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Aspire Caravan Services

Caravan Service and Repairs

Caravans are delicate, they are carefully designed to take the rough and tumble of travel as well as providing comfort and convenience on site, but things do go wrong. An annual service is therefore essential to catch problems before they occur or to rectify problems before they get worse.

I can service and repair your caravan at your home or in the place of storage, this keeps down your costs and provides more convenience.

If you are on holiday in the Hampshire area and encounter a problem I can come to your site and either provide a full repair or a temporary repair to see you to the end of your holiday.

Please select one of the services below to see the extensive list of checks made

Full Service - Single and Twin Axle

Bodywork Exterior

  • Check condition and security of body panels
  • Check operation of door locks, catches and hinges and lubricate
  • Check condition and security of all trims, inserts and sealants
  • Check windows and seals for damage
  • Check condition and security of grab handles
  • Check security of body attachments (ladders, aerials, cycle racks etc)

Bodywork Interior

  • Check floor for delamination
  • Check operation of cupboard hinges, catches, locks and stays
  • Check operation and condition of all window catches, stays and seals
  • Check operation and security of all skylights
  • Check operation of blinds and fly screens. Adjust if required
  • Check fixed ventilation openings for free flow of air

Damp inspection

  • Use Damp meter to test for presence of moisture around roof and walls
  • Provide full damp report

Gas Supply and Appliances

  • Check regulator performance and carry out leak test
  • Check condition and date of flexible hose
  • Check condition and security of all pipe work
  • Check condition of LPG sticker on locker and security of gas bottles
  • Check gas dispersal holes for obstructions
  • Check fridge ignition, FFD and cooling
  • Check operation of cooker, hob and oven. Ignition, flame and FFD
  • Check operation of space heater. Ignition, flame and FFD
  • Check operation of water heater. Ignition, flame and FFD
  • Check operation and condition of external gas point if fitted
  • Test for Carbon Monoxide
(FFD = Flame Failure Device)
Note: Whilst fridge operation is checked the fridge is not actually serviced. A fridge service is a long job and charged for appropriately.

Electrical Systems 240v

  • Check condition of inlet plug and hook up cable (when available)
  • Operation of RCD, MCB’s and earth bonding
  • Check condition of wiring, sockets and fixed connections
  • Check operation of battery charger
  • Check mains operation of fridge
  • Check mains operation of cooker and hob
  • Check mains operation of water heater
  • Check mains operation of space heater

Electrical Systems 12v

  • Check condition of 12N and 12S plugs and cables
  • Check condition and operation of road lights and reflectors
  • Check condition of wiring, sockets and fuses
  • Check functions of 12S system ( charging, fridge, lights etc)
  • Check operation of battery charger
  • Check condition of battery. Clean and lubricate terminals
  • Check operation of all 12v lights including awning light
  • Check blown air system

Water System and Appliances

  • Check operation and condition of water pump
  • Check operation of pressure switch and adjust if required
  • Check condition of water filter and housing (replace filter if required)
  • Check operation of taps and shower fittings (including external taps if fitted)
  • Check overall condition of fresh and waste water pipes and fittings
  • Check toilet for operation and condition of seal, blade and flush
  • Check drain plugs for seal and operation ( Drain down system in winter )

Fire and safety

  • Check condition of security, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Check condition, type and expiry date of fire extinguisher
  • Check condition and location of fire blanket
  • Check operation, function and safety of DIY additions

Chassis and Running Gear

  • Check coupling head and safety catch for wear and lubricate if required
  • Check and clean pads on ball acting stabiliser
  • Check condition and routing of breakaway cable and clip
  • Check operation of overrun piston and lubricate
  • Check operation of jockey wheel clean and lubricate
  • Check operation of handbrake and lubricate
  • Check brake rods, cables and supports
  • Remove wheels and check tyres for wear, damage, age and pressure
  • Remove brake drums check bearings, seals and linings. Clean and lubricate
  • Replace drum with new split pin or one shot nut and torque as required
  • Adjust brakes at drum and check free play in the linkage and at handbrake
  • Replace road wheels and torque wheel nuts / bolts to manufacturers settings
  • Check condition and security of chassis and attachment to body
  • Check operation of suspension assemblies
  • Check corner steadies operation and lubricate
  • Check spare wheel carrier and folding step for operation and lubricate
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