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Post by gef on Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:43 am

we have had different auto-sleeper vans for several years starting with a sigma and then a new Broadway with an end lounge.  the sigma was excellent in many way but the boss was never happy with the heating as there was to much variation between low and high due to the control mechanism and even a extra fan heater did not pass the test.  like every one says nothing is ever perfect but the heating in the Broadway was fantastic controlling to one degree plus or minus. we have found that the size makes use during the day more difficult but have used car hire which has been okay. secondly carrying recliner chairs difficult as storage is not adequate.  but overall an excellent van with the end lounge a real bonus and a super shower room.
we are now viewing a high-bred nuevo that is the four berth outer with the two berth interior. with this we have the same excellent heater a large payload and great storage capacity which will allow an easy bed make up as well.  day use should be much easier as fitting into normal car parks should be possible. there is also the possibility of having an extra gas tank.
has anyone else followed this route?
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:07 pm

We have a Nuevo ES which is the version with a luton over the cab, meant for two kids. Although it has 4 seats with belts, we always leave it in the two berth configuration, i.e two side sofas using the front seats to make up two single beds. The overcab luton gives loads of storage for bedding as well as chairs. We still have a car as we don't think we could use it as our only vehicle but I know some members with this size of motorhome do. It may fit in car park spaces but no good if you can't enter a car park due to height barriers so parking at supermarkets etc is an option which usually means further away from town centres. As you yourself say, no motorhome layout is ever perfect, they are all a compromise.

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Post by merv on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:34 pm

We have the Nuevo EK, two berth. I guess that the bed make up is still the same as for the four berth, so just be aware that you have to use the driver's seat and the passenger seat turned round for the two single beds.   We do not find it a particular problem as long as we get the beds up before being tired!
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Post by Nicnaen on Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:20 am

We have the Nuevo ES. We like the versatile layout with the option during the day of leaving one bench seat and the other side as a single seat. By turning one of the front seats we can have two chairs and a single table while still being able to walk around easily.
We usually sleep with the single bed configuration allowing easy access to bathroom and kitchen area.
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