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I wanted to see the layout of the new CI coachbuilts in respect to ours last weekend and looked on the CI website to find my nearest dealer.

I dont want to mention names but we drove quite a long way to one of those nearest and was surprised at the standard of premises. They were supposed to be main agents but only had an outdoor pitch for about a dozen 2nd hand vans, and from what I could see only 1 late-ish low profile CI there.

I would compare the setup to a backstreet used car pitch rather than an agent of a major manufacturer of MH's.

Am I being unfair? I have little experience of looking around motorhome showrooms but compared to car main dealer showrooms they seem amateur. Or is it a reflection on the brand?

Felt a bit miffed after wasting all that time and fuel :roll: .
 

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I had intended on trying them but their website was not working when I looked so didnt bother.
Although just had a look and its up now. Thanks I'll try them.
 

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Dont give up on the brand - I'm really pleased with mine & the support network

Just try another CI dealer with more choice - and phone before you go - I wouldn't buy from a dealer I'm not 100% comfortable with (regardless of brand), as aftersales is so important

I went to danum leisure in Doncaster to view before I bought - had a huge range.

Good Luck

David
 

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Thanks David

I wont give up on the brand.

I have been noseing around and I am quite taken by the transit RWD setup from Rollerteam .

Also I had a look in one like yours recently and noticed that the headroom above the overcab was far greater than mine. I could even sit up. This helps a great deal, as does rear bunks.

The swift vans I have seen are quality and very impressive but I'm still surprised at how many new vans are out there with less seat belts than berths.

Whats all that about? I wouldnt even consider them.

The CI vans Ive seen always seem to provide the required amount of belts. But I think this limits them to a certain layout. Not a problem for me, but maybe for some.
 

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Thanks David

I wont give up on the brand.

I have been noseing around and I am quite taken by the transit RWD setup from Rollerteam .

Also I had a look in one like yours recently and noticed that the headroom above the overcab was far greater than mine. I could even sit up. This helps a great deal, as does rear bunks.

The swift vans I have seen are quality and very impressive but I'm still surprised at how many new vans are out there with less seat belts than berths.

Whats all that about? I wouldnt even consider them.

The CI vans Ive seen always seem to provide the required amount of belts. But I think this limits them to a certain layout. Not a problem for me, but maybe for some.
The CI Mizars are a really good buy at the moment if you can find a stock one - they've stopped that range now in th UK - don't think it was a big seller for them - they do a brilliant bunk version and you get the all important 6 belts!

I love my 656 - perfect for my family - the only negative I have is that it doesn't have a side bench next to the dinette, which would be nice for loungeing in the evening - it has a wardrobe and built in entrance step where it could go. But that is only a minor gripe
 

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C.I. Maindealers

Salop leisure of Shrewsbury are C.I. main dealers, I bought my last van from them and am very pleased with the after sales service,there phone number is 01743282400, a phone call would establish what is in stock, possible save a journey.
 

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Hi everyone, to be fair to Swift not everyone needs as many belts as berths!

I have four sons and three of them are in their twenties. They often pop down and meet us and spend the night (I think it is because we still end up paying the bills and providing the beers :lol: )

Our van sleeps eight and we have four forward facing seats with belts which works fine for us, and I wouldn't want to change the layout to accomodate more forward facing seats which we simply don't need.

Just a thought

Eddie :wink:
 
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