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Post by Raybo on Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi all, I’m Ray from Nottingham best known as Raybo and I have just purchased a Autosleepers Nuevo ES 2004 model.
I decided to join this forum to get some idea of what motor homing is all about and maybe get some tips from experienced owners.
I pick my M/H up on Friday and intend to spend 3-4 days in Derbyshire to get a feel for the van so any tips on what to take and what to look out for would be greatly appreciated..
One thing I would like some help with is the stability of the vehicle when stationary, when I went to view it the van rocked as we were walking about inside are there any corner steadies like the ones on a caravan and if not what’s the best thing to do about it.
Looking forward to any replies.
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:00 pm

Welcome from N.E Wales.    handshake

I had a 2006 Nuevo and it had corner steadies.

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Post by roli on Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:36 am

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Post by Askit on Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Welcome to the forum Raybo  allthumbz

We have the same problem, if you search the coachbuilt section there are several threads on the topic. Some folk like them and others don’t (mainly because of the weight they add, I think). We are fans because they do stop the van moving when I move about inside and they also help when the wind is blowing a hoolie. That said, I’ve no idea if your van has them or what a retrofit would cost.

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Post by Raybo on Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, I have now found out that my model does not have them, so I intend just getting a couple of axle stands and give them a try.
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Post by Gromit on Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 pm

Raybo wrote:I pick my M/H up on Friday and intend to spend 3-4 days in Derbyshire to get a feel for the van so any tips on what to take and what to look out for would be greatly appreciated..
Welcome.

Since you appear to be completely new to this game, a better suggestion would be to spend a night or two on your front drive. Then it's not so far to fetch what you forgot to pack!!  up!

We've all been there, and the first trip is nerve wracking - constantly wondering what you've forgotten!! You can think it through all you like, but the only way is to actually live through a day and a night in the van.

Try not to follow one of our novice members who went out for the first time in the middle of winter, and forgot the duvets!!  Whistle1

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Post by daisy mae on Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:15 pm

I have never used the steadies on any van that I have / had although they are fitted. camping right on the coast last Dec. jan. and Feb. didn`t feel the need. I think some on here have taken theirs off the van.

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Post by Slaphead on Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:29 pm

I have corner steadies but have never used them.  I find that with air suspension, the motorhome is comfortably stable without using them.

I also think that sooner or later, one might forget to wind them up before moving. shrugg

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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:40 pm

Slaphead wrote:
I also think that sooner or later, one might forget to wind them up before moving. shrugg
Put the winding handle across your pedals to stop that.
We found we needed the steadies in strong wind.

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Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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