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Stealthbusa

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Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« on: January 28, 2012, 05:08:10 PM »
Hi,

Can anyone advise me of a good supplier of RV spare parts in the UK?

I am looking for gas struts for the lockers, so far it's working out at around 400 importing them from the US.

I am also looking to fit a rear view camera, I would like to keep an eye on the boat whilst travelling. This brings me on to Sat Nav and a radio, the radio needs replacing. So advice on a unit that would fit in the dash (where the radio was), provide FM radio, iPod connection and a rear view camera screen and sat nav that I can input the RV's dimension in to. I know I want my cake however I hate cables running across the dash.

Any help would be much appreciated, the RV arrives in 3 wks and I want to get cracking.

Thanks again.

Ian
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 04:38:40 AM by Stealthbusa »

seilerbird

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Re: Looking for RV spares in the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 05:58:31 PM »
I had to look up the meaning of the word "spares" since it is not a word that I have ever heard of in connection with RVs. Wikipedia says it is a slang term for spare parts. You might want to edit the title of the thread to say "spare parts" and I think that would get you more replies.

skyking1

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Re: Looking for RV spares in the UK
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 06:24:39 PM »
I have one of these Boss branded radios in my truck; it has provisions for a backup camera. It has USB support as well. I don't really like it and would go with a different brand If I could do it over, but I post it as an example of what can be done.
http://www.amazon.com/Boss-BV7330--Dash-DVD-Receiver/dp/B004S52MN6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327796362&sr=8-3

I'm sure most of the DVD players will have an auxiliary input for a camera.
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Tom

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Re: Looking for RV spares in the UK
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 11:05:14 PM »
Ian, are you looking for sources in the UK? We have a list of Sources for new and old parts under the Resources button above. However, we don't have a list of UK sources. Hopefully, one of our UK members will have some info for you.
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SuperMike

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Re: Looking for RV spares in the UK
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 03:21:37 AM »
Itchy Feet   www.itchyfeet.biz
Ridgeset   www.ridgesetrv.co.uk
ABP Accessories   www.abp-accessories.co.uk
LAS Motorhomes   www.lasmotorhomes.com
Stingray   www.stingrayRV.com
Oakwell   www.oakwellmotorhomes.com
Travelworld   www.travelworldrv.co.uk 
Mobile RV   www.mobilerv.com/
Signature   www.signaturemotorhomes.com
Dudleys   www.dudleys-rv.com
RV Spares   www.motorhomemedics.com/
Star Spangled Spanner   www.starspangledspanner.com

And here is a general list with loads of names on it.   http://www.ouramericandreambooks.com/page4.html

Can't speak for all of them, but we bought our RV new from, and in is maintained by, Dudleys. They are the only aurthorized Winnebago Dealer in Europe, and are excellent.

For accessories and bits, I use Mobile RV, RV Spares and Star Spangled. They all keep loads of stuff and are very good at getting spares from the USA.
And I am told that Signature is very good in all respects.

That will keep you busy and I hope that it all helps and that you find what you need.     ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Stealthbusa

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 06:12:59 AM »
Gents,

Many thanks for the advice and guidance it is much appreciated.

I shall start my homework this afternoon and report back on the final install.

Thank you all again.

Ian

skyking1

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Re: Looking for RV spares in the UK
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 08:38:46 AM »
Kelly and Mary

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Tom

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 10:11:23 AM »
Thanks SuperMike. I recognize a couple of those names, but had forgotten about them  :-[

I'll get them added to our Resources menu.
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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 10:45:23 PM »
We now have a page for RV Parts in the UK linked in our Resources menu above. However, in reviewing the various web sites, it's not obvious that they all provide spare parts. I've contacted several of the companies and, depending on their replies, will either change the links to their spare parts page, or remove them from the list.
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Stealthbusa

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 05:46:21 PM »
Thanks Tom, I certainly joined the right site!  ;D

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 05:13:31 AM »
I can second Star Spangled Spanner, a guy called Duncan very helpful in obtaining spares.
 Loddy

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 08:46:37 AM »
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....it's not obvious that they all provide spare parts. I've contacted several of the companies ...

Very disappointing response; Only one took the time to reply (several months later), and he explained they didn't sell parts.
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SuperMike

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 11:53:21 AM »
Very disappointing response; Only one took the time to reply (several months later), and he explained they didn't sell parts.

You might have got a poor responce Tom, but trust me of the twelve I listed, they all sell Spares and eight of them are RV dealers.    ;D
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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 11:57:59 AM »
Thanks Mike.

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... they all sell Spares and eight of them are RV dealers.

Hm, I wonder why one of them told me they don't sell spares; Maybe you know something they don't  ???

Meanwhile, I didn't edit them out of our list.
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SLJKansas

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Re: Looking for RV spare parts in the UK
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 01:24:06 PM »
Another idea for the struts would be to change then over to the automobile rear hatch type. they may be easier and cheaper to find.

 

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