Getting a mechanical service for an old motorhome?

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  1. mooga2000

    mooga2000 Deleted User

    Hi,

    I'm probably posting this in the wrong place - apologies if so.

    I recently bought a 1988 Hymer b544 on a Fiat Ducato chassis, and am intending to take it into Europe for 3 weeks in the summer. Only problem is that all of the MH specialist garages refuse to deal with the mechanical side of a vehicle this age (although they're happy to look at the habitation).

    Can anyone offer any advice?

    Any help would really be appreciated.

    Cheers!:thumb:
     
  2. madbluemad

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    Hi give Dave Newell a call his number is on the top of the page. I take mine too Midland Intnational in Coventry but he specializes in arv's so for that reason and that reason alone he may not do it. Give him a Call, ask for Tony.

    Jim :Smile:
     
  3. Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Read Only Funster

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    Welcome!
    Tell us where you live. It will help.
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    If your down our way, shouldnt be a problem.

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  5. Terry

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    Hi any mechanic should be able to do it for you.Try a mobile one as he will not object to working outside,not all garages will be ale to fit a m/h in :thumb:
    terry
     
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    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    Trouble is nowadays mechanics are dinosaurs and sadly new so called mechanics are just fitters.

    Geo, Dave Newell & co are real old school mechanics.
     
  7. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Thank you John for those kind remarks:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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  8. mooga2000

    mooga2000 Deleted User

    Thanks everyone

    Cheers guys!

    All very helpful.

    Peter - think you might be the ones to speak to... think our awning need repair as well.

    Tend to head down to Brighton quite regularly (the missus lives there).

    Should I mention your name when I call?

    Andy
     
  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Andy,

    Give Glenn Harris or Ian a ring and have a chat to them if you want to book it in.:thumb:

    Thanks

    Peter
     
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    Motor mechanics are a dying breed. Nowadays they are fitters or computer operators.
    A good mechanic is hard to find,but when you do hang on to him. I know of 2 up here one is a VW specialist and brilliant the other is a general mechanic who has the long forgotten analytical skills who repairs rather than replaces things.
     
  11. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Only trouble with Dave and Geo is that they live nowhere near Tees-Side :Smile:

    Could be worth following Terry's advice. Our van and car are looked after by a mobile mechanic who we have known for over 20 years. He does a great job, charges reasonable rates and has always been reliable.

    As it happens we just booked the car in for MoT & service next Thursday and the van for its MoT the following Monday (van service not due until May/June).

    I could take the vehicles down to the MoT station myself but Paul only charges a few quid for arranging and look after everything - and I have the peace of mind of knowing that should anything need doing he will be geared up to sort it out.

    Graham
     
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