Are we having fun yet ? Nope

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Saturday
    120 miles from Calais the off side trailer bearing collapses .. Goes bang in a BIG way wrecking the bloody stub axle too
    Had to get recover off the motor way
    Plots up for the night.. Garage closed on Sunday
    Another night and Monday morning told to return at 4pm
    Returned at 4pm..
    Sorry,,, 5 to 7 days..
    Took a view and decided we would come home and return with a car to tow the trailer and smartie home next week.

    Started for Calais
    45 miles from Calais.. 5th gear goes bang and gearbox sounds like a bag of spanners has been dropped in it

    Decided to keep going as best we can ( cannot make it worse !!! )
    Managed to get it all the way home and arrived here at about half past midnight

    All in all not a really great end to our time in Spain which was blighted any way because of absolute crap weather for all but about 10 days

    So are we having fun ??

    You make your own mind up !!
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Oh bugger, sorry to hear that John:(
     
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  3. Billy23

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    Bad luck, hope you get it all fixed OK......I bet it almost makes you want to go back to work!!!!:D Now now John, no bad words(y)
     
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    Taking a slightly positive slant, when I first read it I thought you had just arrived in France on your way down, at least you have been away

    But then reading the weather bit, you might rather have saved the fuel costs

    Good luck with the gear box repairs and repatriation of trailer (y)
     
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    Oh dear, good luck for your return trip (y)
     
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    Boodyell Jaws!! when you do some thing, your definitely Thorougher :eek:
     
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    "Things can only get better.....?" - hopefully so. Sod is alive and well and living with you it seems.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your woe`s, John...:crying1:

    Been positively lovely back here most of the time... :giggler:
     
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    Look on the bright side John, it could have been that step playing up again. :)
     
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    I see what you mean, buXXer
     
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    You have offended some mighty powerful gods.

    Must have been Stepus. Did him out of his fun with your step and his revenge mighty.

    Good luck with the repairs. Lets hope a nice easy standard fifth gear repair.
     
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    Bloody hell mate, that is sh***y luck indeed.
    Our best wishes are with you for a swift and not too painful remedy..
    It doesn't help, but, you ARE both unhurt and safely back home..
    What repairer are you using for the G/Box repair ??
    Mitch..
     
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    I know just what you mean. We're having a rather nice lunch and when they served the salmon and caviar platter, they served us Sauvignon Blanc instead of Pinot Gregio.


    Peasants.
     
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  14. Jaws

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    Thanks for all the kind words..
    If anyone with a tow hook is coming home via Rouen after the 31st and could collect the trailer ..... ;)
     
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    I have a smart car trailer 100yds of off the m2 in kent if needed
     
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    we are glad you got home safe and sound. we wish you all the best.
     
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    Dunno mate.. It will have to be a total replacement though as the gearbox housing is now cracked :-(
    Got a local guy to sort it all out for me otherwise I would have to fork out for a low loader to get it somewhere !

    Cheers for the offer.. But I would need a trailer big enough to take the smarty AND its trailer too !
    Good news is that I can get a one day pass with P and O for £45 return..
    So hopefully ( if I can borrow a medium sized diesel car with a hook ) the recovery will set me back about £130 all in ( plus the several hundred € the garage is gonna charge.. 200 € to start with for trailering the bloody thing just 3 miles :-( , 250 € labour ( to undo 8 bolts and refit ) and 205 € for a new indespension unit which is a total rip as they are less than £100 a pair !!! )
     
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    We're not home yet. Just on the cheese board with a rather splendid port :)
     
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    I'll bet woman has learned some new words.

    That's painful.
     
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    Oh heck Jaws what a bummer, hope you can get it sorted without any more hassle .
     
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