hello, im new :)

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  1. campermad

    campermad

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    my name is Lisa, my hubby and I have owned a 1996 peugeot eldis autostratus CK 1.9D for about 5 years. we love it, its old, slow,very rattly, scratched, knocked (my fault) and a little leaky too. we love our 2nd home, and have been round europe with kids in summer holidays and away most weekend, the van has done 50k miles in the 5 years we've had it, it is not for a few weeks in summer. we've driven up glacial rds in switzerland, spent a week skiing in it, a boiling summer in croatia... you get the idea.
    anyway nows the time for payback :(
    had to do the following(not ourselves we're usless)
    cam belt, fuel pump, diesel heater repair, fridge, back wall,
    and now the MOT failed on welsing, roof leaking, and back supsension seems very low
    oh dear.. im hoping for advice, im still very much in love with our van so cant bear to give her up without a fight.
     
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  2. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Welcome!:) If I was a motorhome I guess I could be compared to yours!lol
     
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  3. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello welcome to fun, hope you can get your van sorted out, :welc:
     
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  4. DonA4000

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    Hello and Welcome :) It sounds like you've had some great use out of your van and I sure you'll be able to keep it on the road, always a lot of help on here :)
     
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  5. Jonkil

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    Welcome.
    Anything mechanical can be repaired.... We'll help if we can.
    Great intro, that's the way to use a van....
    Sort it out, she's only run in !
     
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    Hi Lisa and welcome from Eastbourne :welc:
     
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  7. campermad

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    anyone know if the rear suspension can be pumped up? or is it case of new Springs? is that mega expensive.
    ive never dare joined a forum before so should I start a new post in another forum topic?
    im keen to do family friendly meets as any excuse to get out in our van is welcone
     
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    You're ok.
    On an aside.... Join up on this site, it will cost you a tenner..... After you make 5 posts as a free member you become a "read only" member and can't post..... It will be the best £10 you will spend.

    Now,
    Is your MH on an Alko chassis? If so there is a known axle issue... Do a search as there is a good thread on the Alko rear axles. If it doesn't have the Alko chassis then a couple of springs may sort you out.
    Your MH will have a plate under the bonnet telling you if there is an Alko chassis fitted.
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    @Jonkil have just paid the £10, thanks well worth the investment

    and will look at our van and the plate you mentioned once we get it back from. having the drivers sill welded, should have MOT then, sounds like we dont this alko chassis, touch wood it be a cheap spring replacement

    and thank you all so. much for the wonderful welcome
     
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    Please don't worry this is a really friendly forum, yes if you have any particular questions start a thread with the question in the title as plainly as possible. To get the full benefit of the forum full membership is so worth it £10 a year, you get discounts, meets and rally's to go to. Your van suits you well so ask the questions and good luck with it getting back on the road.
     
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    Hello :hi:
     
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    The only issue that concerns me is the water ingress. Identify the source and seal it properly. You can't ignore this as only gets worse and spreads, causeing more damage. Mechanical problems can be relatively straight forward in comparison.,.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Welcome! I suggest you start a new thread, not everyone will read introductory posts. In Motorhome Chat or Tech/Mech General will do.
    If you are not into DIY you probably need to find someone who can look at the vehicle and see what the problem is. It is possible, for example, you have a major damp problem and this needs identifying soonest if you intend to keep the vehicle.
     
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    Hi and welcome from Devon welcome-sign11.gif

    How's your DIY skill sounds like you have a bit to do .all the better feeling when its done :)
     
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    thanks for you kind replies, yes we have damp. problem, actually drips!! a local MH dealer has said we have to take roof box off and totally reseal and re fit, as that is likley culprit,
    hope that fixes it, we cant afford the full search where they strip everything back etc, so we have to do what we can afford unfortunately :(
    the MH os almost 20 years old, so I'm expecting it may end up costing us too much to upkeep, but engine wise its perfect now after fuel pump replaced.
    i have paid the 10 and awaiting my upgrade so can join in properly
    thanks everyone for being so nice ;)
     
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    20 year old is not particularly old for a MH, there's a few older ones on here.

    Damp is the killer for a MH, you must find the source of the leak and seal it and then make sure if has all dried out and not caused any long term damage.
    Good luck with it.
     
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    Hello and welcome from the owner of a similarly creaky 20-year old 'van :)

    She needed some welding to get through the MOT this year but wouldn't be without her for the world.
     
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