Anyone got a Pilote G742 LCE?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Accessories' started by The Dude, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    2,271
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Just traded in our Autotrail Savannah for a Pilote G742 LCE which we pick up next week. I'm trying to get ahead of the game as we don't have much time before we leave for an extended trip in it and I have a couple of questions:
    1. Pilote has a fixed island bed which looks huge to me. Will a normal double duvet fitted sheet fit on the mattress or will I need a king size? ?I realise either way there will be some loose material at the corners.
    2. Our current silverscreens obviously won't fit but we've noticed that the Pilote has some lovely pull down blinds at the front so we're wondering whether we need a silverscreen for it or not.
    May have lots more questions later. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    872
    Location:
    South Glos
    We have a Pilote 733 fge (Earlier version of 742) I would say that silver screen is absolutely necessary in the winter if you want to avoid condensation on the windscreen and also to cut down the heat loss through the large single glazed area.

    Also if yours is a 3.0 ltr has the front suspension been upgraded? Ours was the standard fiat springs and the suspension
     
  3. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    2,271
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Thanks Lunarman. Why would the front suspension need to be upgraded? I think your post ended prematurely.
     
  4. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    872
    Location:
    South Glos
    You are right there is something missing.

    There have been a number of threads about uprating the fiat front suspension Techno100 posted some time ago, and it is a particular problem with A class motorhomes.

    With ours the 3.0ltr engine and the extra weight on the front from the Aclass construction primarily caused by the drop down bed, meant that the suspension was effectively running on the bump stops all of the time. Making for a very uncomfortable ride. The standard Fiat springs were not man enough for the job.

    I had VB comfort springs fitted which lifted the front by 2.5" restoring the gap between the lower arms and the bump stops. The ride has significantly improved.

    John
     
  5. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    2,271
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    I can't find the full spec for ours which is a 2012 model (Diamond Edition), however the spec for the 2015 model says it has "Reinforced and raised front suspension springs for improved driving comfort" so maybe this was also the case in 2012 (hope over experience!! :rolleyes:).
    We pick it up next week so we'll see what it feels like. Will also ask the salesman to see if he knows.
     
  6. Lenny HB

    Lenny HB Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,252
    Likes Received:
    5,048
    Location:
    West Sussex
    I take it you speak in jest, do you really think a salesman would have clue.:D:D:D:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    2,271
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Nope - once again it's hope over experience!! :rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page