PrePurchase Habitat Checks

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  1. Brandenburg

    Brandenburg Read Only Funster

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    I am currently in negotiations with a dealer who is selling a Fiat Ducato Swift Mondail registerd in 2002 on commission, which makes this a private sale in my eyes.

    I haev had a techncial van check done which , apart froma few nigglies and DIY botches (but legal) is OK

    I am now looking for someone Mobile to do a Habitation check on the vehicle, as I suspect more DIY short cuts.

    Can anyone recommend a reliable techncian in the Sussex area, who would to a Habitation check where the Motorhome is located.


    Does anyone know how long a PPI habitation chekc should take, I mean in hours?
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Debatable as a 'private sale' as it is being sold through a dealer albeit an agent.

    Any vans I sell on contract are treated as being sold by me as a dealer with full back up warranty and full mech' and habitation service before sale.

    Peter
     
  3. DMS

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    hi
    look up MCEA on the internet the mobile caravan engineers association. they will have a list of mobile engineers in your area. you should be looking at the £90 .
    regards
    alan
     
  4. Brandenburg

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    That is interesting to know. He did not offer mechanical service at all, but suggested he will check out the habitat area. How will I know that he has checked it out in accordance to some standard. He is not a wualified gas or electricity fitter/checker, hence I want this checked out, as I do not trust this guy doing a good job..
     
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    Can you advise how long a Habitat check shoudl take in hours?

    I am new to owning/buying a Motorcaravan:Blush:
     
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    Thats says it all to me. If you do not trust the dealer, then you have to ask yourself the reasons why he would sell a vehicle for a customer, without giving you any back-up or support. Does he know this vehicle is sub-standard or bodged, thus he doesn't want to attach his company name to it? You have already uncovered some bodge repairs - I would take that as a sign to leave!

    If you use a good dealer, they will give you warranty and all the help you need - even if it is a customers' vehicle. It is in their interests, as you will return to them in the future. I would steer clear and find a good dealer, with good back-up and support. You are buying something that is of high value, and costs vast amounts to repair when they go wrong.

    Buy a good example, and not a hole in the pocket. The extra you invest now, will save alot in the years to come!:thumb:
     
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    Normally it is two hours or so plus any rectfication work found.

    Peter
     

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