How much for habitation check? Seems expensive

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  1. Soozywoozy

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    Just been quoted £160 plus Vat for habitation check. Seems extortionate, but perhaps that's the going rate. Just exactly what do you get for that money and recommendations around North Oxfordshire, south Warwickshire, East Gloucs , south northants appreciated
     
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    You can tick your own boxes for free
     
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    is a habitation check like an mot, is this an annual requirement for a mh ?
     
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    If you're under warranty yes otherwise no
     
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    thank you andy
     
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    I do my own checks for everything except gas safety and I wouldn't be happy paying more than 50 for a gas check.
     
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    Yep, under warranty so obliged. Tonkas recommendations seem good. I think we are on annual motor sevice for warranty even though it's 2yrs/18000 miles under other conditions
     
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    My van had a check every year while the first owner had it under warranty but shit like this was never recorded or mentioned but lots of ticks in boxes and "payment received with thanks" :ROFLMAO:
    That was dealer fitted in Germany BTW
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    Quite a lot of effort on my part to make it good
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    Sums it up Andy
     
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    With your location I suspect we use the same dealer.

    We pay the same monies. But out of warranty they sorted out the water pump and auto sat tv and at no charge.

    Good value in my view!
     
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    That is extortion
     
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    If the service is carried out properly then its par for the course

    Peter
     
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    What is included in "properly" for £192
     
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    Thanks for that Peter
    It does of course reveal that more than half of the checks are of things that the owner uses everyday and they would know if a cupboard catch didn't work properly. Personally I think the list is extremely padded out to justify the price. The most frequent customers are tied by warranties and if they have to claim later they still have to swallow the cost of travelling to have it fixed and be without their van. Indeed they have to swallow the cost of taking it for a hab check as well as the cost of a stamp in their book.
    I appreciate that your company gives excellent service (y)
     
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    Owing to the stupidity of fridge design and installation a useful service would, in most cases, require removal of the fridge. Doing this annually would eventually damage both adjacent furniture and fridge fixings. Access to the thing and the amount of difficulty removing it could, in many cases, add very considerably to the cost.
     
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    One of the main reasons I have a habitation service done is / was the fridge service to remove some of the risk of CO poisoning, then similar for heater. I thought all the fridge workings were accessed via a vent on the outside, ours is, or appears to be
     
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    Highbridge Caravans Somerset £199 & booked up for 6 months in advance - good reputation & necessary for Chausson warranty! Did manage to negotiate first Ford service down from £252 to £165 :)
     
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