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Post by fortyeight on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:14 am

mine a mk2 swb transit 2ltr pinto
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Post by deckie on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:29 am


VW T4, 2.4 ltr non-turbo ..... a bit short of 'punch', but suits us fine allthumbz

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Post by Paulmold on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:37 am

The make is 'Auto-Sleeper' , the model is 'Symphony'. The term 'Autosleeper' is often used as a generic term for any vehicle converted for sleeping in. I had, some years ago, a Mk2 Transit home-converted campervan. What have you actually got fortyeight? Your profile simply states Transit Mk2.
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Post by -mojo- on Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:44 pm

fortyeight wrote:mine a mk2 swb transit 2ltr pinto

The van before last for me was the same base vehicle - built when AS did not always give their vans a model name (mine was model nameless). It was plenty powerful enough but a bit thirsty with a Weber carb!

My current one is a Flair based on a SWB Transit 2.5Tdi and also powerful enough for me, though as the first diesel I've ever driven it took a while to get used to where the power is (i.e. at low revs).

If there isn't already one and I've not found it, perhaps we should do a poll with no expiry date so that the results accumulate over a long time for better accuracy? I'd hazard a guess that Duettos (i.e. LWB 2.5 Transits) may be most common of the older models - and I don't mean that in a derogatory sense!

Yes - I know you can infer how common each model is from most user profiles, but a poll would put figures on it rather than just an impression.
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Post by Blossom on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi
Our Duetto is the 2.5 normally aspirated diesel. Not the quickest vehicle away from the lights but it purrs along at 60mph quite nicely

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Post by fortyeight on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:50 pm

mine is a motor home auto sleeper registrard from new on the v5, pop up roof petrol not fast but it purrs like a kitten and keeps going,not v good on petrol leaded 27 mph on a run
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Post by modelman on Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:06 pm



Why keep it at 27mph on a run? Bit slow innit? hugegrins

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Post by CC on Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:33 pm

Quote: what is your auto sleeper make?

Ermm Auto-Sleeper of course scratch head

I have a "Transit" work van though...... coffee_drink


Seriously....

As Paul has already suggested earlier you need to state which model of Auto Sleeper you have? For example Is it a Duetto, Flair, Frisky, Omega (presuming its a van conversion and not a coach built motorhome that is.... as we have very little info to go by) shrugg

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Post by roli on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:55 pm

Our Windsor is based on a Mk7 Transit RWD with a 2.4TD 140ps engine

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Post by -mojo- on Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:15 pm

Here's our old Transit-based model-nameless AS:

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Is someone going to come forward now and say that the poor thing spent at least 20 years nameless with us when IT ACTUALLY HAD A NAME?

BTW, the green colour was an AS special order - I never saw another one in that colour.
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Post by CC on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:03 am

Nice pic mojo up!

Maybe fortyeight can post a pic of his.....

Can't imagine there would be too many of these still alive today.

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Post by fortyeight on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:25 am

right ive stated its a motor home i think its coachbuilt, i dont know how to post pics but like the green one on here it looks like that but beige
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Post by -mojo- on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:38 pm

CruizingComet wrote:Can't imagine there would be too many of these still alive today.

I ~think~ our one still is! I waxoyled it thoroughly when it was new, so other than the wheel arches and front wings it held up pretty well. We sold it to a relative, who had the interior retrimmed in purple (yuk!). It sold on Ebay only a couple of years ago and IIRC fetched over £4k! So, probably still running...

fortyeight wrote:right ive stated its a motor home i think its coachbuilt, i dont know how to post pics but like the green one on here it looks like that but beige

I don't think A-S made many coachbuilts that long ago - more likely to be a high-top or pop-top [Edit: didn't notice until now, but you've already said that it's a pop-top], I would have thought. Beige was the "standard" colour back then. There's a "how to" on posting photos here:

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A few steps involved but none of them difficult...
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Post by Celticbiker on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Our Duetto is the first Auto sleeper we have owned.
Growing up though we had a few motor homes, the first was a Bedford CF, then a converted coach with a tail lift for putting the bikes and carts in followed by a transit based CI Landliner, then for some reason we changed to caravans.
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Post by fortyeight on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:12 pm

right i dont know what the make is as its my first but its a pop up roof and states motor caravan on the v5 now im going to have a work out at posting pics the colour is the standard colour i think ive only seen one the same colour and its on the mk1 and mk2 forum
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:43 am

There's one for sale on Ebay in beige at the moment..

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Post by fortyeight on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:54 pm

yeh what a coincidence that one,mine,and phoriubz on mk1 and2 forum same colour and year
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Post by boxerman on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:13 pm

Paulmold wrote:There's one for sale on Ebay in beige at the moment..

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The interior is definitely Auto-Sleeper but wouldn't you think they'd make the effort to put some decent photos on?

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Post by Paulmold on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:21 pm

I like the rear door internal built-in cupboards, they may not be deep but very useful for hook-up cable etc. Would be good if they put them in current models.
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Post by boxerman on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:45 pm

Paulmold wrote:I like the rear door internal built-in cupboards, they may not be deep but very useful for hook-up cable etc. Would be good if they put them in current models.

Food for thought Paul winks I've already made a door in the back of the washroom wall for storing cables etc. But a bit extra wouldn't hurt. smile!

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Post by -mojo- on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:53 pm

Paulmold wrote:I like the rear door internal built-in cupboards, they may not be deep but very useful for hook-up cable etc. Would be good if they put them in current models.

They were indeed very useful for all sort of bits and pieces.

I'm fairly sure the one on Ebay has had a respray. IIRC all of the biege ones had the same side stripes as ours but in brown instead of white.
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Post by fortyeight on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:57 am

yeh mine as the brown stripes
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Post by Zozzer on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:40 am

The logbook for our Autosleep Symbol clearly states...

Make: Peugeot
Mode: Boxer 290 LX MWB HDI
Body: Motor Caravan
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Post by daisy mae on Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:08 pm


VW T4 Autosleeper Topaz 2002 2.5tdi LWB I think it is brilliant. jmo. content
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Post by Vardy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Autosleeper Harmony on Talbot Express facelift 1.9D. 1994 van, reg'd 1995 after conversion. The 2 dates made ordering spares quite confusing at first, as I just reeled of the reg and got the later parts.Then worked out it's a '94! This seems to be the cut off date for the base model, spares for which are often quite different from the newer Boxer type shape.

It is based on a bathtub and handles like a shed. It likes 27MPH especially when pulling out onto motorways. It has a gearchange by Scot's Porridge and was draughtproofed by MM from Disney Inc.

But I love her.


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