I don't so to be honest, I think they are using the rule of the pre 1980 existing on car, which are NCT exempt.
Exactly. It's either pre 80 or it's not.
Unless they change the rules your camper will require a cert.
I got my letter today and it does not make me happy to be honest.
The cost of it is ridiculous, and as my camper is more then 10 years old, and I don't think I do 2000 km a year it is a costy business.
Please don't tell me it make the road safer, as if you really want the road safer you don't price this way !! To me it is a money maker business, and it was the same for the car.... I am not saying it to not improve the safety just that it is make to make money more then anything else.
I am wondering when do I actually need to have the camper tested, as in the later it is not clear?
As if it need to be in 2 days, it is going to be a short.
Where can I get beam benders ?
In halfords for about a €10, if you can find it a normal will do the trick I think but I could be wrong.
the seat belts in the rear also need to be checked.
Doe test centres are privatly owned companys. And to operate the franchise of a vtn test centre, the test centre has to pay wages. Paint all the walls paticular colours. Spend nearly e1 million on equipment. Pay e40 per year on liciences for the computer programs. Pay huge amounts on council rates due to the size of the buildings, the electricity costs for the brake testers is huge due to current required. So very little money, if any is made from testing.
That's interesting and you're probably right.
But mine passed last week and the rear seatbelts were/are tidied away behind the cushions as they are rarely used.
I mean 40k on liciences.
Somebody didn't do thier job full then.
No done the job fine DOE does not include a seatbelt check !
The reports are on computer and sent electronicaly at the end of each month to the rsa. So once a test is done, the results are available to the rsa and guards at the start of the next calender month.
No done the job fine DOE does not include a seatbelt check ![/Quo
Yes it does. I am a doe tester.
What exactly are the checks.
How do you know which seating is classed as 'travel seats' and whether they are required, based on date of first registration, to have seat belts fitted, and which seats are not classed as 'travel seats' and do not require seatbelts.
Obviously I am not referring to the two cab seats in the above.
tested my camper van last January2011, from what I have read in rsa letter yesterday this allows me twelve months till January 2013 .Am i correct .My camper is fifteen years old.