"The product has performed consistently to our entire satisfaction. In the shared right of way situation, without turning room at the end, such as we have here, the turntable is an invaluable asset. We are now able to park six cars with a clear driveway down one side, so that all residents enjoy the facility of off street parking and being able to drive off and onto a busy road without backing...
While neither of us who own the properties using the Carousel have any thought of selling, we have no doubt that the value of our properties has been enhanced through a fuller enjoyment of them by this facility in the way of off street parking and free access.
True, the installation seems expensive as an upfront cost, but it is relative to other major items in a development or home improvement costing. For our part, we would not have considered undertaking the extensive renovation and landscaping unless access could be improved. Thus the Carousel was an integral part of the planning and its cost ingredient just another item one complains about at the time, but in retrospect is recognised as money well spent."
"My wife and I purchased this property from the builder/developer in February nearly three years ago. The property had been on the market for some months and would not sell, we think because of its difficult turning/parking situation. Effectively this meant that whilst we could drive our two cars in and out of the garages, once the doors were shut it was extremely difficult to turn another car...
I had spent my life in the motor business and could just manage but with difficulty and our friends found it impossible and the steepness of the drive caused them all sorts of problems if they left their cars in the streets and walked.
The installation of the Carousel has transformed the parking situation. We can now park three or four guest cars in addition to our own and the operation is such that once they have experienced the turntable our friends do the operation themselves. It works very smoothly; almost silently, and has given no trouble. Carousel has been pleasant to deal with and the only regret I have is that we didn't do the installation two years earlier.
An interesting side issue arose following the completion of the installation. A land agent who had previously tried to sell this house for the developer and failed because of the drive limitations, phoned and asked if we wanted to sell now the turntable was in operation. This was within the first few days of its operation, and last Friday we had another approach from another who was also interested. It so happens that we are quite happy as we are, but it is heartening to know that when we do want to sell the obstacle has been removed.
"In January of this year the Fortune Theatre installed a 7-metre diameter turntable into its main stage. The purpose was largely to facilitate scenery changes. Carousel was awarded the contract because not only was their quoted price very competitive, but also, we thought their specialisation in this field would be an advantage...
I can say without qualification that the Fortune Theatre is delighted with the turntable. The craftsmanship and overall quality of the unit more than met our expectations and the co-operation of the company and meeting of all deadlines were very much appreciated by the theatre. Already used successfully in productions, the turntable is proving to be a great asset for our theatre.
"If anyone is hesitating about purchasing one of the Carousel turntables, I can assure them that I have never regretted the day I decided to have one installed on a very steep section in Opua. In order to get my car off the road, and to turn it, I had obtained a design for a sort of turning platform hanging out over the steep bank and road, but it would also have involved excavating under my house...
I was not happy about it, and hunted around for a turntable. I discovered Carousel, and my problems were solved.
So 11 years ago Carousel installed the turntable and I obtained peace of mind over the ease of turning my car, its security and the fact that I did not have to reverse down a steep drive onto the road. Even without the remote control the Carousel is beautifully balanced and easy to turn.
An added bonus is that the Carousel has considerably increased the value of my property.
I can thoroughly recommend Carousel and I am pleased to show it to anyone interested."
"The first anniversary of successfully relocating the turntable on to the new parking platform is coming up and I thought I would let you know how well it is performing.
As you are aware, in the previous situation there was absolutely no alternative to backing out into the traffic, under the new set-up we now have ample room to back and fill so we could come out of the drive frontwards. However, there is no way we would be without the turntable both on the grounds of better space utilisation and physical comfort.
We old guys are not so agile in neck turning for backing as we used to be.
Although a property may allow the physical capability of turning at the end of a driveway, the installation of one of your turntables is not really just a luxury, it adds value to a property and considerably enhances the owner's enjoyment of life.
Feel free to use our property as a demonstration model for prospective customers if you wish. It says much for the workmanship that it has now been operating without a problem for over 10 years in the very harsh environment of the coast."
"When I conceived the idea that a turntable would be useful to have I must admit that I had in mind that my wife and I might not use it very much for some years. Because the drive is very steep I thought that as we got older it might be difficult to turn our heads to drive backwards down the drive...
In fact we have used it continuously since it was installed and I don't know how we could have managed without it. I'm very pleased that I thought of the idea of installing a turntable before the design work on our house was completed. I presume that this minimised the cost to me compared to the alternative of post installation.
While I have no intention of selling, the interest in the turntable that I get from visitors to the house (especially men) is such that I'm sure it would be a very strong selling feature. It is certainly a value-for-money asset.
"I am writing to tell you how pleased we are with the Carousel installed at our house. As you know we live down a long awkward right-of-way. To leave a good turn-around area at the end would have meant severely restricting the garage area when we built. Reversing up or down the drive is out of the question...
With a Carousel and, using a remote, we have no problem. We just drive onto the Carousel and, using the remote, turn the car and drive into the garage. Vice versa when leaving. The alternative button control on the wall means visitors can turn themselves around even if we are not at home.
The Carousel copes with most vehicles including long wheel-base vans and light trucks. It seemed expensive at first, but being so well engineered, and virtually maintenance free, it is a good investment.
Unexpected gains from the Carousel are that it is always a talking point and, if I ever wanted to shift, certainly a selling point for the house.
As you know this is the second Carousel I have installed and I would have no hesitation in recommending the product to anyone with awkward or restricted access."
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