WHAT A RIP OFF.

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  1. busby

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    Just had to have a new element fitted in my hot water heater for using on hook up,,,£142 plus fitting,,,,how can Truma justify this price,,,its no different to a kettle element,,Have seen similar on E.Bay for £5 and less but they would not fit,,,,,They have got us by the B.lls,,,,Skint now,,BUSBY:eek::eek:
     
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    Ouch! How much was the fitting?
     
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    What's it look like? Do you have a photo? For future reference.
     
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    If you see some of their spares prices I reckon you got off light. You could have just used gas, with lecky at €3 - €5 a day would have been cheaper.
     
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    £142,,,,, They are advertised online,,The bigger one which unluckily isn't mine is about £105,,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    problem I reckon is the whole product is so expensive they have to charge daft prices for spares to justify original price :(

    but TBH £150 is good value compared to all the bits that I have bought (y)
     
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    On the same page on internet there is similar element but different end fitting where it enters the heater for a fiver,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    Don't you know if you own a motorhome it's a big red flag to say everyone rip me off.
     
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    Did think of that but knowing my luck the gas heater would pack up whilst we were away,,,,I do like everything spot on although its a 16 year old van,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    or you could have bought a pig ugly kettle for similar money, we have never spent more than £25 on a kettle

    market forces dear boy, except we don't have the luxury of choice :(

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    Not always you need to be Scotish or a tight arse like me and shop carefully.:rofl:
     
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    Just glad i don't own a boat,,,,BUSBY//
     
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    I'm currently trying to source the best choice for the 3 meals I have to eat on this boat.
    I'm having a cider while I decide
     
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    If you don't have a fat wallet it will be a long time.:)
     
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    Which ship are you on? BUSBY.
     
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    For that kind of money I would have looked at modifying an ebay one to fit.
    If the connections were similar and the shape was close I would get it in.
    Elements are pretty generic and can be reshaped without damage
     
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    Wasn't the shape it was the screw in fitting,,,Suppose if you were a bit of an engineer the cheap one could be modified but beyond me i am afraid,,BUSBY,,
     
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    Is that what they mean when they say the element of surprise? :(
     
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