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Post by yammy on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:54 pm

I just read in the MMM Essential Guide to 2018 Motorhomes that Autosleeper are launching an all-new compact campervan which will debut in Feb 2018 , probably at the NEC I would imagine, any one have any ideas what it could be.? I really think that Autosleeper need to start introducing a drop down bed and Alde Heating to keep up with other manufacturers espescially as they are now part of the gigantic Trigano Group.
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Re: New launch

Post by bolero boy on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:08 pm

if there is to be a launch of a 'compact campervan' from AS, that is what i would expect it to be...smaller than their PVC range...more akin to a VW offering.

i dont see any innovation/change in policy from AS, that is not their way....tried and tested, tried and (sometimes) tested....but 'innovation' definitely not...
so, no drop down beds, no ALDE, certainly not in a campervan, lucky to have a washroom...
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Re: New launch

Post by yammy on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Do you think thats because they do not offer any VW based campers anymore at Autosleeper, as I always thought the Topaz was very compact. I apologise as I meant for drop down beds and Alde to be introduced to their coachbuilts and not camper range. !!!
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Re: New launch

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:06 pm

bolero boy wrote:if there is to be a launch of a 'compact campervan' from AS, that is what i would expect it to be...smaller than their PVC range...more akin to a VW offering.

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Post by Libraryman2 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 pm

yammy wrote:I just read in the MMM Essential Guide to 2018 Motorhomes that Autosleeper are launching an all-new compact campervan which will debut in Feb 2018 , probably at the NEC I would imagine, any one have any ideas what it could be.? I really think that Autosleeper need to start introducing a drop down bed and Alde Heating to keep up with other manufacturers espescially as they are now part of the gigantic Trigano Group.

I guess it could be said that Autosleeper’s attraction is that they don’t follow the crowd, I’m not a long standing Autosleeper owner but I really don’t see the attraction of Aldi heating!
However the drop down bed does have some good design features that could retain Autosleeper’s style and difference from the crowd!

I doubt that it will happen and it’s been a successful policy by several big manufacturers- not to change- BMW Boxer motor cycles comes to mind, the only departure from there Boxer design; the K series, was never that successful.

Perhaps not a fair analogy but my point is that Autosleeper do appear to be a niche manufacturer within the motorhome market??

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Re: New launch

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 pm

Didn't they introduce a Vito Wave? recently but soon dropped it.

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Re: New launch

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Didn't they introduce a Vito Wave? recently but soon dropped it.

That was a few years ago now. VW and Merc push small campers through their mainline dealers. Peugeot don't.

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Re: New launch

Post by Bulletguy on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Could be one of these "buzzmobiles" though they've been out three years i've never seen any on the road.

http://www.motorhomefulltime.com/news/electric-camper-van-be-unveiled

of course you could save a fortune and slap a whacking big solar panel on the roof like this couple did but touring is somewhat limited as it only does 20 miles. In Blighty you would be marooned for weeks and possibly months waiting for a few hours of sun to wind up the motor!
 
https://www.designboom.com/technology/solar-electric-volkswagen-camper-van-12-02-2016/

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Re: New launch

Post by Hubert on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:02 am

Auto- Sleeper stated a couple of years ago that they were going to concentrate on Peugeot vehicles for their van conversions.
This would suggest that the new model will be based on the "new" Peugeot Expert which was launched to compete with the VW Transporter.
May be a good choice as it gets good reviews in the commercial vehicle press, especially if they go for the standard or long version which are both just slightly bigger than the respective VWs

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Re: New launch

Post by Peter Brown on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:18 am

Hubert wrote:Auto- Sleeper stated a couple of years ago that they were going to concentrate on Peugeot vehicles for their van conversions.
This would suggest that the new model will be based on the "new" Peugeot Expert which was launched to compete with the VW Transporter.
May be a good choice as it gets good reviews in the commercial vehicle press, especially if they go for the standard or long version which are both just slightly bigger than the respective VWs

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