Caravan Medic East Anglia
 

Caravan and Motorhome Pre-Purchase Inspection

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Caravan Pre Purchase Inspection  

Buying a caravan or a motorhome can be a big financial commitment. You need to be confident that the outfit you are buying is legal, safe and dry. Caravan Medic East Anglia provides a pre-purchase inspection service to give you piece of mind about your intended purchase. The seller’s permission is required for a pre-purchase inspection. A genuine seller will not have a problem with this as they have nothing to hide. If permission is refused then this is probably good reason enough to not proceed with the purchase. 

 

Our pre-purchase inspection service will provide you with a report on the condition of the caravan or habitation part of the motor home you are thinking of buying. As outfits can range from a few hundred pounds to many thousands we can provide a report that is commensurate with your proposed purchase. 

 

Basic Pre-Purchase Inspection £70 

This is a basic inspection of road worthiness aimed at establishing if the caravan can be towed away safely should you decide to buy it. The following areas will be inspected with a report on the points shown: 

 

- Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil 

- Jockey Wheel security 

- Safety latch / catch on coupling 

- Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable) 

- Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres 

- Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy 

- Wheel bolt torque settings 

- 12n lights and reflectors 

- Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely 

- Check all other body parts and attachments are secure 

 

Intermediate Pre-Purchase Inspection £100

This service goes beyond basic road worthiness. The following areas will be reported on. 

 

- Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil 

- Jockey Wheel security 

- Safety latch / catch on coupling 

- Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable) 

- Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres 

- Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy 

- Wheel bolt torque settings 

- 12n lights and reflectors 

- Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely 

- Check all other body parts and attachments are secure 

 

Gas System 

- Gas tightness test in accordance with UKLPG guidance 14 

- Check security of gas bottle straps 

 

Electrical 240v 

- Hook up unit and mechanical test at RCD electrical safety trip switch 

 

Body shell and floor 

- Damp test noting down any adverse readings on check sheet report 

- Check for floor delamination 

 

12 Volt 

- Check charging circuit 

 

Advanced Pre-Purchase Inspection £150

This is a comprehensive inspection service which covers: 

 

- Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil 

- Jockey Wheel security 

- Safety latch / catch on coupling 

- Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable) 

- Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres 

- Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy 

- Wheel bolt torque settings 

- 12n lights and reflectors 

- Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely 

- Check all other body parts and attachments are secure 

- Issue a general condition statement 

- Offer estimate for repairs needed to correct faults 

 

Gas System 

- Gas tightness test in accordance with UKLPG guidance 14 

- Check security of gas bottle straps 

- Gas safety certificate 

 

Electrical 240v 

- Hook up unit and mechanical test at RCD electrical safety trip switch 

- Test all 240 volt sockets 

- Test ampere functionality of 240v appliance’s 

- Check earth bonding 

 

Body shell and floor 

- Damp test 

- Check for floor delamination 

- Issue full damp inspection report 

 

12 Volt 

- Check charging circuit 

- Check 12v functionality and fridge 

 

Central Registration and Identification Scheme (CriS) registration check 

- Obtain CriS and HPI clearance 

 

Please note: An inspection report relates only to the condition of the caravan or motorhome at the time of completion of the inspection. Guarantee or warranty is not offered or implied in any way. The pre purchase inspection is a report on the condition found at the time of the inspection and only represents the findings at that time. The pre-purchase inspection is not a valuation or indication of value; or a recommendation to purchase or to not purchase; or a guarantee of the caravan or motorhome.