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Post by Ram raider Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:51 pm

Hi all I currently have a Kemerton xl now looking to exchange for a broadway fb looking for advice are there any major problems to look for the one I am looking at is a 2020 model many thanks in advance
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Post by Bilbobaggins Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:00 am

Don't have a Broadway, but as you already have a Kemerton you will be aware of electrical and water things to look at, if buying a coach built I would also be getting damp check done, and looking at issues around kitchen drawers fouling door .access etc Seville based so you will be familiar with cab area, engines etc.

Quick look through Coachbuilt section of forum or using search facility should give more specific areas to look out for always remembering issues raised in vehicle specific fora will reflect problems encountered by a minority of owners and most will be trouble free by and large

Good luck with your change.

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Post by T2 Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:54 am

We have had our Broadway FB 2016 model since it was a year old.  Very few problems with it.  Payload is a bit tight & the fixed bed a bit cosy but you soon get used to the latter! From our point of view it’s a very good layout.
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Post by IanH Mon Jul 01, 2024 8:15 am

As you have a Kemerton PVC, you have, effectively, the narrowest in that van size. The Broadway is wider, not by a huge amount (2260/2320) and longer (6400/6700).

The width is, for me the critical one we have been in places where an extra 25mm would have been a problem...
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Post by Caraman Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:23 pm

Worth double checking the difference in dimensions and masses between the Kemerton XL and Broadway FB.  As IanH has said, its significantly wider but it also appears to be significantly longer - 7205mm compared to 6363mm excl. bike racks. They appear to have the same wheelbase so the difference in length is all in the Broadway's long rear overhang.  The long rear overhang significantly increases the rear axle mass making the van rear heavy and front light which is not good for handling or FWD traction.  It also requires the front TPMS to be adjusted by a Peugeot dealer to trigger at a lower pressure.  If the Broadway is not up-plated, its 2000 kg rear axle limit will constrain what can be carried, especially if bikes are to be carried on the rear rack and water carried in all the tanks for wild camping.
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