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2020 Berlingo 1.2 puretech/Amdro Boot Jump.
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Once we have some clarity with regards to the current situation it is our intention to purchase a new Berlingo 1.2 and an Amdro Boot Jump. I have two questions and if anyone can help I would be very grateful.

1) What, if any difference to the handling of the Berlingo to the installation of the Boot Jump make. I ask this as some years ago we had a Romahome R20 Hi-Lo and the weight distribution, especially behind the rear axle, made the handling incertain situation shall we say "interesting".

2) On paper the 130 Desiel is a better bet for the increased load of the Jump due to the better torque figure but I specifically due not want a Desiel and am a tad concerned that the 1.2 Puretech may feel a little stretched. Has anyone experience of this pairing.

Our intended use would be primarily as a day van with overnights being rare if indeed ever.

Geoff.
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Hi Geoff
While not an expert by any means, my guess is that because the car has so little rear overhang, and the boot jump is light enough to be lifted in by hand, it shouldn't make too much difference. I've had three bags of cement in the boot of my car (75kg) which I laid flat on the floor, only just inside the boot lid, as far back as I could get them (so i didn't have to lean too far into the car and ruin my back) and it was absolutely fine. The van versions have (I think) a 600kg payload limit so the weight of the boot jump shouldn't be a problem.
IIRC the Romahomes had a really long extnede drear overhang so as to add extra space inside.
Sorry I can't be more exact, but I don't think you're going to have a problem.
Jim
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(15-05-2020, 11:27 AM)Big_Jim1967 Wrote:  Hi Geoff
While not an expert by any means, my guess is that because the car has so little rear overhang, and the boot jump is light enough to be lifted in by hand, it shouldn't make too much difference. I've had three bags of cement in the boot of my car (75kg) which I laid flat on the floor, only just inside the boot lid, as far back as I could get them (so i didn't have to lean too far into the car and ruin my back) and it was absolutely fine. The van versions have (I think) a 600kg payload limit so the weight of the boot jump shouldn't be a problem.
IIRC the Romahomes had a really long extnede drear overhang so as to add extra space inside.
Sorry I can't be more exact, but I don't think you're going to have a problem.
Jim

Thanks Jim, you have confirmed what I thought. The overhang and the weight in it of the Romahome acted as a pendulum and was borderline dangerous. I once had to take avoiding action at speed and near as darn it lost the thing. Indeed I found correctly matched caravan outfits exhibited better stability.

Geoff.
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