Gas safe certificate

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  1. mowbotman

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    I was told by a dealer when collecting my PVC that the "gas safe" certificate that they gave me needs to be kept in the vehicle,because both ccc & c&c are asking for them when you arrive on site or book to make sure they are up to date,or they will not let you stay !! Has anyone had this issue
     
  2. Petest

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    Nope
     
  3. The gasman

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    I have not heard anything regarding a safety certificate for motor homes
     
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    We stayed on a C&CC site for the first time last month and weren't asked for anything.
     
  5. Barclaybasher

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    I think you only need one for a mobile catering van Graham, like a pie stall.....;)
     
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    Nonsense.

    You can't get a Gas Safe certificate for a caravan or a motor caravan anyway because leisure vehicles are outside the scope of Gas Safe unless they are permanently sited or being used for business or commercial purposes.

    If you can ever find a GS registered engineer who even has the right combination of lpg and leisure vehicle appliance tickets they would know that and tell you that.

    If they did you a check and gave your a report on a GS form then it would carry no more weight or be no more legitimate than if some one just hand wrote the report a bit of scrap paper.
     
  7. scotjimland

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    sounds like more smelly stuff ..

    there is no mention in the Camping and Caravan Club information sheet, nor Caravan Cub rules about that..

    http://www.campingandcaravanningclu...nicalhelp/datasheets/gas-caravans-motorhomes/

    http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/media/1022892/liquefied-petroleum-gas-mo.pdf

    Not sure on this Nick, but I think that also applies to Rental Motorhomes.. Peter at @Johns_Cross_Motorhomes will know.

    This company provide that service..

    http://www.mlcaravanservicing.co.uk/gas-safety-checks/
     
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  8. NickNic

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    I think rentals come under commercial use. There have been a couple of threads previously where I've posted links to the relevant regulations.

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/ocs/400-499/440_34.htm

    For the rest of us there is no legislation covering our vehicles. Obviously commone sense suggests that we get the relevant checks and servicing carried out but there's absolutely nothing that says we have to.
     
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    Never heard of it, never been asked, just bought a new PVC and no sign of a gas cert.
    Phil
     
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    Not German is it? They have a strict annual rule on gas checks and put a special sticker on the rear which must be visible. I just peeled mine off but have the original docs but will never need them.
     
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    My new MH has "gas system checked and assessed safe with a stamp". Then I had External Gas point fitted so completely nul and voids the stamp.
     
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    which reminded me..

    did Spain not recently introduce a compulsory gas safety test ?
     
  13. hilldweller

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    There's long been posts on here that you can't rent a gas tank without a certificate, so buy a dodgy second hand one at the market.
     
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    knew I'd read it somewhere..
     
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    Yep if it's registered in Germany the system has to be tested every 2 years.
     
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    Stayed on several CC sites in June and nary a one asked for such a cert. Like @Lenny HB says I have got the German one which is null becos I've had an Autogas system fitted since.
     
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    We got one with our new vehicle for some reason. A friend of mine (environmental health/'elf & safety lecturer) tells me it is not compulsory for privately owned/used vehicles, but "handy to have"

    Hopefully the whole thing won't get like the ludicrous "Boat Safety Scheme", where you are required to have electrical, gas and fire safety checks, and then some moron walking around lifting decking and charging you £250 for the privilege of telling you that your gas and electrical certificates are authentic and your fire extinguishers are within their "use by" dates.
     
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    I have not been asked to produce any certificates. Would be totally p!$$ed off if I travelled 300 miles before being asked the question though.
     
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    I think I would treat everything else the dealer says as very iffy. He speaks with a forked tounge
     
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