Bathroom wash basin in Hymer B644 2002

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  1. goneroming

    goneroming Read Only Funster

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    Replacement of bathroom wash basin in Hymer B644 2002

    After finding that my bathroom wash basin had a crack that had been repaired I decided that I would replace it.
    Because this is the second Hymer with a cracked wash basin I have had, it would be a good idea to find a alternative to a genuine Hymer one.

    Went looking on google & found Caravan Panels Ltd. nr. Preston, they were very helpful & said via email. "Unfortunately we do not currently stock this sink, but could make me a new one by using the old one as a template" which would be stronger & made with fibre glass, with a lead time of 2-3 weeks. So out comes the sink & off I go to Preston, delivered the sink & waited & waited & waited, it`s now 6 weeks.

    After many phone calls & e-mail that don`t get replied to, promises that don`t materialise from this company, I have now given up all hope of a sink from them. You deal with this company at your own risk!!!

    Now ordered from Hymer, which I should have done in the beginning

    Has anyone else had any dealings them, it would be interesting to know.
     
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    I have a same van, same year.. sink is ok, but how much is a new one.. ?

    (just in case it gets broken)

    edit.. just noticed it's your first post .. welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Hi Jim,
    From Premier Motorhomes £123 that`s delivered
     
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    thanks.. not cheap, but less than I expected.. (y)
     
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    I totally agree with @goneroming to steer clear of Caravan Panels Ltd.We have a TEC made by Hymer and like you needed a new sink as the old one had cracked round the plug hole.
    At the recent Falkirk meet @Mags52 very kindly gave me two numbers of companies that made replacements.. One of them was Caravan panels which is only about 12 miles away so we decided to use them. Took the basin into them and was promised it would be ready in 2 weeks. No such luck and when I rang to see if it was ready all sorts of excuses including the water problem we have in Lancashhire at the moment. If he couldn't fulfil his promise he should never have offered to have it ready in 2 weeksWe went over to pick it up and I rang the other number Mags had given me GRP leisure in Derby who she had incidentally used.....Derek couldn't have been more helpful asking if I could email a picture to see if he had the mould ...he didn't but said if we posted the basin to him he would be able to turn one round in a week.
    He emailed last Tuesday to say he had received it and that it would be ready to post back by beginning of this next week.
    And his price is half what Caravan Panels wanted. I will put an update on when we receive it back.
     
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    Derek has quoted me £65 for making one if that is of any help.
    I believe the one Mags had done was about the same price a couple of years ago.
     
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    @davanne, I'd be interested to know how you fare with the replacement, as our vanity sink could do with replacing.

    I hope you are pleased with the results when it arrives next week. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    The one we had made by Derek was as good as new when we sold the van nearly two years later. It looked great. thoroughly recommend him.
     
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    Thanks Mags. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    As soon as we receive it I'll let you know what it's like
     
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    Thanks davanne. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    @davanne do you have the contact details please
     
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    Derek Justice GRP Leisure 07792607664 ......he is in Derby but we posted ours to him as he didn't have the mould.
     
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    If only I could get my cracked basin out this company would be perfect...... as it is having to get it repaired in place
     
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    Max really struggled with ours but managed in the end and the only problem was a damaged reich pipe tail which we have replaced ready for the basin coming back.
     
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    to get it out means more or less dissembling the whole bathroom...its crazy, but in a panel van space is tight. An in place fix it will have to be..... OK someone more capable could remove it but how much would that cost + the replacement sink on top. ( for a new globecar/Possl replacement I was quoted 400€ :()
     
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    Out of interest, those with a cracked or broken basin, do you know how did it happened ?

    Is it due to age and degrading of the plastic, or using chemicals to clean, accident, rough using, or what ?

    Ours is 13 years old and looks like new.. , and as far as I can determine it's the original sink..
     
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    I think ours was degrading of the plastic due to the sun...the previous owners spent 6 months away in Portugal each year and the roof light is directly above the basin and it had discoloured badly and the weakest point must have been round the plug hole as that was where it had cracked. The plastic did seem very brittle so hopefully the new Grp one will be much better and stronger.
    However I think the use of household cleaners dosnt help I'm always very wary of what I use to clean ...also heard that mouth wash can cause a lot of damage.
     
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