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Post by Jaymo on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:10 pm

I notice both Noggin and Rose have the older Nuevo which is narrower in body than ours.  We have the Mk2 which is noticeably wider and makes a difference on the road.  winks
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Post by dbroada on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:51 pm

I have got to the Nuevo via  a VW T25 and a large Transit. They were both self builds so it is nice to have something manufactured. The VW is still the one with a place in our hearts but the Nuevo has become special too.

We try not to do narrow lanes so if that is your habitat then a panel van may be better for you. For us the extra space makes longer holidays far more appealing and wins over missing the narrower roads.

Today I just set the cruise to 90kph and watched it average 37mpg (until we got to Budapest when the figure dropped).

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Post by rose49f on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:44 pm

Dbroada. best to get rid of the soot. Can't have soot near my van.
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Post by willy eckerslike on Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:58 pm

We changed from a van conversion with an end lounge to an AS Devon with a central lounge.
The layout is the same as a Nuevo I believe. The extra space is a relevation and my wife is much happier to spend more time away now. As for the extra width it has only been a problem once, going through Broughton in Furness, cost me an indicator lens on the door mirror censored!
The switch took us from a FIAT base to a Sprinter which is far more pleasant to drive and much more manoeuverable which helped tremendously to cope with the extra width.
What does alarm me is the body flex when I go over speed bumps and very uneven roads.

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Post by inspiredron on Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:54 pm

Our Lancashire is a Euro V engine on a 2011 body. It is an EK with 3 storage cupboards above the cab and a wet lockdr in the nearside skirt. We refused the 2012 body which lacked both of those. A/S restored both in 2013 and removed the gas locker in favour of an underfloor tank. That gives a lot more space in the offside bed locker. However, the overcab locker is smaller than ours. We can store our TV, duvet, 4 pillows and the Internal silver screens in our large one across the van, while the offside one holds 4 sets of towels and duvet covers etc. The wet locker holds ramps, bucket, EHU cable, outside doormat, Elsanol, a box of oddments such as hold down straps for the awning, pegs, mallet, warning triangles and a few other things so I would not have coped without that.
Because the Nuevo is on the short wheelbase it has a remarkably small turning circle and is very easy to drive, particularly with Cruise Control. I have driven it for over 450 miles in a day (mostly motorway) and got out nearly as fresh as in the morning!
I cruise at around 88 to 90kph but I very seldom get more than 26mpg according go the trip computer which is itself slightly optimistic. 31mpg is but a dream! I have just under 25k on the clock. Hilly roads cane the mpg.
Hope that helps.

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