long term fullterming ??

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  1. Steve & Lys

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    Lyssa and myself had planned to travel for far more than a year without coming home to the UK , BUT reading all the links it appears that we cannot do that as we need to come back to the UK for an MOT !!!! Is this correct ??
    An ever hopefully S&L :Sad:
     
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    There are ways, if you know the right people and you are prepared to break the law.


    If not, then yes you have to get back to the UK for the MOT.




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    I think saying thanks Peter is perhaps wrong , but thanks anyway .

    This simple items has put a fairly major spanner in the works , we had , in our ignorance thought we could get an MOT in any EU Country , insurance can be sorted via the net and our home address , tax the same , but the MOT we, sorry the van has to be there, blast :cry:
    S&L :cry:
     
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    This looks very interesting information,and iam sure it will help so many,so my thanks goes your way, Alf:thumb:
     
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    Changing tack slightly - medication.

    I have to have a 3 month review for medication & OH has 6 month review. How do others go on with similar situations? Or are you all in excellent health :BigGrin:
     
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    This is a tricky one-I have manged to talk my GP into giving me a double prescription-initially to last me 2 mths-but I 'cash' it every month and build up a stockpile,so far I've got away with it :BigGrin:
    The same GP would not do that for Carolyn,so she bought her medication online.
    We both only need blood pressure tabs.so nothing really major.
    Whilst we've been away we've been ringing pharmacy for new prescriptions and a friend has been picking them up,so I will have 3 mths supply waiting at home-but-Carolyn was told she had to have review before she could get any more after 1 mth.

    Mike
     
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    There is a British Mot station near Guardamar, If you knowish the area..from Nancys roundabout which is the one which goes into Majal campsite. Go straight down the road opposite the Majal road (harley bike garage on corner) towards Dolores there is a industrial estate on right hand side with a yellow garage which says British garage..There you go..
     
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    What about Gibraltar ,that's part of old blighty,does their mot count?
     
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    I thought Gib abolished car tax and MOT's and just upped the price of fuel :BigGrin:
     
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    If you think that getting a "MOT" done in Spain is legal, then you are sadly delusioned..


    They will indeed get you on the computer as having been tested but it is not done legally.


    They get a clone vehicle into the UK testing station and issue the MOT as if it was your vehicle tested.

    If they get caught then your details will be on their system and you may be done for aiding and abetting.


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    Buy a brand new motorhome and then you would have three years...:Wink:

    Incidentally, in my humble opinion, just because something is "illegal" it does not make it morally wrong or bad.

    For example, if you were to have your vehicle properly "tested" on all the items a UK MOT test demands but at an overseas garage and they gave a letter saying it was ok... you wouldn't be legal but you would know the van was ok.

    As a friend of mine used to say... "A MOT? It is only a piece of paper..."

    It is STUPID you can't get a MOT done in the EU.

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    I am thinking of going to a rural GP in France for top ups (blood pressure) - I know a couple who have done this before - if you stay on a village camp site then you can visit the local GP you would have to pay the normal fee about £15 (the French have to pay this and then reclaim most of it on their health insurance) then he would give me a prescription for my medications. however like you my UK GP has given me double repeat prescription so that helps.
     
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    Why not have a new MOT just before you go, you would be ok for the 12 months then.
     
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    May I draw your attention to your earlier response-you seemed to be condoning the 'illegal' route then-who are these people we should know :BigGrin:
    Mike
     
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    MOT

    I think I would rather be safe than sorry. Although I intend to spend as much time as possible in Europe I will return to UK to get my MOT done.
     
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    I was certainly not condoning the illegal, just pointing out the possibility.

    The people to know, should you wish to take the illegal route, now seem to be advertising themselves.

    Mind you they are in Spain and it isn't illegal to do what they appear to be doing, here.

    I think the fact that they want Euro 379 may give the game away.


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    Many thanks everyone for your comments and advice , I think its the Roge and Terri route we will have to go , coming back to the UK once a bl##dy year for the mot , shame , thanks again all of you , happy travels
    S&L
     
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    I thought we were meant to be all one EU,its just another copout and money making scheme, from our lovely euro MPs, join the EU and make life easy remember that slogan, the only easy is for those old Iron curtain country,s, O and straight cucumber's:Rofl1:
     

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