Motorhome Mechanic

Andy Freer

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Hi

Looking for recommendations for a motorhome mechanic?

This will initially be for an annual service and check.

We are in Leicestershire.

Thanks in advance.

Andy
 
Dec 24, 2014
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Ever since Mother was a lad.
It's no help, but I've had difficulty as well because the door of my local garage that I and my family have used for 20 years for our cars isn't high enough for my VW T4 Compass. I did take it to my VW commercial main agent but since they usually have fleet vehicles and the bills paid by company transport managers they replaced stuff unnecessarily and willy-nilly. On the most recent occasion I asked them to MOT it as it was convenient whilst it was there. I have had it MOT'd for the past 6 years without any fails or advisories. They failed it because the rear light units lenses were 'slightly cloudy'. They said they'd have to replace the entire units at £285 each. I took it to my usual MOT place and it passed no problem.

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pappajohn

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Council depots, if they do MOTs, are obliged to offer the service to the public.
They MOT their own vehicles so if they can get a dustbin wagon in the doors they can get a motorhome no matter how big.
I used to take my 32ft 7.5ton RV to Beverley council depot.
The have no incentive to fail it for the repair work...They don't do repairs, but they do charge the full rate....£50 plus.
 
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Council depots, if they do MOTs, are obliged to offer the service to the public.
They MOT their own vehicles so if they can get a dustbin wagon in the doors they can get a motorhome no matter how big.
I used to take my 32ft 7.5ton RV to Beverley council depot.
The have no incentive to fail it for the repair work...They don't do repairs, but they do charge the full rate....£50 plus.
Or BT Fleet. They are said to provide a good service at a reasonable price

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Dec 24, 2014
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Ever since Mother was a lad.
For 15 years years I'd previously taken my moho, car, vintage and modern m/bikes to a Mr MOT station (MOT's only no repairs) without a single fail or advisory but this time as my moho happened to be at the main VW commercial dealer for a service I had them do the MOT. Lesson learned.
In fact the m/bike tester at my usual 'Mr MOT' station is also a biker and we always have a chat about our bikes. He knows my workmanship and my care for my four old classic Brit bikes (one 1927 no clutch, marginal brakes, acetylene lights, one 1936, one 1947, and one 1954) and whenever I took one for MOT (they're all exempt from MOT's now) he'd give it a cursory once over with the comment: "If you're happy to ride it I'm happy to pass it".
 
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For your MOT Eden Tyres in Melton Mowbray can accomodate a 7.3m Motorhome. i.e the standard fiat LWB chassis. I took mine along and we tried it for size it fitted in the MOT bay so they MOT'd it. They also reckon they are quite capable of carrying out a service on it as well.
For Habitation Service I use East Midlands Caravan Service (Mobile Service They come to you).

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