Bessacarr E695, Habitation Door Hinges

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  1. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

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    One of the hinges on the habitation door has seized and snapped of.

    It is about 7 inches in length, made of aluminium and consists of 5 sections of which 3 sections are fixed to the door frame, 1 section is attached to the flyscreen and the final section is fitted to the actual habitation door.

    My local motorhome supplier has contacted SWIFT but to no avail.

    I anticipate that this is going to be a long saga to obtain them. I have contacted several Caravan Breakers who specialise in second hand parts but again without success.

    If anyone can give me some advice or supply an alternative system I would be greatly appreciative.
     
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    Hi,

    Try giving Ian in our Parts Dept a ring, we might be able to help as the Bessie could use the same parts as a Swift model.

    In the meantime, try some Super Glue, it is surprising what that will fix.

    Regards

    Peter
     
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    Thank you for all the advice you gave.

    I have managed to learn that the Explorer Group are still using this type of Hinge and have ordered 3 sets at £10.41p each. Should be here within a couple of weeks.
     
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    That very handy information, i will make a note of it for possible future use
    Thanks

     
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    Just a bit more info for anyone interested,

    The bottom half of my rear ladder recently got damaged (the hinge snapped on that as well) and had to be written off. I contacted HIATCO, the origonal manufacturer in County Durham and they have advised they will make me a new one for £76.38 Inc VAT and Carriage. Will take about 3 weeks,

    Now thats what I call service.

    Anyone interested contact Alan Davison at HIATCO.com

    They appear to make quite a few aluminium ladders for Motorhomes and Caravans
     
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    if its seized solid enough to snap the ally Peter,i dont think superglue will be up to the job:Wink:
     
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    Glad you got fixed up, do remember to keep the new ones oiled, and use the van more often, hee hee:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Yea, your right, We keep it parked up far to long each year. Trouble is I still have to work for a living!!!!!!!!
     
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