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Just had my 7 year old Ace Jubilee Statesman serviced which I have had since new. Apart from a slight damp reading on my Awning Rail which I shall change after the New Year, all AOK. My fire required a Temperature limiter at the cost of £5. 46 but £140. 00 to fit. Took three and a half hours. All in £402 :blink: . .......... Difficult question but what would you say is the national average hourly rate for Caravan servicing and a actual service ? I don't pay £40 per hour to get ma Jaguar Serviced !!! :wacko:. Hhmmmm !!!!

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. ........... :angry: . .........

 

 

Ace Jubilee Statesman . .... Jaguar S Type 2. 7d SE Auto Sport . ........

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Just had my 7 year old Ace Jubilee Statesman serviced which I have had since new. Apart from a slight damp reading on my Awning Rail which I shall change after the New Year, all AOK. My fire required a Temperature limiter at the cost of £5. 46 but £140. 00 to fit. Took three and a half hours. All in £402 :blink: . .......... Difficult question but what would you say is the national average hourly rate for Caravan servicing and a actual service ? I don't pay £40 per hour to get ma Jaguar Serviced !!! :wacko:. Hhmmmm !!!!

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. ........... :angry: . .........

 

 

Ace Jubilee Statesman . .... Jaguar S Type 2. 7d SE Auto Sport . ........

 

 

Three hours seems exessive for fitting a new valve on a space heater max 2hr job really. Most dealers will charge £50 upwards plus. vat per hr. So forty pounds per hr doesnt seem so bad but id question the length of time taken for the job. Service charges can vary quite alot most are 150 plus vat upwards.

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Three hours seems exessive for fitting a new valve on a space heater max 2hr job really. Most dealers will charge £50 upwards plus. vat per hr. So forty pounds per hr doesnt seem so bad but id question the length of time taken for the job. Service charges can vary quite alot most are 150 plus vat upwards.

 

Cheers Cvan. Feel a bit better now. ;) The actual Service was £164 the rest was parts and labour. Was thinking in changing but just love ma wee van to bits so shall hang onto it for now. .............. :)

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. ....... :angry:

 

 

 

Ace Jubilee Statesman . ......Jaguar S Type 2. 7d SE Auto Sport . ..........

 

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Who ever fitted your new part is a bit numb, its a 2 hour job max, i take it, its the ultraheat he repaired, did he remove your fire . . and more to the point if he did i hope he fitted a new flue O ring

Well nowt like being straight to the point you'll have cheered him up no end. :rolleyes:;)

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Who ever fitted your new part is a bit numb, its a 2 hour job max, i take it, its the ultraheat he repaired, did he remove your fire . . and more to the point if he did i hope he fitted a new flue O ring

Hi Steve,

It was the Ultraheat. I was told the fire was removed to gain access. No mention of a flue O ring though. That getting better feeling is now starting to fade !!!!! :mellow: . ..........

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. .......

 

Ace Jubilee Statesman . ........ Jaguar S Type 2. 7d SE Auto Sport . .........

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Hi All,

seem to remember seeing on our dealers workshop wall £40 an hour labour on jobs + cost of parts & £ 180+ for service. could be wrong was under some stress at the time !

cheers david1220

 

P. S. Sent you a P. M. smeesh

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Audi Franchise was circa £120/hr when mine was a lease car (approx. 3 1/2 years ago).

 

I counted 24 suits the last time I visited the franchise showroom!!!

 

But the only two people to lay a hand on my car were the mechanic who carried out the service and an Albanian guy who washed the car post service!!

 

The car is now owned by me & serviced for £52/hr by an Independent (Audi trained personnel) Garage (doesn't get washed though!! :rolleyes::D:rolleyes: ).

 

Service on caravan (single axle) circa £199. ... usually 3+ hours of labour + add ons.

 

HTH

 

G.

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Did this same job a couple of weeks ago, albeit it both stats while I had the fire out, took me an hour and that was while talking to the customer!

However the same fault has recurred!! so I'm changing them both again next week using new stock and for free of course!!!

 

Maybe then your dealer is a little more wise than me?!

 

PS, if the flue seal is in near original condition then I won't change it, all really then depends on how much use the gas fires had?

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£60-£80 an hour for a Ford. I would check your bill for the new flue seal

and chase up the fitter to find out if a new one was fitted,

Carbon Monoxide is DEADLY in a caravan (or anywhere else)

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If you get your Jag serviced for less than £40 an hour you are doing well! its the going rate for most small independent garages. I have thoughts that the Jag main dealer may charge a little more :)

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its a 2 hour job max . ...........................................i hope he fitted a new flue O ring

 

Maybe for you . ... :lol: -------------- I've just done the same job on my Ultraheat and it took me a bit over 4 hours. I decided to fit both overheat thermostats while I was in there at a cost of £13. Incidentally, as Steve implies, your bill should also show £1. 50 or so for a new flue seal. The old one is unuseable after it's removed.

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£ 65 per hour for any car at my local garage. The workmanship is spot on, and despite the hourly charge, always cheaper than anywhere else. :)

 

Caravan sevicing is £180 +vat at most places here. Now mine is out of warranty a chap does all our work at our storage pitch. HALF THE GOING RATE. And a damn sight better than the dealer. :)

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I could have done your service at Muttonhole for £160 and the temp sensor for about £100 inc new fire seal, I charge £30ph labour.

Dougie

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Most main car dealers charge £100 + / hour and the smaller local garge charges £50 /hr . Mosr professionals charge £40 per /hour + (plumbers, electricians) or they would never make any money .

 

I pay £50 /hour for my caravan service at a approved workshop.

 

 

Dave

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£60-£80 an hour for a Ford. I would check your bill for the new flue seal

and chase up the fitter to find out if a new one was fitted,

Carbon Monoxide is DEADLY in a caravan (or anywhere else)

Next time you good people go out for a pint, or a meal, take a look at the guy (or girl) serving you

They are on 10% of that!! :angry: (Note to Mr. Crow & Co they also have no union to fight their corner)

Marc.

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The guys and gals serving you also do not have all the business overheads to pay, try this small family owned main agents commercial rates £75,000 (do not even get the bins emptied) insurance £50,000 both per year, of course there are hundreds of other over heads to include, but just trying to give a bit of balance.

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Did this same job a couple of weeks ago, albeit it both stats while I had the fire out, took me an hour and that was while talking to the customer!

However the same fault has recurred!! so I'm changing them both again next week using new stock and for free of course!!!

 

Maybe then your dealer is a little more wise than me?!

 

PS, if the flue seal is in near original condition then I won't change it, all really then depends on how much use the gas fires had?

 

Hi Gary,

Sadly my Dealer is not so wise. Spent 3 night away last weekend and the Fire is still u/s. On electric that is. Gas fine ! To be honest shall be putting on ma Boxing Gloves tomorrow when I get chance to pop into the Dealership. My Skylight opened on the way home after picking up the Van. Motorist flashed me to let me know. Greasy finger marks on the white handle's of the van, marks on the furnishings but what really annoyed me apart from the fire not being fixed they left ma Hot Water Tank full of Water. Obviously after checking it. I always drain down when leaving a site. All year round. I appreciate I should maybe have given it the once over before leaving the Dealership but I put my faith in them with a sprinkle of Trust !!! <_< What if I had decided not to go last weekend ? First Frost cracked tank !! :wacko: Well enough of ma Moans. Shall keep you Posted on the Fire repair or lack of. Mrs Smeesh reckons they must see me coming !! -_-..................

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. ............ :angry:

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Hi Gary,

Sadly my Dealer is not so wise. Spent 3 night away last weekend and the Fire is still u/s. On electric that is. Gas fine ! To be honest shall be putting on ma Boxing Gloves tomorrow when I get chance to pop into the Dealership. My Skylight opened on the way home after picking up the Van. Motorist flashed me to let me know. Greasy finger marks on the white handle's of the van, marks on the furnishings but what really annoyed me apart from the fire not being fixed they left ma Hot Water Tank full of Water. Obviously after checking it. I always drain down when leaving a site. All year round. I appreciate I should maybe have given it the once over before leaving the Dealership but I put my faith in them with a sprinkle of Trust !!! <_< What if I had decided not to go last weekend ? First Frost cracked tank !! :wacko: Well enough of ma Moans. Shall keep you Posted on the Fire repair or lack of. Mrs Smeesh reckons they must see me coming !! -_-..................

 

Grumpy Auld Smeesh. ............ :angry:

 

Smeesh,

 

If we are using the same dealer, which I think we are.

My van was in there for a service a few weeks ago. When I went to collect the van and give it the once over I noticed all the lights were switched on, so I switched them all off. When I got home I checked the water system, it was still full so I drained it down.

I then took the van back to storage. We brought it home to go away for September weekend. I plugged it in to cool down the fridge, ten minutes later I went into the van and the heating was on. I looked at the control panel (usually hidden by the fold up TV shelf) and seen that the electric heating & water heater were still switched on!!! :o So my water heater was on with no water in the system.

I switched it all off, refilled the system will water and left for half an hour, luckily everything was still ok.

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was talking about hourly rates with my boss yesterday as we had to get plumbers in to un-block a soil pipe. They charges £600 for 4 hours work - £150 an hour. I said to my boss it would have been cheaper to get a solicitor to do it!!

Though i must say, it would take £150 an hour for me to get my arms covered in sh**** !!!

 

£40 an hour at a dealer is a good rate. I had to take the big bosses Audi in for a repair couple of months back & they charge £140 + vat labour. Takes the pee somewhat

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