Friday, 19 November 2010

WOW, Cool, Neat, Over the Moon.

Below floor locker with batteries and storage, locker above the rear wheels for the toilet cassette and the rear door is a full width locker for long items.

Below floor locker with batteries and storage, locker above the rear wheels for the toilet cassette and the rear door is a full width locker for long items.

At 8am we were on the road with our landlord Mick on our way to Cranham Motors. Having had a bit of a restless night (I wonder why?) we were tired but nervously excited. Arriving at the yard we spotted what we suspect was our baby sitting at the back of the yard. Once having made contact with Paul the Sales Manager we were off down the yard with keys in hand.

New 7 inch touch screen radio/CD/DVD player with intregal TV/radio digital receiver. SD card reader and aux; MP3/Ipod. It also does the reversing camera.

New 7 inch touch screen radio/CD/DVD player with intregal TV/radio digital receiver. SD card reader and aux; MP3/Ipod. It also does the reversing camera.

Paul explained that there were 3 new features that had been added since we had placed our order. 1. A new control panel for all of the services, water and waste tank levels,battery levels. 2. The 7 inch touch screen radio/CD/DVD player with integral TV/radio digital receiver. SD card reader and aux; MP3/Ipod. It also does the reversing camera. 3. The larger fridge freezer with a memory which helps it select it’s own power source from 240v/12v/gas, which ever is available. The side door has also been redesigned.

2011 model door. Very fancy.

2011 model door. Very fancy.

After explaining the new features Paul left us alone to explore our new baby. Every cupboard and drawer revealed something new. Everything was neat, tidy and well thought out. Everything considered we are very happy with what we have seen. Of course Cranham’s haven’t had time to do pre delivery checks yet and everything was still wrapped in plastic which will probably stay in place for quite some time protecting everything. The time just flew and before we knew it 3 hours had passed and Mick had returned to take us back to March.

Rear lounge with 2 heating vents.

Rear lounge with 2 heating vents.

There are still some extra’s that we will have to buy closer to our pick up date but we will be able to look around for the best prices in the meantime. We have deferred our pickup until after the forecast cold winter (March) presumably and we then have 6 months to tour the UK before exporting the vehicle to New Zealand and returning home.

Double dinette in the front compartment.

Double dinette in the front compartment converts to a double bed.

More photos to come…….

8 comments:

Our Life In A Caravan said...

Hi Guys, lovely big van, so why wait till March!!!! C'mon get out and about, So many places to go and see, and the sites are quiet!! Jools & "M"

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jools and M
Thanks for the comment, we have other commitments at the moment and want to spend our 6 months in fairer weather before exporting it.

Tom and Jan Jones said...

What a beauty. We can understand why you are both watching the calendar!

Derek Bird said...

Very nice, when are having the name painted on the side and the castles and roses on that side door. lol!

Northern Pride said...

It looks fabulous Derek and Dot, so pleased your plan is coming together.

Derek and Dot said...

They will have to wait until we return to NZ. A large Indian Chief might appear on the back though.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Sandra and Barry, thanks for the comment, looks like our return to NZ will be August after 6 months travelling.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Tom and Jan
Looks like we will all meet up in May now. Don't want to get it dirty :-) lol