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Caravan Service or Motorhome Habitation Checks - What Is Covered?

Caravan or Motorhome Service Details Bodywork Exterior

• Check condition and security of body panels (not motorhome)

• Check operation of door locks, catches and hinges and lubricate

• Check condition and security of all trims, inserts and sealants

• Check windows and seals for damage

• Check condition and security of grab handles (not motorhome)

• Check security of body attachments (ladders, aerials, cycle racks etc)


Bodywork Interior

• Damp test (see attached report)

• Check floor for delamination

• Check operation of cupboard hinges, catches, locks and stays

• Check operation and condition of all window catches, stays and seals

• Check operation and security of all skylights

• Check operation of blinds and fly screens

• Check fixed ventilation openings for free flow of air Water System and Appliances

• Check operation and condition of water pump

• Check operation of pressure switch

• Check condition of water filter and housing 

• Check operation of taps and shower fittings (including external taps if fitted)

• Check overall condition of fresh and waste water pipes and fittings

• Check toilet for operation and condition of seal, blade and flush

• Check drain plugs for seal and operation (drain down system in winter)


Gas Supply and Appliances

• Fridge not serviced unless requested (additional charge)

• Check regulator age, performance and carry out leak test

• Check condition and date of flexible hose

• Check condition and security of all pipe work

• Check condition of LPG sticker on locker and security of gas bottles

• Check gas dispersal holes for obstructions

• Check fridge ignition, flame failure devices and cooling.

• Check operation of cooker, hob and oven. Ignition, flame and flame failure devices.

• Check operation of space heater. Ignition, flame and flame failure devices, flue security.

• Check operation of water heater. Ignition, flame, flame failure devices and heating.

• Check date and test operation of CO alarm.

• Check operation and condition of external gas point (if fitted) 


Electrical Systems 240v

• Check condition of inlet plug and hook up cable (when available)

• Operation of RCD, MCB’s and earth bonding

• Check condition of wiring, sockets and fixed connections

• Check operation of battery charger

• Check mains operation of fridge

• Check mains operation of cooker and hob

• Check mains operation of water heater

• Check mains operation of space heater


Electrical Systems 12v

• Check condition of 12N and 12S or 13pin plugs and cables (not motorhome)

• Check condition and operation of road lights and reflectors (not motorhome)

• Check condition of wiring, sockets and fuses

• Check functions of 12S system (charging, fridge, lights etc) (not motorhome)

• Check operation of battery charger

• Check condition of battery. Clean and lubricate terminals

• Check operation of all 12v lights including awning light

• Check blown air system


Chassis and Running Gear (not motorhome)

• Check coupling head and safety catch for wear and lubricate if required

• Check and clean pads on ball acting stabiliser

• Check condition and routing of breakaway cable and clip

• Check operation of overrun piston and lubricate

• Check operation of jockey wheel. Clean and lubricate

• Check operation of handbrake and lubricate

• Check brake rods, cables and supports

• Remove wheels and check tyres for wear, damage, age and pressure

• Remove brake drums; check bearings, seals and linings. Clean and lubricate

• Replace drum with new split pin or one shot nut and torque

• Adjust brakes at drum and check free play in the linkage and at handbrake

• Replace road wheels and torque wheel nuts / bolts to manufacturers settings

• Check condition and security of chassis and attachment to body

• Check operation of suspension assemblies

• Check corner steadies operation and lubricate

• Check spare wheel carrier and folding step for operation and lubricate


Fire and safety

• Check condition, security and operation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

• Check condition, type and expiry date of fire extinguisher

• Check condition and location of fire blanket

• Check operation, function and safety of DIY additions

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