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I am looking for any owners with a McLouis motorhome. There don't seem to be many, although i have spotted a few out on the road in France. I am just looking to share ownership comments and general satisfaction or otherwise. Please respond.
 

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Hi,

We have just bought a new 2006, McLouis Tandy 670G Plus with a 146hp Fiat 2.8. We're taking delivery in about two weeks. Although we can't help you at the moment, I'm sure in the future, contact with other McLouis will be very helpful.

McLouis seem to be very popular and well liked here in Spain. There is a forum (in Spanish, but you could use an online translator) AC Pasión. AC stands for autocaravana which is what motorhomes are called here.

If you do a search for McLouis you will only find positive comments.

Regards, Derek & Ann
 

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Hi French fancy

You are far from alone, we have a 671 Low profile. Very happy with it but after being hit from behind we are awaiting repairs. May have seen you on the A41 recently - if not then there must be anther on the Wirral.

Dave and Sally
 

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I just picked up a new Tandy 670 today.

Got home having only travelled 50 or so miles and found water in the footwell on the passanger side. Water was not hot, and I can only think it is something to do with the aircon which I did use on the way home.

Ran the engine without aircon switched on and could not see any problem. Has anyone else experienced this problem ?. I get a pool of water under my car when I stop having used its aircon, but never inside.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Tom.
 

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Hi,

I just picked up a new Tandy 670 today.

Got home having only travelled 50 or so miles and found water in the footwell on the passanger side. Water was not hot, and I can only think it is something to do with the aircon which I did use on the way home.

Ran the engine without aircon switched on and could not see any problem. Has anyone else experienced this problem ?. I get a pool of water under my car when I stop having used its aircon, but never inside.
I'm quite new to MHing and didn't realise how much dew collects on the roof overnight. If in the morning I drive away with the driver's window open (I've got a LHD) a bit of water pours down from the overhang and through the window and down into the footwell.

Derek
 

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We've had our 690L since new in 2004. Very pleased with it apart from a couple of niggles. Look out for the chrome exhaust extension in front of the entrance step, it's angled downwards towards the road except ours turned because the retaining screw loosened. The consequences were a melted step cover! The other problem I have had are fading graphics. My van sits mostly facing south and the graphics on the rear and this side have faded really badly compared to the 'north' side. Has anyone else had this problem? Both these and other minor problems have been immediately fixed under warranty from P&P Campers in Gosport which is where I bought it from.
Hope this helps anyone.
Don.
 

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Hi frenchfancy, my wife and I have just purchased a Tandy 640 Plus. Pleased with it up to now ( after handing a snagging list back to the supplier for 11 faults ). We've got the Fiat 2.8 Diesel engine and it seems to be doing approx 25 MPG. What model did you buy?
 

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Hi frenchfancy, my wife and I have just purchased a Tandy 640 Plus. Pleased with it up to now ( after handing a snagging list back to the supplier for 11 faults ). We've got the Fiat 2.8 Diesel engine and it seems to be doing approx 25 MPG. What model did you buy?
Hi. I would interested to know if your 640 has air conditioning, and if you've had any problems with it. I picked a Tandy 670 up in April and it leaked water in the cab when the aircon was on. Also the fuel pump packed up the first time I tried to go anywhere. Passenger door badly fitted and several other more minor problems.

Had to cancel tour of Ireland, never went anywhere except Fiat garage.

In about nine weeks of its life it has spent five in garages being pulled apart whilst they attempt to fix it.

Have rejected and asked for money back, but not having much joy, for some reason they think I have accepted this disaster.

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Mclouis 690 Owners Rear Lounge Question

We are looking at a Mcloius 690 with the rear lounge. Does anyone know the dimensions of the rear lounge and the size of the bed when it is made up?

We have seen too many continental vans with a rear lounge that I could not fit my dog in let alone two normal size adults for a comfortable night sleep so am looking for the the bed to be at least 5 feet wide and preferably 6 feet wide (or even better sleeping long-ways).

A picture would be even better - thanks.
 

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Hi, Freewheeler, i did already e-mail you the dimensions of the lounge. My hubby and i sleep very comfortably on it lengthways.The dimensions of the bed are the same when made up, 83 long and 58 wide.
 

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derek500 said:
Hi,

We have just bought a new 2006, McLouis Tandy 670G Plus with a 146hp Fiat 2.8. We're taking delivery in about two weeks. Although we can't help you at the moment, I'm sure in the future, contact with other McLouis will be very helpful.

McLouis seem to be very popular and well liked here in Spain. There is a forum (in Spanish, but you could use an online translator) AC Pasión. AC stands for autocaravana which is what motorhomes are called here.

If you do a search for McLouis you will only find positive comments.

Regards, Derek & Ann
Hi
We saw a Tandy 670G plus at Newark the other weekend and were really taken with the layout. Can you comment on quality of fixtures and fittings and build quality? any other thoughts too?
Cheers
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We are newish to motorhoming just starting our second year, that after approx 18 years as a tugger. Our first motorhome was a McLouis Glen 690 2004/54. We used it from March until September during school hols etc and clocked up approx 6-7k miles. We part-exed it in Sept for a Euramobil Integra with Brownhills Cannock - sorry to swear. (I would love to know if a member now has it)
As we all know these vans are budget vans and don't have double floors, or heated water jackets etc, but it had everything else and the quality of the fixtures and fittings was good and solid - in my opinion better than than most, and dare I say it, better than some of the big british brands. Anyway, we used it all over France with 2 adults and 1 child, and all over the UK with 2 adults 1 child and a Doberman, and on a weekend in the middle of Sept 2 adults, 4 x 9 year old girls somewhere on the ceiling (party, 2 nights sleepover) and the dog, and I would have to say it coped with everything with ease - which is more than me and the wife did (still on valium)
The van never let us down and when she went she had covered approx 28k. Everything worked, nothing had fallen apart, come loose or fell off. We loved that van and if it wasn't for the wife falling in love with the Euramobil we would still have it, it was a great van.
 

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Very pleased with my Lagen 410 and have seen quite a few around and had no problems as 2006 model. Funnily enough it was not the type or layout we wanted at all but when we tried it out it just worked so well and it drives nicely with the 2300 engine and as 'garages' seemto cost 10000 pounds I have the same area as a glass fibre trailer and it still manages 27 to the gall.
 

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hi we bought a mclouis 670g from brownhills beginning of april (the one you looked at ?) it was the lay out that sold it to us too as i like the bikes/moped in the garage swivel front seats makes use of the front when on site and the proper door between bedroom and kitchen is great . had a rapido 860f before and we were always getting in each others way . comparing the 2 the rapido i feel had the edge on furnature quality (thats the 100kg extra) , the shower is seperate in the mclouis and more powerful . driving the mclouis is more car like with a lower centre of gravity and the 146bhp engine .the kitchen has a full oven seperate grill and 4 rings. both had blown air truma heating /water (mcloius has electric heating too ). rapido averaged 24mpg (over 10000 miles) mclouis first outing to the peak district 27mpg .
there are a few around for sale had a look at a x250 cab 670g 2007 at the peterborough show noticed they had changed handles/colour scheme inside also done away with the full oven /grill for a smaller combi unit above the fridge/freezer
would i recommend one ? yes
 

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Interesting to read the comments on the McLuis, we had started out looking at them in the used market but every dealer we talked to told us the quality was low and they were budget campers. We ended up buying a 2000 Hymer for 1,000 euro less than the McLuis we wanted. Now I notice that probably half of the units here in Italy are McLuis. Probably because they are made in Italy and less expensive.
 

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I own a mclouis glen 432 and yes it it is a budget motorhome but to be honest i dont have any complaints about it, my wife, kids(3) and i have been away about 4 times this year. We are a young family who moved from caravan touring to motorhome as it was always a dream of mine to own one. If i had double the money i had when i bought it there would have been a few other choices, but as i say so far no complaints. The internal fittings are a bit on the cheap side but if it's looked after there should'nt be any problems, It returns about 30mpg.

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Hi, I picked up my new McLouis Tandy 640 ES 3 weeks ago and have been very pleased. This is our first motorhome and to our suprise, choosing which make and model was quite straightforward. It virtually chose itself!

After sitting down and considering new or used we decide upon new and 3 main criteria which we thought would be simple enough to satisfy.

1. Seatbelts for each of our 3 children in the back (essential as far as we're concerned).
2. Plenty of beds without the need to convert seating etc.
3. Cab air con

After studying several magazines I viewed several models from Swift and Autotrail but neither could satisfy the seatbelt criteria. The maximum rear belted seats seems to be 2 as standard. The only British model we could find with 4 seatbelts in the back was a Swift Sundance/Ace Firenze but neither came with Air Con. (some might say it isn't essential but when you're spending £40k or more I think it is!)

We came across the McLouis by accident when visiting an Autotrail dealer and as soon as we saw the layout and spec we knew it would suit us well. 4 seatbelts in the back, Cab air con standard and we can all sleep comfortably without making up the dinette area into a bed. The overall feel inside was also far more modern and family oriented.

After our 1st trip we also realised that the bonus of having a garage for all our gear and 2 dogs was really essential and should have been high up on our list. Thankfully our Mclouis has one!

We were able to get the latest version with Comfort-Matic and after covering 1k miles since we picked it up all I can say is that it's a pleasure to drive.

Compared to other makes I looked at I wouldn't class our motorhome as a "budget" model, but as I said, I'm new to all this.

All together very happy and no problems so far.

Chris
 
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