Well we collected the Orion from YC Leisure today after servicing and warranty work,it wasn't without one or two problems at handover but they were ironed out amicably enough eventually .
SWMBO is delighted that the TV worktop has been replaced,the chap that did it said that it is much more difficult to remove and replace than you would think,so anyone intending to do it themselves,be warned.
Thankfully there is no sign of damp/water ingress whatsoever so that is a big relief,also the wheelarch liners are intact,no splitting.
I had specified the fitting of a pair of Al-KO shock absorbers and I am glad I did.
I only have the evidence of the forty mile trip down the A1/M62 to home to go on but the difference was obvious.
Whereas previously passing HGV's made the van move about slightly now it barely moves at all.
It feels far more stable to tow which inspires confidence in your blogster.
One thing to watch though,when I came to collect the van they had put RED shockers on when the mass of the van demanded BLUE.
RED are for 1300 - 1800Kg on a single axle and BLUE are for 901 - 1300Kg
There are also GREEN ones for lighter vans.
Al-KO Shock Absorbers
As the 440/4 has an MTPLM of 1249Kg they fell in the BLUE category.
Anyway I asked for them to be changed and they did with no argument.
So if you go ahead and have some fitted,check the colour ( some Orions,the 460/5 and 530/6,are over 1300Kg so will require the RED ),the price is about £85 per pair plus about an hours labour.
All done and dusted for another year,hopefully.