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Lacquer Peel

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On 6/25/2022 at 1:22 PM, Lacquer Peel said:

Oil companies HATE this engine!

 

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You WON'T believe what happens next! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Lacquer Peel changed the title to SHTE van - XUD Expert camper thread

Great purchase with the camper, loving the Volvo write up too :) I think I’ll just stick with diesel for now… I don’t do a massive mileage to be fair!

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200k achieved. I have been using this almost daily and it's been great. It has a soft ride with chunky tyres so soaks up all of the cratered roads, the engine is smooth and runs on many % veg. Great van. 

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1 hour ago, Lacquer Peel said:

200k achieved. I have been using this almost daily and it's been great. It has a soft ride with chunky tyres so soaks up all of the cratered roads, the engine is smooth and runs on many % veg. Great van. 

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They just float along in a very French way. The only reason I've never bought one is the roof is too high to take ladders on and off.

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9 hours ago, artdjones said:

They just float along in a very French way. The only reason I've never bought one is the roof is too high to take ladders on and off.

Really wish the Caddy floated along.  The ride is the single thing about it which bugs me the most.  It really is bloody harsh.

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4 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Really wish the Caddy floated along.  The ride is the single thing about it which bugs me the most.  It really is bloody harsh.

They have quite a harsh ride but I found my Caddy handled really well to make up for it. 

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3 hours ago, Lacquer Peel said:

They have quite a harsh ride but I found my Caddy handled really well to make up for it. 

That it does.  It's absolutely possible to forget there's a big box behind you.  Though the damping on the rear is so stiff it tends to skip around on even vaguely uneven surfaces.  

I reckon the spring rates are fine, it could just do with slightly softer dampers.

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