Saturday, 27 March 2010

Is it summer

Hardwick Hall in DerbyshireImage by UGArdener via Flickr
Wow what a great day in Derbyshire. I have been outside in short sleeves, the sky is blue and the sun is hot. What a great place to work... If you enjoy my blog then please take a look at my web site.... thanks.

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Friday, 26 March 2010

3 for 1

The river, bridge and house at ChatsworthImage via Wikipedia
I have just come back from Chatsworth Caravan Cub site. I went to complete some work on a caravan fridge and whilst there two other people approached me with problems.  It was really busy on the site with a lot of people pitching up.

Who says there is no money around? It looks like it will be a busy weekend for me as its really busy and I'm having to work Sundays to keep up with everything.
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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Can you come now.

I took a call whilst out working on a van from someone who want me to go out that afternoon to do a service because they want to go away tomorrow. There is no chance right now as motorhomers and caravaners are queuing up to get their vans serviced for the new season. Don't leave it until its too late, book early or you might not get in.
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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Spring is here.

At last spring appears to have arrived. I was working in a storage yard near Matlock yesterday and lots of caravaners and motorhomers were coming in and out throughout the day. There were vans being cleaned, polished and generally being made ready for the new season. My day was slowed down as I took new bookings, chatted to people and gave away business cards.

I think the thing that shocks me is how little people think about safety. They will spend thousands of pounds on a caravan and tow car. They spend time cleaning the van and making it pretty and then they don't think about breakaway cables, brake servicing or even gas safety. I've been to so many vans that haven't had an engineer near them in many years.

I would also beg people that are looking to buy a second hand van to get an engineer to do a pre purchase inspection - we can save you from buying a pile of trouble.
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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Truma s5002

This job brings all kinds of surprises. I went to fit some new gas burners on a Truma fire and when taking it apart I noticed it was full of matches. The previous owner obviously found the fire wouldn't light and opened the inspection point and dropped in matches.... then they wonder why it stops working. I think the owner was as shocked as I was.

Another satisfied customer I hope...

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Back from BPW in Leicester. It was a very interesting day with some excellent demos of the BPW products. I was impressed with the BPW products and the engineering is impressive its just a pity that the caravan companies seem to buy just on price.
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Monday, 1 March 2010

MCEA and the NEC

The National Exhibition Centre Show is over for another year and we are just starting to evaluate the results. Its clear that the show has been a huge success for the MCEA and I am sure that we will all pick up some business as a result. I'm really pleased to hear that the industry is taking the MCEA seriously.

The new range of Royal motor movers from Unipart seem to have gone down well. Sales have been very promising which is a good sign for the future.

I'm off to see BPW tomorrow andI'm looking forward to learning more about their products.
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