Autotrail spare parts

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  1. pete c

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    well we took the plunge at the weekend and bought our first motorhome a rather nice autotrail scout SE with less than 9000 miles on the clock,yummy:Smile:

    she will need a few bits replacing, a window catch is buggered and the electric cover flap on the incoming mains power is too.

    question is where are the spares available from,I've looked at autotrail on line and they don't appear to stock any great depth of spares. cant find much on tinternet either.

    cant wait to pick it up in a couple of weeks time and get stuck in to the fixing,cleaning,learning and finally using it for a "shakedown cruise"

    any help on the spares appreciated please. peter.c:BigGrin:
     
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    Electric cover flap available at most caravan shops about a fiver, as to the window catch, there are so many different types ! Johns Cross Motors can help out probably !...:thumb:

    Reminded me that whilst I was at Jims, my lockable water cap stayed locked ! Just googled it....around £15 should cover it !!
     
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    Are you buying the MH privately or from a dealer? :Smile:
     
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    its on a 55 plate and very little used so needs a good recommissioning and clean up before we set out.

    The roof in particular is very dirty and in need of TLC. Is is OK to walk on the roof as it looks to be a 1 piece construction and there is an access ladder. I used to clean the caravan roof off every other year, a real pain in the bum trying to do it from the sides:Smile:

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    spares

    p.s. its a private sale,should I get an HPI check done ?
     
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    Definitely!

    What sort of window is it, I may have a catch laying about.
     
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    Auto-Trail have a dedicated spares department and are very efficient, they despatch parts on a daily basis direct to your home, subject to a delivery charge. Sargent Electrics do something similar as well. You will have to ring them direct. They will ask you for the Model and Build Number.
     
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    OK many thanks for the info guys, not sure exactly what type the window catch is but it lives in the sleeping area above the cab and has a broken arm apparently (didn't pay allot of attention to it as too busy drooling over the rest of it):Blush:

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    Walking on the roof?

    Hi Peter,

    Welcome to the Fun...... of all the expenditure you may or may not have with your new adventure-maker, the £10 subscription to MotorhomeFun would be the best value tenner you could spend.

    Re roof walking..... my Scout had a huge roof-box fitted on the roof, between the overcab bulge and the central roof-light and the only way to get to it was to walk over the roof from the rear ladder, so I would say it is safe to walk up there. Me being a cowardy-custard however and old and out of shape (well, not in the shape I'd like to be in...... round is a shape isn't it?) I only went up there a couple of times, to investigate taking the roof-box off!!

    Mine's an 06 Scout and had done only 16000 miles, which I thought was well low, so yours is even better.

    Check your tyres mate.... at that mileage they're probably still the original ones with plenty of tread b ut having mostly stood round for possibly eight years the sidewalls are probably not their best and changing would be the safe bet.

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    thanks Simon, I will be subscribing this week. Tyres not too bad and last service/MOT did mention very slight cracks on 2 of them,I had a look and couldn't spot them but will do a thorough check when I've got the beast.

    think I will venture onto the roof with a crawling pad to spread the weight a bit ( hope swimbo doesn't see that or she'll take the p**s)

    I run a classic car and know about the deterioration of the tyres, even though the tread was like new I had to change two last year due to their age (14 years!) and the dreaded wall cracks:Sad:

    peter
     
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    tyres on motorhomes are far worse than those on classic cars, its not the cracks you can see that are the true problem. its inside the casing with the layers separating. this is far worse because of the high load on them constantly and of course the constant 5 bar pressure. bad tyres on a motorhome is like sitting on 4 bombs that could go off at any time

    its far cheaper to replace the tyres every 7 years regardless than to repair the damage caused by a blowout. its never cheap thats for certain:thumb:
     
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    We are an ex-scout owner, had two autotrails in fact, had no major problems with either. try looking online at Magnums in Grimsby, kenny is a very helpful guy and with it being in Gy he also gets alot of autotrail parts! :thumb:
     
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    Just been reading all this helpful information on here, although I didn't post the original question it is all very relevant as we are heading down south to change the Elddis for an Autotrail Dakota on 28th.

    We will stay overnight on a CL close to the dealer just in case there are any problems/questions...........and I'm sure there will be plenty:BigGrin:

    Will be going over the van with a fine tooth comb to check that everything is working:Wink: Many thanks for all the useful information.

    Bill
     
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    When all else fails; look this joker up


    Alastair Murray

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    Good for all Autotrail and ci M/H bits
     
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    home at last

    fetched the scout home last Saturday and had a good drive home with no issues encountered,I'm off work this week so spent the last few days checking and cleaning(taken 3 days to clean,polish and wax the exterior !) both batteries were very low and taken 3 days to recondition the first one,the second one was dry so may not recover. Swopped the damaged dining table top with the free standing one and repaired and covered the damaged one with fablon!! looks good for an £8 repair. Need some more bits soon and will need the build number?? so where do I find this please,oh yeh any thoughts on winter covers,ebay have them for around £160 are they any good?

    regards. peter :BigGrin:
     
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    Build number

    On my Scout the most obvious place to find the build number is on a plate (more like stuck on notice really) stuck to the side of the habitation door footwell... below that little door that gives access to the back of the fire.

    My build number is 10305 for an '06 van, so your '55 plate van should be something similar I would guess.

    Simon
     
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    dont forget the cam belt?

    welcome to the club:thumb:
     
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