La Strada Pronto

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  1. Gary217

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    Any Pronto owners on here? We've just bought one and it would be nice to make contact with any other owners.
     
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    Thanks Andrew - we've already joined the La Strada Club thanks and they have been very welcoming and helpful. As these seem to be a not very common van (elite? :D ) I just thought I'd ask on here as well as it's good to share thoughts/issues and tips.
     
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    Yes they are elite in the UK a quality van not very common.. I nearly got one when I bought my last van..but could not squeeze a deal out of any of the German dealers. they where firm on price which is unusual in my experience:(

    went for Globecar/Possl instead..very well built and more reasonably priced.

    this is the one I wanted with double floor and garage:cry:

     
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    My comment about 'elite' was just humour...getting in before someone said 'not popular' ! Time will tell how well it wears and is built - wish they'd put a less complicated bed in it though!
     
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    Hi have just bought a La Strada Pronto john
     
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    A La Strada Pronto was stolen 6/7 April...

    Reg no etc..

    Reg No VX58GLZ
    VIN WF0XXXTTF7K79002

    Any info please contact Essex police or the La Strada Club..

    http://www.lastradaclub.org.uk/
     
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    Hi will keep a look out for it on my travels john
     
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    Cheers, Hope you have lots of good times with your Pronto..

    Not too many La Strada vans about...

    Loads of stuff on the club website... a friendly bunch!
     
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    Hi there
    I have a La Strada Pronto 2006, brought last year. Yep not many around but last year we drove on to a site in Ypres and exactly the same year and model was right in front of us, we had a good natter and I posted a picture of the two together onto the La Strada Facebook https://www.facebook.com/La-strada-Club-UK-497478873597958/?fref=ts
    I live in Essex so keeping a good eye out for stolen van.
     
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    Thanks Duncan...a great pic!

    I've had a further e mail from the La Strada Club re the stolen Pronto..

    They have corrected the reg no...

    It is WX 58 GLZ
     
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    We both took a double take when I drove in.
    Yep received that email as well, would have been useful to know the colour of it as well.
    I hope to get to at least one of the La Strada meets this year, last year none of the dates fitted in.
     
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    Yes..we've not been to any of their meets as yet either. Good to see that there are at least four La Strada owners on this forum though.

    We haven't seen any others about in the far SW...

    Counting the days until we set off for the Peloponnese via Croatia and Sicily...:)
     
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    Hi Andrew we done the Pelopnnese A few years ago in a caravan very nice have a good trip.john
     
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    Went to the Peterborough Motorhome show yesterday, only brought a reserve pitch sign and the 2016 Britstops book so cheap day. Avtex have bought out new model a small 15/16'' and a 19' both have smaller borders so should fit above travel seat just need to measure; will be buying one of those as van came with a cheap bigger Cello tv which is too big, tinny sound and useless when viewing at any angle other than straight on. I was also looking at Driveway awning, I like the Outdoor Revolution Oxygen ones but both the small (which is really all we want) and next size up aren't wide enough to slide door right open. The floor width is wide enough (300cm) bit the tunnel bit tapers at top, do you have a drive away awning ?
    It was very wet at the show !! I saw two older La Stradas in the day visitors car park.
     
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    Coming down from a coachbuilt I have got a lot of sorting out when the weather picks up john
     
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    FTFY...:censored::D
     
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    Hi - just catching up on here. Welcome to the La Strada clan John! So far so good with ours, it's well built and well thought out but our first long trip is in May so that'll be the real test as we've only done short/two day trips so far.

    I noted that you van had been stolen Andrew from the La Strada club - obviously will keep a look out and I have been checking eBay/autotrader/gumtree for all new listings of either a La Strada or a Transit Camper/motorhome as they may list it like that. I do feel for you - we had our land rover stolen a year or so ago and it really does hurt.
     
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    Hi Gary no it wasn't our van Andrew put it on here as stolen john
     
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    Hi Gary, nice to hear from another Pronto owner.
    For awhile I've been considering gas use abroad and was interested in seeing you were planning to use Campingaz abroad for availability and using for outside cooking. I ordered a two bottle Gaslow system last year but when I went to have it fitted they didn't have a regulator (mine isn't a bulkhead one) so couldn't do it, pleased really as they were going to fit an inside filler and there seems to be a few problems with garages allowing filling if you open up a locker.
    This year planning to use a Cadac Safari Chef bbq so your suggestion sounds a great idea, few questions if you don't mind:-
    Do you have one 6kg Propane cylinder and one Campinggaz ? What size is the CampingGaz ?
    Do you have bulkhead regulator and do you have both bottles connected with say a manual changeover ?
    Thanks
     

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