Seriously considering......

Discussion in 'Danbury Motorhomes' started by LickeyEndBlues, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. LickeyEndBlues

    LickeyEndBlues Read Only Funster

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    We have been looking around for our first campervan/motorhome and have found Danbury. Have to say we were very impressed at the set up and tour of their workshop.
    Whilst their new vehicles are a stunning, they are out of our current range but they are starting to access used VW vans direct from VW leasing and these will be kitted out as per new stock, difference being the price.
    As we need our "home" to be an active second vehicle these vehicles seem to tick all the boxes.
     
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    Buy what suits and you can afford.. and make sure it is the layout you like...

    Good luck with your search..

    And when you get it enjoy.. :thumb:
     
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    I think this is the trick to identify which vehicle suits you, which lay out be comfortable but carry the bits and pieces you want good luck with your search.
     
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    I'd forgotten about this post! After spending a lot of time looking at VW T5 conversions Danbury were top of the list but............
    By the time you added your specifics you were just as well buying a bespoke VW model! Hence - our California. Stunning bit of kit and it should sell without too much trouble. (info on the owners forum points to this)

    Interesting to see the "Doubleback" get the praise it does. Seems a gimmick to far IMHO.
     
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    Has anyone on here got or had experience of the Danbury Active? We had a SWB T5 pop-top and it was brilliant to drive, park and manoeuvre but it was the traditional style with no on board loo and quite a narrow bed. We've gone up to a 5.6M van and while the extra space is nice, we don't need a full washroom as we always use site facilities and this van, although not long in motorhome terms, is not a 'daily driver' like the T5 was due to length and height issues.
    So, the Danbury Active looks on paper as if it ticks most of our boxes; T5 size (SWB available), on-board loo, wide bed (albeit roof bed), oven option, pop-top option. However, knowing the size of a T5/6 very well after 6 years ownership we're wondering with all this kit inside
    1) is there actually any practical storage space for longer trips away?
    2) how long/short are the downstairs beds?
    3) does the layout work or is it too small in a SWB?
    4) does the layout work or is it still too small in a LWB?

    So, just wondering if anyone on here has one or has tried one out and what your verdict is please?

    The other van we fancy, again from net browsing and not seeing, is the Hillside Doveridge which has the benefit of a downstairs double bed, but they're miles away from us, while Danbury are within a 'day out' distance.

    Any comments/experiences gratefully received as it's good to know about the foibles before doing any demo.
    Thanks
     

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