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Caravan Servicing

Caravan Repairs South West offer a full caravan service, a chassis-only service, a habitational service, fridge service and gas pressure test.

The complete caravan servicing checlklist can be seen to the right.
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Touring caravan servicing checklist

  • *Coupling head - check wear/damage & lubricant
    *Nose weight - check & report (best practice)
    *Ball acting stabiliser - check pads
    *Coupling head gaiter - check for split
    *Breakaway cable & clip - check condition, routing & integrity
    *Drawbar - check
    *Corner steadies & spare wheel carrier - check for damage, operation & lubricant
    *Jockey wheel - check condition, operation & lubricant
    *Chassis - check condifion, security or assemblies, including chassis to floor security
    *Wheels & tyres - Check for damage or distortion
    *Tyres - asses age & advise replacement if over 7 years
    *Check & record tyre tread depths
    *Check & record tyre pressures, inc. spares
    *Suspension - visually check condition of rubbers, bushes, dampers & springs
    *Remove brake drums - clean & check hub bearings and seals
    *Brake shoes - clean and chec kcondition of linings
    *Brake rods, cables & supports - check operation, lubricate & adjust
    *Refit brake drums - torque hub nuts to manufaturers settings, adjust brakes & check
    *Replace road wheels & torque tio manufacturers settings
    *Handbrake mechanism - check operation, adjust & lubricate

  • *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
    *LV inlet plug & extension lead - check condition & resistance across connection pins
    *Earth bonding - carry out resistance check
    *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 operation of all other 230v appliances, fans & luminaires
    *Air conditioning (if fitted) - check operation
    *Check any additional items fitted are to the correct standard

  • *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 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 necessary
    *Waste system - check for leaks
    *Water tanks (if fitted) - check security of all water tanks, including underslung
    *Drain down - winter only (unless advised not to by the customer)
    *Toilet - check security, operation of flush, pump & lubricate seals

  • *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

  • *Smoke alarm - 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

  • *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 legibility & security
    *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 sheet report