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    hi all up until a month ago i drove a dodge 50 18f -lovely camper van ,i had her 5 years great fun ,she had a little rust around windscreen so i sold and down sized to a roma home dam i need my head testing, rust is a lovely word ,2 new seals needed sorry don't make them no more wow,so what to do i no lets buy 2 seals that look the same and chop them up till they fit ,that works ,head still needs testing but bit of luck it will pass its mot ,should have kept the dodge

    #2
    Good luck with the MOT! You won't regret it in the end! Romas are certainly smaller, but you can drive them around like a car and they cost less to run! It's only teething problems, don't let it get to you... Welcome to the forum, by the way!

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      #3
      Don't give up on Romahomes, you'll really grow to love them. Sure, you may have to sort out a few things to begin with but the end product is well worth it. And don't forget, there's always the helpful, friendly people on this forum just waiting to answer your queries. Good luck, welcome and enjoy. Graham and Carole

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        #4
        Hi jinklebert welcome to the forum so you downsized, well I upsized from a C15 Romahome to a four birth Herald Squire RL and I love it :so happy: love all the space I now have, I'm a bigish chap 6' 1" 18 stone so a C15 just was not big enough for me, all my friends who see me on meets see why I changed, it depends on the individual, some love to downsize, some get bigger, hope to meet you in some field, happy camping.
        Gadgetman......... (Bryan)
        'Live without regrets'

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          #5
          Originally posted by gadgetman View Post
          Hi jinklebert welcome to the forum so you downsized, well I upsized from a C15 Romahome to a four birth Herald Squire RL and I love it :so happy: l
          You two should have got together and done a swap.
          Graham
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            #6
            Although they are a pressed part, a small one man band car body repairer (not the giants used by insurance companies) should be able to fabricate some new ones. Find someone who repairs classic cars for example because they often have to make unobtainable parts.

            |f you look at a copy of practical classics in a news agents they are often showing how these parts are made.

            Peter

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              #7
              welcome

              hi all thanks for the welcome ,i have liked the roma home for a long time its a nice size,i am going to stick with it ,before the dodge it was vw campers i had 6 old pigs in 20 years,my dogs love it,i have a nu-ventur alloy body ,very clean ,cooker with full oven wow,my rear springs went south for the winter so i am going to replace them with land rover springs ,i am going to run new gas pipe out side ,never liked gas inside a van,i am not sure if i am going to keep the blow heater thingy its comeing a long and i am very happy with it so far thanks all.

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                #8
                Hello Jinklebert,
                welcome to the group.
                You have me slightly confused(not difficult) you said you have a Romahome,then you said you have a Nu-Venture body.

                Romahome is a brand of vehicle made on the Isle of wight, Nu-ventures are similar but are not Romahomes.

                Can you explain what you have? it will help us to help you.

                Ian
                Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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                  #9
                  A photo would help.
                  C15 based Romahomes have fibreglass body and C15 based nu=ventures are aluminium

                  Peter

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                    #10
                    goats chease

                    Post removed by admin, please do not use bad language or abuse other members.

                    The forum rules can be read here: http://www.smallmotorhome.co.uk/foru...hread.php?t=22

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                      #11
                      Hi. Welcome to the site - stick with the forum - they seem a helpful group of people and have a wide range of vehicles, which is why you were asked to describe what you have, so people with similar vans can exchange suggestions. So don't be upset by their questions.

                      Many of us, though, don't have your technical skills when it comes to fixing / adapting vehicles or bits of them, and 'listen' in awe when you describe the changes you make.
                      Carpe diem! :)

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                        #12
                        Hi

                        Remember that this is the small motorhome forum not the romahome forum. It caters for all small motorhomes, members have a whole range of campers and as far as i know there are no snobs on here.

                        The reason for asking for details of your camper and explaining the differences is that when you ask questions members can be more constructive in their answers and we all ask questions. The help I have received from this forum has been excellent but the helpers have always needed to know what type of vehicle they are offering help for.

                        Peter

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                          #13
                          Rear springs

                          A number of us have had problems with rear axles on C15s, when we had ours we had a problem with the swinging arm bushes and it was one of the few jobs I have ever paid someone else to do purely and simply because you have to dismantle the rear suspension and you need a very specialised spring compressor. The only place I could find one was at the Citroen dealer and to hire it from them would have been very expensive. It is though very unusual for the springs to go.

                          Nigel who is also on this forum I think replaced his rear axle assembly with a second hand one. He also made some heavy duty spring assisters.

                          You might find it helpful to go back through some of the old posts, a couple of members have owned nu-ventures and have written about them.

                          Peter

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                            #14
                            wow

                            to whom it may concern,its a c15 who cares weather or not its fib/glass ,or alloy for that matter,took it back to the m.o.t place today for its retest, failed,the other bloke did it this time ,passed on new seals c.v joint exhust,emissons ,slight blow on front manfold .failed on rear bearings and front brake lines,and what ever next need rear springs any idea's,land rover don't even come close, but it does have an alloy body so there ,please feel free to pick holes in this one .

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jinklebert View Post
                              to whom it may concern,its a c15 who cares weather or not its fib/glass ,or alloy for that matter,took it back to the m.o.t place today for its retest, failed,the other bloke did it this time ,passed on new seals c.v joint exhust,emissons ,slight blow on front manfold .failed on rear bearings and front brake lines,and what ever next need rear springs any idea's,land rover don't even come close, but it does have an alloy body so there ,please feel free to pick holes in this one .
                              Hi Jinklebert

                              I have read through these posts and I don't think anyone is least bit concerned whether it is fibre glass or alloy, I really don't see why you are being antagonistic, everyone on here is very friendly and will try to help if they can, please don't try to pick arguments when there is no need.
                              Graham
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