Rv refurb The final chapter

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  1. Geo

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    Well were home, got back last night around 6.30pm parked up and dumped as you do, after leaving CareAvan Birmingham at around 4.30 just in time to meet everyone else going home on the Birmingham Queensway, emptied the van, had a chippy tea and zonked out so no update last nigh,Sorry
    The last day Wednesday started early as do the careAvan team, so we up and about for 7am the wind had dropped overnight and bright sunny day greeted us
    A little drama at around 10.30 kept us all entertained for an hour or so as a live episode of “The Bill” played itself out before our very eyes.
    As we chatted in the yard a guy who himself looked a bit dodgy asked if we’d seen anyone running through here, we hadn’t
    It turns out they had just put the front door in with the famous police door knocker as seen on TV at a house a hundred yards or so away from the factory, they, the police don’t watch the “The Bill”
    Obviously, as when they flattened the front door” Boyo” shot out the back and away, no socks, no shoes, no shirt, no trousers, just his best boxer shorts, how he hoped to remain inconspicuous was beyond me, then came the dog van with girt big German Shepherd.
    After about half an hr, he was sacked and dog number two, a Spaniel was given the task of taking over the hunt
    Another hour past and they gave up, he was long gone, We did see him come back for a brief few seconds, but he vanished again just as quick, he was a site to behold almost stark naked and frozen through hanging onto his nuts for warmth, Pammy even considered giving him a blanket
    Anyhoo were home now with no one but ourselves to butter up, I can now dish the dirt and reveal all.
    Only trouble is, there ain’t none, how disappointing is that
    In the cold light of day, bill paid, and time to reflect and inspect, we are as happy now with the completed job as we were when we first saw the new bits coming back in the van,
    For us it was a super smooth operation from start to finish
    The chosen fabrics I realise will not be to every ones taste, but the finished RV has to be judged on the overall improvement in appearance and desirability
    Would I recommend careA van, Yes without hesitation
    As an extra special treat they even get in a TV celebrity for the topping out’ hand over ceremony see pics

    Can I give any tips, Yes I think I can, the secret to a satisfactory Job has to be communication.
    Make sketches and make copies, make notes on the sketches, and dish them out like confetti.
    Anything your unsure about ask they wont bite,

    It should be born in mind having a company refurb your Motorhome or RV is nothing like buying a TV or getting a service done, nothing at all
    Refurbishing a vehicle of any kind is a manufacturing process, i.e. made as a one off for you, not an off the shelf product or routine process, each and every project will be different, therefore different problems will arise and communication can and will solve any problem,
    If you see or think something isn’t quite right or you’d prefer it done different, TELL EM
    George, Paul, Martin, are all very approachable people, they would prefer to hear from you, rather than you suffer in silence
    Make their day tell em what you want and they’ll do it simples
    Overall very happy, already booked next year for 3 days in Costa careAvan
    If anyone wants an in the flesh look see you know where to find us
    Sincere thanks to CareAvan and the team
    Special thanks to Harry Hill for the guest appearnce:thumb:
    Geo
     

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  2. Geo

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    Heres the team left to right
    Harry Hill the boss man
    Wife Ann
    2x sticher uperers
    Trevor the trim trimmer/fitter (not sure if he works for them or we smuggled him in behind the settee)
    Dougie the Gun main stapler
    Jack the button
     

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  3. Geo

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    Limited to 5 pics so the last few here
    Not forgeting Alfie the dog (Complaints Dept):BigGrin:
     

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    Very nice Geo, excellent choice of fabric :thumb:

    Peter
     
  5. artona

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    Looking good
     
  6. simsy56

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    I like it!

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  7. motor roamin

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    Looks fab the important thing you have not mentionioned, which over rules every thing else.........does Pam like it :Rofl1:

    All the best see you at Lincoln Rick
     
  8. Red Sonja

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    Looks Lovely Geo.

    Pam looks very happy with Harry Hill:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Sonja
     
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    Looks fab Geo:thumb:
     
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    Lovely job Geo, on a personal note, I won't say anything , how much :Wink:
     
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    Nice job Geo, I to like the fabric, am not normaly into modern things but that looks realy well.:thumb:
     
  12. Terry

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    Looks good and brightens the interior up :thumb:
    terry
     
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    Like it a lot seems to brighten the entire van

    Looks like a nice job.
     
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    Lovely looking job Geo, you must be very pleased, I must say I'm impressed with the feeling of space that has been created in you slider (picture #4):thumb:
     
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    nice Job, I hope CarAvan paid for the advertising.:thumb::thumb:
     
  16. Geo

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    Not quite but they openly say what a cracking group of folk we are, and pointing potential members here by the dozen:Wink: if only to see the praise :thumb:
    Geo
     
  17. JockandRita

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    So do I. A really nice job, Geo & Pammy. :thumb:

    Rita hasn't seen it yet, but she'll look forward to a personal viewing next week. :Wink: :Laughing:

    Cheers for now,

    Jock.
     
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    great job geo looks a treat mate:thumb:


    mark.
     
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    Looks brill Geo and Pammy the look a very good company to deal with:thumb:
     
  20. Pammy

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    Hi Jock

    No problem, come and have a cuppa. We'll be there from Thursday and you'll probably just be walking in to

    "don't put that there - put it away"
    "don't leave that on the table"
    "what you put that there for"
    "tidy that up"

    Oh the problems he has just caused for himself :Rofl1::Rofl1: Poor ol man :Wink:
     
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