Elddis Autoquest"SoLid" Construction.

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  1. oldflemo

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    Just one final request.
    We are about to purchase from a dealer a relatively new Autoquest 195.(2013) .
    I am fully aware that this new form of construction only commenced in Jan 13, but wondered if the Funsters had any experience of this, which I really should know about.
    Thanks in advance
    Ian
     
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    It no doubt works but don't believe the ads!
    If there is anything in common in with F1 car contruction, it will be from a few decades ago!

    Incidentally, many of these new construction methods the manufacturers crow on about have been used by some continental manufacturers for decades too!
     
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    Thank you for this link. I'm delighted you're having no problems but given the additional links I found and the damning info contained therein I might be having second thoughts.
     
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    If you've got two motorhomers, or reviews - you've got a disagreement !!!

    All I can say is, I've got an Autoquest 'Majestic' 165 (2014) model out of the Marquis dealership. I was attracted by the SoLiD construction because of the strength, fewer joints and guarantees about water ingress.

    I know a few people (both Caravanners and Motorhomers) who are quite happy? Proof of the pudding I guess? I've had no problems and don't envisage any.

    Hope this helps
    James
     
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    Sorry but historically about as poor as a camper gets! "IMO"......Buy german, import, and save a bundle:coffee:
     
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    My parents downsized to the Accordo 105 last year and are very happy with it so far (slight issue with bed mechanism failing early on, since fixed).

    They are currently wintering in said van somewhere in down in Spain, mocking my plight in this Gulag via SMS text messages with reports of drinking wine under blue skies in temperatures of 20-25c etc etc....

    I'm not jealous at all.

    Much.
     
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    Historically, perhaps, but newer ones seem to be well thought of.
     
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    I would like to hope that a 2014 or even a 2013 van has no signs of water ingress (yet).
    I have to say there is very little "new" in these methods that Elddis are proclaiming.

    Having owned both an Elddis Autoquest prior to our current "continental" van I have no doubt
    which one I feel has the better overall build quality throughout all aspects of the van, and it's not the Elddis.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    dont care to be honest!lol why risk it when manufacturers with good reputation & providence around. makes little sense to me anyway, as would not touch a UK manufactured van anyway....
     
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    Fair enough - sometimes a bad reputation can be hard to shake off. We are pleased with our Pilote but although better in almost every way some corners have been cut compared with the AutoSleeper Broadway we had previously
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Hmmm......pilote v elddis.....Let me think about that for one second?!?! :)
     
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    To be honest, an Elddis is one brand we never considered. Mainly for the reasons you outlined, at least probably subconsciously. Finding a continental 7 metre van with a huge lounge, proper kitchen and a full width bathroom, it just sold itself
     
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    irrespective of layout you're bought a respected quality product that must give an element of peace of mind....
     
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    Well, we did Google both the brand and the dealer reputation before we went ahead....... always worth doing, of course and basically what the OP has done here. I don't think there is much wrong with their new vans at all - just not for us. It is a big market with loads of choice. Good luck to the OP (y)
     
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    A simple google search will tell you all you need to know.

    If you are still unsure, ask someone who has attended the relevant training course and then attempted to repair one what they think.

    barge and pole are two words that spring to mind.;-)
     
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    I liked the reply in the first link;

    " wonder what SOLID really means? Soggy Or Lets In Damp? Still Only Lucky If Dry? ":LOL:
     
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    Oi! You Elddis-bashing lot :D

    Sure, I'd fancy an A-class German van, but it was just a question of dosh. One knows that Elddis and the like aren't top o' the range when we buy one BUT, IMO they offer value. For a start, I've got more 240v socket outlets than German vans that cost 80k! Got loads of skylights, extractor fan, cab air-con, microwave, cooker with hot plate, 4m awning, TV signal amp'.......... The list is endless and all for a tad over 40k.

    The van looks great in and out. Do I want leather seats and an over-engineered designer interior? Nah.

    I had an Autoquest on an '04 plate before this one - great little van.
    Functional is the word. AND judging by the comments on here, the expensive MH's aren't without faults either!
     
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    May be being extraordinary thick but I can't find anything on a Google search relating to problems with SoLid Elddis MHs at all -can you advise please
    Ian
     

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