Progress today, The Avondale Eagle is now dry and boarding & Rebuild of the bedroom area is now complete, just a few finger marks to clean up!
Reinstalling Bed Cupboards
Last job of the day, a replacement window on a 1999 Abbey Vogue. Window was storm damaged and a new replacement was not available. So a remanufactured New window was installed. Not a bad match at all can you see which one was replaced?
If you have problems with your windows give us a call of visit www.allmakescaravans.co.uk and check out the repairs page for further information
Mr & Mrs E has a leaky water heater due to frost damage.
Due to age the heater drain valve had become blocked, and water was left in the boiler in the recent cold snap in the Peak District.
Leaking Malaga Water Heater
You can see the corrosion on the gas valve and the white marks showing water path in 1 of the 5 leaks present.
Heater Removed & Gas Pipe Sealed & Caravan Gas Tested.
Area Prepared for New Propex 240V Heater.
New Heater In Position.
New Heater all connected up to the water system Thankfully no leaks!
240V connected – Connectors secured.
New heater installed & tested. These are a great little mains only water heater with temperature adjustment and a very neat dial that show the water heating up.
We started the rebuild today. New Wall Board in Bedroom & 3/4’s of the ceiling done.
See The Pics
Bedroom Wall Wood-grain in place.
New Wall Board In Bedroom In Place Starting to take shape.
All New Wallboard complete with edging trim to finish joins of nicely.
1st Piece of bedroom ceiling now in place, insulation reinstalled all with edging trim.
To keep following the rebuild please keep visiting www.allmakescaravans.co.uk
After a recent service which discovered damp reading of 50%+ on this just 4 year old Swift Challenger 625 today we set about putting it right. The front windows, spoiler & rail were removed and resealed. The ingress was caught early so no rotting to the walls.
Swift Before We Start
Spoiler & Windows Removed
Rail Removed – Black Marks Under Complete Seal Showing Water Ingress Path
Front cleaned & Prepared Ready For Reseal
Caravan Rail Resealed Plenty of sealant present – Next Overtop Seal Applied
Windows Back In top Seal Applied – Just Spoiler & Clan to Finish
All completed Just Need To Remove the Dust Sheets!
A 3 month retest (Included in Repair Price) should see the readings back to normal.
See www.allmakescaravans.co.uk and click on repairs for more information. http://www.allmakescaravans.co.uk/caravan-repair-derbyshire.php
Why have a service on your caravan or motorhome? We all know that we have to have an MOT on our Car for the insurance to be valid, its clear cut in the policy document but is it the same for Touring Caravans?
I have done a little research and looked at Terms & Conditions documents from 4 major insurers and it appears it is. All insurers require you to “Maintain your Caravan in a Safe & Roadworthy Condition” Question is how do you prove you have?
Many posts on Caravan Forums have said “When I Made a Claim for an Accident the 1st thing they asked for was Service History” So without service paperwork can you prove it in the event of an accident or claim?
My advice – Have an annual Service on your caravan from an approved workshop then the insurer should be satisfied straight away.
What follows is the policy document extracts from the 4 major Caravan insurers, The Caravan Club, The Caravan & Camping Club, AA Insurance & E&L Insurance.
One additional exclusion on E&L is interesting check your storage is compliant.
———————————————————————————————— Caravan Club Insurance – Terms & Conditions General Conditions
Care of the Caravan
———————————————————————————————– Caravan & Camping Club – Club Care Insurance Caravan & Trailer Tent Policy Booklet
The Cover (Continued)
Maintenance You must ensure that Your Unit is maintained in a sound and roadworthy condition as Insurers have offered this insurance on that basis. If Your Unit is not in a sound and roadworthy condition and You suffer a loss as a direct result, Your claim could be rejected.
———————————————————————————————— AA Caravan Insurance
Terms & Conditions For Select Policy
3 Care of Property
The property insured must be maintained in sound condition and all reasonable precautions taken to prevent and minimise any claims.
———————————————————————————————— E&L Insurance Policy Wording Document – Full Terms & Conditions
Section 5 – General Conditions
E&L also exclude as follows
General Exclusions Page 3
17. Any claim where the caravan is stored on a working farm.
To book your annual service with us you can book online, by phone 07540 131130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.allmakescaravans.co.uk
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Full Service on a 2007 Stirling Europa Moonstone Today.
The Caravan was excellent no Damp all running as it should until the fridge.
The Gas burner was heavily corroded giving out CO reading 3500ppm+. Black soot on the flue and caravan interior from impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons.
Burner Quickly changed during the service and all Safe Again.
If you have a Thetford Fridge pre 2010 and would like a free safety check & quotation if needed please call or book on line.