I've been remiss and misleading with my posts, so a not so quick update on the bits left out of the story so far. Maybe I've finally come to terms with it all. Between October and now this is what else has happened.
September 2022 ended with me returning to Cotton Tree for a few weeks to organize the temporary garaging of the MH at Adelong in NSW. To do this it required using the VW and a co-driver. So all set and off we go in the two vehicles.
An easy tour down the M1 till the town of Nabiac and exiting via the slip road for fuel. A loud clatter from the engine bay suggested all was not well. Luckily we cruised to a stop within a few hundred yards and were able to park up till assistance arrived, three days later, in the form of a low-loader. The MH is returned to Maroochydore. So yep I have been trying to forget the experience ever since.
Turns out not quite so bad as the MH's insurance company came to the party, after their assessor's inspection, agreeing the damage was covered under the policy. Mind you a saga was to unfold in the form of getting a replacement engine.
First a quote from the repairer. This required finding an engine supplier and working out all the other bits needed and summitting the quote. The assessor assesses and advises the insurer. The insurer commits to pay for the repairs. Job done, Nup!
The next saga. The engine supplier has quoted for a engine they do not have in stock. Weeks pass with very little feed back from them. They are holding a significant amount of the repairers money, in the form of full payment, for the yet to appear engine.
But wait there's more - yet another saga. The engine is finally shipped coming from South Australia but the courier has failed to secure the load and the engine has rolled over during transport. The damage is significant and the engine has to be returned.
It's now May so from the outset it's been 6 months. In the meantime the repairer has the MH up on jacks and the old engine ready to be swapped out. The MH is waiting, taking up valuable space in the workshop, awaiting someone else's convenience.
All Type Diesel Service is my repairer and I highly recommend them. They are a resourceful, competent and professional company in Maroochydore.
p.s. So for the last 6 months, when touring, it's been in the VW Multivan.
|MH loaded in Nabiac.|