Has anyone got a Bennimar Mileo 231

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  1. WOOOODENTOP

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    Were thinking of buying one and would like some opinions...feedback etc
    Our problem is the tightness of the table/living area
     
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    You might also have a very, very close look at the real life payload...........
     
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    We have a benimar 202 :)
     
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    Agree they are heavy, had one for a month on hire years ago...not that impressed to be honest.
     
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    But we are talking today not years ago!have you weighed new modle
     
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    No, but it was commented on by journalists when the Benimars were reviewed......
     
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    No probs with mine !
     
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    Fair enough - may your weighbridge trips all be fruitful ones........
     
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    I also have free upgrade to 3650 (y)
     
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    Did the weighbridge results indicate that you needed it?
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Not only that the construction poor, the walls chip board on not a cheap van?
     
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    Not a fan then?
     
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    We were impressed with the layouts & features of the Benimar when they relaunched them (we would like them as similar to our Chausson :)) but did notice not much payload, had concerns about the shell construction & warranty plus a bit overpriced despite the UK features. With only one dealer group Marquis as sole UK distributor no competition so no deals to be had :(
     
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    You must be looking at a different van exterior walls grp inside and out and interior walls ply faced with finish same as hymers ! Even grp floor inside and out
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Indifferent, like to think impartial as had it for a month long trip to Spain, enough time to make a decent opinion. It was hired by an insurance company for me as their clent wrote of mine:(

    There are a lot better made vans around....I did say it was years ago though.
     
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    I think they have improved a bit since then, though. They seem decent enough, but the footnotes on the spec sheet tell me all I need to know. The four berth ones are totally impractical unless you uprate to 4250kg and have a useable payload
     
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    Hi

    We have the 202 not much room with the fixed bed in the 231
    happy so far good construction
     
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    Just looked at my bed controller no signs of overheating key wires well away from board components

    alteration what I have done
    removed wheel from wardrobe and blocked back off
    new shelving in bottom cupboard for cloths
    put strap on bathroom door to stop hitting fridge
    put striker plate for bathroom door
    taken battery from under passenger seat
    and put two battery's underseat compartment (extra power for bed )
    installed 140w solar panel
    Put stops on draws so does not hit fridge when opening
    had a scooter rake installed for Honda 125
    adjusted the bed so I can know put the safety seat belt on and bed was also crocked so had to alter the lifting seat belts
    Put insulation in above cab
    Resealed around bathroom shower tray and above bathroom cubical
     
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