Wait is almost over

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  1. Arzedby

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    It's been 5 long months but our new Pilote is almost ready. True to their word it was built week 10 and delivered to the dealer last Friday. Dealer options now being fitted...Insurance sorted. Handover booked for Tuesday 29th. Really can't wait. I am racking the brain now trying to note down everything I need to check/ask during the handover. We had our Avondale for nearly 5 years but that was no where near as technical/modern as the new van. I am sure something will be forgotten. The learning will all be part of the fun.
     
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  2. Mr B

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    Enjoy :)
     
  3. Carol

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    Exciting times ahead. :dance2:
     
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    great stuff
     
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    Which model you bought and where from ?
     
  6. Arzedby

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    It's a P650C. We have bought it from Davans at Weston Super Mare.
     
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    Wonderful,enjoy your new van and the smell mmm,ours has just gone (smell that is)we collected it last October.
     
  8. Arzedby

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    Hmm...hadn't thought of that. Now , have got me looking forward to th smell.:)
     
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    Hiya! exciting time - we were 'you' in 2013.

    LOL at Davans!! We bought our P716 from Hayes at the October show a couple of years ago. We were onto the which upholstery? question when Bill Hayes picked up the sample book from a table across the gangway which we looked at, I was umming aahing over two when Bill said, No rush, it won't be actually ordered til after the show, so take the book home and ring us when you decide, if you want. 3 gosmacked people gazed up at him, standing by the side of where we were sat with the salesman, Lee. He said, exceedingly doubtfully 'Err, are you SURE about that Bill?'

    OOh yes! says Bill as quick as a flash he flips the book over onto it's back where the legend 'Davan Motorhomes' was clearly written in large letters!!

    If you get half as good service from them as we've had from Hayes - and our van - you'll be well satisfied.
     
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    Enjoy it's a great time picking up a new van.
     
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    Brilliant :clap:
     
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    How exciting ! Enjoy your new van when you pick it up!
     
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    Really exited for you (y)
     
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    Happy days ahead:dance2:

    The long wait will be well worth it!
     
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    Fantastic! Well done, great travels ahead
     
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    Fantastic, where you going first?
     
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    Envious, we loved our 2 Pilote's (somewhat older models but build quality is great)
     
  18. Arzedby

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    Didn't want to make to many plans until we were certain it was going to turn up. Nothing major planned in the first month or so. Will probably have a few weekends away giving it a shakedown. I am sure that will include the New Forest as we do like it there. We have a 3 week jaunt to France planned in August/September, including a week with the whole family in the Dordogne. Really looking forward to that. We will have our pitch next to the river and everyone else will be in a large garden Apartment just next door. I know we will have a great time...especially as the new van speaks the language.:giggle:
     
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    That is my dream van, enjoy and have lots of adventures

    Lynne
     
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    Well, now we have it. All shiny and new. :dance2:
    Handover was pretty good in the main. We found a defective water filler cap which was replaced and a small scratch on side of lounge seat. Not really noticeably but when you know its there...:frowny:
    Aside from that we are very happy with what we now have on the drive.
    Supremely impressed with the heating system, probably not better than most these days but compared to what we had in the Avondale, a big leap forward. The whole van was warm as toast in a matter of minutes. :hot:
    Away for a couple of nights this weekend for a shakedown. Not going far but we are really looking forward to it, having been without a van for 5 months.
    Let the adventures continue...:cool:
     
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