aws approved workshop

Whats in a Caravan Service.

WHAT WE INCLUDE IN A CARAVAN SERVICE
CHASSIS & RUNNING GEAR

  • Coupling head and safety catch - check wear/damage and lubricate
  • Nose weight - check and report (best practice)
  • Ball acting stabiliser - check pads
  • Coupling head guitar - check for splits
  • Breakaway cable and clip - check condition correctly routed and attachment integrity
  • Drawbar - check
  • Jockey wheel - check condition operation and lubricate
  • Chassis - check condition and security of assemblies including chassis to floor security
  • Corner steadies and spare wheel carrier (where fitted) - check for damage, operation and lubricate
  • Wheels - check for damage and distortion
  • Tyres - assess age and advise replacement if over seven years
  • Tyres - check condition & wear pattern (incl. sidewalls & valves)
  • Check & record tyre tread depths
  • Check & record tyre pressures (incl. spare)
  • Suspension assemblies - check operation
  • Handbrake mechanism - check operation & lubricate
  • Brake rods, cables & supports - check operation, lubricate & adjust
  • Remove brake drums - clean & check hub bearings & seals
  • Brake shoes - clean & check condition of linings (incl. springs & expanders)
  • Adjust brakes & check operation
  • Replace road wheels & torque to manufacturer’s settings (quality control check required)

BODYWORK

  • Body panels - check & report upon any damage & sealant condition
  • Blinds and fly screens – check tension, operation and material for damage
  • Roof – check condition of roof lights and seals and also general condition of roof
  • Door locks & windows - check operation of all locks, catches, stays and seal
  • Floor - check for delamination
  • Furniture - check condition & operation (incl. hinges, stays etc)
  • Grab Handles - check condition & security
  • Damp test - carry out & note readings on separate damp report

VENTILATION

  • Fixed ventilation openings - check for free flow of air
  • Roof lights - check to ensure free of obstructions
  • Check all fixed ventilation is guarded against vermin ingression

FIRE SAFETY

  • Smoke alarms - check operation and replace battery if necessary
  • Extinguisher (if fitted) - check correct type fitted & expiry date
  • Fire blanket (if fitted) - check location & fixing

GAS (FRIDGE NOT SERVICED UNLESS REQUESTED)

  • Regulator - check performance
  • Carry out gas leak test
  • Appliances - check for operation of all gas appliances fitted including FFD’s
  • Gas cylinder – check security

WATER SYSTEM

  • 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 under slung
  • Toilet - check seals, flush & blade operation
  • Drain down - winter only

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

  • 12N, 12S/13 pin plugs and cables-check condition and test
  • Road lights and reflectors – check condition and operation
  • Battery (if fitted)-check condition of battery and compartment and check battery charge state
  • Battery (if fitted)-check and top up level if required and perform high discharge test
  • Check battery charge rate from 12s/13pin plug
  • Fridge-check operation from 12s/13 pin plug
  • Interior lighting and equipment – check operation and fuse rating
  • Awning light – check operation
  • Wiring earths – check for defects on all ELV circuits
  • LV inlet plug and extension lead – check condition and resistance across connection pins
  • Earth bonding – carry out resistance check
  • RCD unit – check operation of RCD test button and operation of MCB’s
  • 230v sockets – carry out plug top polarity test
  • Charger – check output charge rate at battery connections
  • Fridge – check operation of all other 230v appliances, fans and luminaries
  • Air conditioning (if fitted) – check operation
  • Check that any additional items fitted are to the correct standard