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When we bought the RV in December 2006, it came with a full year's MoT. We used it during 2007 then put it off the road when we put our property on the market, and then lived in it for 8 months last year until December when we moved in to the new place.

So - today, I drove it again for the first time for a very long time, and boy, did it feel good. :) :). Carried out basic pre-test checks last weekend, put some wind in the tyres, check fluid levels, and drove a 60-mile round trip to Newark (no, not THAT place..) for the MoT. Passed without a murmur. 8)

I can thoroughly recommend Alistair Christie garage service, Brunel Drive, Newark 01636 640302. They can take any size of vehicle as they have a humougous inspection pit, and they did mine while I waited.

The garage literally backs onto "that" dealer's site. So, for those of you who get wound up even at the sound of their name, you can shove your heads through the railings, and stick your tongues out to your hearts' content. :)

Dougie.
 

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Fatalhud said:
Thanks Dougie, I was wondering where to take mine when the MOT was due
Alan,

Ask for Rob Budd (don't say, "How's it going, Budd?" 'cos he doesn't like that :) which of course is why I do it) & mention my name. Rob's been there for many years and knows a thing or two, but is sensible.

Dougie.
 

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loddy said:
Did you have to take a weigh bridge cert with you or are they equipped with the latest brake tester?
They're not interested in the weight (why would they be?)*. Re. the brake tester, all I can say is that they're a fully-working MoT testing station who issue MoTs, so presumably what they've got complies with what it needs to. :)

Dougie.

*See my qualifying post below - this one ain't worded well. :(
 

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Congratulations on the MOT doug.
I recently mot'd both of my vehicles (In Avatar) BOTH failed on wiper blades the blades for the Fiat £7.00 the Espace £52.00!!

Still you've got to stay legal Aye Dougie :wink: :lol:
 

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Braking effort is on a sliding scale, and the figure to reach for a pass depends on the weight of the vehicle needing to stop, otherwise we'd have push bike brakes on a 40 tonner.

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moblee said:
Still you've got to stay legal Aye Dougie :wink: :lol:
Aye, aye. ;) I think that even at top whack (£54), having a qualified motor engineer check my RV over thoroughly including a brake test once a year, is money well spent.

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Kev_n_Liz said:
Braking effort is on a sliding scale
Well indeed, and I quite understand that, but I was asking why I would need to take a weighbridge certificate to the MoT testing station when all they're required to use is the relevant weight on the VIN plate.

** Although to be fair, having re-read my post, it is worded rather badly. :( **

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Sorry Dougie, of course you would, I must have read it wrong, so unlike me to make a mistake, being so perfect, not to mention being devastatingly handsome and virile, did I mention perfect.

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Kev_n_Liz said:
Sorry Dougie, of course you would, I must have read it wrong, so unlike me to make a mistake, being so perfect, not to mention being devastatingly handsome and virile, did I mention perfect.
Why the heavy sarcasm? Are you having a bad day generally, or did I say something which you felt was patronising?

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I took my van for its annual MOT this afternoon & glad to say it flew through, - mind you it took over an hour & half to complete as one of the mechanics fell down the inspection pit & [lucky or unlucky for him] I was first on the scene . . head & back injuries so I held him still whilst waiting for the medic's & ambulance to arrive . . one person there kept on shouting "put him in the recovery position, he needs to be turned on his side" . . . yeah right - that way if he's got a spinal injury it would only make it worse - I just stayed with him & kept him totally still till the ambulance men put a back board & neck brace on & carted him away . . fortunately he wasn't the guy doing my MOT !
 

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How can they calculate the brake efficiency without knowing how heavy the vehicle is ?? the weight on the plate is I assume MAM or is it Unladen, which state did you take it in heavy or light ??

Loddy

ps When I have mine tested they ask for a cert and being a tester myself I comply

Loddy
 
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