Well the embarassing and painful saga of the idiot and the campervan finally draws to a close. Jubilation and an exhultation of bells and celebrations ring out. The streets are awash with jelly and ice cr.eam. Small grubby children are jumping with joy. I am, as you can probably tell, quite pleased. For new readers to the parable of 'The stupid man in a campervan' I respectfully direct you to peruse the following thread. http://thelatebay.com/index.php?topic=1123.msg12020#msg12020 For those of you who shared my suffering I present to you.........Skippy's New Hat..... Brand new mechanism, made by an engineering firm in Ramsey. New springs, made to order by an engineering firm in St Neots and a fantastic new fabric curtain made by Delilah (of this very site) in super quick time and at a seriously reasonable price. The glass fibre top has been renovated, professionally sprayed and new headlining fitted. I am glad I was insured because I spoke to the garage who carried out the work and the total bill to the insurers was £4,600.