Combe Martin woes

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  1. themogs

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    Hi people :thumb:
    Stayed at Stowford Farm for the last 5 nights, and had a gr8t weekend.
    This morning decided to visit Combe Martin (A399) , but had an unfortunate bumping with a large branch some 8ft high, and protruding outwards (barsteward):cry::cry:
    Now part of nearside overcab moulding badly damaged.:cry::cry:
    Managed to get M/H home safely....will ring insurance in the morning
    Gutted !!!!!:swear::swear:
     
  2. Tootles

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    OUCH!! At least your not hurt!
     
  3. Jaws

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    Do not panick ! There is at least one person on here who runs a company that will make short work of fixing it .. You are not the first and doubt you will be the last :Wink:
     
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  4. Wildman

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    Sorry to hear of your damage, there have been a number of trees come down in the area. Now what's your excuse for not popping in to see me, only a mile down the road and if you went to Woolacombe you passed the door.
     
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  5. Phill D

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    Oh man I know how you feel did it on last van with a tree branch in a lakeside carpark. it hurts a lot, i was kicking myself for weeks.

    you'll get it sorted soon enough. good luck:thumb:
     
  6. themogs

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    Hi Wildman...
    Thanks for your empathy... wish we'd stayed.... Stowford Farm assistance not up to much( bunch of toxxxers), refused to lend me ladders to seal roof !!!!....talk about kicking a man when he's down !!!!
    See you in August:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Pity you didn`t take a photo...

    Because if it was sticking out onto a public highway...

    You have redress with the owner of the land it stands on or the council..

    Much the same as Pot Holes...
     
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    You should have given me a ring, I have ladders and sealant, you could have continued your holiday, still I trust you have sussed out where we are now. See you in August.
     
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    We were at Stowford too & had a few near misses with overhanging & protruding trees. Didn't help that the route that their website recommended was far from ideal with the road down to single lane at one point as the other side was crumbling away down the steep hill! We came back via Braunton on the advice of other motorhomers. Our first trip out to Cornwall a few weeks ago we had branches scuff the side & windows so starting to hate trees on the edge of the road now... Don't understand how such large branches are allowed to overhang & are not kept cut back in Devon & Cornwall - in our area the farmers have to keep hedges trimmed back & the Parish Councils enforce keeping access clear in the villages.
     
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    Sorry here of your incident give Joner 888 a call:Wink:
     
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    Sorry to hear of the knock.
    A while ago I gently backed into a tree and equally gently pushed the bike rack into the bedroom. Several metres of duct tape got us home.
    It was tricky finding a firm who wanted to to do the repair but in the end they made a fair job.
    Bryn
     
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  12. themogs

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    Hi Bryn & Hilary
    Great to hear from you guys... sod our accident
    Hope to meet you soon...you'r gr8t company,
     
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    Hi chris/viv sorry to hear about you run in with the branch hope it wasn't from to much ale the night before or may be not enough:Eeek: looking forward to seeing you both at newbury:thumb:
     
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  14. homercostello

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    hi Cris and Viv sorry to hear your bad luck we have had the same problem when a farmer forced us into the side of the road our van is metal so just creased the side a bit. hope this doesnt stop you attending the rallies. good luck with the repairs.

    jeff and sue
     
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    Apparently it's down to EU guidelines for protecting wildlife according to a farmer friend. They are only allowed to cut back their hedgerows by around 2% of the total each year.
     
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