We bought our new Laika in July 2012 after first owning a Rimor Sailor 747 followed by a Rapido 966M A Class, having cut our teeth on these first two we had a better idea of our needs with regards to size and layout which always ends in some form of compromise.
We bought all three from Southdowns Motorhomes in Portsmouth who have so far provided us with good service although this can be quite challenging at times as parts from manufacturers are not always supplied with any urgency.
Our Laika is Italian built and is 25ft long being based on a Fiat Ducato chassis with a 180hp 4cyl turbo diesel. It has an Alko extension chassis to provide support for the additional length which also introduces a rear torsion bar suspension instead of the standard leaf spring. We have now had fitted full VB air suspension with Auto Levelling which is a great improvement to the overall ride experience. We also had the Diesel engine remapped which has provided more horsepower and low down torque.