Blog updated & disaster hits - twice!!

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  1. jaygee

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    Just updated our blog.
    Two disasters -
    1. Some child opened a car door just as we were going by. Luckily just clipped our wing mirror which sprung back with minor damage but broke the Awning bracket that the leg fits into on the lower side of the van and took the Fiamma security lock right off! Decided damage to our van was less than our excess and easily rectified by us when we get home so not making an insurance claim. The Croaatian chap said we were partly to blame for being too close - never mind the other 50 cars we had just driven by without a problem!!! Anyway he's only 3rd party so reluctantly said ok to just leave it.

    2. Am now sitting in Camping Sobrec with the clutch gone on our van. Have been dealing with the AA breakdown most of the day and finally they have come up with a garage about 5 miles away which we are pretty confident we can get to without having to be recovered but at what cost??????
     
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    Hi. Sorry to hear of your problems, hopefully you can soon get the clutch fixed. Maybe the labour will be cheaper than the rip off UK.

    I take it the site you are on is just south of Split, I stayed on that one last year and may be back there in a few days. I have just arrived in Croatia on the Camperstop at Cvetkovic, Plitvica which is about 2km from the Waterfall.

    Mike
     
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    might still be here then?????
    Would we get our big van in the camperstop (7.5mtr long x 3.5 high) as am going there next - hopefully!!!!!
    Got the big blue canoe on top of the van so you'll be able to find us if we are here!!!
     
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    Hi Tony, remember the rule of threes:Eeek: I hope you have no more problems! Re the collision with the door, you run a garage so those little things can be fixed when you get home.:Smile: Best of luck with the clutch, hope its not too expensive:thumb:

    Meanwhile...

    Has Jacky been driving the motorhome?

    Husband: Bloody hell the clutch has gone AGAIN. Thats the 5th time this year!
    Wife: Don't look at me, I don't use it.:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi. you should get in here Ok there are some resonable sized vans on site at the moment. It is behind a house but has a reasonable access road, just off the main road. They charged me 10 euro a night, yes euro and they are not even in the EU yet, but it suits me better anyway as I have more euro on board than local stuff.

    I am intending to do a couple of nights here and then maybe one more stop before Stobrec.

    Mike
     
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    Update to clutch repair

    managed to find a garage just round the corner from campsite. Van is booked in tomorrow at 8am for new clutch - £500 cash:Eeek:
    Hopefully they can do it in one day.
     
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    well being in the garage trade yourself you should know how to do it in a day.:thumb::thumb:

    hope it all works out ok for you.
     
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    Unfortunetly we also know that these jobs never go to plan - wrong parts, broken bits etc... and in the motor trade problems usually happen on a Friday leaving vehicles out of action for the weekend.....
    We will be wandering around Split (in the pouring rain as it happens) for the whole day waiting for the phone call...........
     
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    Fingers crossed they get it sorted today:pray:
     
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    Hope you get it all fixed OK. When you come back to site drop in and say Hello, we are on 224, that's if you don't get blown over in the current wind and rain:cry: Motomike is also here and looking for you.
    We have a couple of LaFuma chairs if you need to doss down for the night in our awning. You would be welcome.
     
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    Went back at 5pm they are still working on it!Told us to comeback at 8pm. - we've been walking round in poring rain all day..........
    JAG - will probably be returning to site when we pick up the van so will try to catch up with you then
     
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    Hi Tony & Jackie,
    What happened last night as you are not on site? Is everything OK? If you need anything give us a ring. I will PM you my number.
    Graham
     
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    All sorted and back on the road albeit pockets some £500 lighter! Back on sobrec campsite where we will be chilling out for a couple of days before heading north to national parks.Thanks for the offer of a bed for the night
    JAG glad to say we didn't need it!
     
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    Great news...

    Now you can get on with the Fun.

    Money is replaceable... happy times missed are not.

    JJ :Cool:
     
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