Sometimes Things Happen For A Reason

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  1. DavidG58

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    Nothing biblical or life changing, but I was reading a thread @PORKSTER about a water filler cap, gave what I hope was a useful reply, but to be honest couldn't be bothered to find a link to what would have been even more useful

    Then thought that wasn't very nice, so found the item I bought on ebay to create a link, as it was over 3 months ago it wasn't easily in my history so had to search the sellers other items, blow me the first thing on his list was a clock I need for my Hymer, which I had been told was no longer available.

    So, I searched further down and found the filler cap I had bought, made a link, then popped back to top of page and bought the clock, which is listed as the last of three available

    Made me feel good and lucky (y)
     
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    TIP. Don't stuff the clock into the water filler hole. (y) Likewise, try not to read the time from the filler cap. Easily done when distracted. :( It was half past key slot for weeks in our van. :cry:
     
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    Possibly very useful my dear Toots, must be pretty much the same size :LOL:
     
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    Size isn't everything.........:)
     
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    Well surely if you're trying to fill a hole it a no good using something too small or you'll just lose it down the tube.
     
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    Clearly I wasn't as good as I needed to be, clock turned up today, wrong size :(

    Why Hymer make so many little spec changes amazes me, but the clock I hoped would fit has a smaller diameter workings and a slightly larger face, so it wont fit

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    Will be coming with me to Wrenbury if anybody needs one or let me know and I will post it to anybody who wants one, mind you it cost me £29.99 so don't expect a cheapie :D, mine is the one on the left BTW, anybody got one? :) or know what part number I need to quote (y)
     
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    Clearly I wasn't as good as I needed to be, clock turned up today, wrong size :(

    Why Hymer make so many little spec changes amazes me, but the clock I hoped would fit has a smaller diameter workings and a slightly larger face, so it wont fit

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    Will be coming with me to Wrenbury if anybody needs one or let me know and I will post it to anybody who wants one, mind you it cost me £29.99 so don't expect a cheapie :D, mine is the one on the left BTW, anybody got one? :) or know what part number I need to quote (y)
     
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    The story continues, so I bought the wrong clock, being of a very soft nature just put it down to experience, not really worth the hassle of returning it. Today I got an email from Brownhills (the ebay supplier of the clock) saying they have realised the clock sent out is of a different design to what they thought, even though it came wrapped as a Hymer part, so they want it back for credit

    Unfortunately they don't have and cant get the right one, but it is a positive attitude from Brownhills who get so much criticism, maybe they are changing :) and I am not out of pocket, other than return postage (y)
     
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    why don't you just use the working from a clock I had a clock that stopped working just changed the workings
    bill
     
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    That was my original plan Bill @HappyBrewer trouble is when I removed the workings the hands then fell off and the plastic front isn't removable, so in trying to remove that I broke that as well :D

    I really shouldn't be allowed out on my own :)
     
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    would it not be eser to just make one fit the hole or make the hole fit the clock ?
     
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    Or leave it till the Fix It meet;)
     
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    you can only start to imaging the mess I would get into trying to make the hole a different size, I did once take a little off a table leg, you can probably guess the rest, but it ended up like a plank with stumps and even those were uneven :D
     
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