What do you mean you fancy a Destiny. What do I mean saying what do you mean you fancy a Destiny????????
Glad that is clear.
A Destiny can be: The name given to the 6 from 1990 onwards AKA a Lowside Destiny 400Kg ish ex works 750Kg gross weight. The 1993(?) onwards model with higher sides (Highside Destiny) a fridge and sometimes 4 burner stoves 530Kg ex works 750Kg gross. Some transition models (Less than 10 we think) that were longer and had a toilet but still the threepenny bit front and back. Then the last Destiny the Riva Destiny with glassfibre front and rear. 780Kg ex works and 1,000Kg gross. Do we also include the 6 berth Dimension? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
It all depends what you want. Just a little extra space, the fridge and increased storage space (but less weight available for loading) on the Highside Destiny or the loo and the more decorative finish of the Riva model.
None of them will tow as well as the rear entry (o'er missus) models. This is (as I best understand it) because of the ratio of the length of the tow hitch to wheel and the total length. The larger the ratio the more stable the trailer. e.g. Fifth wheel caravans are very stable.
So try and establish how you feel about towing the type of Destiny you think you want. Sorry I can't remember if you have mentioned your towing experience. The higher weights and the increased height of the centre of gravity also interact with this.
I know of one Riva Destiny owner who had a three lane dance across the motorway. I know nothing of how carefully he loaded or not. I do know that he was then permanently sold on a towing stabiliser. We then get into the question of if you believe a stabiliser is a good or bad thing?
I'm not meaning to say anything bad about these more underlining that you can get away with terrible abuse towing the smaller Dandys
The best people to answer this point are the people who tow larger Dandys. I'm trying desperately to think who? Mike tows a 6. Endecay a Highside Destiny. kirstOn a Riva Destiny and peridot likewise. Endecay and kirstOn we don't see as much as we used to but I'm sure Mike and Peridot will comment as will others I have forgot (Sorry) Oh Phoenix has a 6 as well.
If you have a large vehicle (over 2.5 Tonnes gross) and a post 1997 licence you can't tow the Riva Destiny as you will be over 3.5 Tonnes but there is no restriction when towing 750Kg.
Ian has just got a Riva Destiny and Dimension in at the moment no older ones.
Remember the weight and the size when it comes to maneuvering on site. If you look at an early Highside without struts on the bed see how you are at lifting the beds. A good file on fitting gas struts to Highsides on the Yahoo Owners group.
What do you think you want?