Hit by HGV whilst on hard shoulder of M6

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  1. Pollyandarthur

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    Hi all Polly here. At long last we had word today that we will be able to pick up our repaired Moho next week from Bailey's of Bristol. It has been 11 months since the accident. We had only had the Moho for 3 months and it had around 1000 miles on the clock. The HGV driver admitted liability but even so it has been a dreadful experience. Apparently the reason it broke down in the first place was fuel starvation, they replaced the fuel pump and the injectors, not what you expect when you buy a new vehicle!
    We are so excited to be getting the Moho back but I must admit I am also a bit worried about travelling in it again. The journey from Bristol to Newcastle should help I hope.
     
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    Hope all goes well.(y)
     
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  3. Pollyandarthur

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    Oops title should read update : hit by an HGV whilst on hard shoulder of M6
     
  4. Carol

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    Good to hear things are being sorted out at long last, have wondered how you were getting on, be good to get your first trip out under your belts. Happy travels in the future. :)
     
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    Good luck - once you have a trips or two under your belts you will be able to put the trauma to one side (you'll never forget it), relax and enjoy yourselves.
     
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    Glad to hear you're getting back on the road. Are you both ok? I thought of you last week when we were travelling north on the M6.
    Hopefully you'll make some new good memories when you get back out there (y)
     
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    Good news enjoy it and forget about it if that makes sense!
     
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    Simply select EDIT then more options / edit title (y)
     
  9. John Laidler

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    You can edit the title. Look at your original post again and there should be a button saying edit title or something like that. Be quick. It turns into a pumpkin after 60 minutes.
     
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    Sorted the title for you. Glad you are OK and will be back on the road soon. (y).
    Your post is a good reminder to us all about how dangerous a place the hard shoulder is.
     
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    That's such great news. Golly it doesn't seem like 11 months!!!
    Of course you'll be worried about it the first time or two but try to keep your nerve. I'm sure if it helps there will be somebody nearby who'd travel with you - either an accompanying moho or in yours with you, or both, just to get you jump-started.
    Big hugs to you both - have a wonderful time, you really do deserve it :clap2:
     
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  12. mustaphapint

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    Just read your previous thread on this. What a terrible thing to happen to you, especially in the first few months of your new ownership. Good to hear you are to soon be back on the road but not good that it's taken so long to resolve.
    This kind of story though does make you question the wisdom of using the hard shoulder as an extra lane in the new smart motorways which seem to be popping up everywhere.
     
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    Ouch!!!..:(
     
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    You have lost out on nearly a complete year of the warranty, I hope you claim for that as if something else goes wrong it will be their fault it is out of guarantee, Get some mile on it to check out the missing trips and get some use out of it.
    Why was it not replaced as a right off?
     
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    We tried but the repair estimate was just over £10,000. We paid £47,000 for the moho when we bought it. The roof/back and side panels needed replacing and the interior bathroom fittings and wardrobe etc.
     
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    Don't look back, look forward to many happy trips (metaphorically speaking)
    Enjoy (y)
     
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    Happy to hear you have got everything sorted. Safe travels and all the best.
     
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    So glad to hear you are at last back on the road. Enjoy your holidays and try not to worry.:)
     
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    Happy and safe travels for your future adventures, regards AlfandM.
     
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    Glad to hear you are finally getting the van back.....but hope you manage to get out and about this summer.

    Wishing you happy & safe travels.
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