Chieftain Garage

Discussion in 'Auto-Trail' started by CREAKY, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. CREAKY

    CREAKY Deleted User

    Hey all,
    Is there anyone here with any experience of the Chieftain G. We've decided it's the right next van for us, & would love any info good or bad please?

    Cheers, Creaky:thumb:
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    I have never owned the Chieftan but we had the Arapaho which is the same except we had a U shaped lounge where the G's bed will be. The build quality of the interiors and the tag axle chassis are great. I think that payloads are well in excess of 1.25 ton which beats many USRVs! An excellent choice of motorhome IMO :thumb:
     
  3. woodyold

    woodyold Read Only Funster

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    Ive got a chieftain superb vehicle , its got everything youll need loads of space for all your needs no need to worry about weight , i havent got the garage model the bed was too high for us , but then again i didnt need the large garage anyway .A wise choice if i may say so .Good luck.
     
  4. Brian and Jo

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    hi creaky

    we have an autotrail cheiftain g.we find it to be and excellent motorhome:thumb:we have had it for 18months now.
    if you want to know more please contact us
    regards brian & jo:Smile:
     
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    Intreasting post foe me as we have been thinking of changing our Hymer and we have though of an Arapaho. But we can not afford a new on so it would have to be a 2 year old one on the 2.8 Fiat.

    What do they drive like when loaded, do they need remapping to get up the hils ok?

    We currently have a 2007, 130 BHP Transit and it can realy fly along, last week we went over the A66 East bound and never dropped below 60 MPH and were never out of top gear. I would think the big Arapaho would be struggling a fair bit?

    Richard...
     
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    Our Arapaho would took us on couple 3000 mile round trips, fully laden, towing a trailer and 75kg of canoes on the roof, honestly it would fly along. Loads of power and a massive payload that you can use without detriment. :thumb:
     

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