Coach built V 'A' class.

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  1. Shrimp

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    What do you think?
    Coach built you loose a bit of space up the front, seats don't always swivel very successfully & the body is wider than the cab!

    'A' class, looks like a caravan with the engine inside but you can use almost all the space, swivel seats work, the width of the cab is the width of the body! Me? Biased? No!
     
  2. jezport

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    A Class, usually large dash and feels bigger to drive, Expensive for certain servicing especially engine etc. Some parts dearer, i.e. mirrors, lights etc.

    Our coach class has swivel seats that swivel completely, may be narrower at cab level but Luton and rest of body is the same as an A class.
     
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  3. Forestboy

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    A class every time for us had a coachbuilt didn't like it sold in less than a year.:eek:
    Space is like payload no such thing as too much.:D
     
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    They are both coachbuilt

    A Class and C Class for a reason.. ;)

    A Class every time for me.. (y)
     
  5. Zepp

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    Love the space in the cab and the picture window you get with a A Class
     
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    Had both and a class for me , higher big screen viewing when touring and more spacious lounging .
     
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    Had both, prefer A class for accessibility & feeling of space. Also found better insulation
     
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    A class all the way, space, comfort and bug picture window
     
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    A class here too. Apart from the reasons already stated it means I have the convenience of a ready-made bed without having to have a fixed bed.
     
  10. PeteH

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    Would LOVE another "A". But financially the extra 10 grand for the same year. build and layout?. Not on. :(
     
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    Have never stepped into an A Class that we liked , poor utilisation of all that space is a motorhome crime , and before the A Class mafia go off on one its just my opinion !
     
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    I think the same, I've never walked into one where I think they've made the most of the room, most of the spare space seems to be between the driver and the windscreen :D
     
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    Only ever had the one van and it's A class, can't see us changing to anything else any time soon, we like the view out of the big front window and the way the driving area is integrated into the rest of the living space, with only the habitation door there are no cold spots up front, helped of course by the full insulation and double glazed cab side windows.

    Martin
     
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    On Fiats and Merc's you are right there is a lot of dashboard, for me it's only IVECO that have got it right as far as the driving position is concerned.

    Martin
     
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    Too true.. and i went with the 4 Berth layout in my Euramobil , so that with the seats swivelled and we got a full lounge, rather than having the 4 seat diner . And having the TV on the dash works well too.. Had teh same one as a coachbuilt and the cab space didnt work for me.

    on the flip side , its like driving a conservatory.
     
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    A class for us. The extra space was a revelation. We would never go back........
     
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    A Class Mafia :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I thought i always wanted an A class but after looking around a few we didnt like the driving posistion. We went with a coachbuilt, we have the same lounge as an A class so cant see much difference apart from cab area.
     
  19. JimboT

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    This is simple its like exam results A the best B is ok C is ok D is not very good!
    So A class all the way
    Jim
     
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    On our first A Class would never have any other type of van now, not only is there more space up front there it also gives a nice illusion of being even bigger. Hymer have a neat trick don't know if any other converters do, they offset the passenger seat only a couple inches but gives a lot more room.
    The windscreen further away makes the cab cooler in hot weather. Flat side make it easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces and when reversing

    Don't get the argument about driving poistion, steering wheel, seat, dash and front bumper are are the same layout as a standard van. People who criticise them usually have never owned or driven one. When we brought our first van we were looking at A Classes, the x250 had recently come out and at the time thought not much point in having an A Class as the x250 cab was much wider than previous models and the screen deeper, how wrong we were.

    Edit: A Class is a proper Motorhome not a body cobbled onto a chassis cab.:ROFLMAO:
     
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