Carthago

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  1. Mart grump

    Mart grump Funster

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    thinking of changing our swift kontiki 669 for a tag axle carthago c line any thoghts good or bad would be wellcome
     
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    Well, given the choice I would take the Carthago every time(y)
     
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  3. Lenny HB

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    How can you even compare the two, Carthago are in a different league, a real Motorhome.
     
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    I think you are crazy if you don't.........best of luck...Griff
     
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  5. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    I'm looking at the lightweight i 138. As others have said they are in a different league!lol
     
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    It was a very close decision when i renewed our bus, cathargo tag or rapido top liner, the rapido won only because my drive was 50cm to short to park it and open the garage door.
    Cathago are a very very good make in all aspects and beat any kontiki into a cocked hat on every level.
    Why are you on the fence?.
    Cheers
    Andy.
     
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    I very rarely get motorhome envy but every time I park near I Carthago I want to go admire it....

    Well built and stylish, have generally found the owners to be quite personable too.

    If you've got the chance to own one, grab it - what's the worst that can happen ?
     
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    Friends of ours picked one up (new) and trotted off to Spain only to find that one of the shower tray drains had not been connected or had fallen off, then the had door would not open luckily they had drivers door, then something else happened but I cant remember. Some are built in Germany some are built in Slovenia.

    Nice vans though.
     
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    Ive spoken to two separate Carthago owners, a Belgian and a German who both had had lots of teething problems with their new vans. The German chap said his van had been back to the dealership over 30 times and he still had issues which hadn't been resolved to his satisfaction.

    The Belgian chap also had many problems, but his hab door was letting in the rain. They changed the seal several times at a cost of €280 to Carthago each time, despite him telling the dealer that he thought the door was twisted. Needless to say he got shut of the Carthago and bought a N+B Flair and he said there was no comparison between the two - they couldn't praise the N+B factory enough. yes they bought theirs direct from N+B.
     
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    Even more reason to get excited about collecting our N and B next week
     
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  11. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    tried a forum search last night and it came up with two members who have carthago i138 the model we are interested in (this forum so good :))

    @philk and @somertonion .

    both have been good enough to reply to me and give me information on weight etc.....just what I needed :)
     
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    Its a no brained. We purchased a Carthorpe CTourer last October after 12 previous vans mainly British. The Carthago is totally in a different league with the British manufacturers still learning how to build motor homes. In Spain at the moment and the fridge has packed up on gas but don't trust the spanish to fix a fuse so will manage until we get home. If you are definitely yearning for a Carthago then go for it and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
     
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    @Hotelman what are you getting?.

    Sorry love N+B and nosey as well.
     
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    I agreed a deal over the phone on a brand new Chic e-line l 51 linerclass and arranged to meet the dealer and see the van at the NEC in February.

    We had looked at the used one at Southdowns at £89,995 but it was RHD and Manual gearbox which didn't really suit us but loved the layout and the build quality.

    We were all but there when we had another look at the Frankia and fell in love with the PlatinPlus 8400 which just suited us a little better but the build quality of both is superb.... Go for it
     
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    If only more manufactures produced lightweight A class. knowing my luck soon as I buy a few more will appear :(
     
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    You need to keep the option list short on lightweights otherwise they ain't lightweight anymore.
     
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    Carthago great motor home(y)
    what N+B are you having and from where?
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Seriously do really think there is any chance of that ever happening.:D
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Thanks...I'm obsessive re van weight, diabetes does this to you:) the devils is in the detail for sure. Its a lot of money (for us) so need to get it right...
     
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    We are getting the Arto 88f, with the Lamborghini colouring. We went to Harrogate to find a "wifi" booster and ending up spending inheritance !!!!.
     
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