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Post by Paulmold Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:33 pm

MotorhomeCampervan: In-depth review of the luxurious all-new British-built two-berth Auto Sleeper Broadway EL (2021).
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Post by BornAgain Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:21 pm

According to the review it has a Lithium battery which is an excellent feature - lighter with greater capacity. Not mentioned in the features list on the AS website.
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Post by HJA Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:28 pm

But did I read somewhere that there is no solar panel as standard?  The video looked as though there was a satelite dish on the roof which seems a bit odd these days.
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Post by Paulmold Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:31 pm

The anniversary  Nuevo has lithium battery but no solar, only on the anniversary  model though,  the Broadway in the review is an anniversary  model as well so probably  same spec.

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Post by BornAgain Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:42 am

The solar panel is part of the Premium pack as it always was.
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Post by rgermain Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:42 am

Nice looking van, then I thought, hang on changing the pump, changing the solar controller, not to mention the size, we would have to move! Plus all the problems you get. Oh and C1.

So it's sticking with the Warwick Duo till our time is up smile! which is so easy to park and use every day.

Each to their own, but just not for us, although we are very tempted.
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Forgot about using it as a builders van and transporting Windsurfers etc with no rear doors.


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Post by bolero boy Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:40 pm

Richard, its a 3.5 tonner, no C1 required. bit light on payload, though.











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MTPLM3500kg
MIRO*3171kg
Maximum User Payload329kg
Essential Habitation Equipment10kg

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Post by CC Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:51 pm

About time Auto-Sleepers bought back the End Lounge Broadway after ceasing it in 2015, they might just be able to retain our loyalty after all... It looks great in the video but I really dislike that new rear panel recessed design & those fancy lights, a completely flat panel like most of the European manufacturers use looks way nicer imo, its also a shame to see them still using that awful gimmicky swing wall bathroom with its pathetically weak plastic wash basin & floor, the floor should be wood around the toilet (Like other manufacturers) & give us a decent quality toughened shower tray separate to the loo area. 

Big improvement is the mid door entry & table area at end seat, as well as the wider corridor in the kitchen, also the external rear locker is a welcome addition but why such a stingy sized access? I still don't think its on par with the Auto-Trail Apache 634 (Cheaper with more features) but its way better than our current model.

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Post by rgermain Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:06 pm

bolero boy wrote:Richard, its a 3.5 tonner, no C1 required. bit light on payload, though.





















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Thank you, still too big for me. I like to get into some tight places hugegrins Turning into our road I have about 12" each side + we like to go out in the van when on sites.

I think our van will do us.
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Post by IMP Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:12 pm

Many good features. However, serious lack of storage, external lockers and access!

Where on earth would you put all the stuff that you need for a series holiday or trip?
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Post by bolero boy Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:50 pm

agreed, a lovely lounge but.....compromised in too many other areas...
by comparison, a Eura Mobil HS 650 costs roughly the same, has the same layout and is the same length but, with its double floor enables the rear locker to be much deeper, almost a half garage (some top line rear lounge vans actually do manage to fit a fill sized bike garage underneath)...
the other issue, for some, is bed making...it would rule it out for us, as we spend over 200 nights a year away and cant go back to cushion shuffling twice a day...
the Eura Mobil, being an A Class, has a full sized drop down bed over the cab so that bedding can remain in place when its stored...
just a different approach to the same design constraints...
and those bike rack mountings look way too close together form my liking....but its fitted there so as not to compromise the rear window....
perhaps a towbar mounted one would be better?

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