Expensive month

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  1. TheTwoOfUs

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    It's proving to be an expensive month with the motorhome. First the burner on the fridge failed while we were at the Peterborough motorhome show. Engineer on site replaced it and relieved us of £100 for the pleasure. Then the rear offside wheel was binding which the garage advised was the brake cable seized. I located a new cable from AL-KO, £112 + £6.50 P &P. The garage is fitting it this morning. Just had a phone call to say that now they have the hub off they have found that the wheel bearing is nearly seized solid. Another £78 + labour. Hey ho, happy days.
     
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    Never mind its a nice day get the bike out.
    Had 2 new tyres fitted on the S1XR yesterday.
    Took 200 miles to scrub em in :rofl::rofl::whistle2:
     
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    Alarm, Solar and Inverter, thought I had an expensive month but planned for it. Then forgot the Anniversary and that cost as much again!!:eek:
     
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    Got to stay in awaiting phone call otherwise it would have been the perfect day for it.
     
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    You can get an iron for a tenner nowadays (y)
     
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    They do say things come in 3s. Hopefully thats you had yours for another while. At least you will have peace of mind for safety sake.
     
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    I guess you enjoy hospital food (y)
     
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    Must be nearly worn out then :rolleyes:
     
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    To honest Jim I nearly said an ironing board, but might not have gone down well, at least it didn't with my wife on our 25th that's why I got her the iron
     
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    Picked the van up this afternoon, all jobs completed. The bill including the bearing came to £306 so the total for the month is £524. Just hope that's the end of spending for a while.
     
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    You are absolutely correct and with the new inverter Jane can iron away. Of course smelling nice with th Perfume and looking good in the Diamonds that have to go with it(y). Always one for safety first. ;)
     
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    I hit a deer in my car 3 weeks ago £200 excess to pay , on Tuesday clipped o/s mirror with another van ,mirror exploded £250 plus fitting, and I've already booked it in for alarm fitting later this month £550 plus !
    Just to make it worse both insurances are due in May also.
     
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    After the repair last week I only had to drive the van about 1/4 mile back to storage. Fetched it out yesterday to get it ready for our trip to Crystal Palace CC site tomorrow but after only 3 miles there was a rumble from the same wheel that had the work done on it. Carried on the short distance to home by which time I thought that the wheel was about to come off. Rang the garage where the repairs were done and arranged to get it back in this morning. Got a phone call mid day to say that it was ready for collection. On arrival the mechanic showed me the cause of the problem. On the AL-KO chassis the rear brakes are disc with drums for the handbrake. On this wheel one of the springs that retracts the shoes on the drum brake had broken allowing them to drop.
    The garage apologized and fitted new shoes and hopefully that is the end of this saga.
     
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