Quote of the day

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Nigel&Debbie, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Nigel&Debbie

    Nigel&Debbie Funster

    Nov 20, 2012
    Full Timer
    Having just received MH back from main dealer (had it 3 1/2 wks for long list of faults), not being happy with the quality of the work, I say to Service Manager

    "If I had spent £60,000 on a lexus, my vehicle would not have been returned in this condition"

    The answer from the Service Manager "You didn't buy a Lexus, you bought a motorhome"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So does this now make it official that we are second class citizens in the eyes of some dealers
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  2. normanandsue

    normanandsue Funster

    Dec 31, 2010
    Dunfermline - Scotland
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not only motorhome dealers, county councils too
  3. meanders

    meanders Funster - Life Member Life Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    ..... And unfortunately some supermarkets in large towns west of London.

    Last week spent a good evening at the Butt Inn, Aldermaston. Food was excellent and overnight in the car park absolutely free. They did not do breakfast so went to a nearby large superstore at 8.30am for breakfast. On returning to the motor-home after 35 minutes .... car park still deserted. Little man with flack jacket and attitude "we've had complaints from other customers about you taking more than one space" .... At 9am? Asked where we should park, were told we shouldn't. Complaint to the HO remains unanswered. Park and Ride for the same town has 6ft 6in width barriers! All town car parks have height restrictions. They don't want our money in Berkshire obviously.
  4. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Jun 30, 2013
    Cotes d'armor, France
    This isn't new with Berkshire. We spent a great month in France in an old CI Motorhome in 1990 ish. We went all around Brittany and the Vendee and felt welcome everywhere.
    We came back to Blighty from St Malo to Portsmouth and drove back up to where we used to live in the Midlands.
    We thought we would stop in Newbury to get some shopping. No chance. Even in 1990 they had height barriers on all their car parks and supermarket car parks.
    We've never been back.
    If they discriminated against any other section of society, the papers would be full of it.
    What is it about England and it's dislike of Motorhomes ( and people enjoying themselves)?
  5. happypre65

    happypre65 Funster

    Nov 12, 2010
    quote of the day,

    Hi,We used to be in Berkshire now classed as Oxfordshire,and all i can tell you is both areas have suffered at the hands of travellers,and i think this is in a lot of areas now,regards H.::bigsmile:
  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    There are several reasons why barriers are used in car parks. It may be to stop travellers but it can also be to stop companies parking their vans/lorries there to the detriment of other car park users (most car parks are designed to take cars used by shoppers & commuters off the streets). It could also be that the car park is constructed for use by vehicles of no more that 2 tonnes or so as many are (especially the older ones) and repeated use by heavier vehicles might cause damage. Other car parks are too small/tight for safe manoeuvring by large vehicles. Even where car parks are restricted, on street parking is usually available in most towns.

    As regards supermarkets, restrictions are normally only put in place where they have suffered abuse by people (e.g. commuters staying all day in free supermarket car parks near railway stations) to the detriment of customers and the stores themselves. There was a Thread last February. Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys are officially flexible if people park reasonably and have a quick word with the customer services desk. Morrisons, officially, are not but we used their store near Blackpool airport in June and the lady on the customer services desk gave us permission to park whilst we shopped. See HERE.

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