Any Frankia owners

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  1. staging lady

    staging lady Funster

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    Hi we are newbies having just bought a G reg Frankia Atlantis to see if we like it before upgrading.
    We love the solid build of our van. Only snag is manual is in German.
    Are there any other Frankia owners out there?
    Want to fit a gas oven. Anyone done this?
    Staging lady:Smile::Smile:
     
  2. Tony Santara

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    Hi Staginglady
    you could try Spinneys in Chesire Frankia main agent

    www.spinney-motorcaravans.co.uk
    Tel 1477 535808
    email spinney@spinney-motorcaravans.co.uk

    can't help with the oven i'm afraid and it seems like your the only Frankia owner on here upto now
    but i'm sure some one on here can help hope you enjoy your motorhome look foward to seeing you at a meet :thumb:
     
  3. staging lady

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    Hi Tony,
    Wow what a quick reply! Thanks for the info about Spinneys. Will be paying them a visit.
    Do you like your Winniebago? My father always wanted one but we never had the money. Seen them in the US. They are amazing.
    Will come to a meet but we need to practise driving with a LHdrive first!
    Cheers!
    Staging lady:Doh:
     
  4. Tony Santara

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    Yep love the Winnebago
    you'll be fine with the left hand drive a couple of days and you'll wonder what all the nerves were about
     
  5. staging lady

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    Good to know it gets easier as the last part of our drive home is up a Welsh mountain! Scary!
     
  6. mumbear

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    Hi staging lady

    We have a Frankia motorhome too.
    We haven't fitted an oven, but we did add a separate grill.
    Ours is 2002, and our manual is also in German !!:Laughing:
     
  7. staging lady

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    Hi Mumbear,

    Good to meet another Frankia owner! I love my van even though she's old like me- we suit each other!
    I don't know if this might help you with your manual. I have been using this translation site
    babelfish.com to get the registration document in English. We wanted to work outthe payload. Mine says axle weight 1600k and 1700kg but I'm struggling with the rest. Leergewicht seems to mean unladen weight = 2520kg
    gesamt gewicht we think is entire weight =2810kg .Does this mean we have only 290 kg payload for a six seater?
    If only it was in French I could do that !
    Where did you get your van from? have you had it serviced yet?
    Staging lady
     
  8. alanplumbridge

    alanplumbridge Deleted User

    german frankia manuals

    Hi, We've just done the same (bought a Frankia with a german manual). I'm working through it bit by bit starting with tyre pressures and electrical (look for mention of volts). By 'working through it' I mean I'm laboriously typing it word by word into babel fish. We've got an English friend who has lived in Vienna for ten years coming round next week, so I'll get him onto the case too. Ve Vould be villink to share ze information. Or if you have a different manual; do you know about babel fish? It's time consuming, depending on your typing speed, but it kind-of works


     
  9. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    Was at Stanford Hall caravan site over the weekend , the guy who runs the site is selling a tag axle Frankia , left hand drive with scooter carrier , top box etc...... It,s on a J plate looks in really good nick for it,s age and a good price at around £10,000
     
  10. Mitch

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    Fankia

    Hi, I've jost sold my Ford E350 C-class American RV and bought a 1996 Frankia A-750 Tag axle :Smile:
    What a great move, we love it (never have American again).

    I haven't even got the luxury of a manual but have managed to figure out how it all works. She's in beautiful condition with only 70k miles.

    If you ever translate your manuals I'd love some help on tyre pressures :BigGrin:

    Mitch "The future is European":thumb:
     

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