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RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:43 pm
by sibillini | 172 Posts

Thanks Gents,

The door in the right place is as you say, a huge advantage. The tighter fit appeals as we are at 700m and it can get a tad windy, the clincher I guess is that given a life expectancy of say 6 years, the cost is not a great issue. I had thought that life expectancy would be less. Time to give AL and Leisure Vehicles a call. Must have an old tennis ball at home somewhere.

Charlie


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#17

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:52 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Reminds me of my stupidity when I purchased a Protec cover for our first 540 (Poppy), I didn't use it the first winter but left it folded in its sack in the garage. Come the following autumn I sold Poppy and included the cover in the deal because the replacement 540 (Esmerelda) came complete with cover. I should've realised that Esme's cover was on its last legs, indeed its bum was dragging on the floor. It was dire and I put my hand through the roof the first time I tried to use it.

Luckily an ex TEF member was selling a virtually new one as he'd sold his van and so I took his over for a lot less than a new cover would've cost. But really I should never have let the brand new one go.


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#18

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:37 pm
by sibillini | 172 Posts

Amazingly, given the press that AL get on EF, Jason replied to my enquiry in two hours at 19.30.

For anyone who may be considering a new cover:

For a 2002 540, a Protec cover is £299 inc delivery and a Specialised is £341, again including delivery. Protec are quoting 2 -3 weeks delivery and Specialised 6 weeks, although they will do it in one week for an additional £50, funny that!

Charlie


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#19

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:26 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.243 Posts

Quote: sibillini wrote in post #18
Amazingly, given the press that AL get on EF, Jason replied to my enquiry in two hours at 19.30.
This isn't EF, Charlie. That's why.

There's a much nicer kind of person on here

Incidentally, if you can't find a tennis ball let me know. We've got loads of them under the sofa, the cooker, the fridge and the bed.

All you need to do is specify whether you want a greasy one, a bald one, a punctured one or one almost torn in half.


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#20

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:42 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.119 Posts

Or one covered in dog slobber?


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#21

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:17 pm
by Eribanut | 1.169 Posts

A generic cover will cover the whole van including the hitch and will allow poptop to be up to help with circulation.
For 50-60 quid it will probably last as long as the fitted covers and fifth of the price
IMHO


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#22

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:06 am
by sibillini | 172 Posts

Dog slobber, thanks for reminding me. I will go and have a root around in her various hidy holes, who knows what I will find. Very keen on the Geckos at the moment as they have slowed up with the cooler weather. Yuck!

C


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#23

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:07 pm
by Stew (deleted)
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When I bought my Protec I went direct to them and got a discount for being a member of one of the clubs. It didn't matter which one.

Stewart


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#24

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:51 pm
by Poptop320 | 1.894 Posts

Protec no longer deal with Eriba owners, you have to go via Automotive Leisure.


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#25

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:05 pm
by Poptop320 | 1.894 Posts

It looks like Automotive Leisure are selling winter covers for all Eriba models about £100 cheaper than the norm for a fitted cover. I was wondering if they have found somebody else to make them for him?
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewite...Id=161148134612


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#26

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:50 pm
by Frantone | 2.130 Posts

But only for the smaller vans, sadly.


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#27

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:12 pm
by Poptop320 | 1.894 Posts

If its a Troll your after they are , £199
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewite...Id=161148136558


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#28

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:56 pm
by hampshireman | 3.006 Posts

When we were looking for one a couple of winters ago, Protec never answered my enquiry, so no quote from them. I did see them on Dragons Den last year, but we had already bought one second hand via a contact in that other Eriba place I used to frequent a lot.

He lived nearby and it was a good deal, even though it was made for a Familia and we have a PuckL. Apart from the door being in the wrong place it fits a treat.

Fitting it with Madam being vertically challenged is not easy but this year a 6ft+ visitor to our neighbour helped and it was so quick even with me on two broken legs which are slowly recovering and I treated it as part of the exercise I am supposed to each day. Rather that than the day before yesterday when I was dragged around Debenhams, Toys R Us and other places such like. We have never done shopping together over nearly 50 years of marriage, so I don't want to start it now, but it gets me out of the house. Having got the goahead to drive from the specialist I will now do so.


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#29

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:01 pm
by Frantone | 2.130 Posts

That's good news Derek! Drive carefully.
Shall we have a spring meet?


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#30

RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:16 pm
by Randa france | 7.379 Posts

Hey Derek, it's great to hear that you're out and about again but please take it easy OK?

Regarding your cover, I think you mentioned that you didn't have the appropriate poles to help drag it over the roof.

As far as I can tell, THESE are the exact same poles that were supplied by Protec with our cover and they make life so easy
Randa


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