General advice for newbie's

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Garufa, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Garufa

    Garufa Read Only Funster

    Jun 9, 2014
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    We are first time motorhomes who are planning to go for a one year tour motor homing in Europe. Last Saturday we saw a LHD motor home, 13 years old that appeared to be in very good condition to our untrained eyes. It is a FIAT DUCATO, RoTEC 4 berth. Is there anything in particular that we should be looking out for with this manufacturer.

    We did notice that the roof was not laminated and was therefore quite bumpy. Looking at other discussion it would appear that manufacturers only bond at the edges to allow the material to thermally move. Is this also usually the case with Rotec. We did not see any evidence for damp or leaking. We are also planning to install a solar panel. Does it matter that the roof is not fully bonded?

    Also the instructions manual is in German and we have been unable to find an English version online. Does anyone know where a translation might be available? Is there any way to find out, maybe contacting the manufacturer? Do they still exist?

    Thanks very much for sharing this with us.
    Susu and Garufa:thanks2::thanks2::thanks2:
  2. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Dec 27, 2007
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    South yorks
    Hi and welcome :thumb: I think Rotec are German part of the Guiest group that make caravans/MHs -- As such they will be well made --the roof will pose no problems for fitting Solar :thumb:

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