James May pits American RV vs. British camper van

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  1. scotjimland

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    thats the reason we have a 5'er :Rofl1:
     
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    Thats obviously a very biased opinion:Rofl1:
     
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    Nowt wrong with the Euro Van:RollEyes:
    It'll make a great Toad:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    horses for courses:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
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    Yes it would have been a different story had they taken both motorhomes on a tour of West Wales. In fact I think Clarkson is girly enough to let out some really big screams from the suicide seat:BigGrin:, Especially if May was driving:Rofl1:
     
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    Seeing that the camper-van he looked at was a Swift product I have to agree with his final comment on the van, "POSITIVLY DISCUSTING"


    Doug...
     
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    They did pick what looked like a titchy Euro van though.

    The RV was massive but unless I missed something it just had a pokey sofa and a dinette no bigger than the one in my Kontiki. I also have a rear lounge so does this mean my van has more seating than an RV?

    I like the robustness of RV's though. Ideally I would like my van as it is but with much more robust running gear, twice the payload, double the water capacity but I would still prefer a thetford and the 7 x 3 metre dimensions.

    Do they make a Kontiki size RV? Oh I would want it to still do 20+ mpg:BigGrin:
     
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    Yes my Casio G Shock is positively disgusting compared to my Rolex, the build quality cannot compare. The casio is mass produced and built to a price that ordinary people can afford however it gets used more and keeps better time:BigGrin:
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek: I know I am getting old but have I missed a page :Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    In the article May was comparing and contrasting two products, one was a luxury top of the range American product, the other a budget British product. My casio v rolex comparison was supposed to highlight the unfairness of comparing two product like that. :Smile: but with the sting in the tail that in that case the budget product does the job better.
     
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    my thoughts 12k second hand euro van against a new 100k plus yank- what do they expect the result to be :Rofl1:Send 100k on a euro van then do the comparison :thumb: Local to me RS motorhomes / race vans compare very fav to any yank :thumb:
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    And doesn't need £100 services yearly which takes up to 6 weeks like my omega:Doh::RollEyes:
     
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    If a product is not fit for purpose then it does not matter what the price is. It is my experience with the Swift that I own which was NOT FIT FOR PORPOSE and if it was not for my re-engineering and repair it would have been scrapped a couple of years ago.

    Doug...
     
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    I think you're all missing the real point: :Blush:

    Delving deep into the psychology of it all....
    In May's eyes the Euro van probably reminds him of a caravan ... and we all know how neutral those three guys are about caravans :Rofl1:

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    Lottery win needed for the new big American, but even then one of the bigger European A class would probably be more practical for our personal use. The only problem I am having is leg room in the dinette, so its probably a bit academic at present.
    I have to agree the comparison between a new american rv and a secondhand UK Mh is absolutely not a comparison. He was taking the 'p' out of us again, but in a nicer way than Clarkson would.
     
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    Still no comparison , no slideouts , no genny, etc
     
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    We should speak as we find Doug, I have owned two Swift products and they were both excellent and very fit for purpose.
     
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    Tis worth remembering this is pure entertainment :Smile:

    To put it in to context, would you take a report in the Sunday Sport as having any news worthyness or indeed any actual value at all ! :BigGrin:

    I do feel sorry for those three sometimes 'cos their script writers often make the look complete numpties !
     
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    Yeah :Rofl1: look at the finish no comparison :Wink: they can fit S/O and gennys
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