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Motorhome servicing Dumfries and Galloway

November 20, 2017 10:40 am Published by Roseisle

Routine motorhome servicing Dumfries and Galloway check ups for motor homes and caravans are comparable to its MOT or motorhome servicing Dumfries and Galloway aspects, where electricity, water LPG facets are thoroughly scrutinized for potential dangers. It’s truly important, because the price to pay for neglecting to maintain its warranty conditions are met and it periodically can come back on a warranty list; a hab service that states the motorhome has been yearly analyzed.

It is too often that negative episodes could occur if these issues are ignored and left unchecked.

Electricity dangers can prove to be very annoying and life-threatening at precisely the same time. LPG leaks are the same; ingress and/or water escapes may be left alone but will certainly prove to be more expensive to fix as time goes on. More than that, peace of mind is also endangered. What better way to settle the uncomfortable feeling than having an annual check-up from happening to prevent these serious scenarios?

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Motorhome owners could reason that they do not live or use their caravans that much to justify the costs of paying for the evaluation, but what they do not know is that problems that are inherent could be caused by the action of dearth itself.

Motorhome Servicing Timeframe

A good, exhaustive habitation service may take up to 3 hours, determined by the vehicle (caravans take a bit more). The tech test if they’re up to standards and will inspect all the major facets of your motor home.

During the course of a motorhome servicing service Dumfries and Galloway, these facets of a motor home or a camper van are inspected:

  • Damp Test (to check for possible water ingress)
  • Flyscreens and Blind inspection/ Fittings and Fixtures/ Delamination test
  • General Bodywork. Includes Ladders, Cycle Rack, Aircon, Satellite Systems, Windows and Door inspection, Locks and Catches
  • Fire and Safety Check. Fire Blankets, Fire Extinguisher and Carbon Monoxide/ Smoke alarms inspected
  • Ventilation such as roofs, roof lights and other sources of ventilation
  • Water Systems. Includes toilet operation, Waste water systems and water pump maintenance
  • Gas Systems. Gas appliances, a Gas Leak test and Hose condition and age
  • Sockets. 12v sockets and all other socket add-ons
  • Electrical Systems
  • 12v and 230v sockets inspected, Electric Step test, RCDs, Lighting, overall battery condition, and a test whether to see if the charging circuit operates and functions correctly.

Underbody visual inspection

Are Motorhome Servicing Self-Tests Advocated?
Some camper van or motorhomes owners believe they can do a DIY Motorhome Servicing Dumfries and Galloway inspection using tools they bought off eBay or any other major online marketplace. While they may have the essential tools for it, the needed experience, skillset and interpretation of results can be lacking, and thus the results could end up being inaccurate and deceptive.

The questions which should be answered are- Have you got the right tools for carrying out motorhome servicing Dumfries and Galloway review? Do you have knowledge and the skillset for it? Even if you have answered “yes” to both of them, having your motorhome inspected by a licensed technician can prove to be better than doing it yourself.

Pass or Fail Certificates

When a caravan or a motorhome is scrutinized by a specialist technician, a document stating which motor home components have been checked, and comprehensive notes of the review results will be written on it. Should the tech discover any fault in either of the tests, they can establish a future date for a follow-up appointment or have it done there and right then.

Motorhome Servicing Dumfries and Galloway

The habitation service results don’t get sent to a centralized database, but it will be for your safekeeping. It may be used by you should you need an audit trail of your camper home history, which is equivalent to some mechanical service history for cars.

Motorhome Servicing Cost

Having your motorhome scrutinized with Motorhome Servicing Dumfries and Galloway can vary extensively by cost; the time spent testing the various facets (hence, two to three hours’ time) and by what method the tech on hand inspects these variables, it could be anywhere from £60-100 per hour, determined by the workshop. Including the VAT.

Mechanical Servicing

Mechanical servicing should be done at least once every 2 to 3 years, or sooner if the caravan has reached 30k in mileage. The mpg takes a toll on the motorhome’s engine and chassis, which will be where the mechanical servicing is largely carried out. Caravan owners will be happy to know that the mechanical health check for their motorhome is free whenever it is taken by them to a workshop for an oil and filter change.

Motorhome Servicing Dumfries and Galloway

Routine Servicing Advantages

There are a couple of things that stand out when considering the importance of routine Motorhome Servicing. For one, your security is ensured, and the working state of your motorhome is also recognized. Prevention of untimely mechanical or habitation failures is also one of the most significant benefits in preserving your caravan. Habitation services are vital because they include essential safety checks for example a Carbon Monoxide test and a Gas Security Test. You can maintain a great 3-year mechanical guarantee by having it serviced at the end of the second year.

Motorhome Servicing – Body Repairs, Accessories and MOT

We can also do body repairs, MOTs and appropriate in a wide variety of caravan accessories and addons such as Gaslow systems, air conditioning units, TV and aerial satellites, bike racks, rear-view cameras, tracking devices and alarm systems and awnings aside from being accessible for Mechanical and Habitation Servicing.

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