Ace Modena Motorhome Fire Damaged Repair

Out at a festival during 2018 the owners this motorhome was unlucky enough to have a faulty leaking gas valve on the fridge, a very rare but possible occurrence.

Away from the motorhome at the time the fridge caught fire, a nearby fellow camper spotted the fire. Entry was gained by smashing the front cab window


Damaged Cab Window

Upon entry the fire was extinguished, only after extensive damage to the kitchen area.

Source of Fire – Faulty Fridge Gas Valve
Extensive Damage to Kitchen Furniture

The whole of the Kitchen furniture required replacing.

Fire Damage Through Worktop

After the fire was extinguished and upon exit the step collapsed and the floor was also damaged.

Step Bolts Pulled Through Collapsed Floor

After approval from the insurance company repair work commenced.

  • External side skirts removed
  • Damaged Floor Removed
  • Floor Timbers & Ply Replaced
  • Damaged Internal Wallboard Replaced
  • Appliances removed
  • Full Lower Kitchen (Fire Damaged) Removed
  • Worktop Replaced and Recovered
  • New Kitchen built from Matching Furniture board to original specification and improved in places. Due to the age of the motorhome furniture from Swift Group no longer available
  • Fridge Replaced.
  • Gas checked, 12v wiring loom to engine bay and fridge replaced / repaired
  • Full deep clean of motorhome performed by Paul Rice @ Onpar Cleaning. – inside & OUT

Upon collection the owners were delighted with the result

All Clean Outside
Step all repaired and better than before the incident
Finished Inside – New Kitchen & Fridge

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Ace Sienna Motorhome Accident Bumper Repair

An unfortunate day for one of our valued customers. A road traffic collision on a routine trip out resulted in an insurance claim for the rear bumper broken in 14 places.


Damage to bumper after accident
The three part bumper had so much damage a new replacement was needed.

The replacement bumper from Swift Group is supplied in white. The rear colours on each part also differed a look the customer wished to keep.

With the new bumper correctly colour matched and sprayed the bumper is now replaced and the Motorhome is back out & about on its travels

If you require any assistance with Servicing, Repairs & Accessories contact us at

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Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2019

This years Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show is at the NEC Birmingham – 19th to the 24th February 2019

Nec Show

The MCEA Motorhome & Caravan Engineers Association will be exhibiting on stand 2303 MCEA Motorhome & Caravan Engineers

I will be supporting on the stand on Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st February so please pop along and see us all.

All Makes Caravan Services Ltd
All Makes Caravan Services Ltd.

To buy tickets early and save a bit visit


2019 Season – Booking Your Caravan or Motorhome Service

Welcome to the 2019 Season! – Its going to be busy.

2019 Approved Workshop Sticker

2018 saw our busiest year yet with returning & new customers, we hope to see you again in 2019.

You can book your service or repair in the usual ways

  • By Email – (Anytime)
  • Website – , Click on Book Now (Anytime)
  • By Phone – 07540 131130 (Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm)

We accept all Major Debit & Credit Cards, Cash or Bacs Bank Transfer.

More details on Caravan & Motor Home Servicing please visit


2018 – Card Payments Now Accepted For All Services & Repairs


It’s 2018 – AMCS are now taking Card payments for the following cards

  • Visa & Visa Debit
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • V Pay
  • Visa Electron

Our mobile terminal will be available for all payments, we also accept Cash, Bank Transfers & Cheques.

If you wish to book a service or repair give us a call or “Book Now” through our website at or find us on Facebook at

Changing Your Tow Car? Need a Tow bar?

At AMCS we are busy all year around with Caravan & Motorhome Servicing & Repairs including Damp repairs and accessories (Solar Panels, Motor-movers, TV, Satellite etc) often we are asked for Tow bar fitting and associated vehicle electrics and accessories.

If you are changing your tow car and need a professional reliable service we recommend Chris Bailey @ Automech.

Chris can be contacted via his website at

Chris has a professional approach to everything he does and is endorsed and registered by the major manufacturers. Additionally Chris has invested in the latest technology to ensure that once fitted your tow bar system will comply with the vehicle manufacturers warranty.


Derby Caravan Centre Closure – We Can Help

If you’re a previous customer of Derby Caravan Centre you maybe already be aware the business closed at the end of the 2016 season details can be found here

AMCS are located just 4.2 miles away from Derby Caravan Centre but actually we are even closer than that providing National Caravan Council Approved Mobile Workshop Scheme Servicing for your Caravan.

We come to you at home, storage or site. Maintaining your Warranty on your Lunar, Swift or Elddis Caravan Supplied by Derby Caravan Centre.

Additionally if you have any warranty repair issues with your Lunar Caravan including water ingress we can repair for you after approval from Lunar Caravans 

We can also advise on alternative options for warranty repairs on your Swift or Elddis Caravan with other local providers.

To book your caravan service in 2017 please visit

Or call on 07540 131130 or email


2017 Caravan & Motorhome Servicing Booking Made Easy

If you planning on booking you caravan annual service during 2017 we have made it even easier to book without the need to leave your armchair.

You can book your preferred date and time through our online booking system accessible from this website or through Facebook. If you book online you will also receive reminders nearer the time via email or txt to mobile.

Once  you logon to the service you will be able to see all of our prices and services offered along with a up-to date calendar with available times and dates. Should you change your mind or something crops up you can logon at anytime and change or cancel any appointments made.

To book via the website use the following link and click the book now Icon top right of the page

To book via Facebook use the following link and click the book now button middle right on the page.

You can also book via phone on 07540 131130 or email

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ALDE Heating System – Do You Struggle With The Control Panel

If you have an ALDE heating system and the controller looks like below, do you struggle to use it?


If so please view the following video from ALDE on youtube – Hopefully it will help

If you require and help or service on you ALDE heating system including periodic fluid change please visit us at

Motorhome Fridge Replacement – Dometic to Thetford In Autotrail Delamere 2010 Motorhome

Last week we replaced a Dometic RM8550 Fridge Freezer with a new Thetford N3175 unit in a 2010 Autotrail Delamere Motorhome. The customer was delighted with the results along with a repair to the fitted Theford oven that would not stay alight after releasing the gas knob.

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Both Fridge Freezers have similar dimensions so the new unit occupied the existing furniture perfectly. The new Fridge Freezer was fitted gas & Carbon Monoxide tested along with 3 way supply testing & auto-switching capabilities confirmed.

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Dometic RM8555 Fridge Freezer Removed

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Thetford N3175 Fridge Freezer Fitted

A thank you email from a customer is a great thing

Hi Rob,

The fridge is working great, I can leave it on auto and not worry about it or put it on to gas and give maximum charging to my leisure batteries while driving if they’ve got a bit low. I’ve even made ice cubes! The old fridge never worked this well even when I first bought the van.

I had a bit of a problem with the oven but found that it was my fault, If I close the door too quickly it blows the oven out! So as long as I’m a bit careful with that it’s fine.

It’s like having a new van now that everything is working as it should.

If any of your other customers are thinking of changing over to the Thetford fridge, so far I can only recommend it, it cools much better and doesn’t seem to be using any more gas probably due to running it on No.2 rather than No.4 or 5 which was needed with the old one.

Thanks very much


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