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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 24-10-2010, 12:38 Thread Starter
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Any comments on a Geist Motorhome. Fixed bed. Looks as though the bed compromises living space. But Mercedes engine supposed to be good. 33k miles on clock is that heavy use in 4 years!!!

Any thought would be welcome, considering swapping Ford Auto for Geist Phantom

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If they are as well built as the Geist caravan we had 6 years ago they are of good quality and manufacture.

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HAve MH but restricted on EU sites with no bus stops. Are considering going back to CAravan - but towing oooooohhhhhh

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We have the rear lounge Geist Phantom on the Merc base. Build quality not to bad although we have had a few problems with catches and a locker falling off

The Merc is very good get about 26 mph out of it and about 23 when towing the car.

Our biggest complaint is its very draughty in the dinette part as there is no insulation behind the cooker or fridge so the wind just sails in

Ours is 3 years old and have done about 9000 miles


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I think the one we are looking at is a fixed bed, with dinette in Front. But will certainly look at draughts. I am a chilly mortal at the best of times!!! Does the vehicle 'roll' round corners? A salesman told us to 'weatch' the mercedes chassis, howver, he may have wanted to sell us the fiat!!!

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No its fine to drive but we do have airride fitted and that helps a great deal. Have not noticed any rolling at all and the engine is very quiet compaired to Fiat and Transit.

Also had no problems getting of very wet ground with it only got stuck once



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MAybe changing our noisy Ford for the Mercedes, although we have to take a Medical first. Us oldies are penalised for over 350 MH's

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Hi Taylor

Yes we just been through all the medical things so the old man can drive it again more expence did think about down plating it to 3500 but you lose a lot of the payload doing that and its got a good payload now.


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We had a lot of problems with ours when we bought it new 5 years ago, mainly due to the dealer who had no interest once he had his money, Geist arranged to have it fixed and since then it has been fine. Ours is on a 416 Mercedes as we needed extra payload, due to carrying 2 German Shepherds and lots of household stuff to and from France. We are having it altered inside next week as I find the bed too small for us both. We are having the lounge changed to make it easier to make up a front bed as well. The habitation door has always been very difficult to close without slamming it from the outside, but other than that we have decided that we will put some money into it rather than changing as we cannot afford another MH on a Mercedes.
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Beware down plating, althoug it can be done payload is very low. Also in our beloved FRance they can pull you over ,even on Sunday, cart you off to weighing station and you can get copped. I do not think salesmen SHOULD offer to downgrade. By the way we have to pay £120.00 EACH for the medical. Rip off. We are getting quite excited about changing, but we do not want to tow car, so maube we may get stuck at campsites in EU with no public transport. Need plenty of valium when researching all this MH stuff. Yours in tranquility

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