Hobby/fendt

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  1. Mel

    Mel Funster

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    I have just recieved the new copy of our magazine.

    Dont know if this is relevent to any Funsters

    They have recaled Hobby/Fendt motorhomes from 2007>>2012 fitted with roof windows from the make Polyplastic.

    You can check online ar www.telerep.de/hobby
    Fill in your chassisnumber.

    Mel
     
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  2. daveandsan

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    @SUGGY thought you might be interested in this.
     
  3. SUGGY

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    hi thanks for the info ,
    i tried to fill it in abut failed...
    when i got to the bit about which dealer do you wish to use but they are all in Germany and i cannot get it to send unless i put in a dealership and 3 available dates that i can take the van ....
     
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    Ring them

    Hobby UK
    Caravan and General Enquiries:
    TEL: 01773 853900


    Ripley Rd
    Ambergate
    Derbyshire
    DE56 2EP
     
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    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    sorted thats what I like to see.
     
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  6. Mel

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    Sorry I did not know thete was a dealer in the UK
    Thats why I posted it as we have seen a few Hobby motorhomes on GB plates.


    Mel
     
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    @Mel if you had not posted I would not have known about the recall so thanks a lot.

    Dave.
     
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    I had heard that they no longer deal in Hobby/Fendt.
    Certainly when we had our Fendt tug three years ago, they had stopped dealing, but stand to be corrected.(y)
     
  9. Mel

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    I think we are lucky here in Belgium the country is so small our magazine has to find news from all our frinds next to us Germany/France/the Netherlands & UK
    So we do get to know a lot about problems with vehicles


    Mel
     
  10. SUGGY

    SUGGY Funster Life Member

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    Phoned Hobby UK . spoke to the lady in the service department ,

    She says they do not know anything about the recall and they do not do repairs etc on Hobby / Fendt and told me to contact the manufacturers direct .

    Basically she was not interested and fobbed me off (n)

    Give them a try see how you get on :devil:
     
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    Hi there are now 12 dealerships for hobby UK all set up by the same manager, we bought ours last year and we can take it to any of the dealerships , latest copy of mm has an ad and the list if you need it
    LC
     
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  12. SUGGY

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    Can you post a contact for at least one so I don't have to go buy a mmm mag please ☺
     
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    Yep we got ours from ESHartley Cumbria 01539 822450 and also
    Timberland 01246 854853.
    If you get no joy ask them for the phone number of the UK manager, we met him at one of the shows and he was trying to get Hobby into the UK so I bet he will be of use.
    Can't find his details though, one more
    Durham camper NE 0191 4921708
    And down south Worcestershire Go European
    01527 850585
    Hope this helps
    Regards
    LC
     
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    When I get home I will contact Hobby and see if I can find a UK contact

    Mel
     
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    If you ring this guy who is the manufactures representitive in the UK he should know
    John Hindley 07780 668816
     
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    Good Morning.
    I have just spoken to the Belgium importer of Hobby.
    They say yes there is a recall but it is via Hobby Germany.
    No dealers outside Germany have been given the information yet.
    That seems a bit unfair to me.
    You may have to contact Hobby Germany for the infomation.

    Mel
     
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    when i bought my Fendt mobil ,
    i was given a trailing lead with a towing electrics plug / socket on it but cannot find where to plug it in , does anyone know where it plugs in please , i spoke to some one who has the Hobby mobil they have the same thing ...
     
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    I found the socket for the trailer kead it is tucked up alongside the grey water tank .

    if the handle breaks of your grey water dump valve you can remove it by holding the shaft with pliers or molegrips and just unscrew the black alloy handle ,
    all i did was get a strip of stainless steel drill a hole in the middle run a nut tight up to the end of the tgread slip on the strip and run another nut up the the strip and tighten up ,
    i think it is 5/16 UNC American thread as the valve is from the USA as it is fitted to RV,s and listed at $55 on ebay ,

    if yours has not snapped off yet ... clean the slide slot out using a small tent peg and put vaseline on the slider and the handle shaft so it slides in and out easy :devil: ,

    i renewed the flexible pipe going to the grey water tank , it is 40mm and i got some from the garden pond section at our local garden center £4.50 a metre , :coolest:
     
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