Is this a big job?

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  1. m1chae1

    m1chae1 Funster

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    Hello all,

    Picked up my new motorhome yesterday.

    Drove back the 250 miles home without a hitch. Luverlee.

    On inspection this morning there are a few jobs we (she!!!) would like done.Can't really blame her. We've come from a nearly new caravan to a 54 plate Autocruise Starblazer.

    I think it's been stood for a while and the roof lights have suffered around the rubbers, and do not operate very well.
    Also the oven and cooker are not great. The two things my wife is very fussy about.
    Obviously got the van at a reasonable price, so was thinking of changing the lot.

    I am not a diy-er, so will get a man in.

    Otherwise, really love the van. The perfect layout for us, and will probably keep it for quite a time.

    A big job? How much are we talking?

    Mike
     
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  2. Anthea M

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    Glad you've got your van. What about having a local oven cleaner company come to the door it would be cheaper and easier than replacing. Not sure about the hekis but someone techy will know! Good luck
     
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    Or ask @Terry to have a look
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Congratulations on your new van, nice to put your own personal stamp on it.. :)
     
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    the lights are about £20 each for the new LED versions and it is advisable to bond them to the roof to prevent leaks. under £100 to have them done by a mobile caravan fitter

    the oven and hob on the old autocruises are a bit rubbish even new. expensive to replace, but hopefully you can find one of the right dimensions. getting them professionally serviced will help if they clear the jets and burners
     
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    Thanks Anthea. Just looking for a quiet life!!!

    Mike
     
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    Thanks Puddleduck.

    Have done so.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks the big one.

    Not as expensive as I feared.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks Carol.
     
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    When you say "roof lights" are you referring to the windows in the roof or the electric lights fitted to the ceiling? I only ask because I fear the Big One has misunderstood your original post. "Roof lights" to me means the window jobbies not the illuminatingy thingamybobs and I've never found roof window jobbies at £20 a shot, even at trade prices.

    D.
     
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    Thanks Dave.

    Yes , I meant the windows in the roof. What is the proper name for them?

    I thought it seemed a 'jolly good price'!!
    Sorry if I wasn't clear.

    Mike
     
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    Who knows what the proper name is but I xcall them skylights.

    I'd had thought they could be removed, cleaned and resealed rather than needing to replace them?
     
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    What is the model name on your cooker front? Spinflo caprice for example
     
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    Older Autocruise more frequently have remi skylight than heki and the smaller ones like toilet MPK
     
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    Hello Andy.

    The van is in storage at the moment, until I sell the caravan!!!!

    Looking at the paperwork it seems to be a Spinflo Caprice. The booklet is for a 2020 and 600.
    Don't know which one it is.

    Mike
     
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    I replaced our bathroom skylight not so long back, can't remember how much it was, but it wasn't expensive, in the £40 area I seem to recall. The biggest issue is getting the old one out, and clearing all the muck up. The new one goes in very easy, just use a good quality mastic and you are laughing.
     
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    What does 1/2 height or 3/4 height mean?
     
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    That's not bad. Thanks
     
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    rooflights probably need a bit of lubrication especially if its been sitting in a dealers
     
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