Habitation Service

What is a habitation check

Habitation checks entail a thorough inspection of the habitation area of your motorhome or caravan. The habitation service is carried out by our specialist engineers. Out emgineers follow 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.
If you go without using your motorhome for a long period of time it should still be brought in for an annual habitation test. Motorhomes left sitting unused for a long period of time are more prone to problems than those which get regular use.

We thoroughly check the following during a habitation service:

  • Underbody
  • Electrical Systems, including battery and lighting
  • Gas System
  • Water System
  • Ventilation
  • Fire and Safety
  • Bodywork including Damp test

Water ingress is the most under estimated factor in a motorhome or caravan. If the damp is not identified and cured in time, it will result in a costly repair bill.

Wilderspin Garage Ltd - Motorhome Habitation Service

This motorhome is 9 metre's long we cater for the larger motorhomes

Wilderspin Garage Ltd - Motorhome Habitation Service

All internal lights are checked to see if there are any faults

  • Test electrical sockets
  • Operation of your fridge
  • Consumer unit (fusebox)
  • TV socket
  • Battery and anything that requires electricity.
  • RCD check involves making sure the RCD trips within a set time
  • Miniature circuit breakers to ensure that they are correct for vehicle appliances

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Damp

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

Water Systems

We check 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.

Underbody

We check all corner steadies and folding steps for operation and stability, also check the condition of all under-fitted tanks and pipe

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.

Electrical Systems

All lectrical systems including charging circuit operation, battery condition, lighting and sockets, fuses/circuit breakers and RCDs.

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

Gas Systems

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

Bodywork

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

Why do I need an habitation service

You really do need to have a habitation check done on your caravan or motorhome every year. Not only does your safety depend on it, so does your motorhome’s performance and resale value! If your motorhome is still under warranty, you’ll also need to have the annual check done promptly to keep your warranty.

If you’re already out of warranty, habitation checks become even more important, as a clear record helps maintain better and much higher resale value.

Please note: a habitation check or a habitation service does not include any inspection or servicing of the base vehicle, nor will it address any legal roadworthiness requirements. It is NOT an MOT, and will not substitute for an MOT.  However we can take care of any requirements should you need this service included as well.