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Post by Phil j Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:20 pm

Had our Broadway EB for 3yrs now and absolutley love it ,But we like the idea of not having to make a bed every night (just lazy really) starting to look at the corinium Duo / FB for extra space beds etc any pros and cons to look out for. I only really have two slight reservations,rear end overhang it just looks so long ! and the fact that LPG is becoming as rare as rocking horse poop,(yes i know i have all the apps) quite fancy an automatic are they any good ?
look foward to your input and advise
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Post by bolero boy Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:43 pm

youll like the nine speeder on a Fiat Chassis...just check you can go all the way with a heavy chassis (4250kg) and stay away from the 
light chassis with that massive overhang (effect on rear axle)
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Post by Suppersready Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:17 pm

I have owned my FB for four years and despite the rear overhang I have never had any issues, Its just something you have to be aware of.
More attention is needed when manoeuvring as the sharper you make a turn the further the rear end kicks out, but again I’ve had no mishaps and you soon adapt.
The rear wheels cannot be removed without first taking the wheel arches off ( three screws ), this may have been changed/updated on later models but best to check, not that it’s complicated.
As BB has mentioned 3500kg std could be an issue, I went for the 4000kg upgrade.
Ensure the draw below the wardrobe ( FB only ) nearest the bedroom door is shut securely before driving off,  otherwise it will open resulting in a lock out.
The bed is quoted as being 6’ 2” in length. If you are near this height then carefully Check this out for suitability, most people don’t sleep with their head against the headboard !
I have moved the position of the bathroom towel holder as it just gets in the way, also the soap holder is the same in my opinion.
If ordering new tell them you want two TVs throwing in, one for the lounge and bedroom. I did and the sales man didn’t batter an eyelid replying no problem ( maybe I was just lucky  ) he did offer the smaller size Avtex but my request of the 22inch was agreed.

Overall I love the van and if you’ve been in one i don’t need to mention the internal benefits. I’m due to change this year and I will probably order a another Corinium.




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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:05 am

We have the auto in our Warwick and the 9 speed TC box is all you could want it to be. There's no hunting around for gears as there's one to cope with every eventuality. It's smooth and seamless. 

Some folk say the auto gearbox is the best thing about the Fiat van. I couldn't possibly comment. biggrin
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Post by Phil j Thu May 20, 2021 8:42 pm

Went to get a small warranty job done on our "EB" today ended up putting deposit on a Corinium Duo (just gone into production for dealer order) with fiat 9 speed 160phb auto box and 4000kg chasis hope to pick up mid july  depending on DVLA rolleyes , just a tad excited  smile!

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Post by Suppersready Fri May 21, 2021 12:07 am

Congratulations .... We should hopefully be as excited as you soon smile!




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Post by Phil j Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:05 pm

IT has arrived at the dealers!!  we have decided to wait for september pick up as the DVLA are a tad slow at the atm just waiting for reg numbers to be released .  we went and had a nose around it yesterday ... luuverly!! roll on early september  just a tad excited we is  smile!
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