Top 3 (Manufacturers) results

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  1. calculad

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    I thought it might be interesting useful and probably quite provocative (in a positive way)
    to summarise the results of my previous posting after it has run for 3-4 days.
    This is what you thought. I have just given 1 vote for each positive mention. Negative comments show as minus in brackets. Apologies I have ignored any build/modify your own comments.
    Do you think 3 worst might be an interesting survey? I will post separately unless someone beats me to it, so please don't post on here.

    Rapido 8
    Hymer 7(-1)
    Neimann and Bischoff 3
    Burstner 3
    Swift 3 (-2)
    Hobby 2
    Pilote 2
    Dethleff 2
    Frankia 2
    Eura mobil 2
    Laika 2
    The following all got 1 vote
    Chausson, Autotrail, Elddis, Knaus, Cathargo, Devon and Karmann.

    As a relative newbie to this I hadn't heard of about half of these so I'm wondering if the list is perhaps a little elitist (no criticism intended-high end of the market if you prefer).
    Also hardly any of the "popular" makes lined up on UK dealers forecourts appear.
    Perhaps this will bring them out.
    K
     
  2. buttons

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    Did you miss this one. They are the only total motorised caravan producer in the world. It had at least one vote.:Doh:
     
  3. calculad

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    Yes you're absolutely correct. Sorry for the omission. Ironically when I was looking for my first motorhome (sorry second, I nearly forgot our dear little Bambi) VW base vehicle was top of my list.
    Thanks
     
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    These two are the same group. Not sure about the other Germans.
     
  5. JayDee

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    And Dethleffs if part of the Hymer group too. (Though they are built to a different spec - e.g. insulation sandwich is a lower density foam I believe)


    John
     
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  6. derekfaeberwick

    derekfaeberwick Read Only Funster

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    Hymer own quite a few marques including a wee fave one of mine, just cause I think they look nice mind you, Eriba.:thumb:

    Put me down as Buerstner if you are still counting, O.K. I have one but I did the research and waited till I could get the van I wanted this time, kinda putting my money where my mouth is, not justifying an impulse buy.
     
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    derekfaeberwick Read Only Funster

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    That makes you last equal now!:thumb:
     
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    Only 3 votes from the 88 Bursner owners on the site.:Rofl1:
    One vote from the one VW California owner on the site.:thumb:
    Statistically doesn’t look too good does it derek :RollEyes:
     
  9. calculad

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    Now this is getting interesting. I didn't know that we have the number of owners of various marques. Might be worth getting specific.

    And yes I would like to keep counting so keep those opinions coming.
    Thanks
     
  10. Terry

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: SELF BUILD :thumb: Np one else to blame if not happy :thumb::Rofl1:
    terry
     
  11. vwalan

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    i agree with terry self build is best. cant understand any body spending a fortune on a thrown together camper when you can have it made to just as you want.
    best build it on a truck they come cheaper than vans and a box is lovelly and square to work with .ha ha.
     
  12. Terry

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    That,s 2 votes for self build :thumb: we will soon be on par with the Rapidos and Hymers :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    We are more than happy with our Elddis Autoquest but didn't vote before as it is our first motorhome so have nothing relly to compare with.

    You might want to see what people think of the various base vehicles. Ours is the Peugoet Boxer which so far we have had no problems with.

    Greg
     
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    possibly its the high quality of the builds that puts people off. they arent used to such luxury.
     
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    Terry if you got one of my self builds, it would drop your position through the floor, on a good day that is. If not it would be good for touring Australia.



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  16. calculad

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    Please can you tell me how you can get these stats that there are 88 Burstner owners.
    K
     
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    Sorry calculad it was a guesstimate but it could have been spot on.:yeah:
     
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    1 Vote for Frankia ,please.Onto our second Frankia. Solid German quality.
    Lucille
     
  19. kickstart

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    Bought second hand self built to start with then after a lot of talking to others,reading and a couple of shows settled on Burstner, and very happy.:Smile:
     
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    Personally I think statistics are as much use as a chocolate fireguard. (if anyone else remembers fireguards?) More to the point is what people who actually own them say and, as most Fiat owners are more than happy with their vehicles as a recent thread shows then in my view that is more pertinent. If you ask people about car reliability most will come up with Merc, BMW or Audi. In fact the most reliable cars are Japanese and tho' it doesn't often get a mention, Subaru (the brand people keep the longest as well).


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