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  1. PeteH

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    Hi Guys and Gals.

    Back in 2012 sold my R-V. And have been touring the USA since 20o9/10 in a 32ft Winnebago Adventurer. (Now for sale because of age and infirmity costing the arm and leg in insurance, if anyone is interested!!! ). I am now on the look out for a Motorhome over here, BUT due to my no longer having my HGV (age) It will now have to be a Euro-Box.

    So Specification? Well SWMBO wants a rear Bathroom and Walk round Bed!!. So that`s the starter. (After all "She must be obeyed") I Fancy something on the Merc; Chassis with an Autobox. And would prefer it to be "A" class, as I haven't found a "C" in which I don't bang my head somewhere!!. Narrows the field somewhat!! In fact my own short list is down to about 3 or 4 and ALL expensive. IF I could afford it I would have the new Winne: Via. But that's a Lottery job!! (25ft 6.4t Merc/Auto, with all the "American Goodies"). Saw them being built in the Winnebago Factory in Indiana, Free full hookup on site camping as well!! back in September. VERY Nice and at $125K (£83K)????. Ah! Well a Man can dream?

    Please pitch In with suggestions (Clean, I know many of you lot!)

    Thanks

    PeteH.
     
  2. BreweryDave

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    Hmm - I don't think you'll find a rear bathroom and an island bed. Never seen it except in a caravan.
    An island bed (walk around) will always be at the back.
    Some of the newer Chaussons have a rear bathroom and a drop down bed amidships???
    Believe me - I've been searching the market for a year for a new van - compromise is the name of the game - and so is budget!
    Best of luck - there's a lot out there!

    Also - rare to find an island bed in a smaller van under the 3500 limit - they may be there somewhere! Go to 5000kg an there's plenty but tend to be newer.
     
  3. PeteH

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    Yes I Know. I have seen one some years bock at York Show? Was a Rapido I think?

    with a strange bed layout sort of into the corner at the angle?

    Pete
     
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    Pete - that's called a French bed. Quite common and plenty of them. They either have side or rear bathrooms. Might be worth a look for you.
    Have a look at a Lunar Roadstar.
     
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    That Hobby is interesting, but still has the "head-banger" between the cab and the lounge plus cab seats cannot become part of the Lounge by the look of it. A drawback I find with Most C class rigs? Noticed a Rapido 9095df on fleabay a bit back, over my budget, but it would be a good suit, east/west bed and rear bath.
     
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    We have a Rapido 985f, French bed in one corner and side bathroom, A class
     
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    Good choice. But we have that layout in the little lunar caravan that I want rid of. and its a B` ache in the night getting to the loo without waking SWMBO.! I would have single beds But??.
     
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    I was going to say that! I think one of you would still have to clamber over the other to get out at night though. However it might be worth looking at the 610 just to check. That design may well be our next van :) in two or three years when we trade the one we have now for something newer.

    Some of the new ones have an island bed at the back they might be worth looking at, very nice but the vans are too long for us. 628EB, 717GA (twin beds), 718EB, 728EB.

    Sandra (Irnbru) has a Chausson with twin beds at the back that would make into a big double, side shower room.
     
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