hab service costs

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  1. SC 05 OUT

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    I was suprized on the cost of a hab service, £180 plus vat plus parts if needed, is this about right (main dealer)
     
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    Try Mark from C.L.S. member on here with a good reputation. :BigGrin:
     
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    Ditto Marks good and considerably cheaper.


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    just looked at his site seems a good price, but hes 84 miles from me:cry:at doncaster

    thanks anyway
     
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    Ring him he is mobile and he may be in your area soon. :Smile:
     
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    I'll do that nowt to loose

    The £180 +vat quoter was to go back to autotrail and have it done there, I just wonderd what the going rate was, I wasnt impressed by the place that did it last year so its not going there this year.
     
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    I had a Hab, check done by Brownhills once, biggest rip of ever, I have not had one done since,I watched them do it at Stratford Show I do my own damp checks and when something breaks I fix it or get it fixed, works for me.:thumb::thumb:Makes the van hard to sell, without bits of paper I hear you say ,well I have no intention of selling in the near future and I will worry about that when the time comes, as for warranty, well my van is now past that,so no worries.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    For comparison my Main Dealer rates are:
    (Mark (CLS) charges less than us)


    SERVICE CHARGES
    Motorhome Habitation service £135.00 + vat
    Mechanical service £145.00 + vat
    Single axle caravans £160.00 + vat
    Double axle caravans £180.00 + vat
    Please note that service prices do not include parts.

    Labour charges
    Motorcaravan and caravan hourly rate £42.00 + vat
    Mechanical hourly rate £48.00 + vat
     
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    I was like that with my old caravan, not a lot of value in it so I did it myself, but now with the m/h I like to have the bits of paper, just in case I need to sell it, as you say it makes it harder, I just want value for money, last year I felt there wasnt a good job done and I was let down with timings, it seems a dealer (static) is around £135+ symh & caravans are fairly close to me if cls cant do it for me, I might go there.
     
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    Just picked up my new Autotrail and looked at First Service and Habitation Costs - Service £229.00 (VAT incl) Hab Service £199 (VAT Incl)
     
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    syc do a winter special £115
    just had our swift in to lowdams huddersfield .they ask for you permission to spend up to £40 to save phoning you if a bulb is not working .said to phone me first.
    when i went to pick up i got a bill for £12 .50 .for putting a gas warning sticker on locker
    the sticker had come of over the past year i had forgot it was not there .1/4 hour labour plus sticker charged .its not going back next year hoping mobile man can do it.







    QUOTE=sebthegecko;284452]I was like that with my old caravan, not a lot of value in it so I did it myself, but now with the m/h I like to have the bits of paper, just in case I need to sell it, as you say it makes it harder, I just want value for money, last year I felt there wasnt a good job done and I was let down with timings, it seems a dealer (static) is around £135+ symh & caravans are fairly close to me if cls cant do it for me, I might go there.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Habitation service

     
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    Can someone please tell me EXACTLY what is involved in one of these Habitation Checks? Judging by the skill levels that I have encountered in most of the garage trades, I cannot think that it can be a very complex thing to do.:Smile:

    The most important thing that I recently had performed on my 1992 Hymer was an inspection by Bureau Veritas in France as part of the procedure to import a British registered vehicle. They tested everywhere for gas leaks and had a quick look at the electrical system. They also checked the battery type and stowage, together with ventilation provision. That was it. I checked water and waste systems myself and had a good look at the roof and possible leak points.
     
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    Prob no good to you unless you can tie it in with a weekend away somewere but another funster reccomended to me "C and S near burnley (they are NCC approved) they quoted me £100 for hab and internal service so I am booking mine in there next few weeks.
     
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    Had hab and sevice done at B/hills, lots of money, so next year had Hab check done by Mark at CLS, Mark found Damp I contacted B/Hills and told them what had been found they insisted on having a look themselves so I drove it to Newark, they took a look and said they could find nothing, out came the Hab sheet from Mark, B/hills ended up doing £2,500 of work on the van, all sorted.
    Mark comes highly recommended from us!!
     
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