Autocruise Starfire - Owners opinions please? (1 Viewer)

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Can you comment further on why please. I am just picking one up and keen to know if I should focus on anything in particular.
It's had a few leaks and a few broken interior bits , it's not used much maybe 2 weeks and 5 or 6 weekends a year . Frozen tanks recently too as not insulated , both are underslung so not a van for winter use
 
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Righto, thx. Wife and i are caravan converters (over 15 years) buying our first MH and it's a 2011 autocruise starfire from a reputable dealer. Having a damp report done and have my own meter to poke around with. We will max our 90/180 days travelling Europe so taking in as much info as we can (both good and bad as gotta start somewhere) while we learn what we don't yet know.

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We had an Autocruise Wentworth on a 55 plate. Wonderful vehicle which had zero damp and zero faults. We kept it for 2 years before deciding making the beds up every night was not on. Traded in for an Autotrail Savannah with 2 singles.
 
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Some details of the age and layout would prompt some useful answers I suspect ....

Our 2004 Stargazer (which seems to be identical) is pretty much as as-new as it could be internally, if you see what I mean. We like the layout which we use as two singles with a gap down the middle, everything works and there's no leaks. Underslung tanks need consideration in winter, but on the other hand you can get at a lot of the plumbing etc to fix and fettle without completely dismantling the vehicle. The only issue we've had to spend money on is the gearbox: the cantilever that supports left/right travel across the gate needed releasing and lubricating. (Boxer, 47000 miles). I've fitted traps in the waste pipes to stop the smells from the tank, a second hand RoadPro sat dish, a plinth heater under one of the bunks and some battery back-up/night time lights.

I've picked up on this forum that the newer ones seem to be perhaps less well put together
 
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Autocruise Starfire - Owners opinions please?
I have a 2004 Starfire, 142,000 miles, (yes), had it three years, sailed through last three MOTs, everything works, interior good, it was made well before Swift took Autocruise over. Everything after the takeover needs thorough checking. I have fitted solar panel, cruise control and added an electrical element to the Truma gas heater. Very pleased with it.
 
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I have a 2004 Starfire, 142,000 miles, (yes), had it three years, sailed through last three MOTs, everything works, interior good, it was made well before Swift took Autocruise over. Everything after the takeover needs thorough checking. I have fitted solar panel, cruise control and added an electrical element to the Truma gas heater. Very pleased with it.
Wow, that is impressive... thx.
 
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