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Hi,

Does anyone know of any good garages that specialise in Land Rovers in and around Muenster NRW, Germany. I have already used the nearby dealer once, which stung me a bit! I am not far from the Dutch border too. So if you know of anything near Enshede, it would be great to hear about that as well.

Good lads they are in REME. Felt a bit guilty asking as they always seem full on these days. At least I now have a clearer picture as to where I stand regarding the condition of the LR.

Cheers, Paul.

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Hi Paul

I live on the border at Emmerich A12/E35 if you need any help let me know. I get most of my parts sent across from England, if I need something quick/overnight I get them sent from a place in Holland.

You will find that most LR garages/parts places over here will do there best to remove vast amounts of money from your bank account and then make out there doing you a favour.

What are you doing in Germany ?

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Hi Paul

I live on the border at Emmerich A12/E35 if you need any help let me know. I get most of my parts sent across from England, if I need something quick/overnight I get them sent from a place in Holland.

You will find that most LR garages/parts places over here will do there best to remove vast amounts of money from your bank account and then make out there doing you a favour.

What are you doing in Germany ?

Thanks rejo,

I am civilian working with the army.

I found a British run business called British4x4 near Amsterdam. They sound pretty good, and are up front about costs. All Dutch/German prices seem higher than in the Uk though. Maybe there in more competition back home for business.

What sort of Land Rover do you have?

Is there much going on in the German scene regarding Land Rover meetings etc?

Regards, Paul

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Only know him via the old LRE forum [now shutdown] seems to know his vehicles & tech stuff, I think you'll be fine with him.

Yes, he appears to be an honest chap. I was thinking of combining a vist to his garage with a trip home, via Rotterdam to Hull.

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Hi Paul

There is a LR guy in Essen never used him but he comes recommended, I'll dig his address out and send it on. There are a few LR garages/breakers(not main dealers) not to far over the border in Holland.

I've got two RR classics one from 76 and the other from 95 both in various states of change and various other relics.

The landrover scene is very clicky "I've got this and I've got that type of thing", there are a couple of clubs in this region but I don't know what there like, been meaning to go but never seem to of had any time recently. There is no option of legal green laning only pay and play(sounds like a hooker).

If your going home I've got a shopping list for you, mince pies,christmas puddings,iron brew etc.

The Rotterdam/Hull boat is definiatly not the cheapest unless you've got plenty of cash or not much time. Try www.transeuropaferries.com they go from Oostend to Ramsgate. Its three hours to Oostend in a landrover from the dutch border.

If you need a hand with anything let me know.

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Completely off topic and very strangely enough I'll be in that neck of the world in a couple of weeks. I don't think I recall seeing one LR last time I was there.

I thought the same before I got my 110, no LR's to be seen anywhere. However, since I have got it, I have seen several in Muenster alone. Probably notice them now with lights flashing and people waving.

I think it is odd to see a uk civi LR as they only tend to see army ones round here.

Where are you visiting exactly?

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Hi Paul

There is a LR guy in Essen never used him but he comes recommended, I'll dig his address out and send it on. There are a few LR garages/breakers(not main dealers) not to far over the border in Holland.

I've got two RR classics one from 76 and the other from 95 both in various states of change and various other relics.

The landrover scene is very clicky "I've got this and I've got that type of thing", there are a couple of clubs in this region but I don't know what there like, been meaning to go but never seem to of had any time recently. There is no option of legal green laning only pay and play(sounds like a hooker).

If your going home I've got a shopping list for you, mince pies,christmas puddings,iron brew etc.

The Rotterdam/Hull boat is definiatly not the cheapest unless you've got plenty of cash or not much time. Try www.transeuropaferries.com they go from Oostend to Ramsgate. Its three hours to Oostend in a landrover from the dutch border.

If you need a hand with anything let me know.

Thanks for that! I checked the prices on that web site, fantastic! Never heard of it before, but that's great.

I take it with a shopping list like that, you have got to be British? Iron brew? Probably Scottish?? Being a garrison town, the biggest supermarket here stocks several British products to keep us happy. Then we have the Naafi too.

Essen is quite close so the information would be welcome. I found a two clubs that have been very welcoming and friendly. However, one is in Bavaria, the other in Austria. I cannot speak German, and I can understand the reluctance to answer e-mails in English, especially with me being in their country. I am just going to have to bight the bullet, and make more effort with learning. I can order a beer which I thought essential!

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Not sure how you would go about it - but considering you are working with the army it shouldn't be that difficult - have you considered wandering into the REME buildings and seeing if somone wants to earn some money on the side. Most bases have car clubs where they can legitemately do this. You get hopefully good work done at a good price, squaddie gets more beer and prozzie money :) everyones a winner.

I was over in Elmpt BFG in may and they had a good sized REME area.

Other side is you should be able to join a car club and do some work anyway in a nice area.

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Not sure how you would go about it - but considering you are working with the army it shouldn't be that difficult - have you considered wandering into the REME buildings and seeing if somone wants to earn some money on the side. Most bases have car clubs where they can legitemately do this. You get hopefully good work done at a good price, squaddie gets more beer and prozzie money :) everyones a winner.

I was over in Elmpt BFG in may and they had a good sized REME area.

Other side is you should be able to join a car club and do some work anyway in a nice area.

Maybe a few years back, but the army is full on at the moment. I don't want to add to their burden with my problems.

Cheers, Paul

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Hi Paul

Try these numbers, they are the German rover club which is split into different regions of Germany. These are the guys who run the two clubs in your area.

Joachim Schmidt 053736949

Marc Reinelt 01725271483

Thanks for the numbers Rejo. I will give them a call

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Hi Paul

I lived in Germany for 6 years and didn't speak a word of the lingo when I got there. The single best thing I did to pick up the language though was to join a club of somehing that interested me and I knew a bit about. In my case this was caving but a landie club would be similar. The thing is clubs have large social cross sections of memebers, many who cannot speak English so you will HAVE to learn to communicate. AND they will be speaking about things you know and understand so as soon as you pick up a few words sentances start to make sense without you realising it because you fill in the blanks. And before you know it you will be speaking like a native!! I did 2 semesters in a Volkshochschule (evening classes 2x a week) and that was it. The toher thing about learning a language this way is that you pick up the dialect too which means you dont sound like a foriegner even when you make mistakes (they just assume you are simple :-))

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Hi Paul

I lived in Germany for 6 years and didn't speak a word of the lingo when I got there. The single best thing I did to pick up the language though was to join a club of somehing that interested me and I knew a bit about. In my case this was caving but a landie club would be similar. The thing is clubs have large social cross sections of memebers, many who cannot speak English so you will HAVE to learn to communicate. AND they will be speaking about things you know and understand so as soon as you pick up a few words sentances start to make sense without you realising it because you fill in the blanks. And before you know it you will be speaking like a native!! I did 2 semesters in a Volkshochschule (evening classes 2x a week) and that was it. The toher thing about learning a language this way is that you pick up the dialect too which means you dont sound like a foriegner even when you make mistakes (they just assume you are simple :-))

Thanks for the advice. I am going to give the two clubs a call that Rejo passed on

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Hi Paul

This is the guy in Essen, his name is Frank.

02015437638 ... garage

01636142713 ... handy

Not used him myself but he came recommended from a very good friend.

He speaks English ................

Thanks Rejo, I will give him a call.

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Not sure how you would go about it - but considering you are working with the army it shouldn't be that difficult - have you considered wandering into the REME buildings and seeing if somone wants to earn some money on the side. Most bases have car clubs where they can legitemately do this. You get hopefully good work done at a good price, squaddie gets more beer and prozzie money :) everyones a winner.

I was over in Elmpt BFG in may and they had a good sized REME area.

Other side is you should be able to join a car club and do some work anyway in a nice area.

I bit the bullet Steve and went to see the REME vehicle inspector. He said he will give my LR a check over next week. I'm not going to ask him to do any of the work, but at least I will know where I stand.

I have already had the BFG road inspection by a German mechanic that works for the Army. He failed my LR, only two weeks after a British MOT! The rubber protector on the ball joint of the drop arm below steering had perished exposing the ball. Not only that but the ball joint was pitted and rusty. He was not as surprised as me, relaying several experiences of what should never have passed a UK MOT.

Cheers, Paul

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