FULL SERVICE

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Motorhome & Caravan Full Service

Our Motorhome & Caravan Full Service work is carried out in accordance with the latest AWS Standard Working Procedures, the details of which you can find below or for further information please check the Approved Workshop website.

All caravans and motorhomes should be checked and maintained regularly to avoid problems in service and as a member of the Approved Workshop Scheme we are qualified to undertake these services.  Please note that most caravans and motorhomes that are insured may require an annual service as part of the terms & conditions of the insurance policy.

To book an appointment please call us on: 07842 451805 or 01903 762623

Chassis & Running Gear

  • Coupling head-check wear/damage & lubricate
  • Nose weight-check & report (best practice)
  • Ball acting stabiliser-check pads
  • Coupling head gaiter-check for splits
  • Breakaway cable & clip-check condition, routing & integrity
  • Drawbar-check
  • Corner steadies & spare wheel carrier-check for damage, operation & lubricate
  • Jockey wheel-check condition, operation & lubricate
  • Chassis-check condition, security of assemblies including, chassis to floor security
  • Wheels & tyres-check for damage or distortion
  • Tyres-assess age & advise replacement if over 7 years. Record age on observation sheet
  • Tyres-check condition & wear pattern (incl sidewalls & valves)
  • Check & record tyre tread depths. Record tread depth on observation sheet
  • Check & record tyre pressures incl spare. Record set pressures on observation sheet
  • Suspension-Visually check condition of rubbers, bushes, dampers & springs
  • Remove brake drums-clean & check hub bearings & seals
  • Brake shoes-clean & check condition of linings (including springs & expanders)
  • Brake rods, cables & supports-check operation, lubricate & adjust
  • Refit brake drums-torque hub nuts to manufacturers settings, adjust brakes & check operation
  • Replace road wheels & torque to manufacturers settings (quality control check required)
  • Handbrake mechanism-check operation, adjust & lubricate

Electrical systems

  • 12n,12s/13 pin plugs & cables-check condition & test
  • Road lights & reflectors-check condition & operation
  • Battery (if fitted)-check condition of battery and compartment & check battery charge state
  • Battery (if fitted)-check & top up level if required & perform high discharge test
  • Check battery charge rate from 12s/13 pin plug
  • Fridge-check operation from 12s/13 pin plug
  • Interior lighting & equipment-check operation & fuse rating
  • Awning light-check operation
  • Wiring earths-check for defects on all ELV circuits (Visual)
  • LV inlet plug & extension lead-check condition & resistance across connection pins
  • Earth bonding-Visual Inspection
  • RCD unit-check operation of RCD test button & operation of MCB’s
  • 230v sockets-carry out plug top polarity test
  • Charger-check output charge rate at battery connections
  • Fridge-check operation of fridge on 230v
  • Check electric hob operation (if Fitted)
  • Check operation of all other 230v appliances, fans & luminaries
  • Air conditioning (if fitted)-check operation (Weather Dependent)
  • Check that any additional items fitted are to the relevant standard

Gas System (Fridge not serviced unless requested)

  • Regulator & gas hose-check age, performance & security
  • Carry out gas leak check
  • Appliances-check operation of all gas appliances fitted including FFD’s
  • Gas cylinder-check security
  • Ensure all gas dispersal vents are clear

Water System

  • Water pump & pressure switch-check operation
  • Taps,micro-switch,valves,pipes & tank (if fitted)-check condition & operation
  • Water filter & housing-check for leaks & replace filter if requested by customer
  • Waste system-check for leaks
  • Water tanks (if fitted)-check security of all water tanks, including under slung
  • Drain down-winter only (suggest 01/11 – 31/03 weather determined) (unless advised not to by the customer)
  • Toilet-check security, operation of flush pump & lubricate seals

Ventilation

  • Fixed ventilation-check for obstruction & free flow of air
  • Check all fixed ventilation is guarded against vermin ingression
  • Roof lights-check for cracks, operation & free of obstructions

Fire & Safety

  • Smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarm(s) (if fitted)-check operation & replace battery if necessary
  • If a fire extinguisher is fitted, check to ensure it is in date
  • If a fire blanket is fitted-check security of its housing

Bodywork

  • Doors & windows-Check operation of all locks,catches,stays & seals
  • Roof-check condition of roof lights & seals & also general condition of roof
  • Grab Handles-check security & sealing
  • Number plate-check it is marked with BS AU 145d or BS AU 145 (Requirement since 1973) & check security/legibility
  • Floor-check for sponginess/delamination
  • Furniture-check condition & operation of all furniture doors, handles & fixings
  • Blinds & fly screens-check tension, operation & material for damage
  • Damp test-carry out & note readings on a separate damp report sheet