Trouble getting MOT in kent

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  1. jacken

    jacken Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Before we embark on our full time trek, I thought I would get an MOT upfront for a year. I rang 7 MOT stations in our area and all said 'too big' too heavy etc. etc. The ones that do 'plating' won't touch class 4. Any-one know where I can get it done in the Canterbury or Ashford area ?. Our motorhome is 5990 KG GVW with a 5 metre wheelbase.

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    Try the MMM website? they have a list of MOT stations/Service stations that can cope.

    Pete
     
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    Hi Jacken
    Regent coaches, Whitstable 01227794345




    regards...nige
     
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    Thanks for your speedy replies. 'Highwayman', Regent coaches was one I tried. Very helpful man said their computer would not cope. Could'nt find MOT stations on the MMM web site. I was hoping some-one would know through experience, where to go.

    ken
     
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    Have a word with Canterbury City Council. Whoever tests their vehicles and the other services, usually will test Motorhomes as well. They only test vehicles, so wont fail them just to get the work to repair them.
    I read that on another forum, and found that it saved me a 5 mile journey. The workshop is only about a mile from home.

    Ian T
     
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    Hi Ken
    Try this VOSA Test station
    Island road
    Hersden
    Canterbury
    ct34hb
    01227100010
    they do hgv, coaches, and class 4
     
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    Then you are in trouble :Eeek:
    All MoT stations use the same computer

    I am going to shoot the next person to post this remark

    Not that you deserve an explanation,but here goes
    Every MoT tester and centre operator under goes a criminal record check,
    IE we are basically Honest people
    Vosa and the Trading Standards people set us up with un announced test cars, on a very regular basis
    would I or anyone risk a multi thousand pound business to make a few quid out of bogus repairs
    THINK ABOUT IT:Doh:
    Just for info, We earn £60 an Hr testing cars and £30 an Hr repairing them, work that out!!!!!
    Geo
     
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    Have just had the same problem but in Lincolnshire, eventually took her ourselves to VOSA in Peterborough and passed. Not as bad as we'd had nightmares about for nights before we went, they were really helpful and pleasant.

    Have you tried Mercury rv at Sittingbourne? Simon there took our friends' rv through pre-MOT checks etc and presented it for the MOT for them. Can't speak personally but they were well pleased with his service.

    Good luck and happy travelling
    Jan
     
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    Andy's of Dover is THE place.
    You can even book online!!!:thumb:
     
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    Hi,

    sorry about the delay in responding to your posts, I have just come back from a lovely weekend away in the 'van'. Many thanks for your suggestions and as Dover is just up the road from me, I will give 'Andy' a ring tomorrow and post here how I get on.

    ken
     
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