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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 18-07-2021, 11:20 Thread Starter
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Still expensive for a PVC

But effort has been made, not really anything to complain about except the narrow passage way but a problem with most PVCs.

Come the lotto win proper, I could be tempted into a used one (I hate paying VAT)
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Link missing, Kev?

That frappé addled yer brain?
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I do have a couple of gripes, one is the fit of the plastic panels in the bathroom to the ceiling, why is there a bottle holder in there, and to the right of the hob there doesn't look to be much support for the thin strip of worktop, I can imagine it snapping off if you leaned on it too hard.

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I could cope with both of those but only as a day van. Those beds!
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We don't find them too bad Pat even though we have a super king bed, each side is only 36 inches wide so not that much bigger, we have been known to pull them away from the wall a little bit though to just give a bit more elbow room which I think is the main problem.
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I suspect the 'bottle holder' is for a loo brush, or were you tongue in cheek?

There is so little legroom between the rear benches, imagine putting a table there, putting all the cutlery and food out then knocking it all flying trying to get your knees in.

Those knee rolls on the fronts of the benches, they would end up in the centre of the double bed, surely that would make a bulge that would conflict with mine!

Why do panel vans seem so narrow inside where their external width is not that much less than a similar length coachbuilt? Is it because they use a lot of insulation on the sides?

The Wildax Aurora XL has better galley storage I think and has the big fridge which I would like, but as I said the other day there isn't enough low storage for big stuff and having to travel with no water is bonkers.

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No not tongue in cheek Geoff, never seen a loo brush in a van anyway so that didn't occur to me, I wondered if it was for Thetford chemicals or loo roll, but that has a holer above.

Yes a little tight, we being full-sized peeps.

The knee rolls would be swung around to go against the walls, at least that's how we used to do it but now they serve to stop us from rolling onto the floor.

The width does vary up to about a foot on the wider coach builts like Baileys. as for insulation, maybe 5mm in a PVC they don;t seem to think they get used in winter, my self build had a minimum of 25 mm up to 75 mm in places.

Not too fussed about the fridge, bigger is better but I don't like the way you have to open the fridge to get to the freezer, may as well have an under the counter type.
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just too small for me. I do wish they would stop with the electronic gizmos as well. When you buy second hand 5-10 years down the line its just stuff that will at some point fail. Did we really need a computer and touch screen to control everything. I love this van and the fact that it has none of that garbage. I just wish they would build a brand new Kontiki 640 exactly like this one just with a new engine.
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I never had a zig that didn't work or couldn't be made to work.
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