New MH finally arrived. Just.

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  1. The Bogtrotter

    The Bogtrotter Read Only Funster

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    Finally the wait is over and picked up our first motorhome on Monday, Autoroller 746.
    However the drive home did not go smoothly.
    After leaving Trowell services on the M1 we hit standing traffic, an AA van pulled alongside and the diver said we had a soft tyre on the rear and suggested we pulled into the next services to check it.
    He followed us in to see if we were ok and he found a screw in the tyre which was hissing loudly and well on the way to being totally flat. As we are in the AA he took over and sorted it out in no time. I had no idea where the spare or tools were and we found the spare right in the middle underneath, very difficult to get to. The milage on the speedo was 103 miles. Hope our next journey goes a bit smoother.
    I cannot praise the AA man whose name is Andy enough, if it was not for his diligence I would have been in a tricky situation with a flat in an unfamiliar vehicle on a very busy motorway.
     
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    You would be an easy sell for a radio tyre pressure system right now. There is a recent thread with details.

    I hope you bought a lottery ticket, it was your lucky day.
     
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    Congrats in your new purchase. Hope you have many happy travels.
     
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  4. The Bogtrotter

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    This looks like a good idea always up for gadgets :)
     
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    Well, what a stroke of luck that you came across an AA man that was not only diligent but also observant (y)
    Glad all ended well and I wish you many happy journeys in your new MoHo.
     
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    Good luck. I'm sure that with such a start things will only get better.

    Just think, you already have a story to tell and you haven't really started yet!;)(y)
     
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    Well done that AA man
     
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    Drop the AA an email praising him, it will mean a lot to him.
     
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  9. The Bogtrotter

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    I did send a big thank you e-mail to the AA
     
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    Enjoy your new MH and many miles of safe travelling.

    Kath
     
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    You nice person. People are so used to complaints it's like being given a gold clock when someone praises them.
     
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    Glad everything got sorted for you, Bogtrotter. What bad luck with your tyre. Still, at least you had one - I think our van just comes with a tube of goo!
    Shame MH vans don't come with tyre pressure warning systems and run flat tyres. A HUD would be nice too.... :whistle:
     
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    Good on Andy the AA bloke for being a star. As an organization they can have their moments!

    One time I limped a poorly car off a motorway and right into an AA depot, I thought "bonus!" They will sort me in no time. No, after asking, I had to ring the number and wait the usual hour for a driver to come from elsewhere!

    My best is them sending a third party company to pick me up with a tow truck even though I had stated the car needed a low loader, he had a strop at me on the side of the M11, he said a loader would come, it never did. The police arrived and said they were going to tow me off motorway at my expense. Eventually AA low loader turns up, but crew cab, driver states he can't take me all way in case a car with more people breaks down, he takes me back up M11 to Peterborough services (I broke down just after leaving). Wait for single cab low loader. It took them 8 hours to get me from Peterborough to Harlow. They ended up giving me £40 cheque and half year free cover.
     
  14. The Bogtrotter

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    I took the flat in to the tyre place and it was repairable, cost £15 the screw he removed was a shiny new self tapping screw the type used for fixing panels together. Possibly in the factory where it was made? He also said the tyre was a leisure type especially for motorhomes with their extra weight and very pricy.
     
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    With or without Orville ?
     
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    Good news about the tyre repair. Screw possibly fell off another vehicle in the services.

    Kath
     
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    Good luck and bad luck all rolled into one, hope you have lots of pleasure from your new motorhome.
     
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    I was waiting in the showroom about 6. Months ago to pick up my brand new car, I overheard a very irate customer who had picked his up the evening before and got a flat on the way home, he came back to the despatch yard where he'd picked his car up from and found loads of old screws nuts and bolts in the gravel in the yard!! He was arguing a pretty strong case with the receptionist.
     
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    good luck with the new van. may you keep it as long as we have kept ours. 25 years.
     
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    both tyre pressure monitors and head up displays are available to fit though
    you can get a basic HUD from ebay that simply plugs into the OBD socket, that projects speed etc onto the windscreen. prices start at £20
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...hud+obd.TRS0&_nkw=hud+obd&ghostText=&_sacat=0
     
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