Many thanks O and Mike for your replies!
Although I think I'm encountering some teething problems, so far we are generally happy with the van. We have camped in three sites now staying at least four nights each time and the clock now reads a little less than 1,000 miles. We are still adapting to motorhoming but me and my wife are sure that it is a good investment. The children too, they enjoy every second in it! I managed to install a 21" flat screen tv which kept them busy on wet days whilst out. Sometimes, the children will ask to sleep in it just parked in front of our house.
O, you were right mentioning things which could improve the van but to be perfectly honest, I really didn't notice them before I read your post. What I didn't like initially was the hot water switch being under the seat in the dinette. As I have child seats on that dinette seat, I find it a job to turn the water heater on. I've now installed another switch in the wardrobe for this, so heating the water when on EHU is easier. I also experience a problem (very annoying) in reversing but I understand this is a common issue with the Fiat chassis- I still hope this can be resolved! There is definitely a problem with my fridge but I was reassured by my dealer that they will do all to get it sorted (even if it meant replacing the whole unit) in the soonest possible time. I left the van with them today to get it fixed and for an aerial installation. So far, these are the only dissatisfactions I have and I hope not to find any more.
We're going to Perth for a week to visit a friend and try a bit of wild camping. Any suggestions where to camp or park?