Habitation checks are all about keeping your motorhome in tip top condition. Just what are habitation checks? Habitation checks are a good thing to have undertaken, especially before the season starts. Also, have an annual hibernation check before going into storage. Who is able to carry out a habitation and hibernation checks? National caravan council approval of workshops, are a good starting point. Habitation checks look at motorhome safety. Checking things like ventilation, fire safety, 12v electrics, mains electrics, water system, gas, bodywork and under body condition.
When you set out to buy any motorhome then there are good reasons to have a habitation check. This is a service of maintenance on the actual habitation of a motorhome. It will cover many different areas including safety points as well as general use. There are important reasons to have regular habitations checks nome more so that to maintain its value. A full habitation service history is a passport to the next owner and has a real value.
Habitation Checks MOT
Do motorhomes need an MOT? Yes. Having a motorhome MOT and mechanical services are just the same as a car. Your motorhome will require an MOT test, at three years old. Just some simple maintenance will help, for example, make sure the lights, brakes, steering are safe. Most motorhome dealers, will undertake to do habitation and hibernation checks and any repair work. Ensuring, that the habitation services, are in line with manufacturer’s warranty. Also, maintaining the service history, adds value when you come to sell your motorhome. Here are some good points of why having a habitation check makes sense, ten good points;
- safety issues check over
- electrical and gas inspections
- waste water tanks cleaned
- fresh water tanks cleaned
- upholstery cleaned an option
- protection of exposed pipes
- protect your family and loved ones
- identify any problems early
- avoid invalidating your warranty
- maintaining value – a history of habitation checks
Habitation Checks Gas Maintenance
Just making sure that things like a bed assembly is working. These are all part of any habitation checks. Especially, where electrics are involved. Getting the bed set up make life easy. Being in the right position is an important part of maintenance. No one likes making beds up. So, easy electric drop down beds, like on the McLouis Fusion motorhome all need to work efficiently.
Habitation Checks Electrics Maintenance
Completing, any habitation checks takes in the kitchen and appliances. Starting out checking the ovens, hobs and grills are important. Many operate from duel fuel sources. So, gas and electrics all will need specialist qualified technicians attention. The other things to note, is the waste water outlets working? Blocked drains in a motorhome spells problems!