Hobby Owners Club membership?

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  1. JACQ

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    Morning all,
    I know there are a few fellow Hobby owners out there but has anyone joined the Hobby Owners Club? Just been browsing their website and wondering whether the joining fee would be a worthwhile investment. We would like to replace the gas locker vent on our MH and I'm finding it difficult to source. Through an Internet search a page came up from their forum indicating they may have a contact for spares. The joining fee is a hefty £25, so I was wondering whether anyone else had joined and if so whether they had any comments. Mr JACQ quite likes they thought of meeting up with other Hobby owners and I see they do have rallies through the year. If you are members or have joined previously what was your verdict??
     
  2. Traveller_HA5_3DOM

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    Seems like a rip off price to me. I joined the Facebook forum for Hobby owners but seems like they are all tuggers. I have had the gas locker vent replaced under warranty on ours because it yellowed off. Still have that one if it's any good to you.
    07780 668816 is the mobile for the UK Hobby rep, John HINDLE, but service in the UK bears no resemblance to Europe.
     
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  3. Lindacarole

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    We have not bothered to join, not sure what it gives you ? Im sure if you ring hobby uk they would help you source the part you need
    LC
     
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    Thanks for your replies, and for the contact details, which are very useful @Traveller_HA5_3DOM
    I'll have a browse on Facebook too, to see if I can find the group. Not sure if it would be the same vent, as our van is 2006 Hobby 750 ELC, and yours looks much newer? If it's the right one though, we'd be really happy to purchase it from you. Would you be able to post a photo of it with dimensions, and then we could see if it's the same one? I agree £25 is a hefty price to join, which is why I thought I'd get some opinions. It's always very gratifying to post something on here and always get helpful replies! Good old Motorhomefun!
     
  5. Anthea M

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    We have a Hobby van and love it.
    We haven't joined a separate Hobby club as all the help and advice would be gained from here if we needed it.
     
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  6. snuggly wuggly

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    Hi All:)
    We've been members for 7 years, over those years we have saved hundreds of pounds through the expert knowledge & advice from our fellow members, if you buy a new Hobby the dealership pays for the joining fee & it's £10 per year after that.
    We have made & met some amazing kind people who have become friends along the way, the meets/rallies are great fun where you can dip in & out of the social activities, which can become very social!!!
    Our next meet is at Warwick Race course for the UkeFest on Fri 8th & Sat 9th July, great fun, check it out.
    http://warwick.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/ukelele-festival
    (y)
     
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    Did you have a meet near Ambleside over the weekend, seen a lot of Hobby Vans on our way to Langdale Campsite BTW my dealer never mentioned the group to us, let alone pay for it(y)
     
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