Rapido 680ff

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  1. Bobby22

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    I wonder if anyone has a 680ff, i pick one up on thursday and i'm looking forward to it? (y)Is there anything about Rapido's in general i should check out before i leave the dealers premises as i have to drive a long way to collect it.

    Any advice would be welcomed.:sun:
     
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    We had the 791ff and used it every day for three years without anything falling off. The only downside was the very poor payload
     
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    we bought a 9000DFH in April ,very very happy with it
     
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  4. Bobby22

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    According to the data we should have around 500kg which is around what we have now.
    Problem being garage storage is much bigger in rapido.......so will need to be aware.
     
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    No teething issues?
     
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    Don't want to rain on your parade but I wouldn't believe the manufacturere's claim regarding payload as they are often wrong! If you've bought it on the principle of it having that amount and the dealer has confirmed this then get them to take it to a weighbridge to check it for you before you go for it ... you can uprate but it might not be what you want to do - best to find out before you get it if it is really going to be sufficient.
     
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    Bought and paid for i'm afraid, payload not that important as only two of us will be using it most of the time.
    If we have family with us we'll just leave out what we don't need for that trip.
     
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    A couple of minor issues ,a loose screw and a linkage that popped out.we love our Rapido, just got back from the peak district, had a great few days away
     
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    Ours (9090df) is 2 years old now and has been pretty much spot on. The only very minor thing was a weep on the shower mixer but that was easily sorted - a replacement posted to me and a 20 minute job to swap, saving a long drive to a dealer.

    The only thing worth mentioning is that there are three Rapido agents in the UK and two of them (one in my direct experience and one from reports) are distinctly lacking in their aftersales service. The third one however is absolutely brilliant. They've helped me several times even though I've never, so far, spent any money with them.

    The brilliant one is Highbridge. I'll let you work out the other two for yourselves :whistle:
     
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    Our 9048 wasn't much out when we accounted for extra battery and awning. cant remember the details but we were happy it was near as damn it.
     
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    There are now 7 dealers in the uk......one of which is in scotland.
    I bought mine at Spinneys at Homes Chapel.
     
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    Let's hope they are all like Highbridge rather than like the other two showers then (y)
     
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    Useful to know that ,I thought that the one closest to me was working hard to improve , anyhow I'm using it as an excuse to go over to Belgium for a hab check (y)
     
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    I haven't heard any horror stories about them for a while now so maybe but the saying "disappeared faster than a ********** service agent" has to be based on something (y):D

    The other one, based in a small town in Berkshire, just completely ignore you after you've bought your vehicle. The don't even respond when you're trying to spend more money with them.
     
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    So far i have been well looked after, i have the V5c in my name and i haven't parted with with my money yet.
    I was pleased with the way their salesman went about his business.
    I reckon i got a fair trade in and a fair few add ons.

    They are also allowing me to stop over in their compound too as the RTax on the old van runs out the day before pickup.

    Such hassle free dealings and only made 1 call to them after signing on the dotted line.

    Verdict to come after handover.
     
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    On the road with our new Rapido really impressed with Spinneys and would like to thank Matt, Nick and Tony for their professional and courteous service at handover.

    We left the dealers and drove 100 miles and went to a rally. We noticed our fridge wouldn't run on gas. I called Spinneys and spoke to Nick, we couldn't solve the problem on the phone so he arranged for a service agent to visit us on the rally field and my fridge was sorted.
     
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    Hi
    Is there any feed back on a Rapido dealer in the Great Yarmouth area.
    Regards
    Bill
     
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    I would second Highbridge excellent customer service :)
     
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    Well i know the one, No body seems to dare mention the word Brownhills, Speak as you find i bought my Rapido 7065ff from them brand new straight out of the showroom, any issues were dealt with straight away, and i dropped my keys in a puddle, thus rendering them useless for locking the doors with the fob, told them my sad story and replaced them under warranty with no quible's
    we will be at Brownhills for the last service under warranty this week, may even spend a couple of days there, and go swimming in the pool or maybe a sauna, ALL FREE.(y) + EU Rapido dealer of the year yet again
     
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    Just like to say we bought our Rapido from Brownhills and they were fine.
     
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