Is this expensive?

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  1. Wollow007

    Wollow007 Read Only Funster

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    Hi guy's

    New to motorhome accessories and asked my motorhome dealer to install a 4-way Fiamma bike rack and a 2 camera reversing camera setup with the monitor mounted as a rear view mirror.

    He has quoted fitted £500 for the camera and around £450 for the rack fitted.

    I want to keep with the supplier of the motorhome while it's in warranty I.e. if the rack falls off or damages the van everything is sored under warranty and doesn't affect the motorhome warranty held with the dealer. I would normally install this type of thing myself but don't want to invalidate the warranty.

    Could you let me know what you think please :thumb:
     
  2. lorger

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    Hi dont know about the camera but i think the bike rack fitted is expensive we had one done about 3 years ago and got our local approved mobile caravan service guy to fit it he charged £70 for fitting and took him about 2 hours.
     
  3. pappajohn

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    the camera system sounds about right depending on make......quite a labour intensive job to fit and wire.

    the bike rack sounds expensive......a fiamma pro is around £150, so £300 fitting is very expensive just to drill a few holes and bolt through.
    the dealer should know the correct location of the strengthener battons in the rear panel so a few simple measurements are all that's needed.


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    Although not having paid to have either fitted, I would be thinking of it in this way.

    What is the cost of the reversing camera. If it was £200 then divide the balance £300 by an hourly dealers rate of say £50/hr, which would equate to 6hrs of labour. (not sure if vat ias included or excluded).

    For Bike Rack same again, about £200 for bike rack then 5 hours labour at £50/hr.

    Im unclear whether other forum members would think that the hours ive specified are true reflections of actual time to be spent, but it gives you an idea of costing methodology.

    Need to see what other forum members who may have done these jobs themselves think re timings


    Hope its a bit of use.









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    So Wollow based on this, if the dealers rate is about £50/hr and it should take 2-3 hours say then labour should be about £100-£150 for this element+the cost of the bike rack. Might be worth asking what their labour rate per hour is. Id expect it to be between the £50-£70/hr if its a dealership.
     
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    i agree on the camera fitting hours estimate but the rack should take no more than 2 hours......even DIY should take no longer, and these guys will have fitted one before.
     
  7. JeanLuc

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    The price of the reversing camera will be influenced by the make and features. I had a fairly simple colour Camos system fitted about three years ago by Dave Newell (MHF trade member who offers a discount). I think it cost about £400 at the time, but that model is no longer made and prices are a bit higher now. Have a look at Dave's website for indicative costs - I would recommend him, based on my experience of more than one visit for servicing and extras.
    http://www.davenewell.co.uk/

    Also there are other trade members of 'Fun' that you can consider.

    Cannot comment on the price of fitting a bike rack, but I would not have thought it to be too time consuming a job.
     
  8. lorger

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    Just to explain with my bike rack the cooker and fridge had to be moved for access as they are on the back wall so im sure as pappajohn says it would be a very simple job if nothing in way.
     
  9. peter marshall

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    Hi
    Does your van have the rack fitting's pre fitted by the maker or is it a complete fit with the 4 fitting points, my van came with them fitted so a straight forword self fit, also I am in the process of fitting a camera it's a bit tricky but its going ok at the moment, I do agree with other posts it is a bigger job than it looks but I will carry on has it's now half done lol . Pete :thumb::thumb:
     
  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Camera sounds sort off OK, bike rack seems expensive, if you want just give Glenn my workshop manager or Ian a ring on 01-580-883061 during the day for a price he would charge

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  11. Terry

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    Hi you say they gave you a price IE £500 and £450 if you agreed this price it is irrelevant as to it being expensive or not.You could easy walk and get the job done elsewhere :thumb: If you have had the job done then pay the asking price if not then IMO it is expensive :BigGrin: so go elsewhere :Wink:
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    Bought and fitted - £49.99 - 7" monitor and camera ... perfect.:Wink:
     
  13. Jaws

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    Camera sounds sort of ok IF it is one of the pucka split level ones.. If it is 'yer achual bog standard' thing, I would say he is about £400 to dear !

    Bike rack.. About an hour to fit on most vans.. so make up your own mind ( total sort of depends on which model Fiamma your getting ) Basically I fear you are being quite badly ripped off.. yet another stealer to avoid by the sound of it !

    Re warranty issues..
    Unless a warranty claim is directly related to work done then it is not affected
    In other words, if you install a bike rack and the rear wall pulls away THAT would be a problem.. But in the case of installing a camera or rack and you get a water leak from the sink or whatever then that would not affect any warranty
    Dealer might tell you otherwise but he is then both talking out of his bottom AND trying to rip you off on the work as well..

    In many ways the EU membership is a pain.. but in others, when it comes to consumer law, it is a godsend !!
     
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