makers have a "A" class in most of there range/models... as it seems more and more people are going onto "A" class...and also they seem to be getting larger every year..take your pick:Wink:

    Chausson have just come out with one this year..................
     
  3. Chris

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    I like the new Burstner Elegance. It's a big beast but way too expensive for me:Sad:
     
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    treacle;624231..I like the new Burstner Elegance.Mmmmm..Nice... It's a big beast but way too expensive for me...meaning YOU not ME of course
    Naaa don't believe you:Wink::Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I couldn't bring myself to spend £100k on a van even if I had it to be honest.
     
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    Eura Mobil :thumb:
     
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    My 'top-of-mind' list of A-class brands.

    Hymer Group
    Hymer
    N+B
    Burstner
    Laika
    Dethleffs
    LMC

    Group Pilote
    Pilote
    Frankia
    Le Voyageur

    Trigano Group
    Eura Mobil
    Autostar

    Groupe Rapido
    Rapido
    Esterel
    Itineo

    Others
    Concorde
    Carthago
     
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    Thank you - what I was looking for.
     
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    and Adria.

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    Please add Adria and Knaus to that list, also for cheepies there is Mooveo
     
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    My personal opinion of course,:Cool: I don't like the A-classes that I have come across. The driver and passenger doors are a joke, how do they pass the stringent safety requirements. They have the aerodynamics of a shoe box. The windscreen headlights, in fact anything not original will cost you an arm and a leg to replace.
    Corrosion problems with sections of the chassis cross members are very common and I think they look ugly.......Apart from a few that is. Like Treacle's Jims and JJs:Wink:

    Inside layouts leave a lot to be desired and what is that drop down bed all about. Nah not for me.....Give me Bob's Wini any day.:thumb:
     
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    Apologies to the Adria fans - how could I forget? :Doh:
    Also I see that Knaus are back in the game with 3 A-class models (I thought they had stopped making them although there will also be some second hand examples of their earlier 'high-tech-looking' models about).


    p.s. for Buttons - I notice from your avatar that your preferred transport looks remarkably like an A-Class of very small proportions - perhaps you are really a 'closet A-class lover' but haven't realised it yet!:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Nah I couldn't afford the replacement exploding headlights:Wink:
     
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    A few British ones as well
    Autotrail Grand Frontier
    Machzone
    That one that Marquis used to do but forgotten the name
    Elldis Autoking (though that would be pretty ancient now)
     
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    Plenty of american A class as well starting around 26' much more inside for your money you can find plenty around 20-30k.....always worth a look.....due to diferent import criteria up to 2002 they tend to be max 8' wide as well so much more euro sized.

    There not all the size of mine

    Just a thought

    All the best Rick
     
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    I agree with that Buttons. Ours doesn't even have a drivers side door:Doh:
     
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    I saw one at the weekend DEFFLEFFS Premier liner absolutely STUNNING/ Beautiful :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    I even bought a extra lottery ticket to buy one with :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Cant you build yourself one:Wink:
     
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    AT 200K I probably could but I think I prefer a quid on the lottery and get one out of the box :BigGrin:--www.google.co.uk/search?q=dethleffs+premium+liner&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=PG4IUKiqFsSk0QXHkajSBA&sqi=2&ved=0CE4QsAQ&biw=1152&bih=669
    IT was one of those things that simply stood out way above the rest of the vans on site :thumb: I was betting (with Ann )it would be around 130k ish but was not surprised when I found out it was 200k :Sad: There was also a large black windowed Hobby caravan (again stood out) but I have not looked how much that is worth :BigGrin:as nice as that was it id not hold a candle to the Deffleffs :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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