WHAT A RIP OFF.

Aug 18, 2011
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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:
 

Lenny HB

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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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Aug 18, 2011
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Ouch! How much was the fitting?
£142,,,,, They are advertised online,,The bigger one which unluckily isn't mine is about £105,,,,BUSBY,,

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Feb 24, 2013
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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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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)
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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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.

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,,
 
Feb 24, 2013
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not long enough
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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Northernraider

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Not always you need to be Scotish or a tight arse like me and shop carefully.:rofl:
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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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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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

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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If you don't have a fat wallet it will be a long time.:)
Bad planning
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


In the end I had a lovely beef boirgiugoun ( how hard is that to blooming spell )with chips and a wedge off cheese cake plus a diet coke for the princely sum of £9.60

Not bad I think




Oops just realised this wasn't my thread
Sorry @busby

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Silver-Fox

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E.Bay for £5 and less but they would not fit,,,,,They have got us by the B.lls

If the ebay one won't fit you cant compare price

If they are the only ones with an element to fit then they have cornered the market.
No doubt as others have done with similar products.

Why not look into having some elements made and sell them cheaper you might get your outlaw back and make a few quid as well (y)
 

Lenny HB

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In the end I had a lovely beef boirgiugoun ( how hard is that to blooming spell )with chips and a wedge off cheese cake plus a diet coke for the princely sum of £9.60
Bleeding heathen chips with a beef bouguignon, we should never have let the Scotish come south.

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