MOT in Dover coming back from the continent.

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  1. GWAYGWAY

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    I had my MOT done today at Husks at Lydden Hill in the A2 coming up from the Docks at Dover. They have a big test bay that can take most Class 4 vans, although they do not think some satellite dishes will fit in on high vans. The big advantage they have is that you can book online and get the test done at the first place you come to if you are coming back without a test certificate ( naughty) As they are literally on the left of the A2 at the first set of lights coming out of Dover.
    My test was carried out thoroughly and promptly so they are well worthwhile going to.
    The email address is sales@huskuk.co.uk

    Might save you some grief if it is out of MOT
     
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  2. spitfire

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    Gee are you serious ? Travelling through Europe without an MOT !!
     
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    You'd be amazed how many car/van owners do it.
     
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    Non endorsable offence, fine only, doesn't invalidate your insurance,but will probably mean you only have 3rd party cover, which is still legal.

    As the previous poster suggests, loads do it.

    Its about time we had a European test

    Neil
     
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  5. Ethle the wondervan

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    In the event of a claim the insurance co. will want to know if a valid test certificate exits. If no MOT, it would be impossible to contest their reduced settlement offer.
     
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    correct..

    No MOT certificate £1,000 fine.
     
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    Not if you get one when you get one at the first possible station and have prebooked. Doesn't say that you must have a test done in a particular station only the first suitable one.
     
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    Ins co. requirement is to be "serviced & maintained in good order"Nothing else. MOT only proves that at that moment in time it was, theoretically, complying with the requirements.

    You ever seen anyone fined that amount ?
     
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    No, I'm not a traffic cop, judge or defense barrister , why would I ever be in a position to see anyone fined ?

    Nor have I ever seen anyone hung, flogged, keel hauled, beaten or beheaded.. doesn't mean it doesn't happen

    penalties are laid down by the government... £1,000 is the maximum for no MOT

    https://www.gov.uk/highway-code-penalties/penalty-table
     
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    You are all being taken for a ride. If you have the same vehicle and Sorn it the vehicle still has the same value with /without tax & mot.
    I used to park up sports vehicles with neither during winter & they were still insured for the full value.
    Another one I'd always scrub out on all my families vehicles was the " Must be parked at home/in garage overnight " or whatever they put. Sorry I work ;I'm likely to be using all & any if needed in place of my own in the event of a breakdown, 24/7. During the night they'd be safer where I was on a secured site than in any garage!
     
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    You can have an MOT done at any time, e.g. just before you leave the UK, so unless you are away for more than a year why would your MOT run out.
     
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    Forgetting insurance to drive a vehicle in another country it has to be fully legal in the country of registration, so if you drive in France without an MOT if your vehicle requires one in the UK, you are committing a road traffic offence.
     
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    Agreed Lenny, and if you are caught in Germany without the UK MOT you can expect quite harsh treatment.
     
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    I was Just pointing out that they do it there and it is dead handy to get to. Not to get a load of knockertwisters doing just that. If you were away and came back for a test the return it is a good place to know. However whoever resurrected this post of mine has reminded me that my MOT is due on April 17th as that is as much as you get from else where as a reminder.
     
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    You lot do realise that the last posting on the original question was in April 2015 don't you ... :rolleyes:
     
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    It did remind me mine was coming up again though. Need someone to bring it up again at the beginning of April THIS year.
     
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    Perhaps our Ringleader could add a reminders section to our accounts whereby we enter, MOT, Road Tax, Anniversary, and other important dates and receive a timely reminder :Grin:.
     
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    If we were going away for an extended period I would just get an MOT done before we left. Tax and ins can then be done online if need be.
     
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    Comfort Insurance Terms and Conditions state.

    "Your motor caravan must at all times have a valid MOT certificate (unless not required due to age of the vehicle) and current UK Road Fund Licence.



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