Optare Alero Bus

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  1. scorrano

    scorrano Read Only Funster

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    Hi there, is there any member who has purchased and converted an Optare Alero Bus into a camper as I am thinking of buying one but need advice from anyone who has converted one and had any problems..many thanks...Tom
     
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    Hi there. welcome to the forum,

    sorry, can't help with your question,
    have you tried on the self build motorhome site SBMCC ?

    jim
     
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    Can't help you but I've just looked at one and that should make a MH that you would be proud to park anywhere.

    Good luck.
     
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    Yes thanks for the encouragement..I have already done a conversion on my 02 movano which I had from new but it is now a bit small with grandchildren about..but you are right the Optare seems the ideal bus to convert ..cheers Tom
     
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    I dont have any imput about the Alero but I drive the Solo frequently and I have to say that most drivers do not like them.They suffer from reliability and fitters do not like working on them.Sorry to be so negative .
     
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    That's the best advice you could possibly give him. Much better to know there could be problems *before* he buys. At least he knows to do some in depth research.
     
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    I have often looked at them and considered the idea- they would make a great looking self build euro bus.

    Keep us informed, I would be fascinated!
     
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    We looked at them, but they were a bit expensive and/or very high miles-------I guess if you can find one with reansable miles and sensible price it would make an ideal base vehicle (and they look good!)
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    Hi I have seen a couple that have been done :thumb: 1 nice the other a bit of a shed :Wink:
    The nice one took out/ boarded over a few windows :thumb: He told me he got around 18 /22 mpg depending on roads/speed but had been reliable -so far- only 4,000 mls -
    I have had my eye on one of these type for a couple of mths
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190435901941&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    But SWMBO will have none of it :Rofl1: YET :Wink: Again I have been in one and it will make a great m/h in my opinion :thumb:
    terry
     
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