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Post by SimonTodd on Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:16 pm

It's my 1st post on here and have been reading loads of previous posts for advice.

We're contemplating a new Nuevo EK and have looked at one and as it's downsizing we're figuring out what can go where. I stupidly forgot to look under the offside bench seat and wonder if anyone can help out with how much usable space there is in there or even a photo if anyone can?

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by dbroada on Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:21 pm

Assuming the layout hasn't changed in the last couple of years the leisure battery and some plumming is there. This does restrict the amount of free space but we use the shower room for storage.

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Eltel on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Dave is quite correct.

I purchased a new Nuevo EK earlier this year, also downsizing from a larger van.

Have to say we both love our Nuevo EK and the parking in car parks etc is so much easier.

Yes the first few times out we missed the garage under the beds, but you soon adjust and just take the things you need with you.

In our case this can vary trip to trip depending what are doing and where we are going.

Hope it helps

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Brumloz on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:26 pm

Let me know if you want some photos our 2008 EK is on the drive and can take some for you tomorrow.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by We Love Hugo on Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Like you we downsized from a fixed bed caravan last year to a Nuevo EK. We have had to  learned to be a bit more choosy when taking things away with us, but basically we use the underseat storage as follows

Offside - bedding and shoes
Nearside - outdoor habitation equipment (water hoses, electric cable, small outside table, awning groundsheet, windbreak)

We have folding chairs which seem to store neatly behind the cab seats when travelling.

The shower compartment takes things like driveaway awning or sides for the Thule Omnistor roll-out (depending on trip), bbqs

All these transfer to the cab when sited. 

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by SimonTodd on Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Thanks very much for all the information. I'd sort of worked on the principal that the outside gear eg. Ramps, lead, chemicals, pegs would fit in the nearside skirt locker. We us 2 duvalays and had hoped they might fit in the offside underseat storage. Leaving the nearside for chairs, table, BBQ etc. Just need to work out 2 folding bikes and we're sorted.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by We Love Hugo on Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:08 pm

For bikes we had a rear-mounted Fiamma bike carrier fitted, which I'm sure could take folding bikes. It also gives you the option of an external storage box if you ever need one.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by SimonTodd on Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:20 pm

The bike rack isn't an option for me as it would take the van over 6m. Also security of the bikes always being on the back in a city centre would be an issue. They have to go inside.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:30 pm

SimonTodd wrote:The bike rack isn't an option for me as it would take the van over 6m. Also security of the bikes always being on the back in a city centre would be an issue. They have to go inside.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Askit on Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:08 pm

SimonTodd wrote:Thanks very much for all the information. I'd sort of worked on the principal that the outside gear eg. Ramps, lead, chemicals, pegs would fit in the nearside skirt locker. We us 2 duvalays and had hoped they might fit in the offside underseat storage. Leaving the nearside for chairs, table, BBQ etc. Just need to work out 2 folding bikes and we're sorted.
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Welcome Simon. I think you would have to have pretty small ramps to fit in the skirt locker if you want to get much more in there (I have been known to be wrong though biggrin ). We've been contemplating the folding bike storage issue for a while and the only conclusion we've reached is they would have to live in the large white cupboard for travelling Whistle1

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by dbroada on Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:13 pm

It's a squeeze but I get 2 flat water hoses, a 25m cable, toilet chemicals and 2 ramps in my skirt locker. Admittedly the ramps are not high ones but it all fits. Oh, and a door mat which keeps the lock blades from the vulnerable items (I hope).

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Askit on Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:08 pm

I've got a couple of small ramps as well but we store them in the cab door bins (which would require very long arms to reach from the sitting position). In the skirt locker we keep a flat watering can, small windbreak, storm strap in addition to those other things you mention. Sometimes a bag of charcoal finds its way in there as well (no gas BBQs for us biggrin)

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Nicnaen on Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:27 pm

I manage to get two hoses, two electric extension leads and wellies boots for two in the near side skirt locker. I have toilet fluid ( single flush and waste) in the gas locker. I keep the ramps in the original bag/case behind the front passenger seat. Near side rear seat has my drinks cabinet (while on the move). I use a bike rack for two bikes. The rack is wired to the electrical supply and one of the bike locks has an electric cable rune though the plastic outer, if cut it delivers an electric shock ( similar to a field fence for horsesetc). This runs off a rechargeable battery, again as for horse or cattle fencing. Outside chairs are strapped to the back of the driver/passenger seats. If I need more storage I use the extended bench seat on both sides.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Paramedic on Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:37 pm

Recall mention of not to overload skirt locker with too much weight as the floor is not reinforced?

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Post by Jaime 007 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 pm

My wife and I bought a brand new Nuevo EK in December 2010. We have the added advantage of storage above the driver/passenger seats. We are able to store all of our sleeping equipment in this area. This allows us to store heavier items in the outside locker behind the driver's seat to include a box full of heavy food items such as cans of food, containers of fruit juice, bottles of water etc.
If you have the sun window above the front seats then you will have lost a lot of storage. When I asked an Auto Sleeper rep why this had been done the answer was " Because all the other manufacturers do it".

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by dbroada on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:40 pm

I like my sun window, and since the winding mechanism has broken on the central roof light we can still have a bit of ventilation.

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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Billy Ruffian on Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:21 am

We carry folding bikes but ours is the 4 seat Nuevo ES EK with a luton.    This means we have loads of extra storage in the luton which we normally use for lightweight stuff like bedding, big ramps in their bag, etc.   The folding bikes in their bags will go up there - as long as you can lift them to head height but normally we carry them in front of the rear travelling seat.   At night they go between the front seats or in front of them depending on whether we are using single beds or the double.   If I'm on my own I travel with my folded bike in front of the front passenger seat and 'clamp' it in position by pushing the seat forward.

We bought the 4 seater Nuevo with the luton specifically for the extra and more flexible space it gave over the 2 seater non luton.    We keep the luton permanently in its 'double bed' position which makes access to the luton so much easier and the space so much larger!    After bumping our heads on it a few times we got to know where it was...

We also have roof rack bars on our roof so could put a box up there but we never have.   I carry a 15ft Canadian canoe up there sometimes though and I can load and unload it just on my own.

We sometimes carry a box on the back of the van - for wet and smelly wetsuits and boots.    We've never been challenged on ferries about being over 6m long but invariably we travel at less crowded times.   In car parks I either park in the front row so that cars can park behind with their bonnets under the box or with the box hanging over grass/hedge.
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Re: New Nuevo

Post by Dave H on Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10 pm

I hope you will not mind me mentioning this but if you think of going for the Nuevo E S I have today posted a few images of the 2013 one I am selling on the forum.. In any event good luck with your search for a suitable van.

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