Power Steering for Old Vans

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  1. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    Today I had electric power steering fitted to my 1991 Renault Trafic coachbuilt

    Traveled to Stratford-on-Avon, it took 4 hours and cost £600

    Makes all the difference to low speed driving and parking

    A small 'engineering' workshop attached to a family run garden centre - - space to stay over if needed and if the weather is as good as it was today a pleasant time spent in the garden talking to the owners while the work was done.

    Not sure if I should post a direct link on Jim's site but if you google talbot-express-power-steering you should find them.

    They convert quite a variety of motorhomes and other vehicles including MGBs
     
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  2. Geraldine Tatters

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    Thanks you're 2nd person to recommend these
     
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    Hi.
    Well done you,however,if it ever comes to pass it "Packs up", i have found that having 2 EGGS for breakfast makes the steering easier as well.
    PS. Spinach ... LOL
     
  4. Geraldine Tatters

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    Eggs would be cheaper lol
     
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    Not 100% sure about this but maybe to be on safe side notify insurance that the van has been modified just in case

    Peter
     
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    I took my 93 Hymer (built on a Renault Trafic chassis) to them today to have electric power steering fitted. I have tried eggs.... and spinach (they don't go well together) and even the gym, but after a week of touring in Wales and trying to park in some of the tiniest yet very busy villages I knew it was time to admit that I am getting too old to wrestle with the dead weight of my Hymer any longer.

    £600 and 3 hours later....What a difference. If you do not have power steering and are undecided, my opinion is that it makes a heavyweight perform like a mini in tight spots. I really like it.

    I am now looking at electric power braking. Does anyone know of a UK company that will supply and fit?? There are plenty of them in the USA
     
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  7. rangitira

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    Huh! Wimps!
     
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    Sometimes I struggle even though I have power steering and servo brakes,:eek: perhaps it's because I'm only six stone wet through ...honest. :whistle:
     
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    And a bad knee ??
     
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    No that's ok Charlie, I don't use it for steering. ;):LOL:
     
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  11. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    Wimps!

    Most on here can't manage without cruise control, electric mirrors and windows, air con........ some can't even manage missing Corrie or Eastenders and have to have WIFI............ Wimps?


    :whistle:
     
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    Must admit to liking the toys... But power steering is a must . Can't remember the last car or van I drove that didn't have it .. Even my wee runaround Fiesta van has it.
     
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  13. Hymerclassic

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    You mean some people actually DON?T have WIFI??????????
     

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