Rapido 891F 2012

Oct 3, 2014
251
303
Llanelli, Wales
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33,685
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Rapido 891F A Class
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We are looking at buying the above Rapido just wondering if anybody has this model or any other model in regards to build quality and any good or bad points in general.

Richard
 
Apr 21, 2015
78
67
Milton Keynes
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35,948
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Rapido 787f
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Since June 2004
We also love ours ,had it for six years now and have no intention of swapping. It's our third van and the best.

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Feb 13, 2013
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Edinburgh
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24,680
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Rapido 881F
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Since 2015
We have 881f and are very happy with it. Had some of the usual glitches but all sorted by the dealer.

It is our first motorhome and we are very happy with the build quality but remember, as with all motorhome they all use common components which can fail! Nothing major so far.

One thing to be aware of is that they are heavy so I would be looking for weight bridge certificate before parting with any cash, to ensure you have adequate payload.
 

Cat53

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Feb 22, 2014
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We are looking at buying the above Rapido just wondering if anybody has this model or any other model in regards to build quality and any good or bad points in general.

Richard

Thrilled with ours.

Build quality seems very good and substantial. It's a joy to drive. We had ours updated as payload was low. It's just a paper exercise really. Ours is a 2096 986 model.
 
Feb 21, 2016
4,191
13,671
Uk
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41,726
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C class
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Since 2017
I’ve got an older gal,2006 786F. Seems well made to me,generally good quality fittings etc.

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Aug 31, 2016
147
208
Suffolk
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44,892
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A class
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Since 2008
We love ours it's a 991df our fourth van and the best, no problems other than the fridge ( problem working on gas) but that's a Dometic not a Rapido problem. We up plated ours from 3500 to 3750 so we could carry more stuff. Build quality is good, nice quality beds and upholstery ,no problems internally or externally.
 
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Oct 3, 2014
251
303
Llanelli, Wales
Funster No
33,685
MH
Rapido 891F A Class
Exp
Since 2014
We have 881f and are very happy with it. Had some of the usual glitches but all sorted by the dealer.

It is our first motorhome and we are very happy with the build quality but remember, as with all motorhome they all use common components which can fail! Nothing major so far.

One thing to be aware of is that they are heavy so I would be looking for weight bridge certificate before parting with any cash, to ensure you have adequate payload.

The dealer tells me that the V5 states 3700kg giving an approx payload of 540kg is yours the same
 

Mr Chrysalis

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Jul 8, 2016
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Ours is an 890F so we have the Island Bed at the back. I’ve just looked at an 891F online and it looks the same layout although one of your bedroom windows looks a bit bigger. We love it. Ours is 3650 Kg and I would prefer a bit more payload but that is the upgraded weight. Generally the build quality is very good. ( we currently have a hab door handle problem which seems to be common ( see thread on this forum)but that will be fixed. Plenty of storage space and big comfy bed.

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OP
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Oct 3, 2014
251
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Llanelli, Wales
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33,685
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Rapido 891F A Class
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Since 2014
Ours is an 890F so we have the Island Bed at the back. I’ve just looked at an 891F online and it looks the same layout although one of your bedroom windows looks a bit bigger. We love it. Ours is 3650 Kg and I would prefer a bit more payload but that is the upgraded weight. Generally the build quality is very good. ( we currently have a hab door handle problem which seems to be common ( see thread on this forum)but that will be fixed. Plenty of storage space and big comfy bed.

@Mr Chrysalis

Given you uprated GVW to 3650 kg what is you payload? I shall contact the dealer and double check it is 3700 kg
 
Feb 13, 2013
745
594
Edinburgh
Funster No
24,680
MH
Rapido 881F
Exp
Since 2015
No we upgraded the chassis to 4250kg as we bought it new. Indeed that was one of the main reasons for buying new.

I would urge you to get an actual weight of the vehicle making sure you know how much fuel, water etc is included so you know your actual payload. You can then base any decisions on facts rather than 'likely' payload, unless of course the dealer already had a valid weighbridge certificate and his payload value is based on that!

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Mr Chrysalis

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@Mr Chrysalis

Given you uprated GVW to 3650 kg what is you payload? I shall contact the dealer and double check it is 3700 kg
Kerbside is 3205, gross 3650 so payload is 445kg, but that includes satellite dish, solar panel, spare wheel, TV etc
 

TheBig1

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we have a 2012 10001 absolutely love it and the super build quality
 

TheBig1

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many many years! since I was a kid
forgot to say 2012 was rapido's 50th anniversary and other vans may be special edition, just like ours

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Cat53

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That's the limited edition TARDIS model.

Oh dear.....rofl. It is indeed! I blame my IPad....every time I type dog it changes it to fog!

Back to the past.....it's 2006! :rofl::rofl:

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Mr Chrysalis

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Jul 8, 2016
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Oh dear.....:xrofl:. It is indeed! I blame my IPad....every time I type dog it changes it to fog!

Back to the past.....it's 2006! :rofl::rofl:
I assume it is brushed stainless steel and powered by a flux capacitor
 

Musicboy

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7096 +.... Good bus ... we'll put together .... over engineered in some places which is good

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