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  1. smiffy502000

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    hi all. just had a nice weekend at teversal caravan and camping club site, great place with some of the best facilities I have seen, compare with 5 star hotel:Smile: only down side... got there, set up, ten mins, later sound of water pi****g out in boiler cupboard :Angry: problem, red plastic pipe burst . panic when all mains electric trips out:cry: H.E.L.P!! reception recommend local man will come to site and fix it :thumb::thumb: one phone call and 15 mins later nice man turns up . one 4 inch piece of plastic pipe and one push fit joint later, jobs a gud un::bigsmile: " how much am I in your debt" I ask.. £84.:Eeek: came the reply!! talk about having you by the you know whats. oh well its only money
     
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    Sorry but I think that's great service. To have a response in fifteen minutes is indeed very good.
     
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    you paid for the convenience and swift sorting of what would of put paid to your trip. to me it would be worth it, but i have the knowledge and skills to fix it myself. would take more than 15 minutes finding a shop for the parts

    really pleased you didnt have a spoilt weekend away:thumb:
     
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    Yeah sorry too, ruins the whole weekend, but saying that , I see you are a surveyer , how much do you charge to turn out on a Saturday at a minutes notice.:whatthe:
     
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    Exactly that we have a minimum £80.00 call out charge, costs a
    Lot to run a business.
     
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    I am so mean when grilling bacon I turn the gas out when I turn the bacon.

    To have someone turn out on a weekend and turn up in 15 minutes AND FIX it! I would say you got a damn good deal.

    Must go, found some crutches so off to break the wife's leg:thumb:
     
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    I agree great service, and if the guy had had to come thirty mile it would not be bad, its just the fact he lived around the corner. I was glad of his help, I just think this minimum call out fee can sometimes be a bit of a rip off.
     
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    It's his day off, you have a problem needs sorting asp. What your choice. :cry: :ROFLMAO: or:thumb:
     
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    Bet you ask call out charges next time ::bigsmile::winky:
    terry
     
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    The last person I helped travelled to me 70 miles each way hoping I could solve his fault after garage visits failed. On top of his time and travel expense he expected to pay me too :thumb: I had to come up with a fair figure having fixed him so I guesstimated £50 he happily gave me £60 very thankful for an end to his dilemma
    So for a guy to come out from his liesure time and sort you out you got a bargain.
     
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    And you know it's fixed properly, so peace of mind.

    Teversal is a great site, 5* shower rooms, and the walking on the country park opposite is wonderful.

    I went there 2 days after tripping out of a motorhome and was still limping. Managers brought the stuff I bought in the shop out to the motorhome for me.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend apart from the water leak.
     
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    I always keep a few connectors and pipe in the van as well as other bits and pieces for just this sort of thing, but I have to say I don't think that was a bargain, being in the trade if someone was in trouble just around the corner or if they turned up at the yard for such a simple repair I would have felt guilty charging more than a few quid for a drink, no wonder I aint rich :Doh:
     
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    Don`t forget ,the wardens tip, he not recommend for nothing:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    £84 vs the cost of a ruined weekend....

    I'd say you did exceptionally well there. The cost is secondary to the response time.
     
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    thats how emergency call out works call a plumber on monday no problems call him on friday and he aint earnt a tanner all week god help you
     
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    That's what I call service. 15 minutes is a great response in anybody's books, especially for something as trivial as a burst pipe. Blimey, you can wait longer for an ambulance!

    Yes it smarts a bit having to fork out (especially if you do have the skills and knowledge to sort it out yourself), but I'd just be happy it got sorted so quickly, and with the minimum of inconvenience. Just my 2p:thumb:
     
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    Brilliant i notice your a surveyor

    surveyor out last month traveled from Eastkilbride to where i stay 2.3. miles
    in my house 15 min looked over a welded internal steel support beam stated that it looked great and filled in the council form that was incl in the 15 mins total Bill £132+vat great job paid for his knowledge even though i know everything about everything and thought that a good deal
    Why because thats what we all have to pay,
    this was during the week , if i need somone within 1/2 hour i pay the rate,
    the reason i say this is everyone on here seems to agree thats aint a bad payment you made,, me making a payment to you or the firm you work for for twice that payment then even then we get on in life and pay that,
    the funny thing is if you look at what the past few weeks of motorhomeing has cost me ,,WOW back wheel almost came off and killed us last weekend,,COMPLETE REAR WHEEL SET UP , bearings drums axle etc etc,, parts alone was £300 for left and right rear the labour i done myself,,ran into my own bumber u can see in one of my rants,, my wiper motor going god that was a good deal supplied and fitted just over £100 ..
    so please if theres any justice in this world please make my next problem just £80.00 please please,, before i go my guys in a van at the weekend are £80 call out that incl first half hour then £68 hr thereafter .
    during the week its half the price,, why because its rapid response or its saved the customer taking time of there work they think thats a great service,, before i go out of interest please tell us all who have taking time on here to answer what is the hourly rate for a surveyor
    in the uk,, Motorhomes and caravans when they brake its like a boat ,your always poring money into them what a wonderful hobby :thumb:
     
  18. FULL TIMER

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    LUCKILY, I am in a position that I will never need one ::bigsmile:
     
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  19. alhod

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    If you had needed to call a lawyer the cost would have been more like £500 and all you'd have would be hot air. £84 for hot water in half an hour seems a really good deal!

    Alan
     
  20. smiffy502000

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    if you are having that much trouble with your van, perhaps you should have paid a good surveyor to check it out for you :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: ill give you a quote if you like!!:thumb:
     
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