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  1. madozz

    madozz Read Only Funster

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    hi there
    have got the chance to buy a eldiss autostratus ck 1997 with 51000 on the clock.its fitted with a 2.5 peugeot boxer engine and cab is this a reliable m/home .
    many thanks:thumb:
     
  2. philw111

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    Our previous motorhome was a 1999 autostratus ck. The only problem I ever had with it in the 2 years of ownership was a burst tyre and I don't think you can blame Elddis for that:thumb:

    Reason for changing was that SWMBO wanted a different layout (she has since changed her mind several times - I think we like the current layout today...)
     
  3. 45eEver

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    If it has wood framing between the inner and outer skins, check for rot very carfully.

    The steam out of your breath etc, passes through the inner skin, condenses on the outer skin, runs down, and soaks into the wood framing.
    The wood framing rots.
    Known as interstitial condensation.

    Check to see if it's comnfortable to drive.
    Unless you don't mind arriving with a bad back.
     
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    Dingray on this site owns a similar van and has done so ofr nearly 10 years I think. Makes a great party bus because his has the rear lounge.
    He (Ray) seems really happy with it. :thumb:
     
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    Interstitial condensation !!!!! I think you can get medication for that !!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    autostratus

    we have eldis autostratus 2.5 diesel love it
     
  7. 45eEver

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    steve4kay interstitial condensation causes a number of respiratory diseases, and makes life a misery for many people.

    It seems in rather bad taste to joke about it.

    I suggest you edit your comment out.
     
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    So "interstitial condensation" is a problem in a motorhome but we are not allowed to make jokes about it:Confused: - is this a new form of political correctness that I was previously unaware of? Have I been a motorhomist all this time?

    I understand that it could cause health problems for some people but so can thousands of other things - pet allergies, pollen, pigs, etc, etc... Are we not allowed to make jokes about anything now in case it upsets someone who might be affected in some way? I personally have various potentially serious health problems but I certainly don't expect people to refrain from mentioning anything about them when I am in the room.

    Life's too short - this website is meant to be FUN
     
  9. 45eEver

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    Phil, it's bad taste to make jokes about medication for incurable health problems.

    It's good taste to make jokes that don't risk upsetting disabled folks.

    To do with good manners not political correctness.
    To do with not kicking a man when he's down.

    Heart and lung conditions that arise from mould growing in damp places are pretty demoralising.
    Especially for children.

    Another reason to ventilate at night?
     
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    joke

    I happen to be disabled with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), i may not be able to run a marathon (come to think of it i cant run) but atleast i can still laugh + in no way did i find Steve4Kay's comment in anyway offensive. Lighten up a little + laugh when + while we are still able. :Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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