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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:35 pm

Nuevo EK/ES owners

As the 'future' owner of an ES, I'd be interested to know if you use the rear steadies on your van and if you think they are really necessary.

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Post by DuxDeluxe on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Got a Broadway

The answer is nope and nope. Waste of time space and payload IMHO...........



It depends much upon leisure time activities, I suppose - don't come a knockin' if the vans a rockin'........... hugegrins
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply.......and the advice hugegrins

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Post by deejay on Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:41 pm

Got a 2004 Ravenna, bought new and have never used them in the 8 and a half years of ownership. Nuff said!
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Post by modelman on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:31 pm



Never used 'em, then removed them when I made & fitted the tow-bar, they're quite heavy so offset the tow-bar weight quite a bit hugegrins

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi ho Silver
Couldn't resist that, sorry hugegrins
I have a 09 ES without steadies and found it very stable when static, I have had a recent set of AL-Ko air suspension units fitted and this has firmed up the rear springs even more. up!
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Post by Dave Legend on Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:57 pm

The only reason I kept the steadies on our Legend over the years is because I wanted to keep it in original condition. Used them a couple of times when we first got the van, makes little to no difference.
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Post by roli on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:13 pm

Took ours off needed the weight allowance. They are in the shed if we flog the van they can go back on

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Post by shelldrake on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Use mine on my Sigma See no reason not to!! personal choice I suppose
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Post by Nuevo II EK on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:55 pm

Never used mine so removed trhem and could not believe how much they weghed the same as one of our bikes , so they are relegated to the shed.
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:04 pm

Thanks to all of you for your replies.

I wondered if a relatively shorter van would need them. I suspect if I have them they would only be used occasionally.

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Ps......could be hi HO silver lining or hi HO silver away......depending on your age..... hugegrins
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Post by murph on Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:51 am

Hi Silver,
Our series 1 Lancashire ES (Marquis special Neuvo) has rear steadies and we have never used them even on an exposed pitch in a force 9 gale, the van did rock slightly but it didnt worry us. On the suggestions of this thread I will now be removing them.


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Post by DuxDeluxe on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:04 pm

That is an almost unanimous set of opinions. I do wind them down every now and again to stop them seizing up, but thinking about it I suppose that we never notice any rocking anyway. It is not an end bed model............ biggrin
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Post by moggyminor1966 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:54 pm

Nuevo II EK wrote:Never used mine so removed trhem and could not believe how much they weghed the same as one of our bikes , so they are relegated to the shed.

Do you just remove the lock nuts from the mounting nearest the rear of the van? I assume the threaded end is secured inside somehow so the bolt will not turn as you remove them and did you put the nuts back on.
Also after removing the nuts and bolts at the mounting towards the front do you have to put them back on?
Just want to be sure before I attempt to remove the steadies.

Is it advisable to wait until it is out of warranty?

P.S. Just looked at A/S website and the new Nuevo EK says in the description " Pre-prepared for Optional Rear Corner Steadies " so they must have decided they are not essential! smile!
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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks again for all our responses.

I think I will pass on the steadies for my new Nuevo ES....... smile!

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PS....I'm sure I'll have more questions soon.......thinking about alarms now think_smiley_46
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Post by CC on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:31 pm

It surprises me how much effort people go to to stop their vans moving... we've seen bottle jacks under the chassis and even axle stands directly under the towbar scratch head seems to me like a lot of bother to go to... (never mind the weight of carrying this stuff around) maybe on a longer van with more of an overhang over the rear wheels they are needed more but never really noticed it being a problem for us.

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Post by moggyminor1966 on Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:55 am

CruizingComet wrote:It surprises me how much effort people go to to stop their vans moving... we've seen bottle jacks under the chassis and even axle stands directly under the towbar scratch head seems to me like a lot of bother to go to... (never mind the weight of carrying this stuff around) maybe on a longer van with more of an overhang over the rear wheels they are needed more but never really noticed it being a problem for us.

Hi CC have you taken your steadies off? Is it reasonably easy? smile!
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:04 pm

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Thanks for the PM.
Just to confirm we never used the rear steadies on our Nuevo ES. In fact i've never used them on any of our coachbuilt vans and all have come with them fitted. I never saw the need for them and was always worried that if I did put them down I might forget when driving off!!! Whistle1
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Post by skyrakes on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:44 pm

Been away for 17days in our new EK Neurvo. Used the steadies a few times. Made a difference when working in the kitchen. Stopped van rocking.

we had a couple of other problems that I need advice on. I will start a new post later.
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Post by Sprocket on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:59 pm

silver wrote:Nuevo EK/ES owners

As the 'future' owner of an ES, I'd be interested to know if you use the rear steadies on your van and if you think they are really necessary.

Regards, Silver

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Silver,
We used ours on our Sigma for the first time this year, we were parked overlooking the sea at Durness, North Scotland with a force 8 gale blowing. Very exciting but did get buffeted around a bit so we lowered the steadies which did help and made sleeping more comfortable. It seems to me if you need to loose the weight then make sure you have a sheltered camp site, not so exciting though!!

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:10 pm

Thanks Sprocket

Interesting tip up!

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Post by Pug boxter on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:35 pm

Used mine on my first trip, then never again, removed them years ago to reduce a bit of weight on the rear.
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Post by andygump on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi


Took mine off last week, very simple. 15mm and 13mm socket and ring spanners. Whole thing took about 45mins. Didn't even have to jack the van up.

Then took them to the Tip.


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Post by shelldrake on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 pm

well I'm not buying your van off you when you come to sell it !!!! shrugg
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Post by andygump on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:41 pm

Hi Sheldrake,


17yrs old and everything still working (unlike it owner hugegrins) You couldn't afford this Classic. smile! I love it. allthumbz


Cheers Andy up!
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