A possible deal maker when negotiating s/h price ?

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    https://mot-history.net

    Interesting to find my current motorhome was in a dealers for almost a year ( well certainly off the road )..
    This info is very handy for future purchases.. Checking how long a vehicle has stood at a dealers and how desperate or otherwise they are to get it sold on
     
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    Useful John, thanks.
     
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    very useful.. I used it yesterday for the Hymer.. and it showed an MOT fail the month before I purchased, and a retest PASS the same month..

    For several years before that it did hardly any miles.. which corroborates the dealers story that the previous owner had been ill for sometime and hardly used it, but had it serviced and MOTed each year at Becks.

    Only one other fail in the history when it required an exhaust pipe hanger..
     
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    Very interesting, many thanks (y)
     
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    Very useful just checked out some old vehicles we used to own. Thanks
     
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    looks like I need to get rid of the bike:eek:
     
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    Makes it easy for the insurance companies to see how many miles a year you are doing.
     
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  8. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    No, actually it doesn't at all
    It makes it easy for someone to see how many miles the vehicle has done, but not how many miles YOU have used it for.

    My son shares his van with one of his sons.. Last year #1 son did maybe 3000 miles in it.. #8 grandchild did about the same
    Both have their own insurances and both covered for up to 5000 miles
     
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    @Jaws, My motorhome is insured with me as the only driver and every time I renew they ask how many miles a year I do. With this they can check if I am telling porkies (which I don't) and if I do exceed my estimate will they increase my premium or tell me I am not insured if I have an accident.
     
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    Yeh, and I bet the insurance companies will give you a refund/discount if you haven't covered the insured mileage.:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Interestingly though it doesn't show the first year of an import ,when it is mot'd on the vin number ,or at least on mine it doesn't.
    Not many miles in first year anyway .and a straight pass.(y)
    Also on the new mot cert no last years milage recorded.and dvla re-issued doc with the present reg :)
     
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    Just checked up on my old van and it's only done about 1000 miles a year since we sold it.

    I thought our current mileage of c3000 a year was low.
     
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    Just checked and my vans not on there !
    Had it a few years now and got reminders for tax, any ideas ?




    Vlad
     
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    The system obviously doesn't check the mileage makes sense though! I've just checked on a MH we used to own - FE51 PEO - and the mileage is as follows:

    March 2012: 30,240 miles
    May 2013: 32,453 miles = 2213
    July 2014: 35,276 miles = 2823
    August 2015: 36,480 miles = 1204 (the figure entered on the website is actually 3,648)

    Don't know why the MOT date keeps changing unless its been taken off the road but the actual mileage is just below average for a couple of the years.
     
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    Another one of ours: FN03 CUX:

    Sept 2012: 36,623 = 2,100
    March 2014: 37,568 = 945
    March 2015: 39,364 = 1,796

    Very low usage!
     
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    As is mine as is the van I mentioned.. But two different people can both have their OWN insurance policy running
    If I lend my motorhome to someone who gets their own insurance on it, and they do a round trip of Europe in it, the mileage the van has traveled will far exceed the mileage I have done in it ! ( Not that I would lend someone our van !!!! )
     
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    Interesting, coming up 10 years old ours had one fail before we bought it, rear brake binding.

    The other interesting bit is that they record the Km,s as miles so be careful if you are using this to check a history prior to purchase.

    Martin
     
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    Our old C class Merc that we sold a couple of years ago now 131,000 miles and one fail for indicator repeater not working.

    Martin
     
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    have you entered the correct chassis manufacturer?-try some permutations
     
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    How accurate is the information on the website.
    I looked up the info for a Renault Master and it appears to have travelled 26,000 miles in 2 days and that was after failing an MOT.

    https://mot-history.net/
    Renault Master, Reg No: MJ61AGX
     
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