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Old 05-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have acquired an MKP Grandesse. Overall in good condition. But needs some work.

Where can I get spare parts, manuals, advice etc.

I'm totally new to this, but would like to fix it up myself. Don't have much mechanical or DIY experience. But have family members who can help, if I can organise a general plan of action.*

How much is it worth?

Photos to follow.*
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong area?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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Where can I get spare parts, manuals, advice etc.
Welcome Philip,

Some times it takes a while to get a response, some of us work, some of us camp, some of work on our trailers when we are not doing the previous two, sometimes we work on our trailers when we camp. I would not get too concerned about not getting a response in the first few hours on a Friday afternoon.

To answer your questions ...

Spare parts: These come from a variety of sources; new used, custom made if need be. It all depends on the part. Most of our trailers have various parts that were only made by 2 or 3 manufacturers. For example Dometic made most the fridges in our trailers. There are a number of links to parts sources in the forums and elsewhere on the site.

Manuals: That depends on the manual you need. Chances are if you have a Dometic Fridge or other common part, the manual is in the documents section on the left side bar.

Advice: Try the search engine here first (top right corner) learn how to do advanced searches. Chances are a number of people have already asked your question. It may not be for an MKP, but in most cases the answers will be similar. If you can't find something in the search, ask away. There are lots of people willing to give advice.

Etc.: See advice above. We don't usually bite, we try to leave that up to the bugs.

We all like to see photos. If you are unfamiliar whith how to size and post or do anything here - there are a lot of tutorials. To see them you can either click this link or use the following link:
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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Philip welcome! You just bought one of my dream trailers!

Most of our membership here is U.S. but we do have members across the pond.

Please do post pictures and tell us what you are going to work on on it. Then we can help form a plan.

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Good eye Lizbeth,

I didn't notice Philip was from across the pond. If Philip has trouble getting parts, Andrew Gibbens who posts here might be able to provide some sources for parts etc. on that side of the world.

Speaking of Danish your heritage, does that mean you make cookies too?
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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Hey guys,
As promised, here are pics of my MKP grandesse. The first and most urgent problem I would like to address is a lifting panel on the side, which is allowing rain to get under the shell.

How do I go about fixing this?

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The first and most urgent problem I would like to address is a lifting panel on the side, which is allowing rain to get under the shell.

[b]How do I go about fixing this?
It appears to me that the roof shell assembly is coming out from under the seam trim "crown molding".
The black rubber center of that molding hides the attaching hardware. Find the butt joint where the two ends of that rubber piece come together, and gently pry and pull it out of the channel. Hopefully you will only need to "un-zip" just enough rubber to gain access to the fasteners near the damaged area. Remove those fasteners and see if you can push the roof shell assembly down far enough to get a bite on it with a fastener through the metal part of the trim...
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I would contact http://mkpcaravan.dk
It is a website in the Danish language, but many Danes speak danish english
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #9
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**many Danes speak danish english**

Lex - my wife's grandmother was from Finland, and she DEFINITLY spoke "Finglish"!!!


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***many Danes speak danish english ***

Lex - I understand!! My wife's Grandmother was from Finland and spoke a lot of Finglish. lol
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #11
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It appears to me that the roof shell assembly is coming out from under the seam trim "crown molding".
The black rubber center of that molding hides the attaching hardware. Find the butt joint where the two ends of that rubber piece come together, and gently pry and pull it out of the channel. Hopefully you will only need to "un-zip" just enough rubber to gain access to the fasteners near the damaged area. Remove those fasteners and see if you can push the roof shell assembly down far enough to get a bite on it with a fastener through the metal part of the trim...
The shell has disintegrated a little around the edge, where it connects to the rubber. Where the hole is for the screw.

I don't have any money to work on it at the moment anyway. I may have to put a cover on it, and forget about it for a couple of years..
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I just found this thread and noticed Phillipe say he was going to cover his Egg for a few years and maybe start working on it again. It has been a couple of years since that post...any progress? I am curious and would love to see the inside of this camper.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #13
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I'm sorry to say Phillipe has been gone for quite a while Last Activity: 10-17-2009 02:01 PM We probably will never know the rest of the story. However, we have several members that own MKP Grandesse trailers, hopefully someone will pop in and add to this thread....
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I hope so. I think they are very nice looking campers.
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