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Post by Cymro on Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:59 am

Just had an email from AS promoting the new Corinium FB. (Strange choice of name, no doubt derived from the Welsh word "corin" which means "spider"!).  Anyway, it's got 4 berths but only 2 seat-belted seats. How does that work???
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:10 pm

Many of the AS coachbuilts have 4 berth/2 belted seats. It means you have to fit a back box for the other two to travel in. hugegrins

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Post by TeamRienza on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:11 pm

I glanced at the brochure and an unladen weight of 3200kg with an upper limit of 3500kg does not appear to give it much of a future given that most manufactures figures are now plus or minus 5% so you could be looking at a van which is 3360kg before you use it without water etc!

I know they can be upgraded but that is irrelevant for any one wanting a 3500 van.

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Post by Cymro on Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:21 pm

I was more puzzled by the fact that 4 can sleep but only two can travel...
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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 pm

Corinium is the Roman name for Cirencester which is the largest town in the Cotswolds.

Many AS vans are built with 4 berths but only two travelling seats including my Malvern and our previous Wilton.

Its 7.75m long and in my opinion will be unusable without the upgrade to 4,000kg.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:32 pm

I was also a bit underwhelmed by some of the specs. A/S are quite good at missing the glaringly obvious, and it looks like they might have done it again. scratch head

I think the name comes from Cirencester, which was known as Corinium in Roman times. It sounds a bit more upmarket than the Autosleeper Cirencester!! snigger

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P.S. Note to self. "Must type faster - Peter beat me to it." smile!
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Post by dbroada on Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:00 pm

Gromit wrote:I think the name comes from Cirencester, which was known as Corinium in Roman times. It sounds a bit more upmarket than the Autosleeper Cirencester!!

a bit like Vauxhall using Firenza rather than Florence. snigger

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:06 pm

I prefer to drive a Gloucester rather than a Glevum. hugegrins

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Post by camp1 on Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:35 pm

Peter Brown wrote:Corinium is the Roman name for Cirencester which is the largest town in the Cotswolds.

Many AS vans are built with 4 berths but only two travelling seats including my Malvern and our previous Wilton.

Its 7.75m long and in my opinion will be unusable without the upgrade to 4,000kg.
We have gone for the 4,000kg upgrade and spare wheel, just the two of us most of the time so no problem.
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Post by DAVETHEWANDERER on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:31 am

We looked at the corinium duo wanted an auto this they said they could do which meant you had hardly any pay load. this was on a fiat with comfort-matic  gearbox. For just a little bit more money you can get a Burford Duo, Mercedes with automatic gearbox and more payload. No contest  we bought the Burford.
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Post by Kingham on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:44 pm

Peter Brown wrote:
Many AS vans are built with 4 berths but only two travelling seats including my Malvern and our previous Wilton.

Not only AS, my Bessacarr E769 slept 6 and only had 4 belted seats, my Swift Bolero SB slept 4 and only had 2 belted seats.
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