Third Elysian

Discussion in 'RS Motorhomes' started by ceejayt, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,201
    Must be crazy but have part X'd my second Elysian for the new model.

    Major changes are raised chassis giving flat floor throughout with underfloor heating (like the Morello). Plus no wood used anywhere in the construction and again, because of the raised chassis more external lockers and more external locker space, some winterised and some not.
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 2
    • Love it Love it x 1
  2. canopus

    canopus Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,849
    Location:
    rural Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +6,994
    You must have a lot of faith in the company considering thier trading history.
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  3. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,201
    They certainly haven’t had an easy past but they have never let me down and service staff are excellent. They really need to improve the accuracy of their delivery forecasts especially when bringing out a new model.

    Been to the factory three times in the last three months and clearly very busy. They downsized the facility and have standardised the range - you can still have custom if you want but I think they are pushing hard for people to take one of the standard offered layouts - which is what I have done this time.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  4. jezport

    jezport Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,202
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +3,373
  5. Steve and Denise

    Steve and Denise Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,694
    Location:
    Spalding LINCS
    Ratings:
    +4,085
    Have you gone for the slide out one
     
  6. CazPaul

    CazPaul Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,905
    Location:
    Durham
    Ratings:
    +5,851
    Well it certainly looks a nice van.
    Anything on build quality, insulation, is it the same system as hymer etc, PU foam?
    Do they use fixings, metal etc or is it bonded together?
    GRP or aluminium exterior, what is the inside skin made of?
    Structural strength, is it a frame on the body.
    waste and fresh, are they both in a double floor?
    any exposed water pipes under exterior floor
    Cab side Windows-Glass double glazed?
    windscreen shutter insulated? Heated between the shutter and the windscreen when the shutter is closed down?
    Alde heating throughout?
    I presume you must think the build quality is great to be on your third, wonder how they hold up after ten years etc?


    Update, I have answered some of my points as I've just had a peek at the spec although it just says insulated GRP construction, insulated with what?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,201
    Yes
     
  8. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,201
    Wow, that’s a lot of questions. Here goes as best I can...

    There is no wood used in the frame construction so no chance of damp rotting the frame.

    It’s a double floor with underfloor heating as well as Alde heating radiators like the Morello

    Waste, fresh and black in the double floor

    Raised body allows for completely flat floor front to back and means the dash is further forward giving an extra half a metre internal length.

    Raised body also allows for more and deeper lockers some of which are winterised.

    No exposed pipes

    Cab windows single glazed I think

    Windscreen shutter is electric aluminium blind as per the previous model - good insulation. Not sure about heating in between shutter and windscreen, don’t think so.

    Hope that helps
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  9. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +1,201
    As to how it holds up...

    Took it to the US and did 15000 miles on some pretty poor roads in 6 months with the only damage being self inflicted so pretty good
     
    • Love it Love it x 1
  10. maison

    maison Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,106
    Location:
    South Wales & Burgundy
    Ratings:
    +10,652
    Sorry, but I can’t find any info on “Elysian”.

    Any links available?
     
  11. Dilwyn

    Dilwyn Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Ratings:
    +20
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. maison

    maison Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,106
    Location:
    South Wales & Burgundy
    Ratings:
    +10,652
    @Dilwyn
    Thanks for the link.

    This time last year we “downsized” to our present PVC. I reckon it would probable fit in the washroom of that one.:rolleyes::)
     
  13. Larrynwin

    Larrynwin Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    10,584
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +29,200
    Lovely RV , too heavy for me now :(
     
  14. Rudski01

    Rudski01 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    218
    Ratings:
    +216
    I know this is an old thread but started having thoughts that I like the slide out version, I’m going to drive over to have a closer look, we have a 9 mtr burstner so size isn’t an issue, my misses enjoys cooking and is really struggling with the kitchen space in ours, though she did manage Christmas dinner, it’s the finance bit that I will need to try and get my head around, will be looking to buy used only.
    What are the problem areas on the RS Elysian, does it have any?
    Cheers
    Mark
     
  15. canopus

    canopus Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,849
    Location:
    rural Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +6,994
    The firm goes bust every now and then. :xeek:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. Rudski01

    Rudski01 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    218
    Ratings:
    +216
    Yes we had a vanmaster caravan, they made bespoke vans, they went bust 12 months after we got it so warranty went out the window, think was the third time they had gone bust.
    Not sure it’s a showstopper for me, I need to go and have a look, the only problem with that is, if I like them I will need to get another 2 jobs to help pay for it. :xgrin::xgrin:
     
  17. Steve and Denise

    Steve and Denise Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,694
    Location:
    Spalding LINCS
    Ratings:
    +4,085
    I think the main thing that put me off the Elysian was when the salesman told us the windscreen was made solely for them and not a screen off a production vehicle but I would also consider an Endevour with the Iveco cab.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  18. canopus

    canopus Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,849
    Location:
    rural Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +6,994
    It then becomes a coach built Steve, and you then have problems the problems associated with 'nailing a box' on to a cabbed chassis.
     
  19. Steve and Denise

    Steve and Denise Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,694
    Location:
    Spalding LINCS
    Ratings:
    +4,085
    Yes I know what you mean Ken still double floor on them though and ease of any maintenance having a bonnet any Iveco dealer can service it no problem and the same chassis as the a class.
    We did take a look at the Morrelo just up the road from RS but that was not for us.
     
  20. canopus

    canopus Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,849
    Location:
    rural Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +6,994
    RS have moved several times and are now located at Worksop.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice