Pilote G600l

Nov 23, 2021
4
0
Funster No
85,560
MH
Just looking
Looking to buy a 2014 G600l , while reading reviews , found one in which the owner statdd the build quality was appaling. Anyone else has any thoughts on this ?
 

brynric

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 5, 2009
493
569
Worcestershire
Funster No
8,333
MH
Pilote G600
Exp
2012
We’ve got the 2016 G600L Essential. We didn’t buy it new so we can’t speak for its condition from the start but we’ve had no problems.
For a small van there is a great use of space, comfortable bed, flexible lounge and spacious bathroom/dressing room and useful storage in the shed - it’s not as big as a garage.
Our niggles are minor issues, the wardrobe can be very cold in deepest winter. The bikes have to live outside on the rack.
It’s certainly a van we plan to keep for a long time. We’ve made some changes to reflect this but we have no issues at all about build quality.
 
OP
F
Nov 23, 2021
4
0
Funster No
85,560
MH
Just looking
Thank you sounds like you are happy with it , may just be the 2015 van has problems or that guy was just unlucky is it double floored ? And warm in winter ?

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brynric

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 5, 2009
493
569
Worcestershire
Funster No
8,333
MH
Pilote G600
Exp
2012
is it double floored ? And warm in winter ?
There is a double floor with excellent underfloor storage at the back of the van and more limited cubby holes in the living quarters. Winter use is fine, note what I said about the wardrobe. The bed is cosy but let it air for a while before use, condensation can gather on the ceiling and the timer means we always get up to a warm van.
 
Sep 17, 2017
1,897
3,179
Birmingham, UK
Funster No
50,575
MH
A-Class
Exp
2017
I wanted a G600L, but couldn't find one at the time. The Roller Team Pegaso 590 is a similar layout. As is the Geist i585, which we ended up getting in the end. Very happy with it, solid build.

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Aug 15, 2014
2,133
2,063
Exiled in Yorkshire
Funster No
32,840
MH
PILOTE 600L
Exp
SINCE 2006
I have a 16 reg 600L and find the build quality slightly flimsier than my previous two Hymers but nothing stops me loving it.
As said previously here the wardrobe area can be very cold in winter and l would recommend buying a windscreen cover for colder nights.
Very happy with this van and no intentions of changing it 👍
 
Oct 26, 2014
1,171
1,706
Dumfries and Galloway
Funster No
33,996
MH
Pilote G720FC Euro6
Exp
since 2014
Looking to buy a 2014 G600l , while reading reviews , found one in which the owner statdd the build quality was appaling. Anyone else has any thoughts on this ?
No problem with my G720
It’s double floored for winter use
Truma 6e keeps it very warm

Previous Motorhome was a P650 which was also very reliable
 
Jan 27, 2018
520
849
Aberdeenshire
Funster No
52,143
MH
low profile
Exp
1990
We have a 2019 700gj, found it well built and solid, good payload. You will always find people are willing to post negative comments but forget to post positives. This is our 8th motorhome and it's certainly the best build quality.
 
Sep 17, 2017
1,897
3,179
Birmingham, UK
Funster No
50,575
MH
A-Class
Exp
2017
I know the bigger Pilote a-classes are all Al-ko chassis with double floors. Is the G600L? The P600 appears to be the Fiat chassis.

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OP
F
Nov 23, 2021
4
0
Funster No
85,560
MH
Just looking
I think it is a Fiat chassis. This will be our second van first was a hymer classic, looking to down size now .
 
Apr 9, 2019
240
221
East Riding Of Yorkshire
Funster No
59,795
MH
A Class
Exp
30 years Caravan 13 years Motorhome
We quite like the look of the Pilote Aclass and coachbuilts as they have a great range of layouts and the big attraction to us is the better than average payloads on them. As regards reliability its the luck of the draw. We have friends who have paid a lot of money for the so called superior Foreign models and they have all had quality problems of some sort. Even a Rolls Royce can fail to proceed!
 
Sep 17, 2017
1,897
3,179
Birmingham, UK
Funster No
50,575
MH
A-Class
Exp
2017
I don't think payload is so much of an issue with a 6m van that has sleeping for 2 and no garage. Even with a 3.5t limit, we've got over 700kg on our Geist. I'd struggle to get close to that unless I started packing the lockers with bags of concrete.

In terms of the layout. We're very happy with it. The huge lounge is great. We've been camping with friends and family and ended up with 8 people seated on cold and rainy evenings. My wife and I have also 'worked from home' in it a few times with laptops without getting on each others nerves (although the seats aren't as all-day comfortable as an office chair). We've got tons of inside storage, but I would like a bit more external locker space (the Roller Team has a slightly bigger rear locker that swallows two Brompton bikes) and I would have liked the table to fold like the Pilote does. But the build quality of the Geist is very good (if a little brown).

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