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Pudsey Bear

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I'll kick it off with the badly matching locker lid paintwork, but a really neat hab step arrangement, until it fails, love the rear Merc lights, and how they hinge for access, but why didn't they follow the contours of it in the bodywork, and why not keep the fibreglass going behind it instead of introducing new materials (alooominum) and a potential new leak point.

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its rubbish cos i cant afford one[rofl]
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might do a for a weekend.
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I think he says it's built on the 3300 Kg Sprinter chassis - seems far too light for all they've built on it. Bet there's not much payload, but listened only to fist 5 mins.


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I dunno,no staying power some peeps, it's a 4.5t van, twin back wheels, actual weight is 10,045lbs payload is 985lbs, towing 5,000lbs
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I don't like the ugly bearded mascot on the front. Rest of the vans ok
if their giving it to me.[rofl][rofl]

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Had to go look Alan, nice one mate 😃 😃 😃
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I only watched a short piece of it before I decided there was too much technology and electrics to go wrong.

The Yanks are idle fe..ers, can't be bothered to physically shift something when it can be done with a switch.

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I agree with the above - too much technology to go wrong (and always at the most inopportune moment) - and anyway the average motorhome dealer/service agent seems to have difficulty fixing anything but the most basic of problems. And heaven help you if it malfunctions when you're in the back of beyond somewhere - I couldn't even get a simple wing-mirror replaced in deepest France.

Besides, the slide-out which is necessary to use the double bed, means you can't stop anywhere you like in Spain as a slide-out constitutes 'camping' not parking.
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I dunno,no staying power some peeps, it's a 4.5t van, twin back wheels, actual weight is 10,045lbs payload is 985lbs, towing 5,000lbs


Kev,

You say "...it's a 4.5t van, twin back wheels, actual weight is 10,045lbs payload is 985lbs..." but 10,045lbs IS 4.5 tons (note 'tons', NOT 'tonnes', which are lighter - we used to call them 'short tons'  -and I understood that Merc rates their chassis in metric units, not Imperial), so where does the 985lbs of payload come in? Is it included in the 10,045 figure?

Not that it matters to me: I can't afford it and I've long since given up my entitlement to drive over 3.5tonnes.
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I think I will stick to mine
4.49 Ton 519 v/6 turbo Mercedes, does me

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Kev,

You say "...it's a 4.5t van, twin back wheels, actual weight is 10,045lbs payload is 985lbs..." but 10,045lbs IS 4.5 tons (note 'tons', NOT 'tonnes', which are lighter - we used to call them 'short tons'  -and I understood that Merc rates their chassis in metric units, not Imperial), so where does the 985lbs of payload come in? Is it included in the 10,045 figure?

Not that it matters to me: I can't afford it and I've long since given up my entitlement to drive over 3.5tonnes.



Missed your psot Sean, it's in LBs because it in the land of America where they don't do metric.

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