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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 18-07-2013, 12:42
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Ah. That's progress. No problem on pre-2006 and 850kg payload in standard trim.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 18-07-2013, 13:43 Thread Starter
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Yes I know Dave, but today's motorhomes seem to be heavier, leaving little room for you, yet alone your possessions and extras you wish to add.

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I seem to recall that on one make of wheel ramps they have a chock as well, so one could drive up then place chocks and there is no roll back, maybe you could do that with the handbrake off, swivel seat and put hand brake back on. just a thought, much cheaper than the electronic brake.

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Panic over decided not to go for it

Thank you all for advice

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I have just read this post, was away when it was originally posted, but for the record as an automatic Murvi owner:

1. You *can* leave the van in gear when parked. Just turn of the ignition when in gear. The van will put itself into neutral when you next start it, but stays in first or reverse (whichever you have left it in) until then.

2. Our seat turns perfectly with the handbrake on. Don't understand why it would not. There is masses of clearance.

Oh and yes the payload on the front is tight on any X250 with a 3l auto and air-con. Murvis probably suffer more than some because of the robust rattle-free construction.

We no longer have the problem, with uprated steel springs on the front, (and manual air suspension on the back), this allows a 2000/2000kg front.rear within a 3500kg total, and gives us the bonus of about two inches more ride height, and an improved ride.

Here is our drive. This is why I know it stays in gear.


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Thanks, we were buying it, but found we. Opulent get access to our money, and I did sort out my concerns at the time, it was not meant to be sobeit, someone got a great van. We had had a 160 auto before, it was just a few off things we found with that one.

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We have this issue with our Mercedes.
What we do is reverse onto the ramps.
I press the footbrake pedal whilst Val releases the handbrake turns the seat and reapplies the handbrake.
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