Reversed into wall

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  1. Locky

    Locky Read Only Funster

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    I purchased my 1994 Swift Kontiki on 1st May this year and have had 3 fantastic trips. I was nervous about the age of the motorhome but have covered more than 800 miles and the Talbot is running very well.

    However on returning from our latest terip on Monday evening i reversed into the wall on our drive and have cracked the rear bumper. I think it is GRP, does anyone have any tips on how to fix or any repairers in the kKent area.
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    GRP repairs are very easy for any ordinary car repair/ spray shop, a painted finish is more sucsessfull and cheaper that trying to repair the Gel coat
    This type of repair is done on many new motor homes without the owner even knowing it,fully believing it has had a "proper" Gel Coat repair:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Reversing camera

    No surprise that i am thinking of investing in a reversing camera. What is the cheapest and most effective make and are they easy to fit. Is it worth just getting sensors as they seem to work very well on my car?
     
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    reversing sensors are good.....i have them on my hilux, which i couldnt reverse park for the life of me, but no substitute for a reversing camera.

    got my camera and monitor off ebay...£85
    not the best by any means but it does the job.

    doubles up as a toad/trailer viewer:thumb: i like to keep an eye on the toad....you forget its there.
     
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    Forget repairing plastic, rip it off and fit one of these instead.
    VanMan - Van Accessories - Hope Safe T Bar

    Next time you hit anything, the only thing which will come worse off is whatever you hit or runs into the back of you.

    I have one on the back of my Transit. It demolished a concrete garage. The bar is still perfect.......ready for the next demolition job!
     
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    get a good reversing camera, mine has already helped get me out of tight spots when boxed in by cars, and handy for reversing on my drive.
     
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