Bessacarr e560 owners

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  1. dave jm

    dave jm Read Only Funster

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    Hi to everyone..thinking of buying a Bessacarr e560..anyone out there with this model and how do they like it:shout:
     
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    e560

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    have been to all the shows for years and not found 1 we like more.
    Storage is unbelievable. We have folding bikes under the front seats.
    Store the awning lafuma chairs bbq and much more under the bed.
    Only downside is can sleep 4 but only 2 seat belts. We tow a smart on a trailer abroad. Manages comfortably. Ticks all the boxes and the lightest interior to be found.
    If you have any specific questions.........................
    Barry
     
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    Hi, we've had ours for 18 months and done over 9k miles in her. Layout suits us down to the ground and she drives like a dream, very economical as well. We haven't seen anything else we like either so we'll be keeping her a while.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    we hace an Ace Airstream 680FB same as Bessy only different badge made by Swift and cannot find fault with anything well built and good layout a dream machine
     
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    Thanks to all who welcomed us as new members:thumb:Buying a 57 bessacarr e560 (private)should be here by next week-end.Have had, many years ago a Kon Tiki then a Damion Intruder (the dog):Blush:Now back and living in the U.K after spending 25yrs in Spain have decided to buy m/h and see the U.K.Although it sleeps 4 am i restricted to only being able to carry 2 people....I dont mind if we dont have to have the grankids:Rofl1:Can anyone recomend sites with GOOD fishing lakes on them.
     
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    Will be picking up m/h next week-end,hope we are as happy with it as you have been.Was up your way last month at Dumfries.:thumb:..beautiful area.How do you find m/h on fuel??and am i right in saying you can have the rear heating on when you are travelling??We cannot wait to get on the road:shout:
     
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    fridge issue

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    We have had an issue with the fridge! Thought it was a bit iffy but only really came to light after a 500 mile non-stop drive to France when all the frozen food thawed out!
    They have replaced the fins and it now works well! So there is an update!
    If you have the all in one front door (ie non split freezer/fridge ) make sure you give it a good test
    Barry
     
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    We have the same problem spoke to Thetford last Monday and have arranged to do upgrade when the dealer receives the parts they were very helpfull after I explained the problem of the fridge not keeping cold whilst in transit .
     
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    Hi Dave,

    you can't have the hab heating on when you travel but you shouldn't need it if you wind the cab heating up. We've travelled on the A9 in the winter and found it very comfortable and the van is lovely and warm when you stop. Sometimes get a draught through door handles if stiff crosswind, I stick my woolly hat in it.

    Consumption is good. Gentle driving will reward you with 30-31 mpg. Heaviest we get is motorway at 70 mph, down to 26-27 mpg. Gentle acceleration and 60 on motorway should get you 30 mpg.

    p.s. scenery is nice up here, problem is we are 2 hours from anywhere! " hours to Belfast, 2 hours to Glasgow, 2 hours to M6!

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Hab heating

    Although you cant have the hab heating on, there is an additional heater situated under the drivers seat which blasts the hab area if you want it warmed up for when you arrive. It gets unbearably hot very quickly. Activated by the fan switch to the right of the steering column
    Barry
     
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    Thanks for that info Barry:thumb:does this heater work independantly from the heater in the cab? or only when the cab heating is on.Van should be arriving next week-end:BigGrin:have found secure accomodation for £190 per year.
     
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    Hi Bill,according to brochure spec on e560 under heating and plumbing it says "En route and on site blown air central heating and hot water":Eek!:...Seems quite good on fuel without lead boots on:Rofl1:
     
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    Thanks for that Dave, must go out in the morning and check that out. Had her out today for luch at a nearby beach today.

    Bill
     
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    Hi Heater uses radiator water so although have never used it on its own, the idea is to boost the hab area on cold days so you would normally have the cab heating on too. Only weork when the engine is running of course. Gets incredibly hot!
     
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