hi bought a compass aventguarde 180 09

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  1. tonyuk

    tonyuk Deleted User

    Hi

    just registered

    we were looking at some motorhomes and have put a deposit down on the new compass 180

    it is nice looking and under 3500kg with u shaped lounge at rear, can post some pictures if anyone interested

    overall has anyone got a model like this, if so what year and what should we check before we leave the dealer

    thank you
     
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  2. buccaneer

    buccaneer Read Only Funster

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    Look under the bonnent and see if its got all the engine covers in place.
    I guess its a Peugeot with a 5 speed gearbox this is a must before you buy take that van out or a similar model at the dealer and see if it will reverse on a incline without the van shaking and juddering,there are also reports of burnt out clutches and the need for replavement gear boxes.This might also occur on grass and gravel.
    I bought a Peugeot based motorhome with a 5 speed box I WISH I HAD NEVER BOUGHT IT,
    Peugeot have no fix for the problem I have this in writing.
    Do not believe the motorhome dealer.
    There are other Forums were this problem is reported more or and look out for condensation in the headlamps.
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    I have heard reports that Peogot are now going to fit a lower ratio reverse gear and clutch to affected vans, have another go at them.

    Peter
     
  4. buccaneer

    buccaneer Read Only Funster

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    I have a letter that arrived on Saturday that says that they are still working on a solution and currently they do not have one.
    That's a bit different from what was reported in MMM and more recently What van.
    I also have a letter that says the item in MMM late 2008 which quoted a statement by Ian Sedgewick[ Pr dept] was inaccurate.
    So yet again we have all the spin and PR but when it comes down to it they have no fix.
    If Peugeot have please tell and fix mine.
    I should have stuck to boats I sold mine to buy the motorhome but now I have another boat,if I could get rid of this Peugeot motorthome then I would.
     
  5. tonyuk

    tonyuk Deleted User

    hi

    what year is yours, this is 09 plate, this is their newest model out, is yours a compass?

    also are you ever on the chat rooms, could do with a chat as we have put down a 500 pounds deposit

    thank you

    ps what wieght is yours also engine size

    ours is 2200cc and under 3500kg drove it, it seemed fine, a little sluggish but got over 70 no probs
     
  6. buccaneer

    buccaneer Read Only Funster

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    I have sent you 2 PM on this site.
     
  7. ehuplad

    ehuplad Read Only Funster

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    We had a firestorm 180 same make just badged different, we had no problems at all with it, a excellant van and good value for money.
    Sold it 8 months later (to get the RV) for the same price we bought it for.
     
  8. buccaneer

    buccaneer Read Only Funster

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    If I could change my current Peugeot based motorhome I would buy a Swift,Peter Smith and his team are active in some forums and they want to help their customers and Fiat have also been active on these forums and unlike Peugeot are trying to overcome problems.
    They were the first with the cure for the water ingress problem and are giving help with the current gearbox problems.
     
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