Motorhome MOT Advise please

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  1. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    My MOT run out yesterday for the motorhome:Doh:but i cant get to the garage till next friday (20th) will this be ok or do i have to let the insurance know or anyone else?


    Bit concerned :thumb:ROB&JANE:thumb:
     
  2. astra

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    Its ok to drive to and from a mot station, hope that helps.insurance should be ok.
     
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    If it does't feel right, it's not right!!
    My understanding is you can drive without a MOT if you can prove your in transit to a pre booked appointment with a MOT station.
     
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    Both correct.
    The same applies if your road tax (VED) has run out and you need MOT to get it.
    In that case, to the pre booked MOT and back again only is ok.
     
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    as Astra and Gooney have said, it is legal to drive to or from (after a fail) a test station BUT the test must be pre-booked as, if stopped, the police will check you arent just taking a chance
     
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    Only confirming what has already been said,
    You will remain fully legal if

    1 The Motor home is off road and on private property

    2. You have no intention to use it on the public highway

    3. On or before Friday 20th you call your MoT station and book an appointment

    4. You inform them you are driving without an MoT and would like them to enter your name and registration number into their booking system

    5. You drive straight to the test centre, no stopping for fags or a paper or fuel or detours of any kind for any reason
    Geo
     
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    I find MOT time a pain with the Motorhome.

    With the car I call the garage, they collect it from me in work, do the work, valet it and bring it back.

    With the Motorhome I have to get it from storage and hang around while it's being done.

    Mine is due in October - might buy a new one:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi ROB&JANE

    The above posters are quite right in pre booking etc.

    It is worth remembering though, that even with a current MOT the law does not excuse the use of vehicles that have faults that cause a failure. In the same way as it would not excuse the driving to a tyre depot to get a bald tyre changed. Most vehicle related legislation is an Absolute offence and mitigation or excuse is usually argued to reduce or absolve the punishment.

    It does get a little sticky if you get a failure and decide to return home in it or take it somewhere else to get it fixed. It is then quite difficult to argue that you were unaware of the problem.

    The Insurance will also have a perfect opportunity to decline cover if you venture out in an unroadworthy vehicle, as when you insure you agree to maintain it in a roadworthy condition.

    On a lighter note check the usual failure points like wiper blades, water in the washers, Lights and indicators and now that includes dangling bits of unsecured wire that the motorhome builders love to leave, tyres and horn are the last two easy ones to check yourself. So best of luck.
     
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    I do take M/Home to 'My People' but they then service it,take it for MOT,valet it and deliver it to me.:BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
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    you can get your mot 1 month befor it runs out if any problem you can get it fixed and you are not of the road
     
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    If its lez compliant try London Borough of Redbridge

    Tell them Gail recommended you - they should be able to fit you in before 20th

    but be warned they are a very rigorous tester

    Gail
     
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    mine is due its 1st mot in december however i dont want it in december as its normally a crappy time to have anything done on a vehicle and i dont really like taking it out in the snow well its not me actually its the other idiots i dont trust in snow.

    does it actually matter when i get its first mot done? as long as its before its due i dont see a problem but is there a reason why i should wait till december???
     
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    you can get a mot one month befor it is due so you will have 13 months.but if you keep it of the road you can mot it any time you like.hope this helps you
     
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