Fiat alko chassis

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  1. slverdreamers

    slverdreamers Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    Not sure if this is in the correct forum. We have a 3yr old Dethleffs A Class esprit, 6 wheeler which is our retirement toy. Its great, and we have had three fiats before.
    This one hates grass, we have brought some grass mats and manage, and are going to Dethleffs factory in May with the club.
    At the NEC we spoke to the Fiat stand very pleasant people, who were concerned we had received no reply from our e mail Peter was querying that it had HD springs on the front which is the only difference we can see between this and our Hobby.
    To-day we had a phone call from Fiat's customer service, who didn't seem to know a lot at all he asked us if we realised that our vehicle was not "a four wheel drive" and how could we expect it to go on grass. With regard to the springs he suggested that we had fitted them ourselves!
    In the end he just cut off, it does do fiat any favours, we were impressed that they phoned, but not with the numpty at the end of the phone :Rofl1:
    Some one was asking about Dethleffs, we love them this is our second and I prefer being in it to our house.
    Peter & Glynis
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Front wheel drives are going to be 'slippery' on wet grass, same as front wheel cars although they have not got the weight of a tag.

    Changing springs is not going to make any difference.

    Peter
     
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    All FWD MHs do. The bigger and more powerful they are the harder they fall. Huge weight, most of it NOT over the driving wheels.

    Accept this as fact or go buy a RWD.
     
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