Trailertrek Towbars recommend that you get your caravan or motorhome regularly inspected as it is as important as your cars MOT. We want you to be safe whilst towing or holidaying.
Your caravan or motorhome deserves the treatment as your car and to that extent you should consider getting an annual habitation check on your leisure vehicle as it is your legal duty to keep it legal and road worthy.
A motorhome require 2 services for the base of the vehicle and the habitation of it.
You have two options of servicing a mobile mechanic or a work shop. A mobile mechanic will require space to work and at least 1 metre around the vehicle to perform all the checks necessary for safety.
We recommend that you get it serviced by an approved workshop or approved engineer. Our towbar fitting engineers are fully trained and professionally experienced at fitting all towbar’s and electrics so ensure that you choose the correct engineer to carry out your service.
So what’s included in your service…?????
Chassis and running gear
This includes the coupling head area, corner steady lubrication, tyre checks, brake adjustment and jockey wheel and underside inspection.
All internal and external lights are checked and assessed for any faults. Sockets are tested and verified that they are wired correctly. The fridge and consumer unit and TV aerial are inspected along with the battery.
A manometer is used to check for leaks in the gas supply system and all gas appliances are turned on to check e.g. oven, heater, fridge, water heater. All vents are examined and a CO test will be carried out with a Flue Gas Analyser for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Taps are checked for leaks, water outlet monitored for blockages and the toilet is checked for leaks and that the valves are inspected. and battery operated flush works. Alde wet systems are checked to see if the mixture is correct. This is checked using a portable refractometer.
All doors and blinds are checked to see if they open and close and that they are smooth. Body work is inspected and a damp check will be performed to see how damp the caravan is. The servicing engineer will give you a damp report on completion
Roof lights and windows are checked and opened and closed making sure they operate correctly and that fixed vents are not obstructed.
Fire and Safety
The smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector are checked to ensure they are working and that they are within the renewal dates. Your fire extinguisher will be checked to see if its in date as well….
This is just a snap shot of what should be included in your service.