Trouble getting MOT in kent

jacken

Free Member
Dec 9, 2007
190
2
kent
Funster No
992
MH
c class
Exp
8 years
Hi,

Before we embark on our full time trek, I thought I would get an MOT upfront for a year. I rang 7 MOT stations in our area and all said 'too big' too heavy etc. etc. The ones that do 'plating' won't touch class 4. Any-one know where I can get it done in the Canterbury or Ashford area ?. Our motorhome is 5990 KG GVW with a 5 metre wheelbase.

ken
 
Nov 22, 2007
4,010
4,596
East Yorkshire
Funster No
900
MH
Rapido "A" Class, Mecedes
Exp
18+yrs plus 25+Towing
Mot

Hi

Try the MMM website? they have a list of MOT stations/Service stations that can cope.

Pete
 
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jacken

Free Member
Dec 9, 2007
190
2
kent
Funster No
992
MH
c class
Exp
8 years
Thanks for your speedy replies. 'Highwayman', Regent coaches was one I tried. Very helpful man said their computer would not cope. Could'nt find MOT stations on the MMM web site. I was hoping some-one would know through experience, where to go.

ken
 

Ian T

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Mar 20, 2008
21
0
NR19 NORFOLK
Funster No
1,881
MH
Coachbuilt and Hightop
Exp
MHomes and tugging =40 yrs
Have a word with Canterbury City Council. Whoever tests their vehicles and the other services, usually will test Motorhomes as well. They only test vehicles, so wont fail them just to get the work to repair them.
I read that on another forum, and found that it saved me a 5 mile journey. The workshop is only about a mile from home.

Ian T
 

Geo

Trader - Funster
Jul 29, 2007
10,893
7,429
Mansfield,Notts
Funster No
35
MH
A class RV and Autotrail
Exp
35 +years with breaks
their computer would not cope.
Then you are in trouble :Eeek:
All MoT stations use the same computer

so wont fail them just to get the work to repair them.
I am going to shoot the next person to post this remark

Not that you deserve an explanation,but here goes
Every MoT tester and centre operator under goes a criminal record check,
IE we are basically Honest people
Vosa and the Trading Standards people set us up with un announced test cars, on a very regular basis
would I or anyone risk a multi thousand pound business to make a few quid out of bogus repairs
THINK ABOUT IT:Doh:
Just for info, We earn £60 an Hr testing cars and £30 an Hr repairing them, work that out!!!!!
Geo
 
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Jan Pendreigh

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Feb 23, 2008
195
0
Funster No
1,581
Have just had the same problem but in Lincolnshire, eventually took her ourselves to VOSA in Peterborough and passed. Not as bad as we'd had nightmares about for nights before we went, they were really helpful and pleasant.

Have you tried Mercury rv at Sittingbourne? Simon there took our friends' rv through pre-MOT checks etc and presented it for the MOT for them. Can't speak personally but they were well pleased with his service.

Good luck and happy travelling
Jan
 
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jacken

Free Member
Dec 9, 2007
190
2
kent
Funster No
992
MH
c class
Exp
8 years
Hi,

sorry about the delay in responding to your posts, I have just come back from a lovely weekend away in the 'van'. Many thanks for your suggestions and as Dover is just up the road from me, I will give 'Andy' a ring tomorrow and post here how I get on.

ken
 
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