Large M/H MOT Wiltshire area

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  1. simplyjimbo

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    I am struggling to find a garage with a facility to MOT our Tag Axle Kon-Tiki. Total length is 8.5m but more importantly it is 5.8m between the front and last axle for ramp purposes.
    I used Redvers in Swindon last year however they are between premises at the moment and closed for MOT's.
    Rygor Commercials in Westbury only have a ramp suitable for 5.2m between axles.

    Can any Funsters advise me of anywhere local to Wiltshire they know of?
    Many thanks,
    Jim
     
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    Swanbrook Coaches Nr Cheltenham Forest Vehicle Services Coleford Forest of Dean i know there not wiltshire. Good Luck
     
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    I dont know anywhere in Wiltshire. I use M&D services in Fishponds Bristol they have a long pit rather than a ramp. It may be worth giving them a call to see if they can accommodate you.
     
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    Check for a local council repair & mot centre.

    If you can't find it on your local county council website ring then m and ask.

    Councils run their own mot centres which the public can use. All the taxi drivers will also use them

    They have no repair incentives so you get a fair mot it's either right or it fails. Absolutely no failures to generate a bit of income in repairs.

    Had mine done in Bridgend for the last couple of years. They also start work at 07:30 which suited when I worked.

    Mot cost £40 ish for a tag axle kontiki
     
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    We also use our local council (London Borough of Redbridge) for MOT and servicing.
     
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    Didn't know councils did 3rd party servicing?
     
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  9. simplyjimbo

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    Thanks for that Serendipitous, trouble is with the Kon-Tiki is the weight and length! Will try the Thamesdown buses site in Swindon.
    We are re-locating too........off to the Dordogne, sold everything in UK, and we need to live in the motorhome for a month until the French side move out, so we are off to Spain with our Great Dane.
    Thought I better be legal before we go!
     
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    Just checked the link I posted and note it says up to 3.5T

    As far as aware they also do HGV as they have HGVs in their fleet which need MOT.

    Suggest a call to check
     
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    Simply jimbo Good luck and best wishes for your new venture.

    Can you update the post with where you end up and any recommendations please.

    Cheers
     
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    Certainly will do. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated everyone.
     
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    Don't assume that all independents fail tests to get work. VOSA keep close tabs on failure rates. I doubt if a local council discounts MOTs which is normally the ploy of those who want the opportunity of testing to generate repairs.
     
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    Not suggesting fraudulent activity just that there is no incentive one way or the other.
     
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    Centurion Travel in Midsomer Norton aren't too far from Calne. I can highly recommend them.
    I've been using them for the last seven years, they've always been fair and most willing to chat about the vehicle / let me have a good look underneath. Can also fit you in whenever you want.
    http://www.centuriontravel.co.uk/car-and-van-MOT-testing
     
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    @simplyjimbo Try Rygors commercials Salisbury they have facilities for larger vehicles
     
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    Redvers in Swindon did our Monaco (36ft 11.5 tons) Kevin 01793 541010 or 07932732385. He is very helpful & does bodywork & repairs to motor-homes too.
    Has an enormous pit which is longer than the RV.

    Regards

    Arthur.
     
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    OP originally said they are closed at present
     
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    Hmmm ..... must read the post & not just the titles

    Arthur.
     
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    Car and Commercial in Devizes might be suitable.


    Dave
     
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