Is this a rip off or what

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by geoff1947, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. geoff1947

    geoff1947 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I own a Marquis Supplied 09 Auto Sleeper Sigma and the top door catch on the habitation door is a bit dicky. Took it to Marquis Lee Mill Nr Plymouth and they said that they would have to strip the door down and replace BOTH locks as they come in a kit @ £115 Add 3 hours labour at £60 per hour then add VAT to all this and it comes to around £350.:Doh:

    Anyone had a problem with their locks and can anyone recommend a repairer close to Plymouth who may be a bit cheaper I'm only a poor pensioner and hate being ripped off:Sad:
     
  2. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,509
    Likes Received:
    3,309
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    If its a 09 plate surely its under warranty still?

    D.
     
  3. stagman

    stagman Deleted User

    I would say yes , once you put motorhome in front of it , it's a licence to make money .:thumb:
     
  4. Phill D

    Phill D

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,414
    Likes Received:
    4,632
    Location:
    South Wales
    As dave has said.. surely if it was registered after the 10th January 2009 its still under warrenty with the manufacturer. i would try that first. email em or give them a call. then ask if they would recommend a local dealer to carry out tyhe repair:thumb:
     
  5. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    Of course its a rip-off, but then we do live in RIP-OFF Britain so its to be expected.

    Doug...
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,482
    Likes Received:
    2,454
    Location:
    Stokesley, North Yorks
    Surely the dealer (if he was anything like honest and efficient) should have informed you if it was a warranty job or not?
    Maybe easier to get the money up front and not have to wait for a warranty claim to be settled by Marquis.
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    slow out of the blocks tonight Doug ..

    that took you all of 12 mins .. :Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. geoff1947

    geoff1947 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Warranty

    warranty only lasts 2 yrs for conversion and 3 on the base vehicle I am led to believe.thanks for the posts Yes It is Rip off Britian:Eeek: will try my local garage :thumb:
     
  9. Phill D

    Phill D

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,414
    Likes Received:
    4,632
    Location:
    South Wales
    your right,,, jusy looked at website 2 years.... local garage the.:Angry:
     
  10. geoff1947

    geoff1947 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I'm convinced they make parts that will break after the 2 yr point!!!! bit like my body Cracking up now I've reached 65!!:Doh:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. bigfoot

    bigfoot Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,991
    Likes Received:
    5,038
    Location:
    Wirral CH42 8PH
    Try going to the factory book in for a nice trip to the Cotswolds.
     
  12. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,246
    Likes Received:
    5,197
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288

    Bloody hell I am too cheap !

    Labour charges
    Motorcaravan and caravan hourly rate £42.00 + vat


    Peter
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. stagman

    stagman Deleted User

    And I bet you could do it all in an hour , plus funster discount quids in :thumb:
     
  14. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,522
    Likes Received:
    25,645
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Get the spares and go to Sennybridge to have them fitted... a brilliant, motorhome friendly garage there... especially if you like coffee and biscuits...

    JJ :Cool:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    Hi Jim, yes, well the Quack's told me to take easy, he said it's the only cure for "cabin fever" so I counted to 3 before posting.

    Doug...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,586
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Location:
    england
    i can only agree with the post above:thumb:
     
  17. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    steady on..

    you'll have Peter reaching for his blood pressure pills :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  18. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Hi Ravenmad,Have you tried http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/ give them a call :Wink:if not try your local mobile caravan repairs---------It will be a straight forward swap job and no way 3 hours--It has never taken me an hour to fit any lock (let alone one that has been fitted before)Try dismantling it :thumb:you never know what you may find,broken/come loose etc.You can always secure it from the inside and get out of the front doors until a fix is done
    Could you imagine the price of a M/H if it took 3 hrs to fit a lock in the first place
    terry
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    Drop it up to a fellow funster!:Wink:
     
  20. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Hi again,if you find the name/type of lock fitted cst your net further than M/H and caravan places :BigGrin: try locksmiths, ironmongers etc
    terry
     
Loading...

Share This Page