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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:19 pm

We recently found a grub screw on the floor of our Nuevo in the kitchen area. It has been put "somewhere safe" but until we remember where that is I can only give a vague description. I would guess an M5 or M6 and about 6mm to 8am long.

Can anyone guess where it has come from? Obviously it could have come in on our shoes but it looked too clean for that. I had a search but can't currently see what is missing a screw.

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Re: grub screw

Post by frederic on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:26 pm

Cooker control Knobs?
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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:38 pm

Thank you for replying. 

I hadn't looked that closely but no, there are no obvious holes in any cooker function including the extractor fan.

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Post by Askit on Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:01 pm

Towel holder attached to the toilet door is held on with a grub screw. Ours fell off a couple of times so it could be from there.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:03 pm

Grub screw in toilet door handle?

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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:32 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Grub screw in toilet door handle?
That's the one! Thank you.

Can anyone email me an Allen key?

Further question. Is the surround held in place by anything other than artistic beauty?

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Post by Askit on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:39 pm

dbroada wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Grub screw in toilet door handle?
That's the one! Thank you.

Can anyone email me an Allen key?

No, but I just faxed you one instead  biggrin

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Re: grub screw

Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:46 pm

Askit wrote:
dbroada wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Grub screw in toilet door handle?
That's the one! Thank you.

Can anyone email me an Allen key?

No, but I just faxed you one instead  biggrin
It hasn't arrived yet. Did you include the +44?

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:21 pm

The surround is just a push fit.

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Post by dbroada on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:38 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:The surround is just a push fit.
Thanks.  I couldn't see any obvious means of attachment.  I guess the roads round here have just shaken them loose.

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Post by Quilter on Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:53 pm

In the 8 years that we owned our last van, a well- known British make, we amassed an ice cream container full of assorted screws, plastic bits and odds and ends which had clearly come off something but we could not find where from. 

In the almost 3 years we've had the Broadway we have not had anything fall off and any similar container would be empty.

I think this makes a positive statement about Autosleepers attention to detail.
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Re: grub screw

Post by Askit on Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 am

dbroada
Askit wrote:
dbroada wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Grub screw in toilet door handle?
That's the one! Thank you.

Can anyone email me an Allen key?

No, but I just faxed you one instead  biggrin
It hasn't arrived yet. Did you include the +44?

hugegrins  Don't worry, I've got your number ok  lol4

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Post by Askit on Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:35 am

Quilter wrote:In the 8 years that we owned our last van, a well- known British make, we amassed an ice cream container full of assorted screws, plastic bits and odds and ends which had clearly come off something but we could not find where from. 

In the almost 3 years we've had the Broadway we have not had anything fall off and any similar container would be empty.

I think this makes a positive statement about Autosleepers attention to detail.

Quilter, I agree with your last sentence but up to a point. We are very happy with our Neuvo and have had no regrets about buying one after many years of deliberation. It is our first, so I've nothing to compare it to in terms of usage and durability. Funnily enough, I noticed the toilet door handle was loose on our last trip and tightened it up before it fell off. Apart from the water ingress caused (allegedly) by the cracked fridge vents, we've had about 10 or 12 minor problems with futures and fittings, each of which required anything from 15 to 90 minutes of my time to fix. 

If I was in the market for another MH today would I buy another A/S, 100% yes I would.


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Re: grub screw

Post by dbroada on Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:18 am

I agree with Askit here. This is our third van but our first professional one. The general build quality is good, certainly better than the others in our price range but the attention to detail is appalling.  Heather imediately noticed the curtain bottoms weren't level, a complaint shared by the horizontal stripe on the back cushions.  We have an appointment with Premier Furnishings to have that looked at when we get back.

We have also had continuous niggles on this first big trip. Nothing that has ruined the holiday but niggles we could do without and certainly didn't expect when buying a new Van for £60000.

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Post by Quilter on Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:43 am

We had an hour to kill last week and just happened to be passing a Hymer /Burstner/ Carado dealer who were happy to let us browse.

We have never looked closely at any of them before as we don't generally like the fixed bed with densely packed furniture type of van. What did surprise us was how poorly made the furniture was. Yes, this does mean a lighter van and bigger payload so not all disadvantage but how long will it last and remain looking reasonable ?  Some of the drawers looked to be so flimsy that they'd not survive a long trip without having to be glued back together.
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