Is it just me that thinks this? (1 Viewer)

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I won't be popular with any Merc/VW PVC owners for this but...

I know it's subjective, and it might be just me, but this thought struck me today. My neighbour has just converted a Crafter. It's a fine job. We also have some friends with an older Sprinter.

It got me thinking. When a Ducato/Boxer/ Relay pulls onto a site they look like camper vans. When a Sprinter or a Crafter pulls on to site I see a great big van. That regardless of how good the conversion is.

I'm a neutral as we have a coachbuilt.

Is it just me or not?
 
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I was considering an L4H3 boxer for a while. That's also a great big van 😜
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PS, looks better in a dark colour 🙂

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I don't know what it is about them
 
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I think they all look like big vans


Because they are lol
Haha. Yes I know they are all vans. Maybe it's just that there are far more Ducatos or maybe it like Mikeco says and they just tend to be longer
 
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The sprinter conversions are much more imposing and have much more presence.
We regularly get second (and third) complimentary glances and comments when parked up..... even from fiat owners.

Ps: At 5.93m we are a lot shorter than many.
 
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I won't be popular with any Merc/VW PVC owners for this but...

I know it's subjective, and it might be just me, but this thought struck me today. My neighbour has just converted a Crafter. It's a fine job. We also have some friends with an older Sprinter.

It got me thinking. When a Ducato/Boxer/ Relay pulls onto a site they look like camper vans. When a Sprinter or a Crafter pulls on to site I see a great big van. That regardless of how good the conversion is.

I'm a neutral as we have a coachbuilt.

Is it just me or not?
That’s because the ones you see will be 7 metre LWB ones, the Sprinter/Crafter MWB are less than 6 metres.
 
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You could be right. Saying that though even the 6m ones look more like vans though and never seem to look like campervans the way a ducato does.
 

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I won't be popular with any Merc/VW PVC owners for this but...

I know it's subjective, and it might be just me, but this thought struck me today. My neighbour has just converted a Crafter. It's a fine job. We also have some friends with an older Sprinter.

It got me thinking. When a Ducato/Boxer/ Relay pulls onto a site they look like camper vans. When a Sprinter or a Crafter pulls on to site I see a great big van. That regardless of how good the conversion is.

I'm a neutral as we have a coachbuilt.

Is it just me or not?
the sprinters are rear wheel drive and internal floor height is higher than the ducato making it overall higher
 
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You could be right. Saying that though even the 6m ones look more like vans though and never seem to look like campervans the way a ducato does.
Can’t agree. At least not with my dark blue La Strada Regent S.

It oozes class, is not as boxy as a ducato based van and is most obviously a nicely designed Camper van.
 
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Can’t agree. At least not with my dark blue La Strada Regent S.

It oozes class, is not as boxy as a ducato based van and is most obviously a nicely designed Camper van.
Picture?
 
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You could be right. Saying that though even the 6m ones look more like vans though and never seem to look like campervans the way a ducato does.

Seeing your Avatar, perhaps it's those dark glasses, they are made to give a cyclist perspective?? :unsure: Should have gone to SpecSavers! :LOL:
 
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Can’t agree. At least not with my dark blue La Strada Regent S.

It oozes class, is not as boxy as a ducato based van and is most obviously a nicely designed Camper van.
Just googled. That's cheating
 
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Just to be clear. I don't dislike the look of the sprinters as vans. It's just they don't look like campervans.
 
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Just be clear. I don't dislike the look of the sprinters as vans. It's just they don't look like campervans.
 

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