The importance of habitation checks

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  1. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    On my annual habitation this was found
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    I have put talc on it to show the cracks.
    It is the tube connecting my gas bottles which I do not move as they are refillable. Professionally fitted:Sad:
    It's high pressure lpg tube dated March 2009.
    5 years old.
    Don't skimp on your habitation checks :thumb:
     
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    Had ours done today once again she's practically prefect in every way just like Mary Poppins :Rofl1::Rofl1: :thumb: and me.
     
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    Glad it was spotted before it gave you any scary moments on the filling station forecourt. :Eeek:
     
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    Could have been worse.....

    You could have been parked next to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!:Eeek:


    Just joking..:Wink:
    Shows the Hab check man has done his job...:thumb:
     
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    Yes, well spotted!
     
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    wHAT WAS FOUND ON HAB CHECK!!!

    bUMP
     
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    Ouch! Just as well the engineer found that :Eeek:
     
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    I'm shocked...... that someone as young as Sue has talcum powder:Laughing:
     
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    Its only the outer sheath.
    Requires replacement? Yes!

    Imminent danger? No!:BigGrin:
     
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    I recently changed ours without a hab check, it was clearly marked 2007,
     
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    Perhaps you could have found it yourself if you'd tried doing your own checklist. You only need a pen and some boxes to tick :Laughing:
     
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    Right. So now we know Sian did all the baby nappy changes :Laughing:
     
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    Not on the van but we just had an LPG man fit a new hob in our kitchen and he had the cheek to suggest I needed a new hose on the outside bottle. It was marked 1989. :Rofl1:
     
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    I don't mind paying the right man to do jobs for us. I can't help thinking that a habitation check is more "cheque" than anything else. I envisage a cursory look round and not much else.

    If you think I am a cynic you need to know we bought our MH from Brownhills.
     
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    Never used it on any of the kids, I can't recall anything specific, but I'm sure we were lead to believe it was dangerous for mums and well as babies. :Smile:
     
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    Whilst I'm happy to work on my van and do so all the time, doing regular maintenance and changes to suit us I'm not happy messing with gas or electric too much, as again like most my knowledge is limited. As they say a little knowledge can be dangerous and although its a good thing to understand how your van works and be able to be hands on sometimes you need an expert to cast an eye over things.

    So a £100 every two years to get things checked especially gas and electrical appliances is good value in my mind. Its nice to sleep knowing everything is safe and appliances are not emitting dangerous carbon monoxide levels. Personally I wouldn't dream of using a big motorhome dealer as they have no real interest. Much better to use a small independent guy as these guys are hands on and live or die by their reputation, especially as there are quite a few on here who all come highly recommended and give funsters discount.

    Each to their own but for me £100 for piece of mind is cheap. :thumb:
     
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    :thumb:just had our first habitation check on a 2013 roller team 746 found damp in the garage doors have to be replaced under warranty 2000 miles on the clock did it rain last winter pays to have it checked any other 746 out there
     
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