Are ALL Burstner and Chausson vans Winterised

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    Are ALL Burstner and Chausson vans Winterised or does it depend on age and model. What does the team think?
     
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    Definately not all Burstners we have had two that were not, an A530 and a Marano. :Smile:
     
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    We were sold our A530 as winterised. It's got two floors and very thick polystyrene in the walls. And of course a ski locker.
     
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    Didn't know they had two floors Brian.
    But my understanding of winterised is heaters in the tanks etc. But yes they have an outside locker which we were told was a "wet" locker for habging wet clothes, I can see that it could also be a ski locker tho as it is tall enough. :Smile:
     
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    Our winteriization was sold as an extra but the dealer might have been BS'ing.

    We have double floors, under floor heating and heated tanks.

    Don't know if it's standard but I suspect it is.
     
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    The upward hinging shelf confirms it's a ski locker to me.

    As you know, the main water tank is inside, not much chance of that freezing but the waste is underneath covered in polystyrene.

    I did have a frozen pipe to the sink in Feb on Deeside. I was very cold. It was not solid, soon cleared.
     
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    No !

    Such a slur on a proud and noble profession.

    Withdraw, withdraw.
     
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    I was so green when I bought it that he could have told me it did 50 mpg.

    Loved it though and still do:thumb:

    Although I would prefer a different layout:BigGrin:
     
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    What layout do you have, what would you change it to and why?..Griff
     
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    We have a fixed bed at the back and a drop down at the front.

    The lounge is a bit cramped. I don't care if we are parked up for a week or so when we have an awning but if it's just a weekend away in winter it feels a bit cramped.

    Comfortably cramped though:thumb:

    I would change it to a decent lounge.
     
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    No

    Most of ours is, but we'll be draining our grey waste into a bucket!:BigGrin:
     
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    My wife has just corrected me. Apparently the dealer was telling the truth.The "winterisation pack" included underfloor heating, heated waste tank and a special habitation door.
     
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    Only winterised whilst in use. Be careful once frozen the better the insulation the longer to thaw.
    Steles
     
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    Treacle you and many others, in 20+ odd years i have bought and sold plenty, my first broke all the rules when I paid a dodgy geezer cash at a motorway service station! I progressed enough from that deal, learned from many others and ended up writing the Motorhome Buyers Guide which has saved people a lot of cash and heartache.

    There are so many pitfalls when buying, but the biggest reason for selling, without doubt is layout. Makes, marques, manufacturer, highly spec'd it does not matter. If the layout is wrong, you'll be niggled and niggled until you sell it, I hope your layout is not so wrong you can live with it.

    NB: I think I just missed you at Taunton last weekend. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Jim. It doesn't niggle me that much thankfully.

    Sorry we missed you last week. We had a great weekend in Taunton courtesy of Eddie and his team.

    What a top outfit Vanbitz are:thumb:
     
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    Don't know about all the Burstners, but the one I've got Elegance 821 is certainly fully winterised. Double floor houses both the freshwater and waste tanks and all the pipework. It's been a pretty mild winter so far, but in the cold snap a few days back the van kept lovely and warm. I've been using the Alde heating on elec only (as it's included in the pitch price) which runs at up to 3kW. The gas can be used to top up the heat if necessary but so far it hasn't been. :Smile:
     
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