Took charge today of the Abi Sprinter 400D. We were given a detailed tour around the van but have yet to try the fridge, heater and water pump – the most important things! We were assured everything was tested and it’s under warranty so should be fine. If not, it’s a long drive back to complain! Everything went well with the part exchange, they seemed pleased enough with our old van. Thought the absence of an A frame would be a problem but it wasn’t mentioned. D nervous about narrow lanes and road works on the M60 but not much traffic especially for a Bank Holiday Monday. Also was a bit windy but the stabiliser did what it was supposed to do.
Once back at the storage site the curtains came straight down to be replaced – a sort of orangey pink and not very attractive! One of the front reflectors fell off on the way back but a quick eBay search found a replacement. D pleased with the stabiliser but has discovered the security lock for it will cost between £50-£90. He’s thinking of a small chain and padlock feature instead! Nice to have an ’A’ frame too, looks much tidier and somewhere to store leads neatly away. Carpet is okay, but will get a nice runner to cheer it up a bit – something to co-ordinate with the curtains I’m going to have a go at making!
Put the bed together and its about 2 foot narrower at 4ft so will be very cosy indeed! Not decided yet what end to sleep at.
All in all a nice van, much more room inside but no more difficult to tow.