Yearly servicing?

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  1. Sift

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    Hi all,

    Just looking for a view as to whether people get their MH serviced anually? I'm referring to the base vehicle, rather than an habitation areas. My MH only did 3100 miles last year so I'm not entirely convinced it needs another just yet. When it comes to anti-freeze and other fundamentals, I can check those myself and I had the timing belt and auxiliary changed at the last service.

    Would appreciate your views.

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  2. JeanLuc

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    I have mine serviced annually and the MOT done at the same time. We travel about 5,500-7,500 miles per annum. It goes to a local HGV garage.
     
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    neilydun Read Only Funster

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    Don`t think it hurts to have an oil and filter yearly, whatever the milage
     
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    Totally agree I was advised to always have oil change annually.
     
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    Our van is serviced once a year, by Geo at Pecks Hill Garage.
    we usually cover between five and seven thousand miles per year.
    Brisey.
     
  6. Sift

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    Thanks for the replies all. Oil and filter, while having the MOT, makes sense and should hopefully be cheaper than the full shebang.

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  7. Lenny HB

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    I don't worry too much about it, 18 months to 2 years is OK it not a problem with modern synthetic oils.
     
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    An annual service should also include a safety check, corroding brake pipes, splits in tyres you can't see easily from the outside, etc. Service intervals these days are driven by reducing costs for fleet owners who will dispose of the vehicle after say 5 years.
     
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    Always get it serviced yearly at a local family run HGV garage.
     
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    Anyone know of a decent garage near ipswich for base vechicle service of Peugeot MHome apart from Peugeot main dealers thanks
     
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    Serviced annually and MOT 6 months apart so goes in twice a year to be checked over underneath and full wheels off every time.

    Piece of mind worth the extra cost.
     
  12. GJH

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    Service and MoT every January. As others have said, it's well worth the cost.
     
  13. TheDogMan

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    Every year same time as MOT now
     
  14. Rob and Val

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    Ditto
     
  15. ivorantony

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    Just to add to what everybody has said, if your Motorhome is used infrequently with a low annual mileage then the bi product of the combustion is acids and water, this will accumulate inside the engine and cause corrosion,
    Especially camshafts and followers as theses usually dry out if left without a regular run
    If you do a high mileage then the high temps will drive our the moisture and keep the acids suspended in the oil,
    When all said and done the fifty quid you pay for an oil and filter change is a tiny fraction of the average cost of a Motorhome so why wouldn't you change it annually regardless of use?
     
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