It’s hard to read the speedo in our new Fiat Ducato motor home because the dial is dark and far away. What can we do?
JP, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent
On the latest Ducato van, which is the base vehicle for your camper, the instrument binnacle is deeper and the speedo can be in shadow. Lots of motor-home owners have complained but the van drivers seem happy, so, although the motor-home market is not insignificant to Fiat, it is unlikely to make changes to the model. Possible solutions include driving with the lights on (so the instrument panel is lit); using a sat nav speed display or a speedometer app on a mobile; or buying a separate GPS-operated speedometer (about £30-£70).
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