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ian16527

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  1. Usual questions: Has the van been serviced up to date? Have you contacted the dealer? Do you know where the water ingress is coming in at? At this age, the van should still be in warranty but Elddis will try to get out of repair if its from the end panels I have seen quite a few Elddis motorhomes and caravans with the sides removed. Its a long job but not unusual.
  2. Sounds like a good plan. Not sure you would be able to obtain a new panel now.
  3. This is an upside down view fitted. There is a new version out now , much smaller They are all fitted the same so could be a faulty heater This is the water heater I thought was the issue, but will not delete for some reason
  4. If you like the van, its has been serviced and has no damp, then look at the prices for a 2005 van and offer them a deal at the lower price. The CRiS ID should be etched on the windows, so checking the age from that should be easy as posted above.
  5. This is the important bit - check if its been recalled and rectified
  6. Mine had the same issue, but the holes appeared to be pre drilled for the window hanger rail. I did notice when I repaired mine that a couple of the other holes were starting to propagate cracks
  7. The block booking has always taken place, remember trying to book Easter when they used to open the bookings in December. I did it once and said never again, too much hassle, website crashing and phone lines engaged. And it was that cold that we said we would never go away at Easter again. I have had to rebook due to car trouble once on the Friday afternoon. We didn't cancel, just re booked for a later date. I did phone the site and they were fine and thanked me for letting them know. I do find it hard to often get a Saturday when booking for a week, so we often go Sun to Fri. But if you look on the Tuesday, there will usually be some spare. I have booked non awning pitches because there was no availability of the awning pitches to find plenty spare when on site. I have a friend who always rings up Rowntree Park a few days before he wants to go and always has got in due to the cancellations. I cant do that as my nature needs to have a pitch booked in advance. Regarding Castleton in particular, this can be a cold site even in Summer, so maybe the weather put people off. We went there for a few nights in August and it was freezing cold, On the way back home went back to Clumber park and it was 4 degrees warner and sunny
  8. Have you ? Would be interested to know how they compare.
  9. Unfortunately they do, I have had one crack. Still got another Coachman though. At the time it was 7 years old and Coachman said at the time the warranty was 6 years. If this is still the case I cannot say. ABS is not good in tension
  10. At least the seats are sprung again, rather than that Ozio stuff in ours. Hopefully the mattress topper will be the answer
  11. Is it cracked. Probably several hundred pounds for a large heki, as you do not say what size it is. Lots of similar posts on here - do a search Look for AWS approved technician workshop to check whats about in your area.
  12. There was an Elddis repair for this given to dealers. The crack was drilled out at the end if it hadn't gone right up to the window, then filled in with Heinkel adhesive that is used on all Elddis vans and the graphic applied to cover the repair. Not sure if they removed the hinge bar and drilled out the screw holes as well to provide clearance. Its better to glue some thin aluminum sheet(less than 1mm) behind the crack onto the underside of the panel with araldite for support, then fill in the crack with the flexible adhesive. I don't know why they don't glue some aluminum behind these areas where the hinge bars sit to stop this happening. Easy to do before they are attached to the van.
  13. I saw one in use last weekend. It looked good, but perhaps wouldn't be that waterproof in heavy rain. I am considering getting one as well. I have the Suncamp porch awing as shown in Gordons post and it was as wet inside as out a couple of years ago at Clumber park when it rained all week
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