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Post by Robbie on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:55 am

Anyone on here have an Auto Sleeper Cotswold, Had a run through the thread today on owners Vans and loads of nice campers but didnt notice any Cotswolds.
Really would like to know what the thoughts are on these and any niggles or issues owners have/had.
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Post by roli on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:13 am

Whilst it has won awards and no doubt it has attractions to some I dont like the van and its luton is not AS normal style - it look orrible

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Post by CC on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:26 pm


Hi Robbie... think we have one or two Cotswold owners on the forum, deedwards has an EB model but hasn't been on for a while

Are you a Cotswold's owner yourself (see you have Cotswold in your side profile) or are you hoping to purchase one in the near future?

Reviews here rate it well...... up!

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Post by Rufus Stone on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Hello Robbie

We purchased a Cotswold in May and have used it a number of times in this country, mainly on CC or C&CC sites plus two CL's. This has given my wife and I a good opportunity to check out the pro's and con's. Prior to the purchase of this product we had an extremely happy five years with an Autocruise Starburst, again purchased new in mid-2006. My comments therefore reflect comparisons between these two coachbuilt products.

As a general statement we feel that the Starburst, smaller and cosy, was a better insulated vehicle to own. We could have traveled to Scandinavia in it but would not do so in the Cotswold. The latter is draughty and there is the necessity to use the heating system fairly constantly as warmth quickly evaporates. I do not consider the Webasto system on the Cotswold as efficient or effective as the Eberspacher system in the Starburst. Interestingly on our second outing with the Cotswold, the Webasto failed and had to be taken to a specialist for rectification.

Driving both vehicles is excellent; Peugeot front end performs well and the 6th gear does improve MPG. As a very broad brush we achieved some 33-34 mpg in the Starburst, 30 odd in the Cotswold. Of course the latter is a larger and heavier vehicle but is easy to drive all the same.

The reviews will always spin the positive but as with all things motorhome there will be issues. We changed vehicles to gain the luxury of a fixed bed and in that respect we are fully satisfied. We enjoy the additional interior space, the equipment specification but would have liked a standard Status 530 DTTV antenna rather than the satellite dish. The very windy weather we have experienced this year means putting it up takes care and the last thing I want is for it to be ripped off and cause damage to the roof. But I suppose they meant well at 'sleepers. The submersible water pump caused a hiccup at one CL; they were on a bore hole for water and there was so much air in said water the pump would not function correctly. The owner kindly drove a couple of miles to a mains supply and filled an Aquaroll for us. What a gem he was, but now we have a restriction on what water to use. Life is full of surprises. smile!

We shall continue to hack it and want to give it a chance during the Winter months. Hope you enjoy yours and, goodness me, the first habitation is not far away! Regards, Rufus.

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Post by Barbara K on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:26 pm

We are new to motorhomes and recently bought a 2011 Cotswold FB.
Had it out for a few days last week in Southern Scotland and disappointed to notice that the sides of the bedding tucked in against outside wall were damp as was the back cushion on the forward sette. In our last caravan we has a spacer between wall and mattress. Has anyone else had this problem ?
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Post by Robbie on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:05 am

have not noticed any issues in ours like that to date, though will keep an eye out in the next week or so when we are out.

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