What is a habitation check
We thoroughly check the following during a habitation service:
- Electrical Systems, including battery and lighting
- Gas System
- Water System
- 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.
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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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We use specialist equipment to check for damp ingress and identify any issues, before they become costly major problems.
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.
We check all corner steadies and folding steps for operation and stability, also check the condition of all under-fitted tanks and pipe
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.
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
We check for dangerous gas issues, including hose age, condition, leakages, ventilation and appliance testing.
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.