Reliable caravan service in Perth

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Hi: Just arrived in Perth after travelling from Brisbane via Darwin. My van needs a thorough 10 000 km wheel bearings and brake service. Can anyone guide me to a reputable caravan servicing business in Perth: The brakes in particular need close attention. Thanks in advance. Best regards. Lynton
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Reply By: wizzer73 - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 13:50

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 13:50
Not sure where you are satying in Perth but in Balcatta there is a service place called Absolute Caravan Care. 1/16 Abrams st. 9240 4552.

May have trouble getting a service this time of the year. Are you staying a while?

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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 14:27

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 14:27
I agree "Absolute Caravan Care" in Balcatta do a good job. However they are not back till 12th January
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Follow Up By: noggins - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 09:31

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 09:31
Personally I wouldn't even think about That Balcatta Mob

Especially anything to do with Axles and Awnings.
From MY Experience with them I'd be advising you to steer clear of them and go to a place that actually knows what they're doing.

I have used :-
North River Caravans 4/288 Gnangarra Rd Lansdale
08 9302 5118 - 0419 951 654 Wayne Shield

Or:-
Northside Caravan Repairs 2/22 Delmarta Rd
Wangarra 08 9408 0986 - 0401 546 828 Martin

Both are good repair / service shops and Do a Quality job without comebacks
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 14:31

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 14:31
If you are south of Perth, these guys are pretty good.

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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 17:05

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 17:05
Hi

Both of these places reputable. Not likely to get anywhere until after the new year.

Ken Peachey, Belmont PH: 9277 1381

The Caravan Shed, Cockburn Central PH: 9417 8828
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 17:55

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 17:55
Pretty sure any decent mechanic will do both jobs and may avoid the extended 'seasonal break' for van repairers, Lynton.

Just advise your area and you will get a few suggestions- my local mechanic in Morley / Bayswater area looks after my van brakes & bearings. But many will be closed till 2nd Jan.

Cheers - Phil
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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 19:25

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 19:25
Perth Caravan Repairs Beckenham (just off Albany Hwy) - Murray is great to deal with. They have serviced our vans as well as having extra water tank fitted, four seasons hatch installed, awning track on the off side, extra power point installed .
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Reply By: Member - Lynton B (QLD) - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 22:41

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 22:41
Thanks sincerely to all of you for your suggestions. I should have given an indication of where I am staying; although I am prepared to take my van to any location in Perth if the service is first class. As I implied, my brakes are in dire need of serious work! My van is located at my sister's place in Karrinyup. I think some of those places suggested are somewhere nearby. Best regards. Lynton
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Reply By: Rob J8 - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 00:05

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 00:05
Lynton,
Balcatta is the closest to Karrinyup
Happy New Year
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Reply By: nickb - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 01:43

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 01:43
I have used Warren's Tyre and Brake in Morley. He is not a caravan shop, just a car shop but I have taken my old camper there and will soon take the Jayco for new bearings and to adjust the brakes. Good service and realistic prices, same guys have been working there since I've been going (maybe 15 yrs) which I take as a good sign!
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Reply By: sastra - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 22:25

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 22:25
I went to a Perth caravan repairer south of Perth.


Had extra water tank installed - couldn't get water in until took off hose and discovered blank in inlet not drilled out!!
Filled up tank, water not flow out of outlet. Oh no, I said could it be blank not drilled out in outlet too?? You guessed it!!!

Solar panels installed 3 x 150W. Fuse 20Amp, blew and I discovered too small wire gauge fitted from solar regulator to batteries. Did not bother going back as I had lost trust with this workmanship.

I'll let you figure!
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 10:52

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 10:52
Lynton

Brakes and wheel bearings on a caravan don't need a caravan repair shop to service them..........and decent mechanical service department can do these...sounds like ideally a brake specialist.....and if they can do those they can do wheel bearings

You biggest issue may be finding a garage/mechanic that has room to fit the caravan in somewhere to work if they don't want to sit out in the sun...or maybe access issues with the 'van in tow

Suggest you yellow page search a brake specialist in the area you are in at the moment...

best of luck


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