Suggestions On New Motorhome Upgrade Please

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  1. Martin OSullivan

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    thinking of upgrading our 1996 Autotrail chieftain next year, looking for suggestions on what to go for, doesnt necessarily have to be an autotrail.
    I need 6/7 berth for me, wife and 4 kids under 8. Need proper seatbelts in all 4 rear seats (currently have lap belts which i dont like the idea of.) Need a fixed rear double in separate bedroom in the rear and overcab double. LEZ compliant.
    If you can suggest any makes or models for me to look at it would be much appreciated
     
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    You don't need a new van, just a vasectomy!
     
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    Burstner elegance 821 tag axle all you need. (y)
     
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    Do they have 6 belted seats?.
     
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    Having owned an elegance 821i it does not have four belted seats in the back (only 2) and is only a four berth MH.

    Kath
     
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    Sorry missed that bit only four belted seats. Think you need a RV
     
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    Burstner 747 I think has 6 seat belts, although 2 of the seats are likely to be backwards facing.

    Denise
     
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    Auto roller 707 has 6 belted seats, 2 rearward facing. It has rear bunks, huge and I mean huge overcab and a dinette that turns into a double. It also has a single dinette that makes a 7th berth for a child. No rear separate bedroom though.
     
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    Hi Martin - you really need an American style RV in your life that has been / can be LPG'd.

    Trust me ;)
     
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    Thats now been taken care of lol, well at least the wife has been taken care of not me thank god
     
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    Thanks Mike, although I like the look of th RV's I was tuned off by parts availability and cost, should have also mentioned I dont want an A class for the same reason. Nothing that would upset me more than arriving in France on holiday and something going wrong i.e broken windscreen and it would then ruin the trip waiting for a replacement
     
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    Boeing 747..... future proof :whistle:
     
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    The Chausson C516, C626 and C636 all have 6 belted seats. Not sure if any of these models would suit but parts are easily available in France where they are built. Spares for ours after the storm damage came from France :)
     
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    Martin - with that many people all growing space will be a your friend. That's why I suggested an RV. I get what you're saying about parts etc, but the truth is you'll soon outgrow a normal MH. Heck We had our VW camper for 10 years and once two kids came we realised we needed more room for them to grow and even with a compact A Class I reckon we'll need something bigger in 5-8 years so the kids can have their own beds. I suppose it depends on how long you want to 'future proof' it for.
     
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