Is this true?

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  1. Coolbeanz

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    Is an A class less likely to suffer with damp ingress than a C class? I am doing extensive research on the net trying to narrow down what to buy next as we have just sold our MH so we are keen to get our next one before prices rise around Easter time. I just came across an article saying that a C class is more likely to suffer with damp than an A class. We are currently considering a couple of C class Rapidos and the Autotrail Cheyenne but I am wondering if I should go for a slightly older A class for the same money if it is likely to benefit me in the long run? As we will be abroad 10 months of the year and hope to follow the sun we don't anticipate experiencing anywhere near the amount of rain we get in the UK so am I worrying needlessly. Having just escaped unscathed from an incident involving damp readings between 50% and 90% I am a tad wary!! :BigGrin:
     
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    they are all glued and screwed together from the same stuff and if not built properly they will all leak.

    what the author probably meant was as most A class are of German/French origin they may be built to a better standard of workmanship than a UK built rig so less likelyhood of defects.
     
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    Ah, so probably Rapido rather than Autotrail or maybe I should try and find a Hymer with a garage if they do one :thumb:
     
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    They are not all glued and screwed together. No joints whatsoever in some :Cool:
     
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    ok Dave, I'll rephrase that.....MOST are glued and screwed :RollEyes:....and those that are should be no different to a C class if put together properly

    only takes one bad joint and you have a problem.
     
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    Hymer B524 for starters.
     
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    The simple answer is "NO!" I have an A Class N+B' when I bought it I knew it had damp rot in the garage and water ingress through the roof over the cab through the roof bars. All now fixed and bought with knowledge of the damp.

    An Autosleeper C Class with a monocoque body is unlikely to have damp problem unless it has been in an accident. So a C class would be a safer buy.

    Norman
     
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    If you are damp paranoid get a PVC
    <---like this :thumb:
     
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    We need something big enough for longterming with a large garage for our bikes :BigGrin:
     
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    Whats wrong with a bike rack ?? BUSBY:Smile:
     
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    I am new to motorhomes bought one in November I am an engineer and when you look at the design A class should leak less as the cab is integral to the design.
    We also wanted a large garage for my radio control cars!
    I looked at various machines and narrowed it down to a Hymer or Dethleffs and bought a Dethleffs A class so far no problems.
    Just by looking at the roof sections you will see areas of possible water ingress some designs looked floored.
    I would say just by looking at the design service records of a van you will know if there are issues.
    Also these forums highlight any problems with design.
    If we like the Motorhoming we might treat upgrade to the esprit model end of 2014!
    Jim
     
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    Get yourself a Van, L/wheel based Hi topped with a Bike Rack Simples
     
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    not bloody likely with our road bikes, too expensive to risk some opportunist thief trying to cut through a lock :Rofl1:
     
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    just checked it out and it is exactly what we are looking for but unfortunately we cant find a second-hand one for sale so if you spot one let me know :thumb:
     
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    The only place you'll find them in the wild is here.
     
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