Caravan & Camper Servicing
When you purchase a new caravan you will need to have it looked at after about 3 months or 1,000km. This first service is a general check over the caravan to make sure everything is going ok. It is quite an important service as it can help identify anything major that might be wrong with your caravan and is essential in maintaining your caravan warranty.
The first service is completed as per your manufacturer’s logbook which usually includes the following:
Check tyre tread wear
Inspect rims for dents
Check Tyre Pressure
Check wheel nuts are tightened to correct torque
Check handbrake travel
Check and adjust brakes
Inspect wheel bearings for end play and adjust if required
Tighten window screws
Test all exterior lights
Check operation of cooker
Check operation of refrigerator
Check operation of any other installed gas appliances
Check security of appliances
Check and adjust cupboard catches as required
Check coupling bolts are tightened to torque of 140N-m
Check operation of corner steadies
Check and lubricate suspension mounts
Check U Bolt Nuts are tightened to correct torque 1/2” to 60-70N-m or 5/8” to 110-140N-m
Carry out 240V and 12V tests
Check for plumbing leaks
Brake and Bearing Service – Minor
Just as regular servicing of your vehicle adds to your and your fellow road users safety and performance, regular servicing of your van is also recommended.
Our Brake and Bearings service is a comprehensive check of all components for wear and to ensure they are within their operating parameters.
We recommend you have your van’s brakes and bearings inspected for wear every 10,000 km’s for safe and trouble free travelling.
So what does a Brake and Bearing Service include?
Remove, clean, inspect and repack wheel bearings
Inspect drum for wearing
Inspect brake shoes for wear and cracking
Inspect magnet face for wearing
Visual inspection of magnet arm
Inspect suspension for movement/play
Grease shackle and coupling nipples
Inspect tyres for uneven wear and tread remaining, as well as rims
Inflation of tyres including spares
Inspect breaksafe unit operation
Inspect handbrake operation, adjust where needed
Brake adjustment on all brakes
Tighten wheel nuts to manufacturing specs
Check chassis condition
Test all exterior running lights
Brake and Bearing Service – Major
Our Major Brake and Bearing service is a comprehensive check of your caravan’s mechanical, gas, electrical system, awning and seals.
This service is great to have done before you go away on a big trip.
The service includes everything in the minor brake and bearing service as well as the following:
Carry out gas leak test
Check operation of all gas appliances
Check for gas compliance with regulations
Security of appliances
240V Test (GPO operation only)
Test all interior lights
Operation of HWS on 240V
Hot water system anode check and tank flush
Visual inspection of seals
Request A Service Booking
Fill out our booking form to request an appointment, we will then send you an SMS as soon as possible to confirm the booking time and date is available (this will be confirmed within a few minutes if request is made between 7.30am-4pm on business days or will be confirmed on the next business day if made outside of these hours), or will call to make an alternative time or date if requested time is not available
Please call us if you have any queries.
Repairs & Maintenance
Other than servicing your RV, at Suncoast Caravan Service we can also carry out any maintenance and general repairs to areas such as:
- 12v Systems
- Appliances eg. Fridges
Our team of qualified & experienced plumbers, cabinet makers, caravan repairers and auto-electricians have your repairs and maintenance covered.