Motorhomeless at the moment

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  1. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    As well as all of the Auto-Trail related problems we are having the Fiat ones have started to creep in.
    Before Xmas the ABS warning light came on so I took it to North East Truck and Van (my local Iveco dealers as stated in the handbook) and they diagnosed a faulty sensor. This they ordered with the promise to ring me when it arrived. :Rofl1:
    I rang them on Tuesday and was told it was in stock and arranged to go in yesterday and wait while the one hours work was done. I was there at 07.30 and sat until 12.00, having watched the MH go out and return several times for "test runs", when I was told that there was a problem that they couldn't find, so could I leave it as they would have to strip it down to find it.
    I rang at 12.00 today to see what progress had been made. The parts necessary for the repair (?) had arrived, but they couldn't work on it as they had loads of break downs to sort out.
    Just rang them now and I can collect it tonight or in the morning. So it will be tonight.
    I still don't know what the problem was but will no doubt find out when I collect it.
    Good job it's warranty work. :thumb:






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    Good luck with it :thumb:
     
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    Hope it's properly sorted.
     
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    If you are on an X250 chassis here's a tip. We took two years to sort an ABS light, eventually traced to a wire rubbing through the insulation behind the nearside headlamp. Auto-electrics guy was a master to find it.

    The fault showed as a faulty sensor.

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    Sensor

    I had a faulty off side front ABS sensor replaced last year, bit shitty for a van thats done 22,000
     
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    Just been to collect the MH from NETV.

    They have replaced a hub as they said the sensor had not been fitted properly from new and had rubbed away the coating on the hub.

    Drove away all happy and smiley. Only lasted 2 miles.

    Guess what ?

    The ABS warning light came on :Angry:

    Another phone call in the morning. Perhaps I will tell them about the wire rubbing behind the nearside headlight and see what they say.

    To say I am pi**ed off with this MH would be an understatement :shout:
     
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    Collected the MH on Monday night after returning it for the ABS light problem.
    It would seem that NETV had found and fixed the problem the first time, but when it was put back together one of the push fit connectors had not been replaced properly and had worked loose. Took them ages to find it, but they did and now it is sorted. :thumb:

    All of the other problems that have been nagging away (see Auto-Trail woes thread) should soon be fixed as it is going into Catterick Caravans on the 25th of this month for a week, with the promise that all will be sorted.
    The only thing that won't be done is the gas locker storage issue, which is a design fault, and I doubt it will ever be rectified.




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    Tie wraps on locker door opening mechanism that's how mine is fits 2 13kg bottles ok:thumb:
     
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    Tie wraps on mine too, but the door won't close as the catches foul on the gas bottles. Apparently not uncommon on the Comanche.




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    I have got to say this and I do not mean it nasty.

    But regarding this van you would not have any luck at all if it was not bad.

    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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  11. knokinonabit

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    Unfortunately I have to agree with you. :Doh:
     
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