Love American RV's?

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  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    From 40ft Monsters to 14ft Panel vans and everything in-between. Mostly great value and many of the modern American vans easily compete with Europeans when it comes to running costs. Intersted? Check our our sister site. The RV Owners Club (y)
     
  2. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Really? Great, just point me in the right direction please.
    I need one between 6.5 & 7.5 metres, fixed bed & a 1 tonne payload.
    Oh & nearly forgot, 30mpg too please.
     
  3. Wildbill

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    Watched many videos of American panel vans, it seems they are about 10 yrs ahead of Europe, they really do utilize every little bit of space and are kitted out to the hilt - fantastic stuff !
     
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    This may meet your needs 25ft

    http://leisurevans.com/unity/
     
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  6. ianandkath

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    bill's running short of cash:imoutahere:
     
  7. eddievanbitz

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    Well we get 10 MPG on LPG which costs about 50p a litre lol
     
  8. Brian and Jo

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    Yea we had 4 in the years that we were RVing from 20ft to 38ft and enjoyed every minute of them.we just fancied a change and going back to European Motorhome.but who knows one day we may go back.you never know:xsurprised::xThumb:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    I must confess that I have avoided even looking at the gas guzzling american vans but looking at the Leisure Vans range using the Mercedes Sprinter engine and including some innovative layouts, there seem to be some serious contenders for the European market. However, import duties and dealer support may limit their popularity and their initial price still places them in the upper end of the market.
    Alan
     
  10. PeteH

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    Maybe not quite 30mpg BUT:- http://winnebagoind.com/products/class-a-diesel/2016/via/specifications

    Saw them on the production line Sept 2014 in Forest City. They seem to be well made and on the Mercedes 3litre base.

    We stayed 4 nights on their Campground for Free!! too.

    Pete
     
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    thats a good saving, mine works out at £1/mile
     
  12. haganap

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    Are they better than Hymer s :xcool:
     
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  13. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Will stick to Europeans! Can buy parts almost anywhere!
    At the end of the day if as us you are looking at sub 7 metre vans it will always be a compromise.
    Every thing you put in must be made room for by not having something else!
     
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  14. Larrynwin

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    @haganap , yes Paul I had three RVs and wish I still had my last one , now have a Hymer and although its good there is no comparison in space and comfort. It may cost a bit more for fuel , but 5* comfort always costs a bit more :xwink:
    Regret no more RVs for me :xsad:
     
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  15. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Always remember our first visit to Parc Verger.
    We were the only Euro van all the rest were RV's.
    When the temp dropped to -20 we were the only van that did not freeze!
    It was quite amusing watching the others first thing carrying the lemonade bottles of wee to empty in the sanitaire! He he
     
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    Now now Mr Larry stop dwelling in the past and look forward,onward and upward.im sure you and Winn will have some great times in whatever you are in.Hope you are both well.happy Christmas to you both.hope to meet up in 2016.thanks for the card.
    Best wishes Brian & Jo
     
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    <----- £0.59/Litre. Or equivalent of ($0.25) 16.6pence per mile!.

    Pete
     
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    Thanks Brian, hope you are both ok and looking forward to the festive season, have a good one :xThumb:
    We are fine and looking forward to 2016 and getting on the road again. If headed west will get in touch
    Take care both
    Larry and Win .
     
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    "CARD" what Card.... ?????????????????

    You mean to tell me he sent you a CARD.... :xangry:

    I bet it was an old Birthday Card I sent him with Happy Birthday scribbled out and Happy Xmas inserted.. :RollEyes::wink::rofl:

    I didn`t get a CARD from me Bruvver..... tight Mean *astard... :swear2:
     
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    Love American RV's?






    NO :xwink:
     
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