rapido quality

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  1. laird of Dunstan

    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    Hi to all you rapido owners
    I'm pretty much set on buying one of these with the 8 meter fixed island bed A class being my favourite, are there any known issues with these vans ?
     
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    I've heard Rapido do have a bit of trouble fitting in those big beds. :imoutahere:



    Hope someone comes along soon to help you. :)
     
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  3. Techno

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    Nice van (y) but they all have their share of problems .I would have a rapido before any british van every time
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    NO........... other than my toilet "Full" light stay`s on even when empty...

    Superb build quality, and comfy.. and spacious..

    Go for a tag axle if you can.... very stable and good load carrying capacity...

    Might be selling our`s in August.. :D
     
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    Also like them, and considered one before we bought the Hymer..

    I was told that Rapido use timber in the construction , this put me off..

    is that the case ?
     
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  6. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Any van with dometic or truma involved will have issues at some point :LOL:
     
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  7. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    To my knowledge all reinforcings are metal
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    wasn't sure Andy.. thanks
     
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    motorhomer Read Only Funster

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    Our last van was a rapido with an island bed. Very nice van, very with few problems, well built.

    One issue was weight. Stated MRO was 3100, mgw 3500. Only time I had it weighed it was 3700 in fact, and this was only partially loaded! I can only conclude that MRO was massively over the stated 3100. So check the weights!
     
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    Possibly the wood/timber reference was with regard to the inside side wall panels.
     
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    whats that all about then:eek::whistle:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    2015, Niesmann-Bishcoff.... 2 berth ocassional 3.... maybe... :happy:
     
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    Excellent build quality ,the only problem is once you own a Rapido ,you will not settle for anything less lol.:rolleyes:
     
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    So what's the difference between tag axles and normal axles apart from the obvious number of wheels:D ,we saw the 7. 5 meter version at the nec, we are planning to go to dusseldorf in august to see the 8 meter ones and most probably buy one ,unless we see something that's similar /better ,looking to save a few bob on one bought in the UK
     
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    In a word.......Payload (y)
     
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    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    Guess that means that the missus will have more room for booze:rolleyes:
     
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    Ours is a 7.4m A class with island bed. We love it, no issues at all so far....
     
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    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    It was the 7.4 m A class at the nec that firmly planted the rapido into our brains ,no other van in that price category came close. We just fancy the extra 0.5 meter, there's only 2 of us and our 3 small dogs , it would take something special to change our minds .
     
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    We love ours. Took nearly 12 months to decide. We looked at TAG axles, but it was a case of getting the thing up our drive. 7.4 m is fine, and the storage is superb.
     
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    Mo, you change your vans more regularly than your underpants:D
     
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