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VW2.5tdi Trident

Post by Chocky1948 on Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:46 pm

I've just bought a 2005 Autosleeper Trident with 28000 on the clock. My wife and I originally had an Autocruise Starblazer ( garage) for 3 years but due to moving house etc it had to go, it was too big in any case!
The Trident is great for us, we've just been from Devon to Northumberland and the Lakes ( Ambleside) and covered 1100 miles. No real issues with the van.
My question is - are there any small modifications and additions that can be made to the Trident in the way of 'improvements? We would like to have an awning fitted, any recommendations on type/cost and a dealer in S Devon to do the job ( or could I buy a wind out awning and fit it myself?)
Your thoughts would be appreciated!
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Re: VW2.5tdi Trident

Post by Admin on Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:26 pm

Hi Chocky

Don't know if its near you but Alan Kerr Leisure is well known here http://www.alankerrltd.co.uk/service-centre

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Re: VW2.5tdi Trident

Post by zeberdy on Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:00 am

Chocky1948 wrote:I've just bought a 2005 Autosleeper Trident with 28000 on the clock. My wife and I originally had an Autocruise Starblazer ( garage) for 3 years but due to moving house etc it had to go, it was too big in any case!
The Trident is great for us, we've just been from Devon to Northumberland and the Lakes ( Ambleside) and covered 1100 miles. No real issues with the van.
My question is - are there any small modifications and additions that can be made to the Trident in the way of 'improvements? We would like to have an awning fitted, any recommendations on type/cost and a dealer in S Devon to do the job ( or could I buy a wind out awning and fit it myself?)
Your thoughts would be appreciated!

Hi I have a trident 04 and have an awning rail C strip secured with stainless fastenings that replace the existing ones holding the black roof trim in place and then use a 1.9M Caravanstore pull out awning that slides in and is very quick to put up, when traveling this can be stored in the van.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-90m-Fiamma-Caravanstore-Grey-Roll-Out-Awning-Canopy-Sun-Shade-Caravan-Camper-/172394595696?hash=item282384c570:g:XBoAAOSwTZ1XmIJu


Out of interest do you carry an extra table for use outdoors or do you use a base for the single pole internal one to use that ?


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Re: VW2.5tdi Trident

Post by Chocky1948 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:46 am

Re the awning, when we bought the van it came with various bags which the previous owners said contained an awning which they inherited with the van when they bought it. They hadn't opened the bags during their time.
So yesterday we camped near Dartmouth in Devon and sorted out the bags. We found a Reimo 'Palm Beach' basic sun shade type awning which attaches to the van via a slot and seam arrangement. It works and is functional. We will keep that one and use it.
In the other bags we're a Just Campers ' Munich 2 Tunnel Awning' which when we eventually sorted it out we thought too big for our needs. It has an internal separate bedroom and is a drive away type awning more relevant to longer periods on site and not just the odd day or two!.
So that ones for sale, more suited to family use than just the two of us....
If this forum has a For Sale and Wanted section I'll put it on there or maybe E Bay.
Re the table, at the moment we use the two tables outside, connected by the chrome pole, the smaller one upside down on the ground as a base. Not the ideal arrangement and I'm still looking for a solution without having to carry more kit!.
I've also got a shorter length of plastic down pipe which can connect the tables, the ends padded out with gaffer tape to steady them, still not ideal. I'm hoping a friend will make a base for me to use either of the van tables outside.
Also I want to use the smaller van table at a lower level outside so we can eat /drink by the sliding door, utilising the existing support. This may mean modifying the support by reducing it in height or making a new support to fit into the fitting by the sliding door pillar. A new chrome support from Autosleepers is £80 ! Somehow I'll find a way to do it......
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