Motorhome bad experience

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    Wimpie
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    I recently had a very bad experience and wanted to share this with planning a Motorhome holiday . I rented a vehicle form Helderberg Motorhomes. The mistake I made was not to insist on a full checklist on the condition of the vehicle and accepted the condition in good faith. I picked the vehicle up late afternoon from OR Thambo as we were planning to leave early the next morning.  Early morning we were on the road – first problem, only one light was working, Next it started to rain, wipers not working properly. That night the air conditioner was only working on fan (hot) with a serious noise  After 1000 km, the first tyre blew – this was not because of bad roads but wear (I have the photo for this) – I swopped for the spare & within 20 km this was flat as a previous puncture repair failed. I could not travel very short distances on gravel roads to camp sites or everything was covered in dust. Reporting this to the manager, I was met with total denial and very rude comments making me a liar etc etc. Needless to say, I will think twice to use a motorhome in South Africa again but never ever Helderberg.

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