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    Hi all, My 2007 Suntor 120 based on a Peugeot 2.3 TDI engine will need a Habitation check in July. As its my first motorhome I checked at the dealer. 380. Ouch! I had heard that a mobile engineer is a better option and much cheaper. Just wondered if that's true? I can service the vans mechanicals being an ex diesel fitters apprentice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffeecat View Post
    Hi all, My 2007 Suntor 120 based on a Peugeot 2.3 TDI engine will need a Habitation check in July. As its my first motorhome I checked at the dealer. 380. Ouch! I had heard that a mobile engineer is a better option and much cheaper. Just wondered if that's true? I can service the vans mechanicals being an ex diesel fitters apprentice.
    The hab check they do from what im told and worth a fiddlers fart,best to get someone with a damp meter who knows there stuff to look at her,also look at all electrics as from what i have seen most are bad because some twit has been at them,good luck with new van and health to wear.
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    we had a mobile service emgineer do ours the only reason i did it was if i sold it some one could see it is working condition i only paid89 pounds but he seemed to be quite thorough for the money
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    Put up what area you are in and members may be able to recommend a mobile or dealer repairer for you .
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    Have a look at the members of the Approved Workshop Scheme.

    Many of these are mobile.

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    Habitation Check

    Hiya,

    We bought an 18 month old AutoTrial (sic) a few (3 1/2) years ago and have used an Approved Workshop (Turriff Caravan Centre - who are really excellent) for our habitatikn services.

    The only issue has been trying to get the supplying dealer and AutoTrial (sic) to do the work under warranty.

    Good luck.

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    Use a local to me mobile chap, 100.00 for the hab check on my pvc.
    Nothing to do with warranty more for my peace of mind regarding is the gas system safe etc and can be beneficial when selling in the future if you have service history on the mechanics and the hab side.
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    I always wonder why a habitation check is necessary other than to fulfill a warranty obligation.
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    Some insurance policies require that the gas system be tested for safety.

    Provided the habitation check is priced reasonably this aspect will be covered and you have peace of mind regarding the general well-being of the 'van.

    As mentioned above having a complete service history for all parts of the vehicle may prove useful on resale.
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    I'm not sure that resale value is a selling point for habitation checks on a van that is as old as mine, at 380 I could replace the van.

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