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Buccaneer Caravel 2015 review


Overall caravan rating

*


Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2015
  • Berth: 4
  • Single or twin axle: Twin axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 20000 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 2000 kg

  • Length: 8.12 m
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

nothing

What's bad?

where do you won't to start 52 problems from day one

Would you recommend it?

No

Style & comfort ***

Do you like the way it looks?

yes

Is it comfortable?

not bad

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

3

Reliability & water ingress *

Anything to look out for?

everything that can go wrong

Practicality *

Does it meet your holiday needs?

no

Any modifications?

no

Buying experience ****

Did you buy it new or used?

new

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

good

 

All opinions, facts and figures are those of the reviewer. Caravan Talk accepts no responsibility for accuracy of the content.



6 Comments

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johnboy1428
Oct 16 2016 04:18 pm

with the motor movers and air con this van cost in excess of £33,000  this was my wife and my retirement dream. WHAT a complete wast of money. On contacting Elddis   I was told if you had bought a Ford you wouldn,t ring Dagenham ring your dealer. And so the ongoing nightmare

started. It,s now oct 2016 95% sorted but still problems ongoing .

Thank you for your review of this van.

However reading the review will tell potential buyers very little that you found wrong with the caravan.

I am not advocating only good reviews but it would help everyone if you could go into more detail with the faults.

As Elddis have told you, your complaints have to go through the dealer, not Elddis.

Weird review.  No description of any faults!  :unsure:

A list of faults would have been useful so I could compare it with all my problems on a 2015 Cruiser.

Ian

The poor review (as in poor I mean the quality of the information provided by Johnboy1428)  suggests his intention is to damage Buccaneers reputation online without a thought for his fellow owners having the ability to check the faults against their own vans.

 

Often the first time we recognise a fault exists is when a helpful CT member points us to look in the right direction.

 

To that end I have disregarded this review.

 

Davros

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I have to agree with the comments above. Striking down with great rage and furious anger will mean little unless the underlying detail is revealed. As a Buccaneer owner who has had plenty of problems I know the value of keeping a level head and decent relationship with the dealer. Given the way the caravan warranty claim system works it's the only way. If the van had 50 faults I am willing to bet that many were low level cosmetic and if things are now 95% resolved it would have been good for us all to hear how things progressed. Never too late to start recounting. GB
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