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GL Caravan Care

Caravan Servicing and Repairs at your home, in storage or on-site


Servicing and Repairs

GL Caravan Care offer either a full, comprehensive service for your caravan, a ‘chassis only’ service, or ‘habitation only’, on single axle and twin axle caravans, and habitation services on motor homes.

Caravan servicing ensures your pride and joy is safe and ready to use for your holiday and can identify any potential faults or problems including damp as a full damp test is performed on full and habitation only services. It is a legal requirement of the Road Traffic Act to ensure the caravan you are towing is safe and legal for the road.

Some caravan sites, even if you do not tow your caravan, but keep it permanently sited, may still insist on a habitation service annually not only to ensure your safety, but the safety of others on the campsite, and of course, regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your caravan.

Our full, comprehensive caravan service includes all of the items in both a ’chassis service’, and also a ’habitation’ service, and takes around 4 hours.

Chassis Service summary:

  • Check operation of, and lubricate coupling head, over run piston, handbrake, corner steadies, jockey wheel, check breakaway cable, clean pads on tow ball stabiliser
  • Remove road wheels, check tyres and pressures, clean, check and adjust brakes, replace one shot nuts with new (where required).
  • Replace and torque wheel bolts/nuts to correct torque setting, check overall condition of chassis and attachment to bodywork.

Habitation only service:

  • Full damp test and report, inspect floor for de-lamination, check all internal catches, stays, locks, seals, blinds, skylights.
  • Check all water and waste systems, gas test, operation of all gas appliances, security of pipework, CO2 test, and flame failure devices.
  • Inspect and check operation of all 12v and 240v electrical functions/appliances, safety of wiring, earth bonding and RCD/MCBs, check operation of fire, CO2 and security alarms, and expiry date where applicable.
  • Inspect external bodywork, window & door operation and lubricate locks.
Due to varying specification and parts required for different caravans, please call with your caravan details for a price or to discuss your requirements.

Brake drum
Torque wheel
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Motorhomes.

I carry out repairs and servicing on Motorhomes to the habitation side, as well as annual habitation checks (just the same as caravans) but excluding the chassis/running gear.

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Circuit board
Roof vent

Repairs.

Typical repairs we carry out are water and gas leaks, electrical faults, replacement windows/skylights, chassis and running gear, appliance repairs and damp repairs.

Another important service we offer is a 'Locking wheel bolt removal' service, if you've lost, or not received the lock wheel bolt adaptor with your caravan / car / motorhome / van we can fix this for you.

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A damp repair in progress, front end around windows, external ingress leak sourced and cured, rotten timbers replaced, before being reboarded and window rubbers replaced.

Circuit board

A call out to a campsite as the fridge was reported not working, found pcb had burnt out, supplied and fitted new pcb.

Roof vent

This roof vent pictured, was found to be leaking slightly during a routine service and damp test. A new roof vent supplied and fitted by GLCaravanCare

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