MOT's

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  1. WinnietheBrave

    WinnietheBrave Read Only Funster

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    I took Winnie for here MOT yesterday, I was really worried as the previous owner had removed the advisory part from the MOT that was attached when we bought her.
    I need not have worried though, she passed with flying colours:BigGrin:
    And the best part, they only charged me £40. Happy days.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    Don't panic you can relax for another 12 months :Smile:
     
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    You can always view any advisory issued with the last MOT online on the VOSA website. You can also view any items that the vehicle failed on and were repaired.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/Mot/DG_10020539
    Check the MOT history of a vehicle

    To find out details of previous MOT tests on a vehicle you can do an online MOT history check.
    You can only look up information online going back to 2005 when the MOT Scheme was computerised.
    The MOT history check will give you the following information:
    • full test details
    • mileage at the time of each test
     
  4. slobadoberbob

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    That was cheap

    I had a pre MOT done by the comercial repair company I use (they run a fleet of American breakdown trucks in Kent and are main repair place for Renault trucks.. that cost me £85.00 and the MOT the next day cost £55 at the MOT station at a Mercedes repair place in Eastbourne.

    The Kent company found on end of my steering track arm bush was worn (13k miles) but packed it with greese and then ordered in the new part for me (took 8 weeks and cost £250 all in including fitting). I was lucky the tester was used to American RV's and immediatly looked at the hand brake/foot brake and set that up in the computer and from there on we went through the test.

    Noted I had to remove all the items sitting on the dash such as the leads to the sat nav traffic system plus a numb er plate I have up high above the interior mirro that has the words on it TOWING. I was told now everything on the screen has to be clear including back up camera. I am lucky my pioneer has the head below the dash line so I was OK. But I have heard of failures for the satnavs on the dash.

    Was not a lot different from a car MOT other than the revs had to be held higher and longer for 5.5 tons.

    I was concerned over the head lights, but they just dip up and down rather than side to side, but iot passed on the machine OK.

    The company I use to do the big work for me (as it has a comercial pit) and every kind of tools you can think of as they work on buses, coaches and trucks plus there own 9 peterbilts / western star and Kenworths told me that normal trucks always have a pre MOT as if they fail at a test station it effects there oporators licence. So they always do it and then the vehicle is taken in for the real test next day. Over kill, but I was sure the RV would get through the test as the company that works on it for me ... i.,e fitted the air suspenstion kits I had flown in from the USA. Plus a other under the vehicle type work .. has a lot of experiance and that is good, plus they are only 15 miles away. General work and that not requiring a lift or pit is done by a garage that works on everything from a tractor to milk floats and cars that has done work for me for 14 years now and is also a MOT station... normally change the oil, antifreeze, that sort of thing. Boost the seat height etc., Change the generator oil.

    Anyway glad it passed the MOT OK... it is always a worry.

    Bob
     
  5. Larrynwin

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    It was recently reported that this government are looking at the frequency of MOTs.
    Every 2 years ???
     
  6. WinnietheBrave

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    The place I use, used to be a bus/truck mot station, so it has all the pits etc. The chap said he also gets a 40 footer RV in ?? I have to say I didn't believe him as I scraped my towbar on the road at the entrance due to the huge camber, and with all the cars they currently have on the forcourt they would never get it to turn over the pit. Even so he seemed to know his onions, and by the sound of things £40 was a bargain.
     
  7. madbluemad

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    I wonder why they would do that ?. Do you reckon that would be a good or a bad thing ?.

    To the original OP, well done another 12 months of peace of mind

    Jim

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  8. Ralph-n-Bev

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    When ours is due its MOT i shall take it to our local council depot, Newton Bar in Wakefield.:thumb:
    We took the Terrano. It was only £35.
    Cos I'm a volunteer for the Youth Offending Team in Wakefield, i get a further discount. Making it even cheaper .
    The man said it was no problem doing the MH , though obviously we'd have to have the Hab check else where.
    Bev
     
  9. madbluemad

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    I have a VOSA Station across the road from where I work but I cant get a service done there and they dont carry out remedial work if it fails.

    There isnt anybody local and so I have to take it to a trusted garage/mh Dealer in Coventry. It s real pain in the bum but I get a good job done and have ride out.

    Jim
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  10. pappajohn

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    and that aint a bad thing Jim.

    no vested interest in 'failing' an item which would normally pass as they arent looking for income from remedial work.

    the ministry testers are no different to any other MOT testers....they still use their own judgement (within reason) as to what constitutes a fail or pass.:thumb:
     
  11. Larrynwin

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    Although a bit nervous every 12 months, I think its a reasonable period and should stay the same, it gives peace of mind
    Larry
     
  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Exactly Pappa, thats why we use them:thumb:
    Also theres a garage round the corner , which we could use to fix a problem with the cab.
     

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