What have you seen at NEC that was bad

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  1. Portland

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    The boss and me have ploughed around the show today and we both agree the upholstery on many vans was very poor many seats had no shape and the living area's cramped particularly in continental makes. Frankia took the prise for the worst. And whilst I hate to admit it Autotrail seemed the best buy. I will now wait for the flack to fly.:cry::love:
     
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    I much prefer the upholstery in some British vans compared with the continentals.......our Pilote compared to the previous Autosleeper a case in point. So impressed by the quality that we are seriously considering getting the Pilote recovered and re-cushioned in part
     
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    Autotrails are a great designed van if only they learnt how to use sealant and designed them to withstand the UK weather, they really must be nuts especially with the warrenty claims they must have
     
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    Love my Autotrail, had it 6 years now and it's been brilliant. Sure there were niggles, the odd screw that someone couldn't quite put in straight, but it's been awesome and I wouldn't be without it.

    Think all motorhome makes have Monday morning models. Think the problem with most makes, is the seemingly lack of any kind of stage inspection at key and vital points, or that's my opinion, as I'm sure if a qualified fitter did do an inspection then lots of niggles would be put right at the point of manufacture.
     
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    Haven't gone to the show but have to agree on the living areas in nearly all modern vans are far too cramped I just don't get it. Looked at a new Hymer recently same problem and a Concorde same problem bloody silly little L shaped lounge with a huge table in a 8 metre van really!!. By the way both vans were approx £100k:eek::eek:
    Our van is 14 years old now and so far superior to most modern builds I can't see us ever changing.:(:(
     
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    All the Trigano Group vehicles (Autotrail excluded as I have never looked inside one) seem to have pants upholstery. One of our esteemed monthlies described it as "low rent" and I totally agree. I have had 2 Chaussons and they both had cheap and nasty seating with shockingly poor covers, really letting down the rest of the good quality construction. Benimars and Roller Teams look like their seats and covers have come from a Pound shop and some other makes also seem to spoil their ships for a h'aporth of tar. Conversely I did sit on some luxurious bum perches today!
     
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    Will probably see a bad thing tomorrow at the NEC. The reaction depends on if he sees me first, though......... ;)
     
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    You'll have to avoid mirrors then :LOL:
     
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    No reflection if I look in a mirror........ and I'm allergic to sunlight
     
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    Off to see them all on Sunday...will drop a note if there is something that really looks the part..
     
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    Both our Chausson and Hymer seating fabrics are great. I think it depends on the fabric you choose. I must admit looking at some high end vans last year at the show the fabric was not great. You would think they would choose a really goid example to show.
     
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    I agree with you.m
    While many had thin cheap seats and the leather is beige. Beige, Beige! The quality of workmanship was rubbish! Loose sagging (just like me in the morning).
     
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    Could not agree more :)
     
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    That was quick .thanks for making me laugh so early in the day . Roy
     
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    20161011_111552.jpg was very impressed with this 6m laika.
    Well worth a look in.
     
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    Modern German vans where the entire living space is centred around a fancy swivelling table, everyone touching knees behind the passenger seat. Then the rest of the interior made so narrow only one person can move around at one time. Then have the temerity to charge over £100k. Nice big garage though :rolleyes: They can keep em. :)

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    We thought the level of the finish in the AutoTrails was quite frankly appalling .
     
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    IMG_0214.JPG IMG_0210.JPG IMG_0212.JPG IMG_0213.JPG IMG_0210.JPG We have just had our camper redone and are very happy with the survis we got at a very good price no saggy ness only me lol
     
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    How much? I would like to do ours. Who did it?
     
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    Am I the only one bored with "wood grain" finish. We chose the Titan silver grey furniture just for a change. How radical is that ?
    Phil
     
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