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'Autohomes' are no more, but a former employee (can't remember his name) started up Autovan Services Ltd, bought the factory stock of spares, and does repairs and refurbishment from his address at 32 Canford Bottom, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HD. I'm looking at his advert on page 249 of April MMM, and his e-mail address is
If you're not sure whether your vehicle is an Autohomes (no name anywhere), does it have a large, stylised capital 'A' on the front of the luton? If it does, then it's an 'Autohome'. Even if it's not, I'm sure Autovan could help with repairs, etc. I've not used them, so can't give a recommendation, but their name regularly pops up in the magazines.
Don´t use a big word when a diminutive abbreviation will adequately suffice.
Thanks for your suggestion. I will follow that up. I dont have the letter A that you mentioned and I dont think that it is Autohomes but I cant be sure. Ive seen a few of them about. Perhaps I will bump into someone who has researched the history of this type of motory home.
I think you could well be right. Its amazing how much information there is on the internet but then how little there is when you really need it. Im amazed that there isnt much more on this vehicle. It is popular by all accounts and does seem to hold its value.
A chap I met in Cornwall last year said it was the best 5 berth he had ever owned. I should have got more information from him as he was quite knowledgeable about the vehicle but I didnt give it much thought at the time.
I will dig a bit deeper and see if I can find any further distinguishing marks on the vehicle or any give away labels or plates hidden away. It would be nice to know. I cant find any reviews or similar vehicles with information.
Thanks for all your help and interest. I think your probably right on the maker and I will post details here if I come up with any more info.
I was half right originally. There is both a Highlander and a Highwayman model of this Talbot Express. I happened by chance to see an old F Reg camper of the same type and there it was in bold print - Highwayman.
However, this doesn't get me off the hook as mine is most definately a Highlander. I copied a lot of stuff from the available manuals. Much of it is pretty mundane stuff but it might save someone some time if they are searching for particular information about this motor home.
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