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Caz1960

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Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 11:59 am

with servicing the Dandy for the big trip all mechanics being greased, inspected , or replacing as we knew the Dampener was broke so spoke to Indespension , they reply was" oh yes we have it in our catalogue but never stock it" affraid" WHAT! sorry am I speaking to the Indesepension people and according to your catalogue you stock it " "erm! yes and erm!no you need Alko they have it " then proceeded to give me the Alko part number so bemused I checked out my local Alko dealer and spoke to them , spoke to a nice helpful lady and went to the place the next day caravan and motorhome place anyway in we go and asked this very unhelpful man and showed him the part " he measured up the ones that they stock (all of 4 types) it is the first time that I have seen someone choke on their words " it's for a trailer tent " well I did see red and stated with pride " NO IT'S FROM A DANDY and next time you serve a customer try not to look down your nose at them" he then sent us to a trailer chappie very helpful but no so phoned at RIVA IAN when I explained the saga he said he will contact Indespension and they will contact us today something I thought was so simple but nope so now answering every phone call I have gone through 5 surveys, in the running for an i pad
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jake001

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by jake001 on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 2:13 pm

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the one you want is the 90S fitting I think
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Tow Itch
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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Tow Itch on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 8:49 pm

As it's a gas strut you might try the usual suspects for gas struts. If it's got special ends will they unscrew?

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Must be half a dozen suppliers. Who did you use for the replacement side struts?
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Caz1960

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 4:55 pm

thanks for that Ian said there was 2 left in the country and tracing were they are if not he will undo the hitch on one of his trailers and send that one

as for the side gas strut i went to the scrappy's and got them off a Rover well a few of them ...

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Caz1960

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Fri 19 Apr 2013, 9:22 pm

jake001 wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

the one you want is the 90S fitting I think

phoned the chappie and so helpful and now I am awaiting the arrival of the new dampener and touch wood ( hugging a big oak tree at the mo ) its the right one

But I will say Hats off to IAN at Riva he worked hard to find one even willing to take off one from his trailers if there was no joy Ian I am his fan
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Helen
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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Helen on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 2:04 am

Congratulations Caz, let us know if it fits then we can use the details for future reference
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Caz1960

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 12:10 am

the Dampener arrived to day the black body bit is longer than the original so not to sure if that is ok the same size but the pushy in bit is shorter it has come from AL KO and same part number fingers crossed it doesn't make a difference I will photo it tomorrow and show you all what I am talking about
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Caz1960

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 02 May 2013, 9:12 pm

these are the picture from Alko same part number as the old one

the top dampener is the old one from the Dandy the body is smaller
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as you can see there is an sticky out bit on the new one
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all fitted now with no problems or alterations just have to test it now but anything would be better than one that does not work

just been told " in using the original rear bolt and ordinary nylock nut was too deep so a stainless steal one was shallower "
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Phoenix
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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Phoenix on Thu 02 May 2013, 9:25 pm

The sticky out bit is called a bush, an offset one in your case Caz nos. Smile

Glad you got it sorted.

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Caz1960

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Re: Dampener or no dampner

Post by Caz1960 on Fri 03 May 2013, 10:07 pm

Phoenix wrote:The sticky out bit is called a bush, an offset one in your case Caz nos. Smile

Glad you got it sorted.


going to test tomorrow anything is better than the snatching

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