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Old 06-03-2013, 12:12   #1 (permalink)
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It's is just life, that's all! When we started up the Van Bitz exhibition unit at the Chepstow show I thought that it sounded "loud"

On Monday I asked Dave our workshop manager to make five minutes to get the exhibition support motorhome into our larger workshop with a pit.

Yep, the exhaust had blown a hole on the drive up to Wales. That got us thinking which led us to checking the MOT which had also expired No reminder from the garage which we have, like many people started to rely on.

We need the van for Thursday for the Westpoint show so straight on to the local garage the we use for MOT's and general mechanical work we don't want to do. Yep, we can do the MOT Wednesday morning, but can't get the exhaust can you get it? If so we can get it sorted.

"Whilst under the van we noticed that the brake lines had some corrosion on where they're clipped to the chassis, can you do that too? Well yes, if you can bring it in early"

So James collected a full new exhaust system, gaskets, rubbers and manifold set from Unipart and delivered the van yesterday (Tuesday morning)

Just had a call from the garage, "Bad news the motorhome has failed it's MOT" "Why?" "The exhaust and the brake lines "

It turns out that they "forgot" write in the book that the brake lines needed checking /replacing and the exhaust needed replacing.

They will be able to start it tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) hopefully and "should" be able to get it back to us Friday afternoon!

That's great other than we are meant to be driving to Westpoint tomorrow (Thursday) ready for the show to open on Friday

Oh well, Van Bitz will be there, but it may not be our usual professional turnout, just a few banners and a bit of stock lol so I apologise in advance if anyone thinks that we look like market traders

Thing is these things happen, If the garage had sent their usual reminder, we wouldn't be in this mess, If we had diary'ised the date ourselves, this wouldn't have happened, if the garage wasn't so helpful they wouldn't be so busy Hey ho

These things happen and this way the show will be an adventure
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:17   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure you'll look as professional as ever. Me and Siān won't be visiting the show now either, we have problems too. not the same as yours, but problems nonetheless.

Have a good show. There are a few funsters visiting. But as you now won't have your display van and ergo, not have any hot chocolate, I doubt they'll say hello
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:21   #3 (permalink)
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If you wanna brighten the display up, I am sure someone can come up with a couple of white plastic garden chairs ( usually found on roundabouts ) and drap a couple of young ladies over them
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:23   #4 (permalink)
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But Jim, you don't understand! No 40" Plasma TV on the wall to watch the rugby! Watching on my laptop just isn't the same

Our stand is by the catering so I'll buy free choccy for everyone that books, Srikeback, Growler or a satellite TV system Seems only fair

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:27   #5 (permalink)
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But Jim, you don't understand! No 40" Plasma TV on the wall to watch the rugby! Watching on my laptop just isn't the same

Our stand is by the catering so I'll buy free choccy for everyone that books, Srikeback, Growler or a satellite TV system Seems only fair

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Is there rugby on this weekend? Sureley you mean next? No one who lives near me has mentioned it, they are all talking about a BIG match on the 16th
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:30   #6 (permalink)
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Our stand is by the catering so I'll buy free choccy for everyone that books, Srikeback, Growler or a satellite TV system Seems only fair
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Dont go too mad Eddie otherwise we will all have to do it and go skint

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:48   #7 (permalink)
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Be Funny if they lose the little unimportant game first
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No chance of that It's just the fans looking forward, I'm sure the team will be focused on this weekend, they'd better be
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