Hab Check

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    What is a reasonable charge for a hab check?
     
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    We had ours done at home for £120 last April.
     
  3. Terry

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    Zero do your own :BigGrin:
    I think around 100 quid would be reasonable, but never had one done :BigGrin:
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    Had ours done by mobile engineer last year at £95. Dealers charging anything between £120 and £200ish
     
  5. tonka

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    I paid £120 for last one... At home NCC and FUN approved engineer.. :thumb:

    Ref do it yourself, thats ok if you have an older van but mine was it's first year and needs to have NCC appoval to maintain warranty....
     
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    £110 for last one.Worth it for peace of mind!:thumb:
     
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    Ours was £96 (£80 + VAT) last Jan/Feb. NCC approved engineer.
     
  8. GJH

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    Fair enough if one has the necessary qualifications. Our insurance requires that the gas system is checked by a qualified engineer annually.
     
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    Buy a van off Johns Cross and you will have 5 years free habitation checks.

    The tight gits don't give you Funster discount on that though:Angry:
     
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    Free? or paid up front? :BigGrin:
     
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    I prefer to think of it as free:BigGrin:
     
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    So ... just what is 'checked' that one cannot check oneself? :Smile:
     
  13. Phill D

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    nothing if you have the appropriate equipment, damp meter, gas meter, electric multimeter. and know how to use it. :-0

    if a warranty is involved it will be void if not carried out as per the warranty instructions. after that you could do it easily if you are a reasonably competent DIY'r:Cool:
     
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    :thumb:
     
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    I plan to get one done every 2nd year just as a double check to my own checking for damp etc as I feel that you are using the MH all the time so you will see if anything needs fixing as I do not think that they actually service anything !!! maybe wrong.
     
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    We had ours done at a Chester racecourse meet by Steve Ash a self employed funster who is a registered NCC and charged us £95.00 he checked all appliances as they were still under warrantee.
    He gave us a report along with the bill.:cry:

    Atlantisbird
     
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    Is this common, I have never been asked about anything whether gas related or anything else to do with habitation.
     
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    I think the habitation check is an excellent tool for any new, or non diy motorhomer as a reference of the vehicle he or she may consider buying.
    Too many newbies can be hoodwinked into buying a £10k, £20k, or £30k motorhome that has got even the slightest damp or damage hidden within its walls that can cost thousands to put right. Not to mention being damn right dangerous.
    J.C. motorhomes offer the 5 year hab check as standard reglardless if it is costed into the price of the van or not, but it makes sense if you have paid for it, you will get it done. Peace of mind.
    For motor home users that have the necessary qualifications to carry out their own hab check I would say good luck, but overall the Hab Check is a yearly check on all your equipment, plumbing, lighting, fixtures and fittings, seals, windows, etc which for £100 + is value for money if at the end of the day may save you thousands if the checks were not there. :thumb:
     
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    No idea if it is common to all (or even many) companies but it is on our policy (Highway, part of LV) as "Caravanette/Motor Home Endorsement" and looks like a standard one for them.
     
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    About £5 per tick! it's hard work you know.
     
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