Rapido 640

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by johnandsue, May 3, 2014.

  1. johnandsue

    johnandsue Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    We are thinking of buying the new Rapido 640. Anyone out there purchased one recently and can gives us their thoughts. Other option could be the Auto trail 632, again any thoughts?
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  2. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Location:
    Cark, Cumbria
    Rapido over the Autofail with all the problems they are having.
     
  3. johnandsue

    johnandsue Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    Care to elaborate on the problems?
     
  4. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    12,714
    Likes Received:
    38,554
    Location:
    Dorset
    Not got the same as you are looking at...

    But I have found the build quality is superb and on a par with Nishman Biscoff and the Burstner Elegance range...:thumb:
     
  5. Downsie

    Downsie Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Wickford, UK
    Well, we took delivery of our third Rapido, a 640, yesterday!
    So far, wonderful. Drove home like a dream, very car like. We are leaving on Tuesday for our first trip. Obviously the bed is an enormous attraction, you really can get to both sides. Seems to be plenty of storage though not as conventional as our previous Rapidos (a 773 and a 7087). Usual Rapido quality.
    Will post again when we get home in a week or so. Off to Van Bitz at Taunton to get the alarm fitted.
     
  6. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Location:
    Cark, Cumbria
  7. johnandsue

    johnandsue Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    Thanks for all the replies, I think we may well steer clear of the Auto:thumb::thumb:trail given the problems you have highlighted.
    Look forward to hearing how your first trip goes Downsie
     
  8. johnandsue

    johnandsue Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    Just wondered if you are back from your first trip and how did it go, has the 640 lived up to your expectations? Curious what alarm you were having fitted.
     
  9. makems

    makems Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    10,674
    Location:
    Ingleby Barwick,,Teesside
    Had a 2008 Rapido and loved it. Went all over Europe and Morocco in it.
    Very good build quality BUT we looked at the new ones and thought that the weight (or cost?) saving had a negative impact on the quality of the cabinetry in particular. (Particle board instead of solid wood)
    We bought a Burstner Elegance which has similar level of quality in my opinion to the new Rapidos.
    So, we bought a bigger van with lower quality:Doh::Doh:
    If you are looking at a USED Rapido more than a couple of years old you will be getting a very good quality van.
    All in my humble opinion of course.
     
  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,246
    Likes Received:
    5,197
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
Loading...

Share This Page