Habitation Check

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  1. Pete D.

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    Hi Funsters, my motorhome is almost 12 months old and is due for its first Habitation check. I have been quoted £314 by the supplying dealer for the hab and moisture check (no vehicle service included) which seems to be expensive to me. Is this the going rate for this or do I need to shop around for a better price?
     
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    @Pete D.

    Hi Pete.
    I've just had a hab check on my van (yesterday 19th Feb).
    I paid £225. This was for a largish 2014 van and for hab check only - not a vehicle service.

    This is at 'southern prices' and with a large dealership, so I think what you've been quoted is OTT.

    My advice would be to shop around, unless you are tied by a warranty and have to go to the place that quoted you.

    Most of the checks that are done are visual inspections, apart from the gas, some electrics, damp check, carbon monoxide test etc.

    I have to have mine done to keep with the warranty, but I was happy with the service I got and the peace of mind regarding gas etc. I also like the fact that I have been provided with all of the results and readings from an approved centre should I sell the van.
     
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    Shop around you don't have to go to a main dealer to uphold the warranty as long as they are NCC registered and use genuine parts you can go anywhere.

    We part ex'd ours last year so can't remember how much we paid year before but didn't pay that much.

    Liz
     
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    We pay £120 (£100 + VAT) for an AWS habitation service by a MCEA engineer.
     
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    I pay about the same as Graham and the engineer comes to us.(y)
     
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    The price I gave is for a service at the workshop - an extra £20 + VAT if he comes here. The workshop is only a few minutes down the road so it's as easy to take the van there.
     
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    Unless you have any specific warranty requirements you're worried about and need a main dealer/agent I would suggest @dave newell lvs in Telford. Close to you and a fantastic service. (y)
     
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    I was checking out the warranty document for my new Burstner and it gives a fee indication of one hours labour to maintain the habitation warranty. I shall mention that to the dealership when it goes back in September. I'll check with them first what they are going to charge before I mention it though!
     
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    Why not consider getting fellow Funster Dave Newell to undertake the service. That way you know it has been done properly!
     
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    There are a couple more funsters near us that are registered to do the inspections and are also warranty approved for various things IN the moho. We pay around the same as Graham too, he comes here and does it on our drive and we don't even have to put the kettle on since the one who has always done ours doesn't drink tea or coffee!
     
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    Sorry Liz but that is not correct for habitation servicing for two main reasons.

    Firstly it's the Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS) that they need to be part of - the National Caravan Council (NCC), Caravan Club (CC) and Camping and Caravanning Club (C&CC) jointly set-up the AWS, so the NCC are NOT a replacement for using one of the AWS members.

    http://www.approvedworkshops.co.uk/approved-touring-caravan-motorhome-servicing

    Secondly, and more importantly, regardless of the workshop being part of AWS if the manufacturer does NOT endorse the AWS then it will NOT meet the warranty terms:

    http://www.approvedworkshops.co.uk/scheme-supporters/

    For base vehicle servicing so long as the work is undertaken at a VAT registered garage and uses the same quality of parts (not necessarily the actual manufacturer's parts but this should be checked on the warranty terms to be sure) then any garage can do it.
     
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    I'm getting our habitation service done at Peterborough show in April for £95 (it's due in early May anyway); we don't need a base vehicle service until our camper is 2 years old so no need to do it this year.
     
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    Think you were robbed as well. What a rip off...Bet it does not take them an hour...BUSBY.
     
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    It took them 3 hours to do my hab check. There's not a lot of options down this way in terms of competent and approved workshops. There is a large place relatively close to me, but they won't touch it because I didn't buy the van from them!!

    It seems there's plenty of places in the Midlands and North etc, but not much in the Essex region.
     
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    Posted elsewhere on Forum last week.

    My M/H Hab check £120 + VAT less 20% discount as regular customer. Damp check included "free" with Hab service, last Thursday.
     
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    Brownhills quoted me £480inc vat for Hab,service and Mot so £314 seems expensive try another dealer that sells your MH
     
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    I'll go with what everyone else is saying, seems expensive, I've just booked ours in to Dave Newell in Telford and they have quoted £225 less funster discount for a habitation AND Base vehicle service. Have a ride out for the day lol, lovely round Ironbridge for a few hours!
     
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  18. nomadic

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    Have a look at www.davenewell.co.uk, give them a call for a fixed price. They include the fridge in their hab checks.

    I'm another very satisfied customer, that's all.
     
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    What do they do on The Service ?
     
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    When I get it back tomorrow I will try to copy the schedule to the Forum.
     
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