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Gbpketo



Cabin : Economy
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Join date : 2020-01-17

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PostSubject: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptyFri Jan 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Hi I’m quite new to all this so here goes I’m in the market for a Brazilian camper however as I live in the north and most vans are 3/4hours away I kneed some advice You see I’m quite tall at 6feet 5 ins Will I fit ....are any other owners of my stature so to speak as to view a van personally to press its an eight hour round trip want to know if I’d.  b wasting my time Thanks
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BigDubblya

BigDubblya

Cabin : Exec 041
Location : London
Posts : 72
Join date : 2012-10-09

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySat Jan 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi, I'm 6ft 4" and have no problems driving, sleeping or sitting in our van. In fact there is plenty of room.
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Gbpketo



Cabin : Economy
Posts : 2
Join date : 2020-01-17

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySat Jan 18, 2020 6:32 pm

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply it’s been most helpful
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Dennis



Cabin : Exec 033
Location : Manorbier Pembrokeshire
Posts : 995
Join date : 2010-08-08

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySat Jan 18, 2020 7:16 pm

Sorry only 5 7 , but a swivel seat will lift you a couple inches higher for the driver. Tim
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TimV

Cabin : Flight 001
Location : Brighton, East Sussex U.K.
Posts : 13750
Join date : 2009-09-27

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 10:11 am

@Dennis wrote:
Sorry only 5 7 , but a swivel seat will lift you a couple inches higher for the driver. Tim

So you wouldn’t want one with a swivel base fitted. 👌

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Purple

Purple

Cabin : Club
Location : Bucks
Posts : 103
Join date : 2017-02-07

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 10:30 am

Th cab headlining is much lower in a Brazzer than the originals, they are relatively easy to remove if needed, but you should be ok.
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MarcusH

MarcusH

Cabin : Exec 031
Location : Sheffield
Posts : 797
Join date : 2011-12-08

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 3:10 pm

@Gbpketo wrote:
Hi I’m quite new to all this so here goes I’m in the market for a Brazilian camper however as I live in the north and most vans are 3/4hours away I kneed some advice You see I’m quite tall at 6feet 5 ins Will I fit ....are any other owners of my stature so to speak as to view a van personally to press its an eight hour round trip want to know if I’d.  b wasting my time Thanks

Where abouts in the north do you live? I’m in Sheffield if you wanted a look round mine or are you proper north
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Bumble

Bumble

Cabin : Exec 049
Location : Surrey
Posts : 1240
Join date : 2014-09-03

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 5:30 pm

@TimV wrote:
@Dennis wrote:
Sorry only 5 7 , but a swivel seat will lift you a couple inches higher for the driver. Tim

So you wouldn’t want one with a swivel base fitted. 👌

lol! lol!

P.
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TimV

Cabin : Flight 001
Location : Brighton, East Sussex U.K.
Posts : 13750
Join date : 2009-09-27

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 7:03 pm

@Purple wrote:
Th cab headlining is much lower in a Brazzer than the originals, they are relatively easy to remove if needed, but you should be ok.

Eh scratch

But the T2C roofline is much higher than a T2A or T2B giving much more headroom.   Basketball

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Purple

Purple

Cabin : Club
Location : Bucks
Posts : 103
Join date : 2017-02-07

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptyMon Jan 20, 2020 11:50 am

@TimV wrote:
@Purple wrote:
Th cab headlining is much lower in a Brazzer than the originals, they are relatively easy to remove if needed, but you should be ok.

Eh  scratch

But the T2C roofline is much higher than a T2A or T2B giving much more headroom.   Basketball

Not at the cab end its not, the roof line slopes down to the front which is why a lot of purist T2 owners don't like Brazzers.
As a bench mark, I used to be able to drive an early T2 standing up* - I cant do that in a Brazzer.
I haven't grown in height since my first T2 in 1989, so I'm pretty sure the headlining is lower.

* A lot of Brazzer owners will now be tutting at the idea of driving whilst standing up, but some of us were actually young once !



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osg

osg

Cabin : Exec 015
Location : Merseyside
Posts : 1160
Join date : 2010-09-21

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptyMon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 pm

Tall drivers have commented on here that they had to stoop to see through the windscreen.
There are however alternative seats that are lower than standard.
Can't find the posts but I know that for example AbsintheKombi did fit a bench front seat that was lower and also would flip over as a reverse facing seat when camped up.
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TnK

TnK

Cabin : Club
Location : Lancashire
Posts : 26
Join date : 2017-01-17

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptyMon Jan 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi, I'm 6'2" and do have to stoop to see through the windscreen, this is probably made worse by having a swivel seat, although I hadn't realised that was a factor. Although it's not the best driving position I do manage ok with it and it's a minor inconvenience compared to the pleasure of having the van.
Sleeping, sitting and standing are not a problem.

We are in Lancashire so if you wanted to see for yourself then I'm happy for you to check out the van.
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Voyager

Voyager

Cabin : Flight 044
Location : Alderley Edge
Posts : 1079
Join date : 2013-08-10

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PostSubject: Re: Sizing up   Sizing up EmptyWed Jan 22, 2020 8:10 am

We're in Cheshire if you want to take a look at ours. I'm 6'1" and don't have a problem. I also have a long back comparative to leg length. Cab headroom is not a problem, and neither is screen visibility, although I sometimes have to bend forwards to see traffic lights if we are up close.
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