Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Leisure Batteries

Here at Chatsworth Motorhome & Caravan Servicing we are now supplying Banner batteries. http://www.bannerbatterien.com/banner/home/index_en.php

However despite supplying what we consider to be the best no battery is going to survive without being looked after. That means regular charging, removing the battery over winter if your not using your van, keeping it warm and charged.

Image result for banner batteryIf you pack your caravan away in October and open it up again in Spring without looking after your battery then you stand a very good chance that the battery will have been damaged beyond repair. This can be very expensive and it will not be covered by the battery manufacturers warranty.

Do yourself a favour and buy yourself a proper smart charger which can maintain your battery when its not in your motorhome or caravan.

A little bit of battery care will extend the life of your battery and save you money.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Safe working - motorhomes & caravans.


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Would you work on your gas appliances at home? Would you work on the electrical circuits at home? Most people would say "no". So why do so many people take chances and work on their motorhomes and caravans? I can't count the number of times that I have gone out to a leisure vehicle and found extra sockets installed incorrectly and even more worrying unsafe gas installations. Surely its worth paying a trained engineer to carry out the work. You can find a fully trained engineer at www.approvedworkshops.co.uk All of the approved workshop engineers have received the industry approved electrical and lpg training.
Approved Workshop

Look out for the red flag which enables you to spot approved engineers. Chatsworth Motorhome & Caravan Servicing is an approved workshop operating in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas.

This gas fire was found in a motorhome, totally unsafe. We often come across this and other dubious changes. If in doubt please get some advice from your engineer.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Caravan and motorhome stories in the press.

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So yet another balmy decision, motorhomes have been banned from Cosford Airshow incase it rains and they get stuck in the mud -

http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Motorhomes/News/Travel-and-Sites/Motorhomes-banned-from-Cosford-Air-Show/_ch1_nw4030_pg1

A much nicer story is the family touring the West Coast of Scotland in their motorhome -

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/travel-news-cheap-uk-holidays-luxury-breaks-more-daily-star/437272/Scot-free-Family-fun-tour-motorhome

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Bamburgh wild camping outlawed, once again the nanny state steps in to restrict people lawfully parking up for the night. It seems okay for HGV drivers to park in lay-bys and just throw out their rubbish and urinate in the verges but motorhomes with toilets, sinks, waste bins and occupents willing to spend their money aren't welcome!

http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Motorhomes/News/Travel-and-Sites/Wild-camping-spaces-sealed-off-at-Bamburgh/_ch1_nw4018_pg1

Do you want to join the campaign for proper overnight parking facilities? See the following article for a great letter that can be used.

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http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Motorhomes/News/Legal/Motorhomers-take-up-the-good-fight-with-your-local-authority/_ch1_nw3968_pg1