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Post by david parks Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 am

hello
I've just registered for this site and hope to use it in the future as I want to buy a windsor 2009 model I saw today from a local dealer. Before I buy it can anyone advise me of any problems I should be looking out for with the vehicle. It will be my first motorhome so very green round the ears.
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Post by DuxDeluxe Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:15 pm

Welcome on board and please remember to introduce yourself in the "welcome" section.

I think that one of our moderators has a Windsor and he will be able to answer any questions. Nice van!!

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Post by roli Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:23 pm

You should be ok as its a 2009 and any snags will have been sorted out by now. It will be one of the last to be made. If its still got its cream carpet have a look there is no major stains.

Ours is a 2008 and there are quite a few other Windsor owners on here and as its 5 this month and I still have it tells a story.
Its a nice van to drive and has a bit more oomf to it than the equivalent Pug van (Sigma and its reincarnation, the Broadway). One Major addition we have done is to fit Airides to the rear suspension.

I cant say there has been any major issues with the van after all the bugs (at new were sorted) and the Ford bit has been brilliant.

(If there is any carpet stains, and this applies to any Windsor owners with original layout, I have a set of original fit carpets here that were only down for a month before they were changed for a sensible colour going cheap, buyer collects)
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Post by DuxDeluxe Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:35 pm

What was it with the biege carpets. I had them in my Broadway and promptly replaced with a nice muddy brown (sorry, "cappuccino") coloured ones that look a lot better as well as not showing winestains muddy footprints.

Never realised that the Windsor was the same layout as the Broadway...... obvious, now I think about it

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Post by roli Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:11 pm

The Windsor and Sigma were similar vans on different chassis, for some reason the Sigma was renamed. It was the possible red wine and my muddy feet that changed our carpet before any event could take place

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Post by mike Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Hello from Mike,

I originally bought a Brand New Swift bolero on a fiat chasis in 2008, partly because it looked pretty, had lots of goodies, was built as good as an Autospeeper and was a bit cheaper.

Took it to spain, so many things went wrong, so we returned to uk after cutting holiday (6weeks) short, traded it in at 3 months old and went for the Windsor because:-
1) it was on Ford not on Fiat and the rest of the equivalent A/S range was on Mercedes and that put them over 3500kg.
2) The A/S reputation, I should have listened to the salesman who gently tried to guide me to A/S. He obviously new something I didn't.

In the end my poor judgement and the Fiat "Juddergate fiasco" cost me, but apart from teathing problems my "Winnie the Windsor" has taken me to Spain via France some 8 times so far. We usually have 2x6week sojurns a year. Only time that I will say goodbye to our beloved "Winnie" will be if we downsize or stop motorhoming.

good luck with your purchase, check it thoroughly and enjoy up!

Regards Mike and of course Winnie
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Post by Dave 418 Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:00 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Another Transit base to the forum. Like our Rienza a mk6 Transit base I believe.
I did look for the smaller Transit based coachbuilds to replace our Duetto and the Rienza seemed huge at the start but after seven years it’s proved to be lovely to drive and live in.
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Post by Dbvwt Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:19 pm

Might want to check the dates DaveĀ  smile!
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Post by Paulmold Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:43 pm

David Parks- Yet another who joins (march 24 2013) and never visits the forum ever again.

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Post by Dave 418 Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:30 pm

blushes Oops, it was early morning so I didn’t check the date.
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Post by gassygassy Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:15 am

At our age, how many of us know what the day of the week it is, the month or the year? scratch head

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