Chausson 85 Any Thoughts Or Advice

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  1. Hellfire

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    We are thinking of buying a Chausson Welcome 85 from a local Chausson dealer. 2006 Reg 37k miles. Seems to be in pretty good condition.

    Has anyone who owns, or has owned one of these got any thoughts or advice before we go any further. Any particular pitfalls or problems we should be looking for about this particular model?

    Thank you
     
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    I have the Welcome WS (2010) on a Fiat base..... private message me if there is anything specific to both models you wish to ask about :)

    We did see a Welcome 85, lovely van but too long for us.

    The table is heavy and many people change it for a stand alone table.

    Check how the hab door fits - some are not so great and warp.

    The grill is rubbish. We had ours taken out and put a microwave in it's place. The microwave needs EHU (which we need anyway for other reasons) and we don't miss the grill which took 30 mins to make a single slice of toast!

    We love our van and would have another if (heaven forbid) we had to change it.
     
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    We have the welcome 58 top .. again we will share some things ...
    we love it by the way.. had no problems with it
     
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    we have an 85, had it nearly 5 years now -

    Downs sides...puddleduck has pretty much covered the main ones

    As for build quality - very good other than one bit....check along the back edge for damp. The way the rear bumper has been fixed meant some work for me. But once fixed its now no problem and its a very simple fix - seal along the top edge of the rear bumper, let it dry out - fix what needs fixing and then give it a coat of roof seal (ive used Thompsons 10 yr roof seal - as it wont seal in any damp but will stop more getting in)

    If its on a 3ltr engine - watch the payload - especially if there is more than 2 of you - in fact id go sofar as saying any more than 2 and your screwed!!

    Due to being a very lowline lowline, it drives great and fyuel economy is pretty good as well

    but all in all love it. have looked at others in the last few years but none give us what we have in our 85
     
  5. Hellfire

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    Thank you all, that's very helpful. Just one other question. How big is the fresh water tank?
     
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    A quick seach of tinternet found this

    Length: 6.89
    Width: 2.3
    Height: 2.72
    Unladen Weight (Kg): 3055
    Gross Vehicle Weight (Kg): 3500
    Payload (Kg): 445
    Fixed Rear Bed Y/N: Y
    Double Bed: Y
    Number of Berths: 4
    Number of Belted Seats: 4
    Fresh Water Tank Size: 140
    Waste Water Tank Size: 109
     
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