"that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

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"that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by minky58 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Took the old girl to the garage to have the exhaust manifold looked at. Mechanic looked at her parked up, sucked through his teeth and said "that motorhome is a bit too high sir", his mate came out, sucked through his teeth and said "the top box will have to come off as it won't go through the doors" (it would have, and there was enough height for it to go on the lift), "you'll have to take the aerial off as well" said his mate. I said to them that they knew it was a tall vehicle when I booked it in. They said "well you go home and take it all off and we will have a look at it, do you want to rebook it now"? I won't tell you my reply!
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Post by Jaytee on Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:37 am

Took my Landrover (old defender ) in to have new tyres fitted after they had looked at it and quoted the job. Phoned to see if was ready  as was going to be just a few hours and their reply was done the tyres but cannot balance the wheels as the don't fit our balancer.scratch head  My reply was probably similar to yours Minky and they then had to take them somewhere else to get them done, and quickly. allthumbz

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by Dutto on Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:46 am

Hi there,

It's good to see that paying customers are still getting the normal level of service in the UK!! allthumbz tap_fingers allthumbz 

Best regards,
drinksallround

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by boxerman on Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:12 am

I don't understand what your issues are? would you prefer them to damage your roof / topbox? scratch head 
It's quite possible that they know a bit more about the height restrictions of their premises than you do? Did you tell them the height of the van with topbox when you booked it in?

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by andygump on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Hi

It's all these Oxbridge, Bullingdon, public schoolboys, on the board of these companies, who are employing working class "eejits" hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins 


Andy

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by minky58 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Boxerman. If you read my post correctly you would see that the doors were plenty high enough, plenty of height inside as well and that I had informed them previously about the height of the vehicle. 
Hope that is satisfactory for you?
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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by boxerman on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:10 pm

minky58 wrote:Boxerman. If you read my post correctly
I did
you would see that the doors were plenty high enough, plenty of height inside as well
In your opinion but not theirs apparently. As it is their building and their lift, they probably have a better qualified opinion than you.
and that I had informed them previously about the height of the vehicle. 
Seems odd that you had given them all these details, but when you arrive they say the van is too tall to fit in their premises when it is not (according to you). Why would they say that if it was so glaringly obvious they were lying?
Hope that is satisfactory for you?
Before I bought my first van, I had my MOTs at the same place for about 15 years, When I took the Trafic to him he said that it was too tall for his garage once on the lift, although to me it looked as if there was plenty room. I assumed he knew what he was talking about seeing as it was his lift and his garage. I now go elsewhere, to somewhere that can accommodate a hightop van.
I can understand you being brassed off, but I suspect that there is part of this tale that you're not telling us.

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by minky58 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:26 pm

Boxerman. Why are you so critical and assume I am leaving something out? I just wanted to share my experiences like everyone else on this site. You appear to have a problem with my remarks. I thought this was supposed to be a friendly, supportive site but it would appear I have picked another dud.
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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by Jaytee on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Perhaps Boxerman somewhat harsh comments were not meant as written? scratch head  Nice if that were the case handshake

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by minky58 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:59 pm

One can only hope so Jaytee.
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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by Stewart John on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:00 pm

It's got to be Pistols at Dawn.    hugegrins

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by boxerman on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:18 pm

There are two sides to every story, and it seems to me that the garage guys were protecting Minky's (and their own) interests by not wishing to damage the topbox and / or roof.
Minky seems to have decided that the garage guys are villains and liars.

Friendly? I always try to be, but I don't like to see someone being picked on who cannot defend themselves.

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by dandywarhol on Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:48 pm

boxerman wrote:There are two sides to every story, and it seems to me that the garage guys were protecting Minky's (and their own) interests by not wishing to damage the topbox and / or roof.
Minky seems to have decided that the garage guys are villains and liars.

Friendly? I always try to be, but I don't like to see someone being picked on who cannot defend themselves.

Frank
Correction Frank - there are 3 sides to every story.

The story - the other sides story - and the truth up!

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Re: "that motorhome is a bit too high sir"

Post by minky58 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:04 pm

Very true dandywarhol.
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