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    I need a new window!

    The front window of my caravan has never been very good, owing to the fact that at some point before I bought it, something like a tree had fallen on it. This cracked the window and it's very scratched in places. I have managed to stop it leaking and misting up on the inside, but it really needs a new one, or a second user one.

    I have contacted this firm with the relevant info, but have contacted them before and they didn't have one. Fingers crossed that this time they might have one in stock!!

    http://www.caravanbreakers.net/www.c...d=969105&ack=9

    I'm beginning to think I may have to take the darned thing out and let them make me a new one! Only £200!!

    Any suggestions for other firms to try? It's a bit of a hard find as the caravan is dutch.

    Have also emailed this firm to see how much it would be to repair. The inside is ok, just needs a new outside bit!
    http://www.eeco-ltd.co.uk/
    Last edited by jayjay; 03-02-2013, 17:54.

    #2
    Try these guys Jay Jay

    http://www.hawkesburycaravans.com/

    Alternatively, you might be able to have one made out of plexi-glass which should be a lot cheaper. I know my father-in-law recently had one made for his classic tractor cab. The original glass panels had long since gone out of production and he had no luck finding a secondhand one so had a custom made plexiglass replacement for a reasonable price.

    You could try:

    http://www.autoxtra.org/replacement.htm

    http://caravanwindows.co.uk/

    (note that I havent used either of these though so cant personally recommend them)
    Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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      #3
      Thanks for the links, Huff - I shall email them and see what they quote!

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        #4
        OUCH!

        Got a quote back from Ecko, the cost of the replacement
        window is £241.00 plus £40.00 return carriage* plus vat, total £337.20


        No replacement window at the first place I tried (Blanaevon caravan spares) either. Their web site says they have over 5,000 second hand in stock, so my chance of finding one must be more than 1 in 5,000 then!!

        Will try Hawksbury caravans and see what they have!

        Thanks once again for the links.

        Made to measure from autolinks? £350 plus carriage!

        Ulp - so expensive for a bit of plastic!
        Last edited by jayjay; 05-02-2013, 10:41.

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          #5
          Just an update - I must have tried just about every caravan spares company in the UK, with no joy.

          If I wasn't such a wuss, (and had a passport!!!) I would go over to Holland in my little caravan and see if they have some there... Which gives me an idea....???

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            #6
            Originally posted by jayjay View Post
            Just an update - I must have tried just about every caravan spares company in the UK, with no joy.

            If I wasn't such a wuss, (and had a passport!!!) I would go over to Holland in my little caravan and see if they have some there... Which gives me an idea....???
            By the time you have got a passport (£72.50) and then booked a ferry, caravan site, fuel, factored in the time spent searching for a breakers who have the window, fitting the window whilst staying in it etc etc etc, the cost quoted by Ecco looks a good one
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              #7
              A couple more options to try:


              http://www.autoglassspecials.co.uk/i...otorhome-glass

              http://www.miriad-products.com/secti...ec=103&xPage=1
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                #8
                These guys seem to stock quite a few Kip vans so perhaps they might know where to go for parts?

                http://www.leisurevehicles.co.uk/kip/kip.htm
                Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the links, guys, have tried most of them!

                  I have also emailed leisure vehicles, they are the only Kip stockists in the country and live just down the road from here! I haven't had a reply from them yet, they are a nice couple, I went to see their stock not long ago! I think they go abroad for a lot of the winter months.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
                    Thanks for the links, guys, have tried most of them!

                    I have also emailed leisure vehicles, they are the only Kip stockists in the country and live just down the road from here! I haven't had a reply from them yet, they are a nice couple, I went to see their stock not long ago! I think they go abroad for a lot of the winter months.
                    Not to put ideas in your head Jay Jay but you do seem to have had a glut of problems with your little van and some of the ones listed on Leisure vehicles website look temptingly priced................
                    Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Huff View Post
                      Not to put ideas in your head Jay Jay but you do seem to have had a glut of problems with your little van and some of the ones listed on Leisure vehicles website look temptingly priced................
                      I know, I know! I have sorted out all the leaks and all now though, and this year I'm concentrating on the cosmetic side! The window doesn't leak but doesn't look pretty, so that is something for this year!

                      I nearly bought one of theirs last year, but it was a lot heavier than mine, and I would have needed a bigger tow car as well. It felt like I was going in the wrong direction entirely, and being persuaded to spend a lot more money than I had...

                      I'm actually very happy with what I've got, it suits me and is easy to tow and pitch, and just big enough! I couldn't bear to part with it now.

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                        #12
                        I know exactly how you feel. Herbert has his foibles but we wouldnt want to part with him all the same.........

                        If its just the look of the window I wonder if you could disguise the scratches with a tinted stick on film? Might be worth trying for a couple of quid and see how it looks. If it doesnt do the job you havent really lost anything.........
                        Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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                          #13
                          I thought of that, Huff, but it's really quite bad. At some point before I bought it, something like a tree has fallen onto it. This has left a rather large unsightly crack at one side (which is repaired) and the rest is quite scratched - not so badly that you can't see through it, but irritating nevertheless! It's perfectly servicable, but unsightly.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jayjay View Post
                            I thought of that, Huff, but it's really quite bad. At some point before I bought it, something like a tree has fallen onto it. This has left a rather large unsightly crack at one side (which is repaired) and the rest is quite scratched - not so badly that you can't see through it, but irritating nevertheless! It's perfectly servicable, but unsightly.
                            How many SMH stickers would it take to cover it?
                            derek b and Babs

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                              #15
                              I used some stuff on a scratched and dull campervan window, the plastic double glazed type.

                              It came in a small tube, can't remember what it was called, but it came up a treat, got rid of all the small scratches and left it nice and clear.


                              Jules

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