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After seeing some information on an older thread we emailed whaug@camping-schuh.de from http://www.bel-sol.de who are the company that supply the chairs to VW, we emailed to check as the chairs are not on their site catalogue. He is going to hopefully send us some spare parts (we sent him a pic, below), he was really helpful. I'm just waiting for a price, postage cost and payment method information from him now he has our address, will keep you posted.

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I had the same thing happen, lost both the bolt and spacer while using the chairs on a canal boat...thanks to the information here I also emailed Wolfgang Haug and received the same excellent result. He said it was 'Set 2' and helpfully attached a pdf showing the different bolt sets.

When the 'Set 2' arrived I wondered why there were 2 locking nuts included. I guessed there must be a nut inside the leg for the bolt to engage but turning the bolt on either side feels too easy to be going into a locking nut. I'm a curious bloke (apparently) so I eased out the plastic insert to have a look and saw there was a locking nut on the far side but the bolt just looked too short to be going right through to engage the locking ring. There's also a receptacle for a bolt on the near side of the insert so I pushed the spare locking nut into this and now the bolt goes through this as well as grabbing the first couple of turns of the original on the far side. Sounds more complicated than it is so hopefully the photos will speak a thousand words. It certainly now takes a fair effort to screw the bolt in and feels more like a locking nut - and it ain't going anywhere now.IMG_20180619_154920086.jpg
 

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Borris

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Anyone had this problem. The right hand plastic joint insert that joins the front leg bar to the arm rest support bracket has broken. This is odd because as far as I can work out it isn't placed under much stress when in actual use.

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I've visited my dealer and the Service Manager says that I will require a new chair!!! He's taken a photo and will send a report to VW where upon a replacement should be issued under warrantee.

If the plastic joint part were available and it wasn't factory riveted in place then it would be a two minute job to fix. I don't know what a new chair would cost but issuing a new one due to the failure of what must be only a 10p part seems daft. Still I'm not complaining!
 
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Anyone had this problem. The right hand plastic joint insert that joins the front leg bar to the arm rest support bracket has broken. This is odd because as far as I can work out it isn't placed under much stress when in actual use.

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I've visited my dealer and the Service Manager says that I will require a new chair!!! He's taken a photo and will send a report to VW where upon a replacement should be issued under warrantee.

If the plastic joint part were available and it wasn't factory riveted in place then it would be a two minute job to fix. I don't know what a new chair would cost but issuing a new one due to the failure of what must be only a 10p part seems daft. Still I'm not complaining!
But VW don’t bare the cost anyway. The Chair Manufacturers will.
 
calikev

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1 camping chair that sits in the tailgate is £69.52 + VAT taken from another thread
 
Nick Stubbs

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What brilliant service from Wolfgang, top marks, Asked for some info re parts last Thursday morning, drawing pinged straight back, parts arrived today FOC. Fantastic, thanks to those on here who did the original ground work. Nick.

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The plastic piece under arm rest broke on mine this weekend, my friend has a 3D printer, so we’ve glued back together and put in printer to make a new one
 
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The plastic piece under arm rest broke on mine this weekend, my friend has a 3D printer, so we’ve glued back together and put in printer to make a new one
Make a batch and you could offer them for Sale on the Forum.:thumb
 
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There’s another thread on this this broken armleg:

marchugo - those bolts from Germany look a really good idea! Please can you provide a link to the purchase source... Thanks.
Here’s the link:

https://www.caliboard.de/topic/18179-reparaturset-cali-klappstühle/

His username is DomiT6 (Dominik) and his direct email is: D.Baeurle@gmx.de

Regards from Amsterdam,

Marc.
 
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The plastic piece under arm rest broke on mine this weekend, my friend has a 3D printer, so we’ve glued back together and put in printer to make a new one
The same has happened this weekend did you have any success regarding a part as my chair is out of warranty

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Chiroshi

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The same has happened this weekend did you have any success regarding a part as my chair is out of warranty

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Same thing just happened to both of my chairs on the same day. I'm going to take some measurements and design a part to get 3d printed unless the guys at Bel Sol can supply the spares.

In my design I'll make the plugs that go into the leg full thickness rather than hollow as this seems to be the weak point. I'll probably glue them in too to go for the full belt n braces approach.

I'll share the designs when done.
 
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I bought a set of 4 of these from a chap, only used 1 so far, I found him on here I think, German chap

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All made from solid aluminium
 
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I bought a set of 4 of these from a chap, only used 1 so far, I found him on here I think, German chap

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All made from solid aluminium
They look great, what was the price?

I just ordered 8pcs at ~£9 each from i.materialise.com in SLS Polyamide. I've had tools made out of this in the past which have been plenty strong, so I'm confident they'll hold. 1600416207819.png
I expect to get them in about 10 days, so will assemble them and test the strength! I hope that once glued and screwed in place that they'll outlast the originals. Happy to provide the 3D to anyone that needs them.
 
Chiroshi

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FYI, parts have arrived and been fitted. I made them full round with ridges to aid in the bonding to the tube. I also made them completely filled in to add a bit of strength. If you printed these on an extrusion printer, you could probably play with the wall thickness to lighten them up a bit.
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I removed all the old plugs, including ones which didn't appear broken. However, it looks like most of them had split on installation with the force of the expanding rivet body.
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..and here's one glued in place with high strength epoxy. The side hole is not tapped, but the screw was used to keep the alignment and add some resistance to pull-out.
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Only time well tell how they hold up compared to the originals, but I have high hopes. 3D files are here if anyone needs them:
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Richy

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They look great, what was the price?

I just ordered 8pcs at ~£9 each from i.materialise.com in SLS Polyamide. I've had tools made out of this in the past which have been plenty strong, so I'm confident they'll hold. View attachment 66375
I expect to get them in about 10 days, so will assemble them and test the strength! I hope that once glued and screwed in place that they'll outlast the originals. Happy to provide the 3D to anyone that needs them.
Hi there,
if you still have the 3D file, could you possibly send it to me ?
I’ve just broke one of my chairs
Cheers Richy
 
Chiroshi

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Hi there,
if you still have the 3D file, could you possibly send it to me ?
I’ve just broke one of my chairs
Cheers Richy
I can do, but does the Grabcad link in my post not work for you?

I've probably only had the chairs out 10-15 times since I fixed them, but so far the new plugs are holding well.

FYI, replacing the pins that attach these to the arms is the hardest part as they are riveted. I think I cut the end off the rivet, then drilled and tapped it and found a machine crew with an adequately small head. There's not much space between the metal of the arm and the plastic cover.
 
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I can do, but does the Grabcad link in my post not work for you?

I've probably only had the chairs out 10-15 times since I fixed them, but so far the new plugs are holding well.

FYI, replacing the pins that attach these to the arms is the hardest part as they are riveted. I think I cut the end off the rivet, then drilled and tapped it and found a machine crew with an adequately small head. There's not much space between the metal of the arm and the plastic cover.
I tried to download it earlier, but I couldn’t open it.
Yes, I’ve had to rivet my bike rack after getting it powder coated.
If I can get the 3D printed ones I’ll try them.
I’m also going to try VW as our warranty on the van has only just expired 2-3 days ago.
Cheers Richy
 
Chiroshi

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I tried to download it earlier, but I couldn’t open it.
Yes, I’ve had to rivet my bike rack after getting it powder coated.
If I can get the 3D printed ones I’ll try them.
I’m also going to try VW as our warranty on the van has only just expired 2-3 days ago.
Cheers Richy
Let me know what file type you need and I'll see what I can do.
 

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