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What is a habitation check?

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A habitation check is a detailed examination of the living area of your motorhome or caravan.

There are important reasons to have regular habitations checks:

• Safety - to protect your family and loved ones
• Identify problems early - catching a problem early will prevent a quick fix turning into a costly repair
• Warranty - to avoid invalidating your warranty
• Maintaining value - a history of habitation checks and maintenance will enhance the value and saleability of your motorhome or caravan

Habitation checks entail a thorough inspection of the habitation area of your motorhome or caravan. The inspection is carried out by a specialist motorhome and caravan engineer. It follows a set procedure and highly detailed inspection plan. It covers dangers such as fire risk, ventilation and gas systems as well as problem areas like damp, water systems, electrical systems and bodywork. You receive a full report afterwards with observations of problems identified and action required.

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Why choose us?

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Damp

We use specialist equipment to check for damp and identify any issues, so they can be addressed before they become costly major problems.


Chassis and Running Gear

We carry out a thorough check of the chassis and all of the areas the main body of the vehicle to ensure your caravan is safe to be towed on the public highway.


Electrical Systems

We check all electrical systems for issues, including charging circuit operation, battery condition, lighting and sockets, fuses/circuit breakers and RCDs.


Gas Systems

We check for dangerous and potentially lethal gas issues and problems, including hose age and condition, leakages, ventilation and appliance testing.

Water Systems

We check your vehicle’s fresh water system to ensure it is bacteria- and leak-free and the tank, filter, pump, pressure switch, taps, shower and toilet are working correctly.


Ventilation

We thoroughly check your vehicles windows, roof lights and vents to ensure they are free from blockages or obstructions and allow free flow of fresh air.


Fire and Safety

We carry out a full and thorough test of all fire and safety measures, including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

Bodywork

We check all body panels, locks and hinges, body attachments, rising roofs, windows, seals and furniture for condition, operation and security.

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Damp

We use specialist equipment to check for damp and identify any issues, so they can be addressed before they become costly major problems.


Underbody

We check all corner steadies and folding steps for operation and stability, along with checking the condition and security of all underslung tanks and pipes.


Electrical Systems

We check all electrical systems for issues, including charging circuit operation, battery condition, lighting and sockets, fuses/circuit breakers and RCDs.


Gas Systems

We check the gas systems for appliance operation, system leakage, ventilation and potentially dangerous issues.


Water Systems

We check your vehicle’s fresh water system to ensure it is bacteria- and leak-free and the tank, filter, pump, pressure switch, taps, shower and toilet are working correctly.


Ventilation

We thoroughly check your vehicles windows, roof lights and vents to ensure they are free from blockages or obstructions and allow free flow of fresh air.


Fire and Safety

We carry out a full and thorough test of all fire and safety measures, including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.


Bodywork

We check all body panels, locks and hinges, body attachments, rising roofs, windows, seals and furniture for condition, operation and security.

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