Great British workmanship

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Daveg, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Daveg

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    We got the dealer to fit a couple of things when we bought our new (to us) van. One was a Gaslow filler point so I could transfer the pipes and cylinder from the previous one. Looked like a neat job on the face of it, until .....

    I decided to get the first refill after we left the Latitude festival yesterday (Glasto for the aggressively middle class) and removed the filler cap for the first time to discover that I couldn't get the Autogas nozzle onto the bayonet fitting.

    Imagine my delight to discover that the housing was attached to the filler with six long screws instead of six short bolts (which I imagine came supplied). The photo says it all. :cry:

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    Ok, maybe I should have taken the filler cap off to make sure that they hadn't done something insane - but it didn't occur to me that a big and presumably reputable operation would be quite so daft.

    I will contact aftersales when we get home to offer some thoughts on the matter.

    Good job we carry a propane backup.

    Daveg
     
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    nieve or wot . bigest not always best :RollEyes: stan
     
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    I fitted one of these systems recently and thought it seemed a pretty poor design as regards fitting to the vehicle, there is virtually no flange around the filler housing, I would rather see a larger flange that screwed in from the front much like water or mains inlets rather than rely on clamping the two parts together with self tappers from the inside with little chance of making a good seal .
     
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    Same applies to some dealers, even well known ones, even closer to home...

    A young industry full of cowboys.the worry is that they dont always have to be qualified. One day Brain Surgeon/Plasterer/Binman/Handyman/Solicitor the next , Motorhome installer, repair person, with a reputation based on the Gullible and HUGE MARKUPS
     
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    30 quid on ebay cures that simple easy and does what it says on the label .
     
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