Body Repairs – Ins. & Private
Motorhome repairs can often include structural work, therefore it is important to find a motorhome repair service that has experience with many different models. Most companies can help you with everything from minor repair work and simple scuffs through to the comprehensive restoration of structural damage.
For non-fault insurance claims, motorhome services can work with your accessor at every stage and undertake motorhome repairs at zero cost to you. This leaves you free to start planning your next journey without worrying about micro-managing the insurance claim process.
An annual motorhome habitation check is important for a number of reasons, including safety, performance and resale value. On new motorhomes, you’ll need to have the service done to keep the warranty valid. When you’re out of the warranty period, regular habitation checks will help your motorhome retain its resale value. Many buyers won’t take on a motorhome which doesn’t have a complete service history. Most importantly, the check inspects the habitable areas of your motorhome for safety and operational performance.
Motorhome services often have engineers who use a range of specialist equipment to thoroughly check the living area of your motorhome and you will be provided with a Gas Safe installation certificate, electrical testing certificate and damp readings at the end.
Manufacturers recommend that a damp check carried out at least once a year. This simple check can help prolong the life and serviceability of your motorhome whilst also helping to maintain a pleasant and comfortable holidaying environment.
If it’s not detected and remedied in time, water ingress can become a very expensive repair. All motorhomes, regardless of model or age, can be susceptible to damp.
The only way damp can be detected is by using a protimeter, the industry’s recognised tool for the job. This should be used by engineers who are trained and experienced in damp repairs.
It is important to always remain vigilant to signs of damp in between readings:
• Keep an eye out for signs of staining on the interior wallboards
• Run your finger along the interior wallboards and inside cupboards for signs of softness or pitting (small bumps).
• Check external rails and mouldings for dents and gaps.
• Check window seals and frames for signs of water penetration.
• Look to see if any internal screws are rusted.