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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 27-09-2009, 20:23 Thread Starter
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We have put an offer in on a Frankia A800GD and have had it accepted. So any advice before I collect would be welcomed. It is low mileage and is a 2005.

We cant wait to collect. Although we were very happy with our Chausson we can see the difference in quality on every part of the van.
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The two are like chalk and cheese, but I would say that wouldn't I? Also for the difference in price they should be.
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Just check it over, make sure all the things which should be there are there and that everything works, probably worth testing the heating/hot water as at that age it may need a service. I do not actually know and have been wondering when we need to service ours but it must be due every several years. Make sure the seller gives all the instruction books especially the electrobloc one. Enjoy your new van, they are quite excellent in every respect, Alan.
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I have it home now, just need to valet it and add our own touches. Cant wait to get out and use it.

Drove it for 5 hours down the motorway today and I have to say that for a large van it drives amazing. Its our 1st Fiat as I have been a Transit man, but the Fiat is definatly quieter on the motorway and although it is slower than the Transit it does drive very well. Just hope its as reliable.
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I have it home now, just need to valet it and add our own touches. Cant wait to get out and use it.

Drove it for 5 hours down the motorway today and I have to say that for a large van it drives amazing. Its our 1st Fiat as I have been a Transit man, but the Fiat is definatly quieter on the motorway and although it is slower than the Transit it does drive very well. Just hope its as reliable.
Where's the pics then ?

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I have it home now, just need to valet it and add our own touches. Cant wait to get out and use it.

Drove it for 5 hours down the motorway today and I have to say that for a large van it drives amazing. Its our 1st Fiat as I have been a Transit man, but the Fiat is definatly quieter on the motorway and although it is slower than the Transit it does drive very well. Just hope its as reliable.
Where's the pics then ?

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Will get it clean first, I picked up a lot of flies on the way back
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Drive a Frankia with the 3 litre 6 pot Merc. Very smoooooth!
Enjoy

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We have put an offer in on a Frankia A800GD and have had it accepted. So any advice before I collect would be welcomed. It is low mileage and is a 2005.

We cant wait to collect. Although we were very happy with our Chausson we can see the difference in quality on every part of the van.
You did it then!

Has this one hot enough berths then?

Hope you enjoy it, happy & safe travels.

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Congrats !! Great motorhome. Have fun with it.

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Glad you like it. If it is short on power go to Power for Economy next time you are over near Lancaster, Andrew will improve it for you, Alan.
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