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hello, I have viewed a rollerteam 600 and the layout is perfect for my needs.
It is year 2008.
Does anyone know if there are any negatives about it having twin rear wheels? Is it better if it is rear wheel drive?
Does it mean you get charged more on tolls and ferries etc...?

The advert says 57 plate, what does that mean? and
when does the new reg change?

Are there any overall negative points about this motorhome, or is all good?

sorry for all these questions, but I think I have finally found one perfect for my needs so I just want to make sure the choice is right overall, thankyou
 

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Twin rear wheels usually mean higher loads can be carried, so it's good. No extra costs on ferries-that is related to physical size.

57 reg means the van is a 2007. Change dates are March and September (I think) yours should be a September.

Roller Team vans are good value, but some of the fixtures and fittings are not the best quality.
 

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thankyou, if anyone else has anything good or bad to say about the rollerteam 600, it would be great to hear about it, I think it is the right choice, I know the quality isn't as good as others but i suppose that reflects in the price. For a first motorhome it seems like a good buy, I think! thanks
 

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Roller Team Transit

Greetings,

The Roller Team 600 is built on the new Ford Transit cab ethnatkev, which personally I have found superior to the old Fiat Ducato, the driving position is good, more car like than a van, the gearbox being very easy to use but careful use of the clutch to eliminate stalling when starting from cold.

The rear wheel drive is superb on the wet grass and we never had any problem with traction.

The Roller Team marque is more basic but serviceable and if it provides you with your ideal then it should be a good choice. The pricing structure means that it should hold its value as it will remain a entry level motorhome which suits many thinking of trying out his new leisure interest.

For your first approach to motorhoming this would be a sensible purchase, although, many, including ourselves felt the need to change after our first season.
 

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Nothing wrong with a RollerTeam as long as you realise it is a budget motorhome. Has lots of equipment that you would pay a premium for in other brands. The thing that slips it the fit of the interior, so it rattles when being driven.
Other than that it is a CI and they will outlast any "quality" brand.
Gerry
 

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How ya work that one out then Gerry? they will outlast any quality brand? what does that mean?

Greenie :lol:
Oops!!!
Other than Dethleffs, sorry Greenie please forgive a humble male for being so presumptious.
BTW, have you decided where you are headed this year?
Gerry
 

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Good job have to keep ya checked up on! we going to France again no idea but right at Calais and following me nose - yerself?
Depends on the weather, going on 12th August. Turn left or right at Eurotunnel according to weather.
Antibes or???
Gerry
 

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greenasthegrass said:
No think we doing Royan or down to Bordeau(x) does it have an x ? just want a beach and some sun may have to start a new thread as we hijacking this one!
Greenie, if you are going that way go to Pons. Lovely medieval town with a good cheap municipal site. Plenty to see within walking distance of the site and I can, if you ask me nicely give you the details of my favourite Cognac house.
Gerry
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
thankyou for your comments,
I know what you mean about the lower quality, and I know that this would probably change my mind after a year or so.

We really want a motorhome we can enjoy for a few years without wanting to have to change.
So it is sort of making me think I should up my initial budget and go for something of higher quality.
I also like the cussona 600 as this is also a ford, which my husband favours, so I may have to look at a few more before I make a decision

Do you all think it is worth splashing out a bit more for the quality the others offer, if you are in a position to up your budget if necessary?

Why do you think people feel after a season that they maybe need a better quality motorhome? is it because one thing is looking at one and one thing is living in one for a couple of weeks (or longer) with 3 children. I would rather spend more if this is a big issue with the rollerteam.

thankyou all
 

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Ethnatkev,
Our CI is now 2 years old and is going strong. I did not intend to say that the quality is not good, just that you have to forgive some things. Ours rattles on rough roads, but so does a Swift so not much to compare there. The quality of the fittings and the available space is more than enough compensation and we have looked at many other models up to double the price and cannot beat the motorhome that we have.
Gerry
 

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Gerry's is lovely inside its got loads of space and is ideal for a family as you can sit in it in the evening if its a bit chilly. I would say that if you are going for fairly new there would be no problem and everything rattles when its knocking on a bit!

First thing to think about is the layout with a family you definitely need a lounge area and good beds. We made the mistake of bunks which our boys grew out of within a year. Not to mention one got claustrophobia in the luton so that put him right off not to mention us when he was climbing out 5 feet up at 3am!

Have a look at as many as you can and you will get bogged down with it all and then all of a sudden you step into one and think this is it either because you are fed up or because its the one.

There is no ideal van never its ideal for now but that can soon change.

Just my thoughts and am so glad I have one that I like right now.

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We bought a rollerteam 600 about 2 months ago. it's a great layout for the 3 of us but would also be fine with 3 children - esp if you can stick them all up in the giant overcab bed and leave the dinette made up ;)

It does rattle and squeak on the move, but we don't find this a problem. The water tank and the fridge are great sizes and we got a bigger oven put in ours. It's easy to drive too - I was nervous but it's great.

Main downsides - the rear table. it has a mysterious mechanism and tends to 'ping' out of place if you lean on it. We have found that in order to get the rear bed stable at night we need to put some of the cushions you take off it at night underneath the table. the bed is lumpy and hard (according to me, though my husband was fine with it) but a couple of duvalays have fixed that.

Although a few minor things have broken/come out of place, we've fixed them all ourselves easily.

Oh, and the shower is fab - better than ours at home.

We're happy with our buy :)

"Mrs Archai"
 

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greenasthegrass said:
Gerry's is lovely inside its got loads of space and is ideal for a family as you can sit in it in the evening if its a bit chilly. I would say that if you are going for fairly new there would be no problem and everything rattles when its knocking on a bit!

Greenie :lol:
I do not rattle and I am not knocking on a bit!!!
Well, not after I have taken my teeth out.
Gerry
 

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Hi,

We have the 600G and love everything about it, we have done 25,000 miles over 2 years and have had no problems to speak of.

The twin rear wheels are a godsend especially on rally's in this country when most are on grass fields, we just sail past those being towed off.

You get cruise control , fiamma turbo vent as well as RWD on ours and they have all proved their worth.

Have nothing to compare it with as this is our first but as for budget van it makes me smile at times. We have a small grill/warmer which is really useful, and I didn't want the task of making beds every night and the garage is a must for all our bits and pieces we take just 'in case'.

We have had the cushions in the dining area re placed on warranty because they did give way easily but if you saw the size of us not difficult to know why. The step had been replanned just after we got ours and again was replaced under warranty, the first design had a metal grill in the back of it which got wet from road spray and rusted.

No problems with the driving of it or MPG once it was driven in.

Hope this helps
Mandy
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
thankyou for your replies, have had another look at the rollerteam, and I have to say the layout is great and the price,
I am still keen to consider a rollerteam especially after your feedback, I will let you know what I decide.
I can't say the quality is too dissapointing either, but I imagine, one thing is looking at it and one thing is staying in there, We will only be using it for holidays as kids school time off is limited, it is not as if we are travelling around for months on end, I am still very keen on them and for price they are at the top of my list, thanks again.
 

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This budget and not as good quality thing is a bit of a myth IMO.

Fits in the same bracket as the 'new to you' comment I have seen quoted at people on here ............

Looked at 20+ MH's before buying and some of the so called quality brands left more than a little to be desired and were definitely not as well fitted as the RT. Rattles and squeaks ? what are they then ?
 
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