At Mullacott Caravan & Motorhome Centre our experience in caravan servicing is second to none, we have been servicing caravans since 1952 so there is not much we have not seen.
Our caravan engineers are trained to the highest level to ensure all work carried out on you caravan is to the highest standard.
We are an approved workshop and are assessed yearly to ensure we meet the standards laid down by the National Caravan Council (NCC)
We are a Gas Safe Registered company, this means we are legally required to carry out all gas servicing to the guidelines set out by the Gas Safe Register. Our registered engineer, to gain this qualification he had to prove at least 15 years experience on working on a wide range of gas appliances. He now oversees all the gas testing carried out in the workshop and all the engineers work within the guidelines laid out by him. If there are any concerns about the gas installation he will check the system personally to ensure it is safe. It is worth mentioning that there are not many caravan engineers who hold this qualification as it is not a legal requirement, we felt it was important for our customers to have total peace of mind that the gas system is safe and is overseen by a fully qualified person.
It is important to get your caravan serviced on a regular basis. We recommend that caravans are serviced annually. Caravans have many different functions which, if they are not operating correctly can prove inconvenient, or in some cases dangerous. During an annual service we check the 12V and 240V electrical systems, we carry out a full gas check, a full damp check, a full chassis service and check all the fixtures and fittings.
A caravan contains a number of closed flue gas appliances, this means the air is drawn from outside the vehicle for combustion and the flue gases are deposited outside the habitation area. There are numerous flue seals which ensure that no escape of gases or carbon monoxide enter the habitation area. It is important that these flue seals are checked using electronic analysing equipment to ensure that they are not leaking. All our engineers are fully trained in the use of gas analysers so following a gas check with us you have the peace of mind that your appliances are operating safely. We also carry out pressure tests, leak tests and functionality checks on all the appliances.
Most the functions in a caravan operate using the 12V system. When you are plugged into the 240V system your caravan transformer supplies the power to operate the 12V system as well as charging the battery. During the service we ensure that this system is operating correctly and that the battery condition is good.
A caravan operates on a similar 240V system to your house. There are a number of circuit breakers which are installed to ensure that if a fault occurs with an appliance or with the system itself the circuit breakers cut off the supply before it becomes harmful. During the service we use equipment designed to replicate a fault in the system and ensure that 240V supply is isolated within a fraction of a second.
We also carry out a full damp check on the caravan. It is important to have a damp check carried out annually so any elevated damp readings can be detected early so remedial repairs can be undertaken before expensive damp repairs are needed.
Like an MOT on a car it is important to ensure that your caravan chassis is in a roadworthy condition. As well as a full brake service and adjustment we lubricate all moving parts and corner steady’s. We also check all the body and chassis fixing points to make sure that nothing has come adrift. All the towing electrics are also checked during this service.
In addition to the above we check all catches, fixings, windows and doors, for correct operation.
Mullacott Caravan & Motorhome Centre
Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate
Tel: 01271 863066
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed
We have recently been appointed an Adria approved workshop, this means we are able to carry out servicing and habitation checks on all Adria caravans or Motorhomes during the warranty period
We have recently appointed a Dethleffs service centre. This enables us to carry out servicing and habitation checks on all Dethleffs vehicles, this also includes registering the all important water ingress check.
We Are pleased to announce that Explorer Group have appointed us as an Approved Workshop. This means that we can now carry out warranty work for all caravans and motorhomes in the Explorer Group.