Advice asap please

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Picking up new van (to me ... it is 07) on Wednesday - Burstner.

    Can you tell me what BASIC questions I need to ask please, bearing in mind I don't understand anything technical... e.g. are the leisure batteries maintenance free, what power is the solar panel, etc etc. The current mh took me six years to learn the ins and outs so panicking a bit. No, that is a lie. I am panicking A LOT. :Eeek: Thank you. Joy x
     
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    best to make your self a list based on what you needed to know about the last one id try and find the locations of all major components pump heater batteries etc whats in each cupboard/locker and what switches do what
     
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    Can't help you Joy but can't wait to see it on site ! xx
     
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  4. laneside

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    Good one Joy, parked up next to Graham and Gill who have the same model, I am sure he will put you right on the bits you forget.

    Just drive it and more to the point ENJOY it and stop panicing
     
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    Hi joy what model are you getting
    We have a t640 and love it
     
  6. Archer

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    Do what I did and took a video camera with me and as he was showing me all the bits etc just kept the camera rolling then you can look at it when you want.
    Gary.
     
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    Hi do you not have anyone that can go with you ? just to make sure everything is ok?
     
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  8. tofo

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    take a camera that does video
    your phone may do

    record what you need

    tell em to repeat if your not sure

    check the video is what you need
    before cash changes hands

    suprising how interest is lost when cash changes hands



    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  9. capinpugwash

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    Joy, they are the professionals, so let them take you through everything. Having met the dealer with you I think that they will go through everything thoroughly, and will be on hand afterwards to answer your questions after you have spent time in it.

    You will not remember everything, but that is not a problem. You have a good warranty plus the protection of consumer law in the unlikely event of any serious problems.

    The van is a good un, just enjoy it and STOP WORRYING.

    Look upon the learning curve as an exciting time, not a problem time

    YOU WILL BE FINE:thumb:
     
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    The main thing to check is the payload, other than that enjoy
     
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  11. june123

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    Advicv on Burstner

    Don't panic Joy. We met at Shrewsbury. We have a Burstner and are very pleased with the quality. Feel free to pester John with any questions at the Northern rally. It looked a lovely van at Shrewsbury. I'm sure you've done the right thing.
     
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  12. froggy59

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    Hi Joy
    we pick up our new to us burstner 660 in 2 weeks can't wait-really excited:thumb: I'm just going to make a list of questions to ask , also have a look on YouTube amazing what's on there.

    Alan & Lesley
     
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  13. flatpackchicken

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    Hi Joy, Well where do you start?????? well here goes to start with and maybe you can print it out and take with you as a check list ok Regards Garry Flatpackchicken

    1. Where is Leisure Battery isolator switch
    2. Where are all the taps to Drain down in the winter
    3. Where are all the taps for the Gas appliances
    3A 3 taps in all Fridge/water heater/cooker
    4. Where are all the fuse banks for the M/H
    5. Where are all the fuse banks for the vehicle
    6. What size is the solar panel
    6A Where is the fuse for the solar panel
    7. What size is the Leisure Battery
    8. How old is the Leisure Battery/s
    9. How old is the engine battery
    10. Ensure 2 sets of keys with fobs and new battery's
    11. if you have a I phone or similar take pics of everything and video to
    12. Get them to show you how to open the bonnet
    13. Get them to show you where the oil dip stick is
    14. Get them to show you where the oil filler is
    15. Get them to show you where the engine water filler is
    16. Get them to show you where the windscreen wash filler is
    17. Get them to show you where the spare wheel is
    18. Get them to show you where the spare wheel tools are and Jack
    19. Get them to show you how to release the spare wheel from its carrier
    20. How much does the freshwater tank hold
    21. How much does the Grey water tank hold
    22. Make them Check every key on the ring with the correct locks
    23. Make sure you have at least 2 keys for every lock
    24. How do you turn power on to all the items in the M/H IE:
    25. Power switch for water pump
    26. Power switch for Interior lights for M/H
    27. Power switch for all other items ie: cooker and gas ring ignite
    28. Power switch to shut down all things in the M/H
    29. Ask about all other Power switches
    30. Make sure water on board to check all taps work ok
    31. Make sure water flows around toilet bowl and where is the fuse for it
    32. Has it got an inverter fitted
    33. If inverter fitted how big is it, ie: 500w 1000w or what lol ans switch
    34. Check what the unladen weight is as it stands on the salesroom floor
    Cant think of anything else at the moment so good luck Joy
     
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  14. MrMotorhome

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    Hello Joy, its a lovely van and your feelings are natural. Once you have been shown everything - which will be hard to remember (as has been mentioned use a video) then ask to spend time on your own in the van to familiarise yourself with your new home. Take your time and go over the van again taking as long as you like.

    Best advice - stop worrying it is all part of the FUN and the adventure of a new van. :thumb:
     
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  15. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    My best advice is.....take Garry with you!

    My second best advice is....just....

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    ...it'll be fine.
     
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  16. Chris

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    Bring a 12 v charger with you and ask where it plugs in.

    Sounds daft I know but my Burstner had German 12v fittings that don't work for UK.
     
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    Joy, do not worry about the 12v charger/plugs. Converters are readily available on eBay and it is not a problem at all.:BigGrin:
     
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  18. maz

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    Beat me to it - was going to say I have a couple of DIN to cigaretter lighter adapters that I used in my Burstner.

    Sure you'll love your new van - look forward to seeing it at Malvern. :Smile:
     
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    Hey Joy the Movan name certainly fits for you now
     
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  20. june123

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    advic e please

    Best advice is to chat up the mechanic that worked on your van and get his phone number. Then you can ring him when you have a query. Worked for us and was very useful a couple of times. Salesmen only know how to sell.
     
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