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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 26-02-2019, 10:26 Thread Starter
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Just bought the airfare a few hours ago, so Iíll find out in May. Yes, definitely an element of risk. I could be spending my whole holiday fixing things.

The dealer isnít open past 1pm and any delivery past that time has been going to the landlords office. Theyíve been questioning wether Iím using it as a postal address. So no more deliveries. Bit of a nuisance as there are still more things I want to get. Can get some in person, but some places sell internet only.
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Just bought the airfare a few hours ago, so Iíll find out in May. Yes, definitely an element of risk. I could be spending my whole holiday fixing things.

The dealer isnít open past 1pm and any delivery past that time has been going to the landlords office. Theyíve been questioning wether Iím using it as a postal address. So no more deliveries. Bit of a nuisance as there are still more things I want to get. Can get some in person, but some places sell internet only.
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Hi Jan. Yes, that previous post was in Feb. I picked up the Hymer 3rd May, had a few weeks in the UK (awful traffic there). Actually got a pretty good deal. The only thing wrong with it was the gearbox on the awning is worn out (got a new one coming) and the fridge is a bit finicky deciding which mode to work in (it's an AES one). Even the batteries seem ok which is good considering they're 6 & 10 years old. It's in excellent mechanical and body condition. Worst thing about the interior is the carpet is grotty and curtains faded, but everything works. Had a few issues which worried me at the time they happened in the UK (as ferry trip was close) with loose electrical connections (leisure battery not charging from alternator and water pump not working), but sorted both out.

Currently fitting extras and doing standard maintenance while doing a house sit with room to work now I'm in Brittany for a few weeks.
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Good news that you are happy with the deal. Although your list of 'faults' seem a little worrying. I'm sure you can manage most being a handyman but the gearbox might be an expensive problem??

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Itís the gearbox for the awning, Ray. Do keep up 😂
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Ohhhhhhhhh, thanks. Durrrrrrrr.

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Ohhhhhhhhh, thanks. Durrrrrrrr.

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Ive been busy doing wimmins work otherwise I would have told you that.
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Yup. Awning gearbox teeth are worn. New one is Ä60. May not even use the awning much as you can't have it out in aires as that is considered camping. I'm too cheap to pay for a campsite if I don't have to (only reason I can think is to top up the leisure battery if I needed to) and I don't like the Butlins Holiday Camp feel.

The fridge just means every now and then you see the red light (meaning it didn't start on gas) and you have to restart it to get it to light.

The leisure battery not charging was a loose connection above the starter battery, easy once I had a bit of time to troubleshoot. The hab water pump just stopped one morning, I got on facebook motorhome groups and someone suggested 'hit it with a piece of wood'. I tapped it with my hand and it worked. Then I found where someone had done a dodgy spade connector. Sorted that and it's fine.

There's some superficial rust on some bits underneath so I've been crawling under there with anti rust goo, then a big pot o' black bituminous goop (way more than I need), slapping that on. A luverly job that one. It looks like it has been completely covered in a white/grey underseal at some stage unless that's the factory coating. There's zero structural rust.
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Hi Jan. Yes, that previous post was in Feb. I picked up the Hymer 3rd May, had a few weeks in the UK (awful traffic there). Actually got a pretty good deal. The only thing wrong with it was the gearbox on the awning is worn out (got a new one coming) and the fridge is a bit finicky deciding which mode to work in (it's an AES one). Even the batteries seem ok which is good considering they're 6 & 10 years old. It's in excellent mechanical and body condition. Worst thing about the interior is the carpet is grotty and curtains faded, but everything works. Had a few issues which worried me at the time they happened in the UK (as ferry trip was close) with loose electrical connections (leisure battery not charging from alternator and water pump not working), but sorted both out.

Currently fitting extras and doing standard maintenance while doing a house sit with room to work now I'm in Brittany for a few weeks.


As I am not at all interested in the gas, awning and all that other mens stuff I would like to know how you are passing the rest of your free time, do you have animals to look after as well as house and garden? Are you taking little trips in the van or do you have access to a car.
I am very nosy interested in what your up to all on your lonesome young man

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Oh Jan. My turn to ask how can he have any animals brought from OZ.? Or even take them back?

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