Update on expected progress

28 Apr

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We are hoping to re-run previous trips to France (which we did in our previous Ducato Trigano) in July, during the Tour de France. We are trying to meet with neighbours and greet them on top of one of the Tour Climbs with a burger! To do this, we need the nv200 well before this, to ensure all is functioning.The photo shows a campsite close to the Pyrenees. We are also going to visit my brother’s place to stretch our legs. Will almost certainly take the caravan too but will await this decision until we have tried the van solo.
The converters should be ready for us this week and we can expect a 2 hour drive then a train trip home involving a taxi ride, two changes of train and a bus ride.Should have plenty of time to complete.
Yesterday, the spare wheel “basket” had well protected threads and ony needed a finger of grease if you are really fussy. Up to now Nissan seem to have considered lots of little details which is encouraging.We noticed that the sliding doors are much quieter to close than on the Ducato we had. This can be important on a quiet, crowded campsite late at night.
If I get the chance, may try the alloys out and check that they fit OK at this stage, so that we have plenty of time to sort out any issues.

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2 Responses to “Update on expected progress”

  1. Stefaan April 28, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Hello,are the tires you are putting on the alloy wheels cargo grade ?

    • Dinkum April 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      Yes, they are rated “XL” for extra load. Scroll down using the Archive buttons and look for Hot Hatch Corner and a photo of the Fox alloys.

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