Benjamin Davies

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Our Gentleman Jack Bancroft is an irredeemable motorcaravaning enthusiast. His family have been camping, caravanning and motorcaravanning since 1928. Jack and his wife Flora are now on their tenth motorhome, a 2003 Auto-Sleeper Pollensa on a Ford Transit base.

Gentleman JackOur Gentleman Jack Bancroft is an irredeemable motorcaravaning enthusiast. His family have been camping, caravanning and motorcaravanning since 1928. Jack and his wife Flora are now on their tenth motorhome, a 2003 Auto-Sleeper Pollensa on a Ford Transit base. They have toured extensively at home and abroad, including a period of full-timing. Here, Jack answers your motorcaravanning queries:

 

Q: I’ve just seen a review on the Practical Motorhome website in which the author said that an Auto-Trail ’van was based on a SEVEL. It looks like it’s on a Fiat. Are they the same thing?
Bob Lloyd
Hatfield

 

A: Yes and no! SEVEL is actually an acronym for a cooperative venture between Fiat, Citroën and Peugeot. So all Fiat Ducatos are SEVELs but not all SEVELs are Ducatos. SEVEL mass-produces vehicles that are collaborative ventures between the three manufacturers, although each participant also produces other maker-specific models at its own factories.

 

Currently there are two main SEVEL factories in Europe: SEVEL Sud is in Italy and it is here that all Fiat Ducato, Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer chassis are made; SEVEL Nord is in France. Their output consists of people carriers and car-derived motorhomes.
 

SEVEL’s full title in Italian is Societá Europea Veicoli Leggeri, so you can see why most people abbreviate it! 



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