MOTs for motorhomes and RVs

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  1. bigfoot

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    Took my Hymer in today for its first MOT(a bit like a child's first haircut) to Alf Walsh on Cleveland Street in Birkenhead, in Wirral.
    MOTd while you wait,took less than 20 minutes,very pleasant staff and waiting area.
    Before I took mine in they had just doe a Yank Tank. They also do taxis for the local authority licensing and light commercials and minibuses,vehicles up to class 7.
    They also do Motorhome repairs including plastic and GRP repairs as well as shower tray repairs.
    I have no connection with them other than as a customer I used to take my previous motor homes there for testing.
    http://www.walsh-auto.co.uk/

    They also have the Wirral Sports and Leisure store alongside,for those of you into sports & water sports,especially sub-aqua and boating.
    http://www.wirralsports.co.uk/
     
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  2. PaulyP

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    Took mine to local council depot - there's a pub nearby.
    Unfortunately noy open at 8 in the morning.:Rofl1:
     
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  3. bigfoot

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    Give it time! The local Spoonys is open for breakfast,full English with a Guinness, tea or coffee.

    When I was in France I used to go to the boulangerie and when I had my purchases the cafe next door was owned by the baker,cafe complet avec Calvados.
    Now that's a breakfast!
     
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    20 minutes to do an MOT :Eeek:

    i would rather go somewhere that did it correctly.

    to do an MOT thoroughly should take nearer to an hour.

    pre booked MOTs are given in 1 hour time slots where i live.
     
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  5. Rob e Lee

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    I thought 20 minutes was rather quick. Just had our 1st M.O.T done at BCC, Send, Surrey and took a good hour. Glad to say it passed :BigGrin:

    Rob
     
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    I use a local independant for all my work, who give excellent service. In fact the local motorhome sales uses them to do all their work and MOTs. A proper MOT should take just about 1 hour including paperwork

    I really do recommend them to anyone in the area, and like others have no connection to the business other than a very satisfied customer


    Mill Road Motors
    Mill Road
    Christchurch
    Dorset
    BH23 2JY
    01202 485718
    www.[B]millroadmotors[/B].co.uk/‎
     
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    They have about 5 drive through lanes for vans and cars and a special large bay with a fantastic pit for up to class 7,in fact there was a yank tank in just before me.They also test taxis, cabs and minibuses for the local authority and schools There are always vehicles queuing up for their test..
    Check out there website,its a big operation.
    Their site is the former area Royal mail maintenance depot and garage.
    I understand your incredulity.
    The 'card' man was in the pit checking the under cart, numbers 2 & 3 were checking the lights and operating the hand brake and steering for 'card' man who then came out of the pit after jacking up to check suspension etc. He then came out to check emissions,bearings and braking.
    Three people maybe but he put his card in the computer and it also gave employment to his assistants.
    They are employing and training people in an area of high employment so you can't knock it!-can you?
    They are a well established family firm that my late father in law,whose business The Motor Radiator and Panel company,used to send there vehicles to and when he was alive he recommended them to me (fils garage had a Rolls Royce approved painter). That was over 30 years ago and I have seen them grow and develop the business.
    Sticking with a garage you know gives you confidence-Dorset is a way to go for me to get an MOT. My wife's Fiesta is due later this month-guess where I'm going
     
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    sorry I didnt word that too well, :Doh: I meant to say it was a recomendation for anyone living in or visiting the dorset area. :thumb:

    not sure I would drive from the wirral to dorset just for an MOT :Eeek:

    Now you say it was a 3 man team doing the MOT it makes sense that it was done 3 times as fast as usual, as its the same in man/hours
     
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