Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Keeping cool

Summer has started in the UK with temperatures reaching 30c today. The question has been raised about keeping motorhomes and caravans cool. Is Aircon the way forward? I really don't think it is in the UK. For a start its expensive to buy, install and run and here our weather doesn't really justify it. Aircon contributes to the climate change problems due to the amount of energy that is required and that can't be a good thing.

My advice is get an electric fan, open the windows, close the blinds, wind down the awning and spend as much time outside in the shade as possible. Drink plenty, wear cool clothes, apply the sun block and wear a hat.

I have seen some little electric fans that spray out a mist of water and they are very effective at cooling you down. Any other suggestions then please post them here.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Pink toilet fluid.

I have seen numerous examples of the pink toilet fluid turning to jelly and blocking the flushing mechanism of toilets. Yes it worth having in your tank but make sure you buy a decent brand and follow the dosing instructions carefully.... you don't want to be calling out someone like me to fix your toilet on site do you?

Saturday, 27 June 2009


Have you seen Brownbook, its like an on-line Yellow Pages but much better, take a look at our entry here -- Brownbook.

Damp - the silent killer

I get asked about why people should have a habitation check as part of their service. One of the most important things is the damp survey. Around 30% of caravans that are checked have a degree of damp.

The damp in caravans and motorhomes can't be seen, can't be felt and despite what people think can't be smelt.

Damp really is a killer and the damp survey can find it early and action can be taken to deal with it.

Don't delay have a service done to put your mind at ease.

You can call Chatsworth Motorhome & Caravan Servicing on 0114 360 2222 or 07918 121085 or why not e-mail us at info@chatsworth-service.co.uk

Economic situation

Its a strange world isn't it. Here we are with Caravan Holidays growing at a dramatic rate, the clubs building new sites and dealers struggling to find enough second hand vans. At the same time we have new van dealers going under or having financial difficulties. We have seen Brownhills and Discover Leisure closing outlets and RDH in Nottingham having banking problems.

If your in the East Midlands and find your dealer no longer able to help you call us for your servicing needs. Don't forget we come to you.