European A class manufacturers

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  1. BreweryDave

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    With the exception of all the main EU brands we are familiar with at UK dealers - what other European manufacturers are there for A class motorhomes?
    I'm told at the Dusseldorf show there are vans we never see in the uk.
    Who are they???

    Take note of the first line!!!
     
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    Looked on Mobil.de and didn't see anything we don't recognise.
     
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    Although we see them occasionally the Knaus ones are rare and REALLY good motor homes
     
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    Now that's more like it:D
     
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    mobile.de a good way of ID'ing vans + obviously dusseldorf show. We have changed our mind before after a visit. Dealer we use is a big panel van supplier and also Carthago and others...

    some let you export with out paying german vat upfront...some dont!

    ours arrange Fully comp insurance and 5 day export plates ..others dont!
     
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    Jeez ! A very serious option to a yank RV that.. ( but bet the price matches it !! )
     
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    (MORELO PALACE) "LUST travel per minute"?

    How the hell does that work @ same time!lol

    My fuddle is befuddled:LOL:
     
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    You will find many, many more motorhome manufacturers in Germany that you will never see at a dealer in the UK. All of the high end premium brands are built in Germany, most are bespoke built to customer order and there are still long waiting lists. Its not unusual for a high end manufacturer to sell there flagship models at over half a million with extras. There was a flagship Frankia with a Fiat car in the rear garage parked here up to last week. It was on a 12 ton MAN chassis and I cant even begin to think what it cost. RMB had a new model on mobile de last week at 320000 Euros, with a 9 month waiting list but its now gone. Whether its sold or not I do not know.
     
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    Look up Vario they make fantastic vans Germany again
     
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    A friend has a Knaus and has had a few issues with trim falling off........
     
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    We have a knaus - absolutely fantastic. And ticked every box on my wish list. Can't understand why there aren't more in the UK, Germany has loads. Read somewhere (can't remeber where though) that knaus produced the most motorhomes in Germany last year. (Not all a class though)
    All dealings with knaus have been incredible germany efficiency and service. If you are looking in Düsseldorf be aware that the german standard spec is a bit like bmw (ie steering wheel is an extra), but the 2 UK dealers have a specific, very comprehensive, all bells and whistles UK spec.
     
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    Yessss.. there is always gonna be some with issues.. But compare the few problems recorded with the Knaus marque to most Brit manufactures !! ;)
     
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    A name you don't often see is Itineo, the economy version of and built by Rapido, we have been looking at them recently , they look good value for money.
     
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    The knaus is a nice looking van - but they don't make one big enough for us. Same with itineo.
    Need 8 - 8.5 m and 5000kg.
    Eura Mobil integra 840qb looks nice and good value too!
    The marques mentioned earlier are also very nice but very expensive !!!
    Still on the carthago xl 5.8 at the moment(y)

    Thanks for the links :)
     
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    Well, have been all over the place in the past few days - and now see that there are a lot more out there! (in the virtual world sadly!)
    Many are very similar to what we already know, just dressed up differently etc. but have really had my eyes opened!
    Thought I'd share a few with you in case anyone's interested!

    http://www.notin.fr/index-us.php ....these are marmite!!!

    http://www.arcacamper.it/en/

    http://www.autostar.fr/

    http://www.challenger-camping-cars.fr/en

    http://www.mobilvetta.it/2015/index.php/en

    http://en.euramobil.de/ .......I'm liking these!!!
     
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