Don't have an accident in an Elddis

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by anniej, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. anniej

    anniej Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Herne, Herne Bay, Kent
    Ratings:
    +8
    We have enjoyed our Elddis but will not have another one as we are so disappointed with the company. If you don't have an accident the motorhome is lovely but beware if you need repairs which need replacement panels don't hold you breath. We are now into the eleventh week of waiting for panels and a new habitation door! This has now put the tin lid on going to a Christmas meet.
     
    • Like it Like it x 6
  2. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    9,185
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Ratings:
    +14,681
    Must be serious, been a member since 2010 and only your second post(y):)
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  3. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,405
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +9,175
    I think you will find a wait of 6 months plus is industry standard for the kind of parts you describe.

    Give it a few months and you will probably wish they had written it off!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,131
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Ratings:
    +28,419
    Well it certainly sounds serious to me !!

    BUT !
    To be fair..................

    Apart from the odd manufacturer I bet most other firms would be about tghe same..

    The various models are so short lived I doubt any firm can keep all the panels for all he models 'on the shelf', so will be making and moulding you new parts for you more or less as a one off..
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Ratings:
    +3,271
    Just put a like on him to get rid of the zero !:cheers:
     
  6. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28,617
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Ratings:
    +34,209
    There is no reason to believe any other custom maker would be better. These things are hand built and they won't carry a stock of panels, you'll be in a queue with the rest of production I would think.

    That does not make it any more pleasant for you of course.
     
  7. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    I was glad they wrote off our Elddis :D
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Ratings:
    +11,389
    Back in 2003 our Autotrail scout got smashed, only 18 months old.. Took 6 months for a new side panel... So sounds about right...
    They only make a small number of each model van, a drop in the ocean compared to cars.. So if they have panels and a choice of using it to build and sell a new van or let you have it... You can guess who will win....
     
  9. Rapido925M

    Rapido925M Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Messages:
    425
    Location:
    mid-Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +588
    In 2008 I hit the rear skirt on our 2003 Rapido. Brownhills had one (at least) in stock. Perhaps they are not so bad as some folk reckon?
     
  10. davejen

    davejen Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    Kirkpatrick Fleming Dumfries
    Ratings:
    +1,024
    A lot of water under the bridge since then............
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
  11. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,452
    Location:
    Sa15 2DG
    Ratings:
    +13,831
    We "only" had a 6 week wait for the rear and side skirt panel we needed from autosleeper last year.

    Good luck, I hope you get yours sorted to your satisfaction.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. GWAYGWAY

    GWAYGWAY Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,768
    Location:
    Dover
    Ratings:
    +2,918
    Don't have an accident in anything have a look at the Youtube - crash testing motorhomes.
     
  13. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver

    Joined:
    May 24, 2013
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    gillingham kent
    Ratings:
    +179
    we had a similar problem earlier this year after a break in, 2008 swift kontiki and the habitation door is no longer available but swift guarantee spares for 8 years, so don't trust guarantee. the repairer also had the same problem with a hobby
     
Loading...

Share This Page