•   Millie commented on this post about 3 weeks ago
    Well, After many years of various different issues with our Fiat Ducato Autotrail Cheyenne 2008 reg we have bitten the bullet and order a brand new Autotrail F-Line 740, its on a Ford Chassis. We brought our Cheyenne second hand and five years old and over the next 7 years we have spent upwards of £5000 on various breakdowns, faults etc so we hope we can get at least some problem free motoring over the next few years.

    We collect it on the 5th May and have managed to get a really great part exchange deal mainly because of the massive surge in people buying Motorhomes
    • Congratulations! Hope you get loads of trouble free motorhoming out of it. Look forward to seeing pics soon
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    • Out of interest what problems did you have generally pretty good unless has autobox hopefully you will be trouble free when you get your new one lookOut of interest what problems did you have generally pretty good unless has autobox hopefully you will be trouble free when you get your new one look forward to your adventures  More ...
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    • Various issues, Engine always caused by water ingress from the windscreen gutter/seal. as soon as I found the problem and fitted a retro part toVarious issues, Engine always caused by water ingress from the windscreen gutter/seal. as soon as I found the problem and fitted a retro part to divert and leaking water it was fine but over £2000.00 spent just on that one problem. Rear brakes leading to two different brake downs although they had been serviced/renewed within two months before. Electrics/starter motor again caused by water dripping on the wiring and starter motor. Form the invoices we have over £5000.00 in 7 years!  More ...
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    • Congratulations on the new van. I'm sure it will be wonderful and do you proud.
      Just a word of advice re Ford's though, if you come to replace partsCongratulations on the new van. I'm sure it will be wonderful and do you proud.
      Just a word of advice re Ford's though, if you come to replace parts be careful, for example a genuine air mass meter for a newer transit is about £230 but if you buy the air filter housing assembly it comes with the air mass meter but only costs £150!
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    • Thanks Tom, I will keep that under review!
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    • They have issues with the add blue and injectors on them other than that normally ok security is a must there a live feed on the obd and a set canbusThey have issues with the add blue and injectors on them other than that normally ok security is a must there a live feed on the obd and a set canbus wires all needs to be done is them wires cut and removed from the obd plug that stops them coding keys ect to the vehicle makeing it impossible to steal it however need be put on bullet connectors so can be refitted if needed for diagnostic purposes what I do is remove them well away from the plug door locks are very poor can open them very easy other than that pretty good  More ...
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    • 5k is alot money on repairs sounds like garage is over charging as for brakes if was not long done should be under warranty have seen these faults5k is alot money on repairs sounds like garage is over charging as for brakes if was not long done should be under warranty have seen these faults though my old van water went everywhere filled engine up was rediclas that said had no issues with it my pal did had egr starter injector problems his starter went few times probably did it 4 times due to water ingress   More ...
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    • Thanks Millie, I expect that's why my Insurers are insisting on a Tracker being fitted, just as well Autotrail fit them as standard now!
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    • I personally don't think I would want a tracker, if it's stolen, I'm not sure I would want it back, it's a bit like an old girlfriend, better to letI personally don't think I would want a tracker, if it's stolen, I'm not sure I would want it back, it's a bit like an old girlfriend, better to let them go than take them back   More ...
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    • Rather prevent the vehicle from being driven away too hence say remove wires from diagnostic plug it's good there fitting trackers as standard likeRather prevent the vehicle from being driven away too hence say remove wires from diagnostic plug it's good there fitting trackers as standard like Tom says if they take it wouldn't want it back I actually never lock my van I'm that confident it cant be taken leave keys in it aswell when away just carry the chip needed to start it   More ...
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