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Old 07-10-2017, 20:38
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Default First time static

Hello all
New to the site and currently looking at buying a static in Wales I'm only after a cheap start up static for 3 of us, ideally with site fees under 2k

I have a 1 year old so some kind of entertainment would be a bonus and ideally a site with beach access

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Old 07-10-2017, 21:26
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From my experience looking for a parks earlier this year around the North Wales Coast and Anglesey site fees of under 2k will be a real difficult one to find especially with some kind of entertainment, we went in land in the end mid Wales but still not under 2k.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:45
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I think you will struggle at that sort of price especially wanting beach access and entertainment going inland may bring the price down a little, but entertainment will put it back up you will probably need to stay clear of holiday camp sites as fees will be expensive and perhaps try for private run sites.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:48
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Good afternoon.
Wondering whether anyone can give advice on the following?
I bought a 2nd hand static van in July this year which had a new roof fitted in February 2016 which is still under warranty. When going to stay in it on 17th August the noise from the roof banging on battens was horrendous, so I complained to the company who fitted the roof who stated they would visit the site and rectify the problem ASAP. I am still waiting for them to visit and meanwhile they are now saying they will replace the roof under the warranty, BUT cannot do this in inclement weather. I have not been to the van since 17th August, giving them ample time to sort out any problems/fit new skin and the site closes on 31st of this month. I am extremely concerned at any potential internal and external damage caused by the roof blowing off in high wind over winter, however the roofing company say not their problem! Any suggestions on what to do next would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 08-10-2017, 13:05
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why would they replace the roof without checking it first ? plus i imagine if they have admitted liability for the problem then any costs incurred because of damage/water ingress would be met by them a quick call to your own insurers would confirm this

just realised you have jumped on another thread here it would have been better if you had started a new thread maybe a moderator will move it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 13:26
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Default Re roof repairs

Sincere apologies for including my post here. I'm not familiar with posting on websites so didn't know how to start a new thread.

I totally agree, why didn't they go and check it first instead of saying we will fit a new skin? I'm 99% certain my insurers wouldn't cover any damage to anything in the knowledge this is an ongoing problem and the caravan repair company have stated in no uncertain terms they will not be liable.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:51
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Sincere apologies for including my post here. I'm not familiar with posting on websites so didn't know how to start a new thread.

I totally agree, why didn't they go and check it first instead of saying we will fit a new skin? I'm 99% certain my insurers wouldn't cover any damage to anything in the knowledge this is an ongoing problem and the caravan repair company have stated in no uncertain terms they will not be liable.
So are you saying they will not be responsible for the bad work that they carried out?

If so, who instigated the work in the first instance and did the company offer you or the person who they undertook to do the work for have a guarantee for their work?

If there was a guarantee and they won't undertake to rectify their bad workmanship, you could always report them to trading standards. Unfortunately, that may not get you the repair you need.
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Old 09-10-2017, 13:45
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No they are stating they will fit a new roof under the existing warranty, but cannot do so in any windy or wet conditions.

The site closes at the end of October until next March, consequently should anything drastic happen from now until next March, they are saying they will not be held responsible.

However, the company with which the van is insured have told me today that should I have to make a claim, due to the fact there is a warranty and the roof is known to be faulty, the roofing company will be liable and reimbursement sought from their insurers.

This is at least reassuring should any damage occur or at worst some injury be caused to anyone on the Site, although as they are the nearest "specialists in static van repairs", one has to wonder what they would do if it anyone else on the site had an "emergency" and it was a windy and wet day!
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Old 09-10-2017, 18:28
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Can they not gain access to the site after close down ?
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Old 09-10-2017, 19:00
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As above should not matter if the site is closed or not, they should be able to gain access for repairs.
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