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Eterniti Caravans

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It has been announced today that the company is being run by administrators - and production has been halted.

This is very sad as they had a brilliant concept BUT obviously the figures just did not add up.

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It is a great shame because they were a company with a good idea. Gone the same way as Stealth sadly.

Feel sorry for all those who put their faith in the company by ordering vans.

It might be that somebody might pick it up and run with it afterall although they will deed pockets as they will have to pay cash for everything in future.

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Hi all,

Totally agree with your thoughts John, it would be terrible for anyone to have put down deposits or indeed handed in their current caravan as part exchange. Many years ago after two pre-owned Trophy caravans we purchased a new Trophy Olympic, after that we wished for a Van Royce, looking back I'm really pleased we didn't, with the same people running these companies Van Master went the same way !!

Happy caravanning, indoors.

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What I can't understand, Ray, is there are people who have put as much as £14k down on a new van. Madness with a small unproven company with little track record.

Sounds like they were aware of the situation some weeks ago but carried on trading regardless!

Follow the sad saga on CT.

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Very sad, all down to cash flow.

I now own an exclusive caravan, been there before though.

Ian

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My neighbour was lucky enough ( or, unlucky depending on your point of view) to pick his new Eterniti up 2 weeks ago!

Their website states that they ceased trading on Friday.

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My neighbour was lucky enough ( or, unlucky depending on your point of view) to pick his new Eterniti up 2 weeks ago!

Their website states that they ceased trading on Friday.

Trouble is he has no warranty and judging by the fact that it is the warranty problems that partly got them into trouble I hope he has no trouble.

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Very sad, all down to cash flow.

I now own an exclusive caravan, been there before though.

Ian

After VanMaster ( was it Van Royce before as well?) thought you would commission your own!......

rgds

geoff

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There is a post over on CT where one owner of a Eternity IB4 reckons that his van was built with a MRO that equals the maximum chassis weight allowing for no payload http://www.caravantalk.co.uk/community/topic/83059-eterniti-owners/page-4 apparently the only recourse is a complete new chassis to keep the van legal?

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CT have been requested by the Administrators to post a Statement.....so if you are an Eterniti owner or have one on order then worth a look under Ben's posting...

geoff

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Hi all,

Purely personal but why mention statements and posts from other forums. I and others had major run ins with the pair of twits that run it. Why should we on this excellent forum give two hoots about what's mentioned there.

Happy caravanning, indoors.

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Hi all,

Purely personal but why mention statements and posts from other forums. I and others had major run ins with the pair of twits that run it. Why should we on this excellent forum give two hoots about what's mentioned there.

Happy caravanning, indoors.

Because not everyone reads every forum Ray....and there is lots of interesting stuff 'out there'.....including people who profess to be trying to save the company............I have never seen one nor had any intention of purchase myself but there are members of T&T who have........and I am sorry for their situation.

geoff

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Yep likewise, I saw there was at least one t&t member that owned an Eterniti I just posted the statement in view of that fact and that it may be of some assistance, is there something wrong with that then?

Phil.

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Always disappointing when a UK manufacturer of any product closes but whichever way you look at it they were a niche market for a selected audience and there just wasn't the business case to tool up for a very specialised product, pretty much the same with the Stealth range. I'm surprised we haven't yet seen different companies get together to produce "standard" bodyshells that they then fit out and customise to their own brand.

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As an owner I can tell you that it is a fantastic concept, we are over the moon with the van and had ordered anew one for delivery in July.

The company had a full order book and most of the teething problems had been sorted.

We will be keeping our present one as there is nothing else out there that we like.

It will be serviced by my local mobile engineer and yes I will have to pay for things that would have been under warranty.

The big deposits were due to Black Horse offering zero interest if 50% deposit paid, those may still have a claim against BH.

Ian

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It happened to us after ordering a Fleetwood Van. We were able to get our money back and got a SWIFT instead.

We still though wish we had been able to own the Fleetwood as we have not seen anything to match it since.

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