What should I do when I service my own van?

by Norman Elkington [aka Folding Norman]

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Caravan Annual Service Record
Carried out by :-
Date:
Signature :

1. CHASSIS & RUNNING GEAR

Check Coupling Head; lubricate as necessary
Lubricate overrun piston with grease gun (3 positions)
Check handbrake operation and adjust
Check breakaway cable
Check and lubricate Jockey Wheel
Check and lubricate corner steadies. Do not grease excessively
Remove wheels/drum assembly. Remove dust NB. Beware asbestos
Brake shoe condition:-
Adjust brakes. Commence at drum
Replace split pin/one shot nut.
Torque nut to manufacturer's data.
Replace wheels and torque nuts/bolts.
Check tyres,remove stones,check pressures. Record condition:-

2. GAS SYSTEM

Carry out Pressure test on system. CORGI Reports:-
Replace washer on regulator
Replace flexible hose. Use new hose clips
Refrigerator. Light and test for cooling. Examine coils visually.
Cooking appliances: Light and verify operation. Soap round valves.
Check water heater operation. Include electric immersion
Check space heater operation. Soap valves.
Report on gas appliances.

3. ELECTRICAL

Check RCD and MCB operation.
Test 13 amp sockets.
Check/test battery.
Check operation and condition of all lighting.
Check all Road lighting. Incl. Fog & Reverse and Reflectors.
Check operation of water pump.
Certify electrical inspection. Electrician

4. BODY WORK & GENERAL CONDITION

Check for evidence of body leaks.
Damp check: Meter and Visual Affix sketch if applicable.
Check/lubricate all door and locker hinges.
Comment on general body condition.

5. FIRE & SMOKE

Check Fire Alarm operation Renew battery
Check fire extinguisher date/gauge.
Additional items:
Service Refrigerator. See Electrolux documents.
Sterilise water system.
Check all internal furniture/blinds etc.(Inc. skylight)