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CarponlineEditor
04-02-2005, 11:10
I always like to mention when a firm helps out well and the Prestige chaps helped me out very nicely..

I bought one of their mk4 carp porters from Davies Angling, when it arrived I was a bit peeved to find that on of the back legs had been broken by the nasty courier people (I could tell by the way the box was smashed).. I rang The shop to be told we dont sell spares for that mate so was a bit fed up..

But, when i rang the Prstige chaps to find out how much a new one would be, they sent me a new one free of charge so I am now a happy chappy again..

Good service and praise where praise is due..

Andy (BCSG)

Tjw
04-02-2005, 11:24
The Prestige Mk4s is an awsome bit of kit for lugging the gear about, absolutly love mine.

With deals out there at £140 for one including the barrow bag its well worth the extra money against the usual suspects Chinese import barrows.

CarponlineEditor
04-02-2005, 11:30
Only bummer is that the "free" bag (which is done by the shop, not Prestige(the offer i mean)) doesnt actually fit properly and it also does not come with the water bottles, they wanted another tenner each for those bottles. Bit if a swizz really.. But yes the barrow is a good bit of kit..

Andy (BCSG)

H_man
17-02-2005, 10:15
My MK4s collapsed in a heap of twisted metal on a recent sess. About 2-3 years old so definately not under warranty. Rang Prestige regarding a replacement alloy brace and a new end rail. Well chuffed to be told they will be replaced free of charge, pukka and top service from Prestige Engineering. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cash
17-02-2005, 10:33
I agree my new porcshe of the porter kind is the absolute nuts. Makes barrow-life so much easier.
Cash

H_man
17-02-2005, 10:44
What one you got Cash, only if its the MK4s be careful of the whole lot doing an endo now and again. Has happened to me a few times & I dont know how my rods are still intact.

penfold
17-02-2005, 12:34
Maybe if I ask them nicely do you think they'll send a welder round to redo the welds on the cross- member on the handles of my mk4s as mine both snapped?!


P.

NorfolkBob
17-02-2005, 12:37
"an endo " - that phrases takes me back to my BMX days! LOL

i've got a standard Chub thing which is a bit of a killer - my forearms have taken many a battering shunting that thing round the pit.....

my mates Pouchy and Biggles have the Gash barrow and suffer the "Gash back" as a consequence - infact they end up walking like the zombies outta Shaun of the Dead.

what are the pro's of this one?

Cash
17-02-2005, 12:45
H-Man,
It's the brand new one - errrr Ty knows the one. My old one used to endo if I unpacked from the back leaving the rucksack on the front.
This new one doesn't do that, it's better balanced and it's slightly longer also which is a bonus, oh and has a much thicker wheel.
Cash

penfold
17-02-2005, 12:48
I must admit Bob I'm not overly impressed with mine. If using it on flat banks it's really good, could walk all day fully loaded but as soon as you hit some bumps or sideways slopes, it becomes a nightmare. I've lost count of the times mines tipped over and once it starts to go you can't correct it as there's too much flex in the frame! 2 of my mates have them aswell and their views are the same. Also, at £160 I didn't expect welds to snap! I'd stick to your barrow.

P.

H_man
17-02-2005, 13:09
As penfold says, for dry flat bank they cant be beaten. But as soon as the slop arrives, mine goes where she wants, and I have lost count of the amount of times I have chivved me legs up trying to stop the whole lot going over, if you have one with the old style legs you'll no what im on about. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif They also make one arm feel longer than the other for some reason http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif