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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by PhilandMena, Jun 21, 2018.

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    Seeing as the NCC is a Micky mouse organisation that nobody takes seriously and their approvals even less seriously I can’t imagine anyone would buy anything based purely on it having their “approval”
     
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    As a further reference. If the battery sticker is not a recognized manufacturer - It may as well say Micky Mouse battery . You will have no idea what you are buying.
     
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    Unfortunately I think that many people do actually take notice of things like the NCC just as they listen to the experts at MMM and other publications, they also listen to the 2 main clubs (n)
     
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    Sad but true
     
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    I had to try really hard to keep a straight face and bite my tongue the other day as I was talking to a newly retired couple ;)
    They said " This is our first motorhome we have always had caravans before but the British vans have such poor build quality we are totally fed up as each new van we have had is worse than the last "
    Ok nothing funny about that you say ?

    This was standing next to their brand new Swift Bessacarr motorhome ?
    Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire !(y)
     
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    Yeah,yeah more Brit bashing
     
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    How is stating the truth Brit bashing?

    We have had Brit caravans that leaked like sieves pleased to say we didn't make the same mistake when buying a Motorhome.
     
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    Its liked a scratched record ( 78 of course)
     
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    There are those that do in all makes from what I have found , its a bit like the people who said Morris Marinas were rubbish . I ran a fleet of them , they performed extremely well and better mpg than Cortina, or vauxhall .
     
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    Not when you have had British products with more water in them than the garden pond after my experience I would never even look at a British product. I've also worked in the industry so I know a bit about it.
     
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    We had a British built Autotrail caravan (VanRoyce) and the quality was spot on but it did cost twice as much as a Swift or Elddis.

    And in those days I didn't worry one jot about batteries, a pair of mismatched rubbish lasted about a week.

    Martin
     
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    The van we just bought has a nice pair of 140ah gels on, lovely, I don't know how old they are but still working good, they will be replaced with the same when they die.
     
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    The NCC, got back to me within a few days.



    I wrote

    They Responded
     
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    Very interesting indeed - well done Jim(y)

    That said, the whole NCC process still looks a bit dodgy to me.
     
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    They didn't even address the question I asked; which was a little disappointing. :doh:
     
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    Yep, that's the dodgy bit:D
     
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    Thats a press release not a reply.
     
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    So basically they didnt answer your 2 requests...
    You beat me to it , I was literally replying to your post , my asking where are the answers to your questions ? None the wiser as to who and where are the test houses, also nil test results....Note they did say NCC audit the test houses. Can that be deemed a judge and jury situation ?
     
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    You were right to put "They responded" as it certainly didnt answer any of your questions. Anyone would think the guy was a politician ! I'm surprised it wasn't signed by Alistair Cambell
     
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    From Facebook

    Lynda Dalglei Platinum just buy cheap batteries and relabel them, my other half worked for them, not for long lol

    Have a look at the case's of the
    Yuasa Battery -- link not working
    Yuasa L35-115 Leisure Battery on amazon


    and the

    Halford battery - https://www.halfords.com/camping-le...ectrical-power/halfords-leisure-battery-115ah

    Could they be the same battery with different stickers?

    But the Yuasa could be worth a punt. Top named maker at £95 for 115Ah
     

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