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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggarmac View Post
    Its alright for you competent diy ers to rubbish habitation checks and engineers, but for those of us who are not used to doing gas and electric work they are necessary. If you find a good person who is competent and does not cost a fortune give us the names!
    You appear to think that a habitation check involves some sort of gas and electrical work or check.
    Sadly, I think you are wrong.
    The check might include a test for gas leaks (a DIY task requiring a bit of clear pipe with water in) but almost certainly won't include a gas analyser check on flue products or a check on things like cylinder hose age. It won't involve any sort of appliance service (none is needed).
    Similarly, it may include an earth leakage test and earth continuity test on the mains, but it won't include any worthwhile tests on the charging circuits, on the condition of the 12v wiring or the state of the batteries.
    It will mostly involve prodding the interior under the window openings with a £10 damp meter. You can do that yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwalan View Post
    dont need a horse these days Home - Gregs Gypsy Bowtop Caravans
    possibly better quality than many m,homes on the market.

    They look fabulous, the quality of the interior fittings with all that solid wood look top notch. They put to shame the crap interiors of modern motorhomes.

    I hate to think how much they cost!
    Britons were wild camping long before campsites, it's a basic human right.
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    It would have to be tugged with a white Tranny on Irish plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spigot View Post
    They look fabulous, the quality of the interior fittings with all that solid wood look top notch. They put to shame the crap interiors of modern motorhomes.

    I hate to think how much they cost!
    cant help with prices , i saw a advert years ago and called in to see them. think it was when i was running a mazda bongo as well as my truck.
    was quite impressed with the build of them.
    have always liked things out of the ordinary .
    remember going to vw shows years ago and being one of only a few customized vans .
    thousands around later but in the 70,s only a handfull in uk.
    luckily mini artics havnt grown as fast i might have to change to something else. ha ha .
    had a teardrop for almost 30 yrs now . might have to bring it out to play one day.
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    Habitation Test

    It would not take much of an effort for a Forum such as this to start a nationwide list of recommended Habitation Testers NOTE I did say Tests not checks which are IMO worthless, a recommended list of tests could be required and I am sure there would be many self employed chaps willing to join a scheme with the weight of a quality forum behind them it could go from strength to strength.
    Whilst I have always done my own tests there are many that would prefer this to be done for them.

    Alf



    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    You appear to think that a habitation check involves some sort of gas and electrical work or check.
    Sadly, I think you are wrong.
    The check might include a test for gas leaks (a DIY task requiring a bit of clear pipe with water in) but almost certainly won't include a gas analyser check on flue products or a check on things like cylinder hose age. It won't involve any sort of appliance service (none is needed).
    Similarly, it may include an earth leakage test and earth continuity test on the mains, but it won't include any worthwhile tests on the charging circuits, on the condition of the 12v wiring or the state of the batteries.
    It will mostly involve prodding the interior under the window openings with a £10 damp meter. You can do that yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    It would have to be tugged with a white Tranny on Irish plates.

    With a few pots, pans & kettles hanging off the back!
    Britons were wild camping long before campsites, it's a basic human right.
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    Caravan Servicing Workshop in Sussex, UK

    SERVICE CHARGES

    Motorhome Habitation service £186


    Mechanical service charged at hourly rate

    Single axle caravans £192

    Double axle caravans £216

    Please note that service prices do not include parts.

    At Johns Cross Motorcaravans we can supply and fit many different accessories at very competitive rates.

    Labour charges

    Motorcaravan and caravan hourly rate £60.00 including VAT

    Mechanical hourly rate £60.00 including VAT
    10% MEMBERS DISCOUNT at www.johnscross.co.uk on website orders, enter code wild2 at checkout
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    And what exactly do you do for a service then.

    Do you do a gas test or an Electrical test or is it visual check.

    Alf


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsCrossMotorHomes View Post
    Caravan Servicing Workshop in Sussex, UK

    SERVICE CHARGES

    Motorhome Habitation service £186


    Mechanical service charged at hourly rate

    Single axle caravans £192

    Double axle caravans £216

    Please note that service prices do not include parts.

    At Johns Cross Motorcaravans we can supply and fit many different accessories at very competitive rates.

    Labour charges

    Motorcaravan and caravan hourly rate £60.00 including VAT

    Mechanical hourly rate £60.00 including VAT

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    We had a habitation service done by a mobile engineer,and the price was £120.
    He was very thorough and checked the electrics,gas and water system.
    Its worth it just for peace of mind knowing everything is working as it should.

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    Yes but most of these firms just supply a tick box type form which is hardly worth the paper itís writtenon, should a problem arise itís worthless.

    Alf

    Quote Originally Posted by jo662 View Post
    We had a habitation service done by a mobile engineer,and the price was £120.
    He was very thorough and checked the electrics,gas and water system.
    Its worth it just for peace of mind knowing everything is working as it should.
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