Time for a Globecar

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  1. Stroppy Bird

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    Do you know if it still needs the recommended ambient temp of 16 degrees for the freezer to work properly? I think this is my big concern at the moment (along with power requirements - but I'm hoping to hear how you fare on that aspect too).
     
  2. Minxy Girl

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    Relevant info from the booklet below, I'll report how we get on with it in due course:

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  3. Blue Knight

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    Team,

    I'm getting the impression that all D-Line Globecars are equipped with the Schaudt EBL119 while all H-Line vans come with the CBE BUS system.

    Hi Karen @Wombles, are you able to check your H-Line Summit and see if you've got the CBE system; if so my then my theory may be correct.

    Different factories, different gear.
     
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    I've just dug out the old fridge booklet and the new freezer is 6.4L whereas the old one was 6.5L so we've 'lost' 100ml of space ... equivalent to a few slices of cooked ham ... not a bad exchange for getting a properly insulated freezer! :D
     
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    Hi - can't check the Summit tonight but our manuals are for the CBE 510/516. It says it's suitable for lead acid, AGM & gel batteries in the manual as it has a three position switch. We understand that H Lines are different from D Lines & they are produced in a separate Poessl factory so not on production lines at Dethleffs.
     
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  6. Blue Knight

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    Fantastic, that's it then Karen; all H-Line vans including the Summit pair are produced with the CBE BUS system instead of the Schaudt unit.:)
     
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    Yes but compare that to the 12 litres in my 3 way fridge and its a big difference.
     
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    Its like going back to the 60s when fridges just had a tiny corner freezer. I didnt spend the money did on a new van to get an archaic freezer! They should fit proper ones, not toys.
     
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  9. Blue Knight

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    Some of the fridge sizes on PVCs are truly shocking. The pic below is of the fridge in a Hymer car Ayres Rock with only a handful of litres in capacity.

    It's the grey door on the end which on first examination we believed it to be the dustbin for the van.:whistle:

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    Thats why after our first look we said no to the Hymer.

    They can tell you all the bull that they want but its down to money, small fridge is cheaper, compressor fridge is cheaper as no vents and no gas work is needed.
     
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    We looked at the Hymer-Merc Grand Canyon 4x4 and in the end we just couldn't come to terms with buying a van where we had to compromise on so many bits.

    I can also see your point about the fridge but I have to admit that I've read posts by people who feel thoroughly liberated by having the simplicity of an electric fridge.

    I'll tell you what I think in a few months (y)
     
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    One man’s meat is another man’s poison ... that would be my choice of fridge . It suits our veggie lifestyle, is easy to access and gives a nice open feel to the van.
     
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    Has your dealer managed to give you an update on your van yet. ;)
     
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    Sadly not, and I’d be really struggling to pick it up before Christmas now as I teach full time and have something on every weekend.

    On a more positive note I was at the Page of the Sea Remembrance event on Ayr beach this morning and met a lovely man with an otter hound. He was saying how he would love a van conversion with a raising bed but didn’t think there was such a thing so would have to have one built. So I was able to point him in the right direction :D.
     
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    Wow, what a wait you have had, at least you have plenty to look forward to in 2019.
     
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  16. Blue Knight

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    .......did you tell him to go and buy a Hymercar as he'll have it months before a Globecar order
    :D

    I hate to say it but I only started this thread 2-months ago and in 13-days we'll be collecting our new van.

    I do hope that you receive some form of sweetener from the dealer for any inconvenience caused.

    Good luck,

    Andrew
     
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    Team,

    I've just clicked on the www.globecar.co.uk website and on the rolling adverts at the top it mentions that a Globecar comes with a free 'All Inclusive Pack' worth £1,595.

    I was just wondering if any of you guys have had this deal price applied to a recent Globecar purchase as I've not seen any evidence of it in the advertised prices on the various dealer web pages.

    Cheers,

    Andrew
     
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    A big day today guys - Nicky and I picked up our new Globecar this morning and to say we are thrilled with the van is an understatement.

    I can now see why you fine Globecar folk love your Campscouts and Revolutions so much as it was an absolute pleasure to drive the 138-mile trip home today. We loved our Pilote coachbuilt but the Globecar PVC on the maxi chassis is like driving a large, responsive and agile car with no wobbles whatsoever on the road. Incredible (y)

    Also, we never really appreciated the great build quality until our handover today so that's a big bonus too.

    Mel @Minxy Girl - I need to send you a quick PM.

    Best Wishes to all,

    Andrew
     
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    Andrew, I quite like the look of the Hymer Grand Canyon on merc, the ones I have browsed online in Germany have had big fridges, what were the other issues with it?
    I see Tyne Valley have a 4x4 one in but what a price. 82 grand and that's the reduced price.
     
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    Hi Paul,

    We loved the 'unique' look of the Grand Canyon with its Merc 4x4 Auto setup but compared to our final Summit 640 selection it is miles behind in lots of ways.

    A few of my thoughts:

    1. The Merc is a narrow vehicle and this is reflected in the living space which for my size is quite restrictive.

    2. Hymer have had to fit the window pods just to allow people of 1.8m+ height to sleep laterally.

    3. The Merc bit adds £6K to the bill over the Fiat choice while the 4x4 option adds a further £11,000; the pop-top added £4,500 and the auto added several thousand more so you have to really want one - if you know what I mean.

    4. The solar unit (Not standard) needs a good engineer to fit properly and TVM were not keen to add one to the pop top roof. That said, they are still very much new to this kind of thing and need time to develop their knowledge of Hymer vehicles.

    5. The Merc dash was dated and incredibly dull.

    6. The Merc seats struggle to rotate properly as the seats scrape against the doors. The van is so narrow in PVC-guise that the seats are a PITA to operate correctly.

    7. The Hymer just didn't do it for me in terms of quality compared to my final choice.

    8. The fridge looked a bit naff.

    9. This is a typical Hymer so you need a PhD in the spec list to help make an informed decision on what you really need.

    10. Resale value - this is a big one for me. The 4x4 Merc Auto GC is a bit of a lemon in the MoHo world as far as I can see. It is a real novelty van but at £25-30,000 more than a good quality 'normal' PVC it is something which 99.9% of potential buyers really struggle with. You could buy it but I reckon you'll lose a whole load of money at PX time.

    There are other things Paul but those were the main issues for me, especially the potential huge loss of money at PX time.

    All the best,

    Andrew
     
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