Motorhome Inspections.

Merle Collins

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Hi everyone (again!),

Just another query to annoy you..:whistle:

Who would you recommend to carry out an inspection for me?

It is totally impractical for me, due to where I live, to travel to inspect a MH only to find it's a dud.!

So I will need a trustworthy engineer to so it for me.

Any suggestions guys?(y)
 

Tootles

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Give Dave Newell a ring, he might be able to help you locate who your looking for. He has a first class reputation in the Midlands and elsewhere. (y)

Dave Newell LVS
Unit P, Court Works Ind. Est.
Bridgnorth Road, Tweedale
Telford, TF7 4JB.
P: 01952 587702Email
dave@davenewell.co.uk Jackie@davenewell.co.uk
 
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Merle Collins

Merle Collins

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Give Dave Newell a ring, he might be able to help you locate who your looking for. He has a first class reputation in the Midlands and elsewhere. (y)

Dave Newell LVS
Unit P, Court Works Ind. Est.
Bridgnorth Road, Tweedale
Telford, TF7 4JB.
P: 01952 587702Email
dave@davenewell.co.uk Jackie@davenewell.co.uk

Cheers Tootles.

Does Dave do the inspections himself?

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Merle Collins

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Cheers guys. Thanks for leaving a comment Dave. Not sure where we will find our 'one' but will definitely get in touch if it's Telford based (y)

Is there a rule of thumb cost for such an inspection?

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Merle Collins

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We would probably base it on a hab inspection which is about 3 hours/£135 so £100-£150 ish.

D.

Cheers Dave, thats less than what I thought to be honest.(y)

I think the AA charge around 200, but not convinced I would be guaranteed of getting someone who know's about MH's specifically or just a in house trained mechanic...:unsure:
 
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when I worked in a dealership we had several AA/ RAC inspections and they may well have been good with the mechanical side but fish out of water when it came to the habitation bit. None of them even had a damp meter and most just glanced into the rear of the vans.

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when I worked in a dealership we had several AA/ RAC inspections and they may well have been good with the mechanical side but fish out of water when it came to the habitation bit. None of them even had a damp meter and most just glanced into the rear of the vans.

As I suspected MHV.co.uk.... :(
 
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Merle Collins

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Anyone know of a company that carries out inspections in the Stoke/Staffordshire area? Tried three from the posted link earlier in this thread but getting no response!o_O
 
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Merle Collins

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We have people in Dumfries that did ours, but don't know whereabouts you need it done?
Probably too far away for you......
Bill

Yes mate, the one I need inspecting is in Stoke on Trent. :(

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Macic cost is £295. Sounds expensive, is that about the norm though?

They're the only company I've heard of that do a combined base vehicle and habitation check. If you're really serious about a particular van, could save you a lot of money in the long run. Wouldn't suggest paying that for checking out a load of vans you're only mildly interested in tho' .........
 
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Merle Collins

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So I thought finding a potential MH would be a big enough challenge for me, until I started trying to find an engineer to check it over for me..! :(

Luckily I've now had a few get back in touch with me and now have the worry which one to run with... :oops:

Something in the back of my mind is telling me the mobile caravan servicing industry is prone to the odd John Wayne.... (Like any other industry I guess..)

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