Motor Home Habitation Inspection - £125
Below is a list of checks and tests I will be doing when I carry out your Motor Home Habitation Inspection.
There are many reasons why you should have regular habitation checks carried out on your motorhome.
- To ensure a safe environment for your loved ones.
- To catch any signs of problems early so they can be rectified early, preventing a costly repair if it is left.
- To ensure your warranty is valid.
- A full-service history when selling your Motorhome will ensure it has a higher valve, if you have the habitation checks done every year and you have the motorhome serviced every year, you should have no problems selling it going forward.
Habitation checks are carried out to ensure the living area within your motorhome is safe from the risk of fire, carbon monoxide and electrocution. Please find a list of checks I do when I carry out this inspection.
Remember I come to you, you don’t have to come to me!
- Damp Proof Report – I will inspect the whole Motor Home and report my findings, I will check the floor, all the walls and the ceiling and document the readings.
- Check operation of cupboard hinges, catches, locks & stays
- Checking operation & condition of all window catches, stays & seals
- Checking operation & security of all skylights, blinds
- Operation & condition of the water pump, pressure switch (adjust if required)
- Check the condition of water inlet housing (replace water filter if requested)
- Check Taps & shower fittings
- Check Overall condition of fresh & wastewater pipes & fittings
- Toilet condition including seal, blade & flush
Check the operation of the gas appliances to ensure they are working, I will also analyse the flue gases and document the results. Analysing the flue gases gives a true indication as to the condition of the burner within the appliance. Note no other caravan engineer appears to do this but because I am a gas safe registered engineer I do this as standard.
Carry out a 15-minute carbon monoxide test, I will switch on all gas appliances within the caravan, close all the doors and windows and analyse the condition of the air via my flue gas analyser and print off the results. This will give you the peace of mind there are no dangerous gases leaking from any of the gas appliances. Again there aren’t many caravan engineers that carry out this safety check, but I feel it’s essential.
I will check the Gas regulator and carry out a gas tightness test of the entire installation, I carry out this test to ensure there are no gas leaks within the caravan and also that the regulator is working and is in good condition. I will also check that all the drop holes are clear of obstruction.
I will check the gas hose from the gas bottle to ensure that it’s not out of date and is fit for purpose.
- Test the RCD in the consumer unit/fuse board and record the time it takes to trip, I will record these results for you and comment if there is a problem. Note I won’t just be pressing the test button I will actually be measuring the response time of the RCD.
- Check the polarity of the 240V electrical sockets to ensure the wiring to the sockets is wired correctly.
- I will check the Battery charger to make sure this is working correctly.
- I will ensure the fridge is working on 240V (please note I won’t be able to check if the fridge reaches the temperature because of the time it takes for the fridge to reach its set temperature).
- I will check the hob if there is an electric 240V hob and the cooker if it's supplied by 240V.
- I will check the water heater and check that all elements are working by checking the current that is being used when each element is switched on.
- I will also check the main space heater to ensure it is working correctly.
- I will check the condition & operation of the road lights, brake lights, indicators and reflectors.
- I will check the wiring, sockets & fuses
- I will check the functions of the 12v system
- I will check the battery charger and test the voltage that is being sent to the battery to ensure the charger is working correctly.
- I will check the condition of the battery and test the battery voltage.
- Check all the 12V lights including awning light.
- Check the Blown air system.
- I will check the condition of the smoke alarm and also check if it’s in date.
- I will check the condition of carbon monoxide alarm and also check if it’s in date.
- I will check the fire extinguisher to ensure it is in date.
- I will check the fire blankets if available.