Is £432 for a habitation services for PVC (Moto-Trek) too much?

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Is £432 for a habitation services for PVC (Moto-Trek) too much?

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  1. fastpat

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    Some may remember my ongoing saga with Moto-Trek over the delivery of our PVC in 2014, the abridged version is five months late and when it did arrive it was laden with faults that any pre-delivery inspection should have picked up on - including a gas leak.

    So I contacted to find out the costs of a "annual" service, to keep the warranty valid. Received the above quote, so asked for details as to what it entailed, attached. Seems like a glorified PDI - any thoughts?
     

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    never had an annual habitation service on a PVC.. had yearly damp check inspections on coachbuilts and that's it....what do they do exactly sounds like money for old rope and a rip off to be honest
     
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    I'm surprised a PVC even needs a habitation check, mine has no requirement and this has had no impact on warranty.

    Of course the fridge can be checked for soot but other than that what is there to look at you can’t check easily yourself?

    However, if the dealer claims it is necessary for warranty and this is in writing then I guess you are tied - but what is the risk of not getting it done?
     
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    Yes but this is for a tin box, other than the gas (which they failed on initially) and the electric (which a bit of knowledge and a multi meter will solve) everything else is a visual inspection - for which they need a days labour!
     
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    wasn't debating these points.. I posted for information..
     
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    forget all the 'HAB' Rubbish just get your LPG system pressure tested and an electrical system/fridge tested ...you can do both if your 'clued' up to it...I don't do mine anymore because I'm lazy, paid the mobile guys £26.00 last year
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing the terms of the warranty re these checks. Thanks
     
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    worst that can happen is a window or rooflight seal failing causing damp i would check the terms and condition to see what your actually gaining by keeping the hab warranty if a year old van was leaking i cant see that they could deny fault under the normal retail protection legislation sale of goods etc
     
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    Well not sure how long the wtty on the hab lasts anyway - but I'd be gobsmacked at the price too, and be very inclined to have it done by ABSOLUTELY anyone else that works to 'the latest AWS specs' personally!

    As @Jim said - check the exact wording of the warranty though before you do.
     
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    That list is something anyone could do in less than an hour so what is the other 400 quid for?
    Looking at the list, why do they need to check polarity of mains sockets, do their vans come with Gremlins that swap the wires other once it's left the factory?:D

    Hab check to maintain warranty, yet another British rip-off, German vans don't require it.:)
     
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    I wonder if Dad will pick his up from the manufacturers / dealers before the first hab test is due?
     
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    Had as above done in my autocruise coachbuilt .by local mcea engineer.was here for an hour inc cup of coffee and two chocolate biscuits , £30.. ..
     
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    Am I reading that right???.......your Dad still hasn't taken delivery?:eek:
     
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    You beat me to it! That's unbelievable.
     
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    About the same at Lowdhams did it because of the warranty and its coachbuilt now pay a service plan only about 275 a year (I think can't recall exactly) On a pvc dont think I would bother but would have a hab check elsewhere by a qualified engineer and go down the legal route if a major problem later but still service the chassis side at a dealer. At the time their other branch was charging special offer £200 would't move on price I contacted MM to see if the were interested in doing a feature on the cost of hab checks but I suspect they don't want to upset their advertisers.
     
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    Decent engineer would complete that lot in two hours max. At an hourly rate of £216.00 they will be getting complaints from Solicitors and Doctors for moving on to their hallowed turf as to what is a reasonable hourly rate!!
     
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    We went to collect, Dad rejected it,
    we agreed the works that needed to be done, they agreed to carry them out.
    We had a holiday booked for end of August - Dealer and Dad agreed that he could collect the van use it for the holiday and then take it back when we returned in September for the works to be carried out.
    We have not seen the van since!
    As recently as Friday Dad tried to call and they "blipped" him off!
     
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    That's really pants...(sorry, understatement of the year)
    Has he paid for it? (&sorry for being nosey)
    No idea if he has any recourse........just so sorry that someone's having to go through this hassle:(
     
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