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First night and some lessons learnt!

edzt

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So, following the recommendations on this site we joined the C&MH club and travelled to a beautiful and quiet site on the Wirral.
After a lovely, if wet, day we cooked our evening meal and settled down chatting(No TV!!) and drank a bottle of wine.
Around 11 it dawned on us that everyone else on the site had gone to bed and we hadn't even started.
It all went well until the hiss from the lower bed side bolsters emptying set the dog off

I bet we were popular!

A few things we learnt(learned?)....
Very easy and comfortable van to drive
We need to get our act together re storage
Massive amount of condensation in the morning.
Fridge on 3 froze everything solid, even on 1 it seemed too cold

And, Mercedes dealers are poor!! They installed a new fridge thermostat and the lower lighting now doesn't work.
4 weeks after a service and driving back on the M6 I get warning flashing up telling me the engine oil level is too high!

As an aside, even though the van has a couple of pimples on the GRP roof, there's no bloody way I'm letting our local dealers anywhere near it.

All in all an enjoyable weekend and we're pleased with our purchase
 

edzt

New Member
You said massive amount of condensation, surely that's not normal ?
Yes, I was surprised, but bearing in mind it was our first ever night, I didn’t know what to expect

To be fair it was mainly on the front glass, there were wet coats and a wet dog in the van and it was a cold damp night.

Luckily the morning was bright and sunny and everything dried
 

Arthur B

New Member
Yes, I was surprised, but bearing in mind it was our first ever night, I didn’t know what to expect

To be fair it was mainly on the front glass, there were wet coats and a wet dog in the van and it was a cold damp night.

Luckily the morning was bright and sunny and everything dried
Thanks for explaining, I’m looking forward to owning one next spring,
Already planning where we are going next may. Hope condensation isn’t a problem,
Thank you
 

edzt

New Member
Thanks for explaining, I’m looking forward to owning one next spring,
Already planning where we are going next may. Hope condensation isn’t a problem,
Thank you
Don’t let me put you off, they’re great vans.

We had badly fitted inside front glass insulation. I would have thought if you had the exterior wrap around ‘rainbow type’ you wouldn’t have a problem
 
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Monner

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So, following the recommendations on this site we joined the C&MH club and travelled to a beautiful and quiet site on the Wirral.
After a lovely, if wet, day we cooked our evening meal and settled down chatting(No TV!!) and drank a bottle of wine.
Around 11 it dawned on us that everyone else on the site had gone to bed and we hadn't even started.
It all went well until the hiss from the lower bed side bolsters emptying set the dog off

I bet we were popular!

A few things we learnt(learned?)....
Very easy and comfortable van to drive
We need to get our act together re storage
Massive amount of condensation in the morning.
Fridge on 3 froze everything solid, even on 1 it seemed too cold

And, Mercedes dealers are poor!! They installed a new fridge thermostat and the lower lighting now doesn't work.
4 weeks after a service and driving back on the M6 I get warning flashing up telling me the engine oil level is too high!

As an aside, even though the van has a couple of pimples on the GRP roof, there's no bloody way I'm letting our local dealers anywhere near it.

All in all an enjoyable weekend and we're pleased with our purchase
We bought these packing cubes which fit nicely into the wardrobe: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078N9SJW6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- no need to pull out all everything when you're looking for say your pj's, just put them in one of the bags with the old washbag and towel. We're going to buy a thermal wrap for the pop top and front windscreen, which should help prevent the condensation, & maybe the silver thermal ones for the side windows though I think ours have heat reflecting glass (darkened glass) (?).
 
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