Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ukbill, Feb 25, 2012.
2007 carioca 694 any info please
Its an Italian built budget motorhome.
It's the Economy M/h, Good as a starter, We got one, It's got everything we need, and most things the more expensive ones have, Shower,Bog, 4burner Hob, Fixed Bed, seat belts, extra Double Bed, Fridge to keep the Beer warm, 1,9 Donkey (if you know how to use your gearbox that's no problem) 26mpg, we've added a few bits like Tv Jacks and LEDs.
If you like pissing in a field then add Solar panels & Generator, If you Misses can't be bothered to get off her chuff and you can't use your mirrors, then add a Reversing Camera.
Just because it's "budget":Angry: Doesn't mean it's not any good, that's just Snob Value:Angry:
You get out! What you put in!!! We get a lot of pleasure out of our "BUDGET" M/H
We had a Carioca 746 untill just before Xmas for 3 years, as mentioned above its a budget end van but we enjoyed it and had as good a time as anyone else. not a winterised van though in any way. we fitted a few extras that made life more comfortable.
we have a ci 705 2009. no more than the usual problems for the price its been well enjoyed.and held together fairly well .if looking to buy make certain its had a full gearbox upgrade if its fiat x250 base. it makes a big difference to the drive and comfort.:thumb:
Had a 2007 635 sold it and customer happy, got a 2001 Carioca 15 end bedroom looking for a new owner! Only needs a standard car licence to drive it 3500kg
well folks its been a long tour but the deed is done , we paid the deposit required to secure this mh so in around 2 weeks will be the official owners .as soon as the wife saw the van and i must say the people selling it the deed was done so as soon as possible we will take to the road possible for a sort trip and a weekend to get used to this new way of holidaying out will keep you posted and thx everyone for all your help in helping to chose and find out what was the best
Congratulations on your purchase, exciting times ahead.
Enjoy your new toy. We too have a CI , different model to yours , and love it to bits.
We use it as much as we can all year round.
We have a 2006 656, had it since new. Had a damp problem caused by the top brake light seal leaking. Resealed and replaced the damaged board. Since then its been fine. Added a few extras i.e. Sat system, 19" drop down LED TV, LED lights, Airide, Gaslow. SOG, reversing camera and sensors, tow bar, blutooth, central locking, solar x2, 1000w inverter, 2 x 100ah batteries, battery master, awning, external BBQ point, Fiamma door bar, Fiamma accumulator, digital terestrial aerial, cab curtains, cat 1 alarm, cruise control and nature pure. New Cambelt fitted last year at 25000 miles and serviced / hab check every year - FSH
Does everything we want it to do