Well we survived our first weekend in the new Orion,it was a very blustery,if thankfully short,tow home.
Called to weigh the van on our way back to storage and fortunately we are well underweight.
We learnt a lot in our two nights the van turned out to have or two faults,nothing major but it is returning to the dealers at the end of the month for them sorting out.
I will list them if only to advise other owners what to look out for perhaps:-
1.Extra plug socket installed by dealer under the rear dinette,no power.
2.Grill won't light,worked the first morning no problem but not the second.There is gas and a spark but the two don't seem to want to come together.
3.The Reich mover only works when it wants to,which is infrequently.
4.When I came to empty the Thetford toilet cassette the locker was swimming in flush ( not the other stuff ). Coincidentally there was a two berth Orion parked next door and they said they had had the same problem.
5.The TV ariel socket broke.
6.The left hand burner on the hob takes an age to keep pressed in before it will stay alight.
7.The paint is chipping off the venetian blind.
Two minor grouses,the steady winder contraption is a load of garbage.Takes the strength of six to compress the spring and if you aren't careful it traps your skin,do not ask me how I know this,off to B&Q or Halfords today to find a replacement,perhaps a cordless drill.
I wish the front storage locker door was twice the size.Trying to put in and locate stuff in quite a roomy space is like trying to decorate your house via the letterbox.
Oh and I can see why people prefer a fixed island bed in the larger vans.
Seems like a list of complaints but it isn't really we had a lovely time and overall,despite the above,the van lived up to our expectations.