Our Weinsberg CaraCompact 600MEG
We part exchanged our
Adria Twin panel van conversion after six mostly trouble free years for a new Weinsberg CaraCompact 600MEG
in 2015. The attraction of this
compact coachbuilt was the twin single beds and a large garage area. It
is 0.7metres longer and 2.2 metres wide so not a lot larger. It has the
larger 2.3 litre 130HP engine with six speed gearbox and cruise
control. Weinsberg motorhomes are built by Knaus-Tabbert in Germany,
being one of their entry level range of vehicles but still well specified.
Further reviews of the motorhome will be added soon but meanwhile . . .
Fiat speedometer visibility problem
This is a common complaint on the new X290 cab and has been reported by
many owners although Fiat are not interested in providing a solution
(at the time of writing in late 2015). With the latest design of instrument cowl
the speedo is set well back in the recess. This may not be a problem on
Left Hand drive vehicles as it is nearer the side window but especially
on shaded roads it is difficult to see the speedo numbers and needle
especially from the 30 to 60mph range.
After trying various LED light strip arrangements I have fitted a
USB powered flexible LED lamp to the edge of the cowl in the eleven
position. This is attached using 3M VHB clear gel double
sided tape which can be easily peeled off if necessary, and I've
shrouded it with black insulating tape as the one I was sent from an
ebay seller was yellow. It is powered
via a USB extension lead from a 12volt
trailing socket with a USB 5volt
outlet located below the steering wheel shroud and fed from a piggyback connector at an ignition live mini
fuse in the
fusebox situated on the drivers side of the dashboard. The photos
below show the effectiveness of the light.