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Post by Norm on Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:22 pm

Hello to everybody,
 
I’ve been spending time researching about the AS and where my hard earned cash will be going and indeed whether or not it should??
At the date of this post I have concluded a deal on a 2014 model Duo today.
 
We intend to travel into Europe mainly, – France, Austria, Italy, Greece for trips of weeks rather than short breaks and the UK for get away’s and short breaks.
 
I am a little worried about the lack of storage for practical necessities, chocks, leads, hoses, chairs, bbq, tools, water butt, etc etc (rather than space for too much personal clothing & belongings)
 
Whilst reading some of the comments\problems, they bring joy and optimism hugegrins   broomstick and then occasional downs and doubts confused3 shrugg  about spending £40 odd grand on a leisure vehicle!!!!!!!
 
So I was very pleased to read the thread about the Warwick Duo “8 months on"!! (thanks for the great opinion piece) and particularly the comments “I have found it to be a superb van despite the niggles” so I have been happy to continue fact finding and moving towards the goal of ownership of the Warwick with great optimism and anticipation.
 
Comments appreciated –
My research has shown that there seem to be a number of niggles that can be addressed in a some way or just live with them ???
And then there are the Modifications …. Within the list of some of the mod’s I have read about, I wondered if there was a consensus of opinion about which of the mod’s are :-
Necessary – I’m thinking 2nd Habitation battery & Storage improvements
Ideal – Solar panel
Nice to have – rear seat shoe holder ;-) (I do like this one actually). Fire extingusher
Etc etc
Sundry equipment ???
 
Are there any strong thoughts amongst the learned and experienced ???
 

If you see a White Gold Warwick on the road on the 13th March it might be us….. wave up!
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Re: New Owner

Post by Paulmold on Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:32 pm

Welcome to the forum and AS ownership.     handshake

Don't think a fire extinguisher should be a 'nice to have' , it should be a 'must have' and I'd be surprised if one isn't already fitted.

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Re: New Owner

Post by daisy mae on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:37 pm

Hello and , from Leicestershire, a lot of "gadgets" that look nice may not be practicable in the run of things. try with the bare necessities  first ,then see what you need not what you want. I have an under 6mtr van and I have cupboard room to spare .I do have a cupboard just for books DVD `s and van paperwork. so everything is in one place.  I like tidy and everything in its place, so if you look you may find there is more room than you thought on first looking at it.

Enjoy many adventures await.
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Re: New Owner

Post by roli on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:47 pm

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Re: New Owner

Post by Jaytee on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:08 pm

Hi there and a big welcome to the forum allthumbz

From a second hab battery and solar panel point if view I think that depends on you style of camping. If you use mainly sites with EHU then you don't need but if you don't you may. (Does that make sense?)

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Re: New Owner

Post by Norm on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Paulmold wrote:Welcome to the forum and AS ownership.     handshake

Don't think a fire extinguisher should be a 'nice to have' , it should be a 'must have' and I'd be surprised if one isn't already fitted.
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Of course - I meant to say relocate fire extinguisher  up!

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Re: New Owner

Post by Norm on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Jaytee wrote:Hi there and a big welcome to the forum allthumbz

From a second hab battery and solar panel point if view I think that depends on you style of camping. If you use mainly sites with EHU then you don't need but if you don't you may. (Does that make sense?)

It does thank you  allthumbz
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Re: New Owner

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Hi Norm
Welcome to the forum from sunny breezy Bridlington 
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Re: New Owner

Post by Bobskate on Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:03 pm

I have just bought one having previously had a Nuevo. I can understand your concerns and your highs and lows. I had been looking for some time for a new van and doing a lot of research before settling on a Warwick Duo. What swung it really for me was talking to some friends in ASOC who both own one and they spoke highly of them. So far have not been out overnight in it yet. My first trip will be next week to the Forest of Dean on an ASOC rally. Hope the weather bucks up!!  Good luck and welcome from a very dreary Selsdon.
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