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|Mal-53||Thanks for all the good advice. I have just found this website having recently bought a converted Mercedes Sprinter and the MOT is due.|
All good info
Originally Posted by dghr272 View Post
I am trying to find out what he is saying are the rules, and certainly the meaning of the words I highlighted are unclear.
We do not know whether he is just a tester or is hbimself management.
I do not know the training regime for them, but I presumed that they all have to take some DVSA(VOSA) course and exam and presumed that would include knowledge of the rules.
Geoff he's a MOT tester giving practical advice from a testers perspective, therefore what he does under direction of his management could potentially impact some of us.
He's not a legal eagle and should not be expected to get into the line by line detail, that's your speciality.
I have had an occasion to query fleet failures due to what testers said were excessive tolerances on artic 5th wheel linkages, the guys were only following incorrect information given to them by the test centre management. It was the management who interpreted the regulations incorrectly and hadn't updated the testers to the new tolerances. Even at that I had to get the unit manufacturer to provide the new spec for the tolerances.
Originally Posted by Stephen campbell View Post
Previous quotes on this thread have suggested that DVSA criteria for differentiating between Class 4 and Class 7 are based on whether the items are for commercial purposes - which would make it in law a 'Living Van'
Would you like to comment on the legal aspect of that and not just tell us what you would do?
And it's a welcome from me too.
I'm sure you can impart some good info here based on your experience.
But it's still good info!
And welcome Steve if I haven't already.
|pagey||do you realise this thread is 7 years old|
Originally Posted by tviall View Post
We can only test a vehicle as it is presented regardless what is registered as.
for example. if a customer comes in for a test in a motorhome with non essential camping accessories such as your scooter. then we have to test it as a goods vehicle as you are not coming to us for a holiday arent you. however, if you came to use for an MOT with a motorhome and all the was inside was bedding and cleaning materials. then it would be tested as it is in situ under a class 4 MOT. this will not effect the MOT on the vehicle if you were to go on holiday and have a scooter, golf clubs and any other items in your motorhome. your class 4 MOT will remain valid up until its expiry date no matter what you carry inside to go with you on holiday.
my advice to anyone in your case is to bring your motorhome with minimum items inside as possible. if it is full of camping equipment, then that is fine. a scooter is not camping equipment, although you may wish to take one with you to use on holiday.
I hope this makes sense.
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