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We will arrive on the allotted day in our fully equipped workshop. The following photographs and text are there to show you just a few of the checks that we will be carrying out.
The service will include -
Chassis & Running Gear
240v and 12v electrical systems
A test of your leisure battery will be carried out. I find that this is an area that people tend to cut corners on but if your engineer says that your battery is failing then you should seriously consider changing it. If you use a motor mover then a failing battery will mean that one day your mover will let you down.Even without a mover a damaged battery will be putting additional strain on your charger.
Here is a test of the 240v sockets and it shows a correctly wired up socket. A surprising number of faults are found with this simple test. I even found a customers garage with no earth when testing his caravan.
This is an example of a modern consumer unit. On the left you will see a miniture circuit breaker (MCB) and on the right is the Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCD).
Fire & Safety
You should have a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and preferably a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. People die every year in caravan fires and also from carbon monoxide poisoning. Take care, enjoy your holiday but spend just a few pounds to help protect yourselves.
I hope that you have enjoyed this basic run through of what is involved in a service. There are many more checks carried out which you can see on the example work sheet. At the end of a service then you will need to ensure that your vehicle is secure and you should then re-torque the road wheels before using the caravan.