Rapido . . . . . . . Would I buy another?

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  1. Scattycat

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    Probably not!
    We spent a long time deciding what our next motorhome was going to be. We needed a central bed and a larger garage than our previous one and the 7090 ticked most of the boxes.
    But based on build quality, would I buy another Rapido?
    Probably not.
    I accept that nearly all motorhomes have some manufacturing defects, whether in the main shell and habitation fit-out, or external suppliers fittings, whethter their owners realise it or not.
    But we've had a couple of problems recently with our 8 year old Rapido that, to be honest are not wear and tear but, in my opinion, basic design faults.
    So, the problem is, once the present defect is rectified do I sell and if so what to replace it with?
    Bearing in mind funds are a litle limited
     
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    So what is it?
     
  3. NickNic

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    Dunno what your previous one is but how about a 9090df...

    9090df_day_layout.jpg
    Island bed. Garage plenty big enough for me to carry loads of crap that I don't really need.

    Did you have any other problems with yours other than layout?
     
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  4. Techno

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    Same as his 7090C and my 7090F
    EXCEPT mine has a triple floor bedroom
     
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  5. StitchesnFluff

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  6. Techno

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    Have a look at the Ixeo it 728G
     
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    whats the C?

    I think M is Mercedes F is Fiat

    I know I am going to regret the question but what is C?
     
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  10. Techno

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    Well we jumped in after 2 years of research reading etc and bought a 881F and so far, after 9 weeks in Europe since March can't fault it. If/when we replace we will obviously consider Rapido but will look at what is in the market as well.
     
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    spent a lot of time researching Rapidos ,i did not come across any real complaints
     
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    Internal freshwater tanks leak and cause a MAJOR strip down issue to replace.
    Happened to mine early in its life before I got it. Quite a few on the net so probably a lot more not advertised
     
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    im hoping that Rapido have resolved that issue
     
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    Its mainly quality control
     
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    Can't be - there's no quality control in MH manufacturing is there?
     
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    Not all employees have the same level of skill or care and often temporary. It's just bad design that they fit a poorly designed tank in a place that makes it so hard to replace
     
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    What is the current one Mike?
     
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    Surely a basic design fault would manifest itself before 8 years of use or am I being unreasonable?
     
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    The fault is reliant on the fitter cutting the support legs to the correct length square and deburred before standing the tank on them. Rapidos solution would be to advise not travelling with water in it :LOL::mad:
     
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