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  1. My dealer charged me £290 last year. Used a mobile engineer this year and was charged £177 - plus I could see him doing the service and was convinced he did more than the dealer. I won't be back to the dealer for servicing that's for sure.
  2. I got both of those forms completed and checked. He had a neat box of tricks which when plugged in was able to test all sorts of electrical things centrally. And as it was outside the house I could see him doing the brakes etc. He is part of this organisation www. approvedworkshops. co. uk so I'm more than confident he's completed the required work - and it maintains the warranty. Perhaps you should be asking what your dealer, or whoever, is doing for the other couple of hours
  3. OK, the annual service if that's different. Either way, the dealer was charging nearly £300 for it and the mobile chap £177.
  4. Well I finally found an approved mobile service engineer who was happy to service the van on our cul de sac unlike my last attempt a few years ago. He did the job this morning in a couple of hours and charged £177 which is far better than last years bill of £297 from the stealer !!! Service book all stamped up and I haven't had to drive the 2 hrs round trip Not sure we're allowed to advertise on here but if anyone in the Sheffield area is looking for recommendations then I'll be happy to let you know via pm.
  5. £260 . ..... Ouch I left the twig where it is and bought a standard directional (house style) aerial and a mast which fits to the gutters. £50 all in, just have to connect it to the external socket. Also bought a signal strength meter to help direct it perfectly. Having said that I find the sat dish has worked better so far.
  6. That's what I have now. It came from China and was programmed with all sorts of satellites except Astra so I had to prog that in. I removed all the others so in effect it now ONLY responds to Astra. I picked up the know how on here so a search would find it I'm sure. I also made a stand alone power supply using two 9v batteries which I connect to set up the dish before attaching the TV etc. I put pics on here. The Quality strength meter is the clincher as it identifies you have got the correct Sat. I have a compass to get me pointing in the general right direction OR just copy existing
  7. Perhaps as a final hoorah you can contact them to say it has arrived even more damaged and claim compensation
  8. Damage which was clearly caused whilst in their care?? perhaps, or at least because they didn't inform you on its arrival - you can assert that when asking them to return it. Can't help remembering Red Apple Digital's post extolling the virtues of this product. Wonder how they feel about your experience?
  9. I thought you said the warranty work had been done?
  10. And after six months it's the buyer who has to prove it ! Does CRA15 have any time limits built in - bearing in mind the fault occured over two years after supply etc? Another option might be the small claim court? against the supplier.
  11. Why not if you have the photographic evidence from the people they delivered it to? As for CRA2015 then as it's over 6 months old YOU have to provide proof that it was faulty when it was delivered to you. Could be difficult. However if you paid by credit card you may be able to get a full refund.
  12. I don't know, but you were the one who said "If it is under warranty" - You tell us!
  13. From the OP it states it was a couple of weeks out of warranty.
  14. Very disappointing. The initial cost alone put me off the Snipe although I came close to buying one! Instead I bought a new mini dish, tripod and SF500 finder which all came to £59. Glad I did now.
  15. I'm not too sure about the twin locker design as I like to put long items like the windbreak in there. I don't tend to leave gas cyclinders in the front anyway as they contribute too much nose weight, so I always take them out and put them over the axle. What I would like to see is a gas locker in that position, on the opposite side to heavy items such as cooker etc, rather than at the front. I think Bailey did this at one point (do they still?) I think it is a good design given the weight and is much more accessible. Coming up with new designs must be quite a difficult task for all ma
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