Peterborough

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  1. yogibear

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    A big thank-you to all of you who made us feel welcome. As our first weekend as funsters and our first visit to Peterborough. One we will always remember. A special thank-you to Bob and Jayne. Looking forward to our next rally and hoping to meet more funsters.:BigGrin:
    Sue and Graham:thumb:
     
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  2. bobandjanie

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    Hi Sue and Graham, nice to meet you both and have a chat, :BigGrin: glad you managed to drive off no problems on Monday and thanks for the offer of the cadac and cooking the bacon, but glad we decided not to do it, it turned out worse than expected. :Doh:
    Look forward to seeing you both again. :thumb:

    Bob and Jane. without the Y :Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  3. slobadoberbob

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    in the end you, Landy Lover, Maz and I got off

    Sorry we did not get a chance to talk.. the wheelchair was well bogged down and I did not leave the mat out side the RV most of the weekend... I was pleased to see you got off the pitch without the need of the tractor.. one of the few... Landy Lover that had the fiver and the land Rover next to me also got off and Maz in her Hobby tag axle also managed to as well.. I left about an hour after you ...also much to JJ's disgust :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: I also got off without the need of the tractor.

    Poor Gomet did have to have help, but I would have been surprised if he had not given the mess that some RV's made of the grass... some serious deep ruts we carved out by a couple of A class recoveries.

    We hope to see you at another show soon, with better weather and then have a chat.

    My thanks also goes to Bob & Jane that stayed to the end, and helped me no end with getting the scooters in the car, along with a few fellow helpers.. thanks all.

    Bob
     
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    hi Bob lets hope it,s better for Newbury.............Del:Smile:
     
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  5. slobadoberbob

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    so do I

    So do I... please no rain... mind you the roadways where we are normally are, are real roads, not like Peterborough's mule tracks....

    Just starting to unload the RV and get it ready for a run to VanBitz next Thursday to have the alarm looked at on the extended warranty.. still going off when it feels like it. Not very impressed with that situation, considering how expensive they are (Know how Eddie has got his new motor home:Sad:).. Anyway another 300 miles round trip to do. Then it is get the RV ready for Newbury...

    Bob
     
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    That is a bit of a bummer, still, £200 should cover the fuel.:thumb:
     
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    not so far out

    Not so far out Buttons.. Tunbridge Wells to Peterborough to the left of Lincoln then across Lincoln for the MOT and back to the left of Lincoln then back home was a tidy run.

    Bob
     
  8. Wizbangs

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    Ouch

    I was talking to our dealer today. They lost over £10K at Peterborough and are glumly preparing for Billing near Northampton this weekend, which is also waterlogged. What a miserable prospect. Sometimes the big boys can take a financial hit, but I really feel for the smaller traders, who often struggle to make ends meet.
     
  9. Mavis

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    Warner themselves must have lost as they couldnt have unbookables and the day visitors must have been down.
    So the whole show was a washout and not only because of the rain.
     
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    Yes, my first thoughts are always for the traders when bad weather affects attendances. Having said that, we talked to one or two smaller traders who were quite happy with their takings.
     
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    Were they the ones selling lifejackets? :Wink:
     
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    or wellies, umbrellas, rain macs (saw a few of those plastic ponchos about), get you out of the mud tyre thingies as well they must have done well :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  13. Chris

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    That's a bit harsh isn't it? Condemning a trader before the fault is found.

    I suspect that if Eddie feels his product is at fault he would tell you - it doesn't need an open forum surely?

    Still, just my observation. It must be a non American thing :BigGrin:
     
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  14. slobadoberbob

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    I note your point treacle

    But I face the best part of 400 miles round trip.. it has to be one of two components.. posting them may have been a good way to resolve the issue... But buying an extended warranty which covers the work and a check.. but it has to be done at 10 a.m. only on an agreed date... I would have been happy to replace the items and seen which of the two items it was.. both are related to the interior alarm..I have adjusted the system as instructed now for over a year on the pedometer, as instructed by a former employee of VanBitz (working for them at the time).... much discussed on the site my alarm going off..I have to have the RV now alarmed only on the outside and not the interior....No it is not my rat or a mouse... I have made a lot of phone calls to VanBitz and suggestions how to resolve were given.. however as one of the units is so close the the slide out switch it cannot be lowered to check... could have been positioned better in my view.

    But this was only a joke treacle as Eddie would have known.. He is expensive... how he spends his profit is up to him.. boats or campers ... but I like to think that when you buy an expensive item it works as expected. I even phoned today and asked if assistance could be given as I think the issue of the 230v problems may be related to a product they supplied... but no they cannot help as they are booked up... so if it is that .. out of warranty and would involve another 400 miles round trip... Oh I did pm Eddie but did not get a response from him.. He does not answer emails as he thinks they are all spams? So if you phone you get someone that did not fit the item originally so it is a bit hard to get him to understand the issues.

    But I will get up at 4 a.m. next Thursday and head down West and be there for the 10 a.m appointment and let them change the offending item under the extended warranty.

    Bob
     
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    Bob, my only point was that there hasn't been a diagnosis yet.
     
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    there has

    There has.. it is either the brake glass unit fitted inside the door way jammed up against the slide out switch.. or the pedometer located inside the engine cowling. I have been advised several times to adjust this.. which I have.. I was instructed to spring the plastic up on the break glass unit and disconnect a wire.. which I cannot do as I say it has been installed to close to the slide out switch.. This has been an on going issue for 2 years... I took out the extended warranty last July to cover the system.. in a letter I got I am told

    As part of the maintenance contract, this is a visual and operational check and there is no charge for this service. Should any faults be detected outside the warranty specification then any additional charges for parts and labour will be discussed with you prior to work being carried out.

    Now an extended warranty parts and labour as far as I am concerned is just that.. parts and labour .. not with an exclusion clause.. Unfair Contracts Act springs to mind Treacle. But as I say it would have been in my view a good service if the two offending parts were sent and I fitted them in turn and returned the unused item.. got to be cheaper than taking workshop time or the fuel I will have to pay to get there and back. Please note I am working from the diagnosis of VanBitz to the issue. Not being an expert in alarms I have to rely on the expert.

    I have called them many times over this and gone through it with three different people. As said one no longer works for Eddie.. one being his son and the other an employee. But I will return to Taunton and let them look at the issue... but if it cannot be resolved then I will have to consider what I should do. I purchased an expensive system and hoped it would do what it says on the tin... neither my neighbours Treacle or myself are amused at the alarm going off all the time. I cannot use the internal alarms which is part of the reason I had this system fitted and not done by a normal car alarm fitter, but went to the expert in Motor Home alarms.

    I just want to make it clear I am not having a go at Eddie, I am just wanted to report the issues..... I did this tongue in cheek about the new motorhome.... Eddie was telling us all on the site about all the goodies he was fitting to his new motorhome... some of the earlier goodies I had fitted by him.. but clearly I have an issue that I have not managed to resolve yet, but I am hopeful this trip will get it sorted. I had a problem with the pioneer system (sat navigation system, back up camera and entertainment) have now had to get an alternative system as the pioneer just does not do what it says on the tin. The alarm we know about.. The Sterling is giving concerns and it is less than 3 years old... seems to turn itself off.. but out of warranty now.

    Nothing seems to last these days like it did, or seem to years ago...

    Bob:Blush:
     
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  17. Chris

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    Well,I have just made matters worse so I will withdraw.

    You Bob must decide if these are matters for an open forum.
     
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    (Know how Eddie has got his new motor home:Sad:)..

    Bob[/QUOTE]

    Being a business owner myself when i see comments like that it really does hack me off:Angry:especially when its on an open forum.i personally dont know eddie but from what ive read about him on here i would assume he is a very fair and down to earth guy.every business gets problems (especially in the motor trade) all you can do is address the problems in the right manner.ive have been in business for 27yrs and carry the scars and grey hair to prove it:RollEyes:whatever i have, i have worked bloody hard for and if someone made a smart arsed comment like that about me i would be most offended.Bob i think you should give some serious thought about what you post on an open forum before you actually press the button.there is nothing wrong with constructive critism but when it is personal dig ten i beleive that is crossing the line.
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    That is your fault/problem not the traders. :Doh:
     
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  20. Red Sonja

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    Jim is right you chose to have what you considered to be the best alarm fitted.

    The drawback Bob is how far away the dealer you chose to fit the alarm is.

    On the plus side its a lovely site there and maybe you can have a nice warm weekend away as well.

    Look on the positive side if you can.

    The Sun is shining in Kent so hopefully all is well with the World.

    Now Ive said that I bet it starts to rain again :Rofl1:

    Sonja
     
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