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    Eriba car motorhome

    Hi
    Anyone know how I can bring the base vehicle for my Eriba car into the 21st century. No power steering, no turbo on the diesel engine ,brakes a bit suspect under load. Otherwise a great little van and super conversion. It is a Renault Traffic 1992.
    Thanks

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    Hi,

    The Trafic was in production from 1980 until 2001 and various improvements were made during the models lifespan. Later ones had turbo engines and power steering so it should be relatively easy to transplant parts from a newer van in to your older motorhome.

    There is a Renault Trafic owners club believe it or not, I think they would probably be your best bet for expert advice

    http://www.rtmr.org/index.html
    Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Huff View Post
      Hi,

      The Trafic was in production from 1980 until 2001 and various improvements were made during the models lifespan. Later ones had turbo engines and power steering so it should be relatively easy to transplant parts from a newer van in to your older motorhome.

      There is a Renault Trafic owners club believe it or not, I think they would probably be your best bet for expert advice

      http://www.rtmr.org/index.html
      Thanks Huff, thats really helpful.

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        #4
        Depends how you feel about doing jobs yourself. An MOT failure van from the later years would provide all sorts of upgrades.

        The turbo is a different issue though, it would either mean a complete engine swap or a visit to a company that specialises in after market turbos and that would prove expensive.

        We have a 1.9 engined Berlingo Romahome and progress could be described as leisurely and we have got used to that.

        Peter

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          #5
          In addition turbos add a lot of complication and expense. Yes they improve performance dramatically but if they go wrong they can wreck the entire engine and they make servicing more complex and expensive. A non-turbo diesel will generally last to a much higher mileage than a turbo'd unit as well.

          Power steering would be a most useful upgrade though and if you are handy with a spanner shouldnt break the bank
          Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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