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RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:43 pm
by sibillini | 236 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 | 236 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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RE: winter cover

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:26 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 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 | 3.746 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 | 2.025 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 | 236 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 | 2.611 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 | 2.611 Posts
Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

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 (deleted)
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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 | 2.611 Posts
Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

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 (deleted)
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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 (deleted)
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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 | 12.892 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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