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Unread 15th January 2011   #1
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collected our caravan today from having it`s service now this is the first time i`ve had this caravan serviced it`s a twin wheel so i know there`s a slight hike in the price for having an extra two wheels !!!
The dealer serviced the van replaced a battery and a spot light bulb all for mid 200 quid now is this a good deal or should i shop around a bit next year ???
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Mid 200's is a good price IMO, I paid £180 last March, for a single axle. Considering a new battery is around £70 for a 85 amp so if you had a 110 amp battery fitted thats an even better price.
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I would grab their hands off! We paid around £250 last year without any major parts except bits replaced by Swift under the 3 year warranty.
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And there is me who services cars thought a lot of garages charge a lot to service cars at £300 a pop for little more than a oil change and filter change......whats involved in caravan service at a dealer then? wouldnt have thought it would be any more than.wheel bearing check including brake clean and check,water filter,battery check,water pipe check,gas pipe check,check hitch and grease where needed,check all suspension,tyre pressure check(you should always check this yourself as dealer often get this wrong on cars)....Have i missed something or is there a lot more to that? I have never had a dealer service my caravan as do it myself.. I have worked for a car dealer and know how much gets skimped on....
Not saying £200 is expensive for a caravan service including replacement battery as i know proper leisure batterys can be expensive but just like to know what is included in a service..
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I may be wrong and the OP can correct me but I don't think it was the leisure battery that was replaced. He states "replaced a battery" not "replaced the battery" which makes me think it's a PP3 or similar.

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Round here in Stoke all dealers are advertising servicing at £99 single axle £109 double axle nice to have 5 dealers within six miles of each other isnt it
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Becuase these are difficult times. I wonder if caravan servicing would be put off by people and done less often!

I know some people are real sticklers for servicing vans and cars.... & will always get it done to the date.

When we had caravans, I never got them serviced, with the campers I was able to change the oil and filters etc... but knowing that I will not keep anything for too long - I never really done much more than that if less the mot required it.

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You could be right Craig, maybe some people will miss a service nowadays unless it affects your warranty then it would be stupid to miss it....
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I'm taking mine in for its service at the end of the month.It needs it for the warranty, I booked it with the dealer when I bought the caravan last year. The dealer was offering services for £99 incl if you booked them i2 months ahead. I jumped at the chance as the caravan had a 15 month warranty including damp ingress. Mind you it doesn't say if the inclusive refers to the service parts or vat. We shall be thinking about next years service unless there is an offer on again

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Round here in Stoke all dealers are advertising servicing at £99 single axle £109 double axle nice to have 5 dealers within six miles of each other isnt it
I'm moving to Stoke then My brother, a car mechanic for over 40 years and MOT certified is thinking of leaving the garage he has been with all his working life and going solo. He got a van last year and was chatting about the servicing - he can do a lot of it himself, but like us will go to an approved agent while the van is under warranty. Thing is, you need to have tests for dampness and gas pressure checks as well as electrics and other stuff (you can see I am not technical - quoting Hubby!) so I guess the work really needs to be done in a workshop and not by a "man in a van"?
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