Caravan Maintenance Checklist

Tyre pressure & condition

Wheel rims & wheel nut tightness

Breakaway cable & clip condition

Coupling head greasing or if stabiliser hitch head is fitted, check the friction pad wear

Condition of gas hoses & connections

Battery

Road lights & connetions

12N, 12S (7-pin) or 13-pin connection cables, plugs & sockets

RCD cut-out test switch

Water hoses & connections

Ventilation & gas vents.

Prior to any maintenance work remember to check your caravan handbook for any specific advice, and it may also be worth checking manufacturer advice for any additional equipment you may have had fitted.

It is highly recommended that a comprehensive caravan service is carried out on a yearly basis. This will not only ensure your safety, but could potentially expose problems which if left, could be dangerous and could result in costly repairs in the long run.

A service, which should be carried out by a qualified engineer, should cover the following:

Hitch head coupling

Chassis

Bodywork

Damp test

Tyres

Brakes

Suspension

Handbrake

Road & appliance electrics

Gas system & appliances

Water system & toilet

Finding an Approved Service Engineer

If you store your caravan at an accredited storage site, there may be a regular service engineer who visits.

Alternatively, visit www.approvedworkshops.co.uk to find an Approved Workshop in your area.

Whilst MOT style testing for caravans and is not mandatory, it’s always worthwhile taking a few minutes to carry out some simple checks on your caravan to make sure it’s safe and road worthy, and ready for your next trip away.

Taking good care of your caravan throughout the year will help to reduce the likelihood of potential problems – have a look at our blog post about preparing your caravan for winter. Regular maintenance of electrics, water systems, body work and the interior can ensure that your caravan stays in the best possible condition for as long as possible.

Some quick checks that you can perform yourself include:

Tyre pressure & condition

Wheel rims & wheel nut tightness

Breakaway cable & clip condition

Coupling head greasing or if stabiliser hitch head is fitted, check the friction pad wear

Condition of gas hoses & connections

Battery

Road lights & connetions

12N, 12S (7-pin) or 13-pin connection cables, plugs & sockets

RCD cut-out test switch

Water hoses & connections

Ventilation & gas vents.

Prior to any maintenance work remember to check your caravan handbook for any specific advice, and it may also be worth checking manufacturer advice for any additional equipment you may have had fitted.

It is highly recommended that a comprehensive caravan service is carried out on a yearly basis. This will not only ensure your safety, but could potentially expose problems which if left, could be dangerous and could result in costly repairs in the long run.

A service, which should be carried out by a qualified engineer, should cover the following:

Hitch head coupling

Chassis

Bodywork

Damp test

Tyres

Brakes

Suspension

Handbrake

Road & appliance electrics

Gas system & appliances

Water system & toilet

Finding an Approved Service Engineer

If you store your caravan at an accredited storage site, there may be a regular service engineer who visits.

Alternatively, visit www.approvedworkshops.co.uk to find an Approved Workshop in your area.

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