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Post by DavidinDevon Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:12 am

Hi I bought an AS Broadway last year and I'm really grateful for the help that the forum members have provided for problems with the van. I don't have any problem right now, but I wondered if anyone could give me some feedback. I live close to the main road into North Devon so we see vast numbers of motorhomes trundling up an down all year. There are hundreds of Swifts, Auto Trails and Elddises, and plenty of Hymers, Adrias, Chaussons and so on. But I've never seen an Auto-Sleeper. And when visiting sites, I've seen a grand total of two. Why are there so few?
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Post by Caraman Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:56 am

I haven't done a proper comparison but we have seen quite a few Auto-Sleepers of varying ages and types - campervan and motorhome.  We were on a CL the other day and including my own, there were 3 Auto-Sleepers and the other two were caravans.
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Post by Tinwheeler Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:42 am

It always seems to me that quite a sizeable proportion of MHs seen on the road are AS, particularly PVCs.
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Post by BornAgain Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:26 am

I don’t know the sales splits for the different models but our Marquis dealer has always suggested that AS are more popular for PVC’s than motorhomes. Also, they are top end of the market (a Bourton is nearly £85k) so you might expect to see fewer than Swift etc. Hymer have strong market penetration throughout Europe.
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Post by j8snl Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:43 pm

So still a newbie with our first motorhome, around 200 nights now since purchase, but I have seen a number of AS on sites, only last week we were at Kendal for 4 nights there were 5 other AS including ours over the course of those days.

To be fair it's mostly Broadway and Neuvo I see, only a couple of Bourton's.
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Post by Caraman Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:22 pm

I have often wondered how many motorhomes and campervans Autosleepers make each year.  It's probably commercial in confidence.
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Post by Paulmold Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:50 am

Caraman wrote:I have often wondered how many motorhomes and campervans Autosleepers make each year.  It's probably commercial in confidence.
Somewhere around 700 .

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