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7 minutes ago, Borussia 1900 said:

They've come down a bit (though the Amazon link didn't open on my phone). 

We paid £75 two years ago for the red set. Now £55 on eBay.

As I said, we've not felt any stability improvement but if it stops the shower head falling out of its holder, the shelves coming loose in the oven or my quality English real ale getting too shaken up then it's got got be worth it.

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Well after our first run out I would say they are a notable benefit.

I fitted shockers to an earlier van - an S6 Pageant and the difference was immediate to both me as the driver and my passengers in the car. The van was much happier on poor roads and more comfortable

I intended getting some shocks for my Isonzo but haven't got round to it yet. Might get some in the Spring (pun intended)!

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At £35 I will be fitting some to mine, just need to find out who my local dealer is. ..... none in N. Ireland Surprise

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4 minutes ago, baddon said:

At £35 I will be fitting some to mine, just need to find out who my local dealer is. ..... none in N. Ireland Surprise

Just buy online?

We did. Easy to fit, no jacking required

Amazon link now working - that set are actually £59 with UK delivery.

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was just out to check and my Adria Adora 2012 - it comes with some heavy duty mounting brackets, so I just need two of the red shocks.

 

Sorry for the poor picture was laying on a cold conc floor and very little room as the motor mover is hiding the 3 holes as per the fitting video shown in an earlier post.

@BradleyWiggins if your Isonzo does not already have shocks suspect you will also have mounting brackets so best to check as they add £10 per side from what I see in the prices on EvilBay

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1 hour ago, baddon said:

The reason that is so Cheap is that its for one, and does not appear to come with the fitting brackets.

https://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/Al-Ko-Caravan-Octagon-Shock-Absorbers-Red-Pair/201697716987?epid=2063143700&hash=item2ef61eeafb:g:V7YAAOSwnTxZbLKF

Full kit for pair

Though it does say "pair"

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4 minutes ago, svimes said:

Though it does say "pair"

yes but if you read whats included its definatly 1 shock and no mounting clamps just the 2 bolts. As mine has the arms fitted I would just need two of these. Oh and postage is notably high.

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17 minutes ago, baddon said:

yes but if you read whats included its definatly 1 shock and no mounting clamps just the 2 bolts. As mine has the arms fitted I would just need two of these. Oh and postage is notably high.

I think you are right. The weight is listed at under a kg so it can't be two.

That's very poor advertising to state it's a pair on the headline and then supply one.

Happy with my £75 for the pair from Alko direct now! 

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6 minutes ago, Borussia 1900 said:

Couldnt you just pop them in the Tablet along with some schnitzel and cheap German kitchen goods before your next missionary trip to this heathen wasteland? You'd do a cracking trade at Rotherham car boot, I'm sure. Be quick though, brexit looms, maybe.

On the homeward bound leg you could take some shortbread and nice far Eastern Dyson or two.

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Tablet? :rolleyes:

 

I always shop around on the different amazons,  . de  . nl   . com   or   . co. uk

The prices can be quite different and I like a bargain, don't do car boot's though, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes.

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Rip off Britain is usually more expensive though, Aldi is a prime example, Gluhwein here is €0. 99 (80p), same rubbish in the UK £4. 99 :)

 

 

 

Please note: Gluhwein has nothing to do with shock absorbers :lol:

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Gluhwein has nothing to do with shock absorbers

But it can be used to absorb shock. .........not exactly on everyones shopping list is it.

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7 minutes ago, Borussia 1900 said:

Rip off Britain is usually more expensive though, Aldi is a prime example, Gluhwein here is €0. 99 (80p), same rubbish in the UK £4. 99 :)

 

 

 

Please note: Gluhwein has nothing to do with shock absorbers :lol:

Assuming we're talking about the 1 litre bottles (£4. 49, 9% alcohol), then £2. 89 of that is going to the government, if I've understood alcohol duty properly.   £1. 60 seems cheap to me but then I am used to UK alcohol prices.  

Anyhoo. Shock absorbers. ..

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9 hours ago, shipbroker said:

But it can be used to absorb shock. .........not exactly on everyones shopping list is it.

geoff

Just an example Geoff and yes be it fuel or booze or fags or whatever I do think the good people of Britain are getting a bad deal on lots of stuff (I know tax rates can be different). I'm always muttering to myself 'how much!!!' when I'm back in the UK and I can't see it getting any better post 2019

 

You do appear to have noticeably cheaper car prices than here though, I was looking at a new, average spec'd Landrover Discovery HSE €85,000 similar UK cars are around £60,000

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11 minutes ago, Borussia 1900 said:

You do appear to have noticeably cheaper car prices than here though, I was looking at a new, average spec'd Landrover Discovery HSE €85,000 similar UK cars are around £60,000

That's why so many Germans go over the border to buy their new car, either personally or through dealers that specialise in "re-imports", and about 20% of all new cars on the roads in Germany were bought abroad.

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5 minutes ago, Lutz said:

That's why so many Germans go over the border to buy their new car, either personally or through dealers that specialise in "re-imports", and about 20% of all new cars on the roads in Germany were bought abroad.

I only live 20 mins from the Dutch border and I've noticed lots of 'offers' on-line from nearby dealers selling EU-imports but these aren't 'German Spec' and as I've zero experience with EU imports I've not really looked into getting one.

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1 hour ago, Borussia 1900 said:

I only live 20 mins from the Dutch border and I've noticed lots of 'offers' on-line from nearby dealers selling EU-imports but these aren't 'German Spec' and as I've zero experience with EU imports I've not really looked into getting one.

I don't know what you mean by 'German spec'. In view of German practice of offering a basic vehicle and leaving it to the customer to spec it as he or she wishes, virtually every car is different to the next, so there's really no such thing as a 'German spec' vehicle. Very few Germans would go to a dealer and buy off-the-shelf unless they are in a hurry to get a new car.

I've done it myself once. I ordered a left-hand drive car at a UK dealer and brought it back to Germany. Sold it after three years in Germany at the same price (tax free of course) that I paid for it in England. Mind you, because I used the car for a year before bringing it into the country permanently, it was classed as 'used' by that time and so I didn't have to pay any VAT in Germany, either.

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42 minutes ago, Lutz said:

I don't know what you mean by 'German spec'. In view of German practice of offering a basic vehicle and leaving it to the customer to spec it as he or she wishes, virtually every car is different to the next, so there's really no such thing as a 'German spec' vehicle. Very few Germans would go to a dealer and buy off-the-shelf unless they are in a hurry to get a new car.

I've done it myself once. I ordered a left-hand drive car at a UK dealer and brought it back to Germany. Sold it after three years in Germany at the same price (tax free of course) that I paid for it in England. Mind you, because I used the car for a year before bringing it into the country permanently, it was classed as 'used' by that time and so I didn't have to pay any VAT in Germany, either.

When I look on line, German main dealers have 'German Edition' on the advert the much cheaper cars have 'EU Edition' on theirs.

 

I do go to the local dealer and buy off the shelf (but I'm not German)

 

This thread has gone somewhat adrift. ..............apologies

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3 hours ago, BradleyWiggins said:

That's a good price baddon.

I would never likely have though of them without your Question. ....will let you know how they are to fit behind the movers and if they make a notable difference as our roads are totally pants here in N. Ireland. With no local government as they like to fall out with each other and leave us in Limbo we have no one at the wheel as it where to direct the roads service to sort out the roads. My road has one pothole 2m*1. 6m and over 125mm deep. Being as its a narrow country road its impossible to miss. Add this to about 4 badger caused sink holes (like an inverse speed ramp) the sensible average towing speed on my road can be as low as walking speed in some areas.

I am a bit like a ferret when it comes to price. I rarely buy the first thing on offer and will do some work to get a deal. Hence on my road to our Adora I have owned 3 other caravans, about 5 awnings and never lost a penny when selling on.   

I was in England to see a second hand machine for work on Thursday and on way to airport with time to kill called into Highbridge caravans near Bristol who are an Adria dealer. I have to say the newer vans (from 2014 on) have bigger fridges, more light due to larger front windows and some nice other touches BUT the older versions like mine with a NON fold out sink for our family is definitely worth sticking with for us. Not being able to have some of the 3 little's doing teeth at the sink while others are using toilet definitely speeds up bed time and reduces delay before meals.

I was also impressed with the Hymer vans they have but the prices. .....flip. Was disappointed to find all the Airstreams locked as would love to have had a gander inside, PRICE tag nearly floored me. I thought they were aluminium NOT platinum?

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On 3/6/2018 at 20:43, svimes said:

Though it does say "pair"

It does come with fixing brackets, scroll down to Kit Contents

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The fitted articles, with movers in way the photos are not great but you can just about see the top mount between the top of the mover and the plastic grey trim. the bottom is much clearer.

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