Can Anyone Recommend A Good Motor Home Service Company

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  1. Travelling Wonder

    Travelling Wonder

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    Hi all ,

    We've just had got ourselves a 1990 Ford Transit Travelhome and we love it :)

    Can anyone recommend a good mobile service engineer or premises near the Brighton area ?

    Thanks :)

    Anthony
     
  2. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Google is your friend (y) I found a few that could act as a starting point.
     
  3. Sphgmo

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    For workshop would suggest
    Swift Motor Services. Worthing 01903 237137 swiftmotors.co.uk

    or mobile
    SandG Caravan Services. 07842451804 sandgcaravanservices.co.uk. Based in Lancing.
     
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  4. Travelling Wonder

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    Brilliant , thanks guys :)
     
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  6. Mr Colpot

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    Take care if using S&G for habitation stuff - I wouldnt have them near my pride and joy again after I virtually had to restrain him from ripping my fridge out without undoing the screws.
     
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  7. Pikeman

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    Deffo try Swift2 in Worthing. Speak to Glynne, very helpful and never a rip off.

    Keith :cool:
     
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  8. Sphgmo

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    Oh dear. Sorry to hear about Mr Colpot's experience with S & G.
    I used them a couple of times last year and found them very helpful in solving a couple of problems on the van.
    Even arrived early on the day we were going away to fit a new leisure battery.

    Agree with Pikeman about Glen Strachan at Swift2. Always friendly and gives a good service at reasonable prices.
     
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    I can second that one too. Always been helpful and very reasonable prices.
     
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    I would also add Colas Ltd at Ringmer. mechserv@colas.co.uk
    01273 815855
    I have used them a couple of times for welding repairs.
    They also do servicing and MOT's
     
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    I have always heard brilliant things about Johns Cross and they gave me excellent service when sending parts out here to Portugal.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I would say that I used S&G first and there were two Guys and they did a great job fitting Gaslow and checking all was good although they did mark the van slightly getting the Cannisters in and out.
    The second time it was to fit a new element to a fridge on the Sunseeker and the Guy was on his own and I was helping him to move the fridge forward. We had troble with one screw but rather than try to drill it out he kept trying to wrench the fridge out. Maybe it was because it was late in the day and he was on his own but I wasnt happy.
    I try to use Johns Cross whenever possible but it means I use a days holiday, but they have always done a good job.
     
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    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    Hi from devon
    I Had one of those a few years back 1990 on a transit 2.5d .so simple to work on and have a few spares still in the garage .
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  15. Travelling Wonder

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    Wow what a fantastic response :)

    I've got the guy from s and g coming next week to do the habitational service.

    Hopefully it'll all go smoothly as me and the wife are dying to go out and use our new motorhome as much as we can.

    Jollyrodger - were thinking of fitting a twin carburettor to boost the engine a little , have u any recommendations ?
     
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  16. Terry and Jan

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    Don't bother with Marquis!
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  17. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    I take it you have the 2.0 pinto engine? Twin 40 Webbers were a pain for not a lot of gain.


    When the old 2.1 pinto engine was in cheap supply maybe go that root, did that years ago with a single 45 Webber with good results.


    http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=122490


    Personally I would be looking to replace it with a 2.5di
     
  18. MikeD

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    Def johns cross - don't forget to ask for the funster discount
     
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