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MOT for a 8m van (1 Viewer)

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Trying to MOT my Bailey Autograph 796 which i thought would be pretty routine but after driving to three test stations that stated they were equipped for larger vehicles and then finding their ramps were too short to lift it I am running out of options locally, does anyone here know of a facility within a reasonable range of West London that can accommodate a long wheelbase van?

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Our van is 8.11m and 3850 kilos I think thats a class 4 mot, if your is the same you need to find a listing of MOT stations that can test class 4 rather than a car MOT station, so more commercial vehicle led. Hope that helps
 
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pappajohn

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Our van is 8.11m and 3850 kilos I think thats a class 4 mot, if your is the same you need to find a listing of MOT stations that can test class 4 rather than a car MOT station, so more commercial vehicle led. Hope that helps
Class 4 is cars
All motorhomes are class 4 no matter how long.
 
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As pappajohn says all motorhomes are class 4 , as are all cars . It isn't the class that's the issue it's the length and the weight. Try looking for a local authority testing station or a dvsa testing station . Or an hgv testing station that does phgv. There are 4 within 10 miles of the town I live in so I doubt very much if there aren't dozens around a city the size of London.
 
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You need a MOT station that has a pit instead of ramps.

A place which does coaches should have a pit, mine in Kent did.

Also local councils sometimes do private tests and I am sure they do not lift their refuse trucks, height for one thing.
 
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You need a MOT station that has a pit instead of ramps.

A place which does coaches should have a pit, mine in Kent did.

Also local councils sometimes do private tests and I am sure they do not lift their refuse trucks, height for one thing.
Yep my 31ft 7500kg RV was tested over a pit at Beverly councils workshop.
 
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I had our last motorhome done at the local council MOT centre. They are usually geared up for larger vehicle.
Here is a list of all the council MOT centres.
You just need to keep in mind that if you vehicle fails and its classed as a fail where you can't drive it away you may have to get it towed to a garage. Obviously if you get the MOT done at a garage then if it does have a serious/dangerous fail it's already at a place where it can be repaired.
 
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