01425 489118 or 07712 531027 blueskyleisureservices@gmail.com

Motorhome

& Caravan 

Habitation Checks

A thorough, professional annual habitation service is essential maintenance for any caravan or motorhome; it ensures your vehicle is in good condition throughout, and it’s a sensible way to protect your investment.

Basic or Full Check

At Blue Sky we offer two options, a basic check or a full habitation service, you choose whichever best suits your budget and your own capabilities. We can also carry out a wide range of repairs (damp, gas, electrical & heating system) as well as to your vehicle’s fixtures, fittings and accessories, and can fit new too, so don’t hesitate to ask for anything you’ve been thinking of adding to your leisure vehicle. And we offer a mobile Habitation Check service within a 40 mile radius of our workshop in Ringwood (more below).

Basic Habitation Checks

from £100

We check only the things you can’t – that includes all gas and electrical appliances to ensure there are no leaks and that everything is working safely. Windows, cupboards, latches, water system and damp checks are left for you to perform.

Motorhomes

Van Conversion £100 Coach Built £130 ‘A’ Class £160

Caravans

Small Single Axle £115 Large Single Axle £140 Twin Axle £170

Prices include VAT. Extra costs for servicing of running gear – Single Axle £70, Twin Axle £100

Full Habitation Checks

from £150

Think of this as a service for all the ‘living’ (habitation, rather than mechanical) aspects of your motorhome or caravan, including damp checks, electrical and gas safety checks, chassis mountings, appliance checks and an inspection of your water systems. We offer a full listing for both below. Allow about 3 hours for your full habitation check. While you Wait or Mobile service available.

Full Habitation Service - check list
Underbody
  • Corner steadies & folding steps (where applicable) – check operation & lubricate
  • Underslung tanks and pipes – check condition and security
12v Electrics
  • Check that the leisure battery is being charged by the engine and mains charger
  • Fridge – check operation
  • Interior lighting & equipment – check operation
  • Leisure battery – check security, electrolyte level & lubricate terminals
  • Wiring earths & fuses – inspect condition & correct fuse rating
  • Electric awning & step – check condition & operation
  • External socket – check condition & operation
Ventilation
  • Ventilation openings – check for obstructions and free flow of air
  • Adjustable ventilators – check for function
  • Roof lights – check to ensure free of obstructions
Fire Safety
  • DIY additions – check condition & operation
  • Smoke & CO alarms – check operation
  • Extinguisher (if fitted) – check condition & operation
  • Fire blanket (if fitted) – check location and fixing
Mains Electrics
  • Inlet plug – inspect
  • Hook-up cable – check if available
  • Earth bonding – test
  • Metal surfaces bonded – check
  • RCD operation – test
  • Socket outlets & permanent connections – carry out visual & functional check
  • Appliances fitted e.g. air conditioning – check operation
Water System
  • Water pump – check operation and clean grit filter
  • Pressure switch – check operation
  • Heater – check operation
  • Taps, microswitch & valves – check condition and operation
  • Pipes & tank – check condition and operation
  • Water filter & housing – check for leaks & replace filter if necessary
  • Waste system – check for leaks
  • Toilet – check seals, flush and blade operation
  • Drain down – unless advised not to
Gas
  • Regulator – check performance
  • Carry out gas leak test
  • Pipe work & BBQ point – check operation & replace flexible hose and clips if necessary
  • Flame failure devices – check operation
  • LPG Tank/Cylinder – check security
  • Gas dispersal holes – check for blockage
  • Appliances, cooker – check flue and operation
  • Appliances, heating – check flue and operation
  • Appliances, fridge – check seal and operation
  • Appliances, water heater – check flue and operation
Bodywork
  • Body panels
  • Door locks and hinges – check operation and lubricate
  • Body attachments – check security (including ladders, cycle racks, lockers, aerials, satellite dishes, etc)
  • Floor – check for delamination
  • Cab seat – check operation (swivel type or bed configuration only)
  • Furniture – check condition and operation (including hinges, stays, fridge catch, etc)
  • Window seals and blinds – check operation and condition
  • Rising roof – check operation (where applicable)
  • Damp test – carry out and note readings on separate report
Notes

1. The habitation service does not include servicing of the base vehicle and road legal requirements. 2. Appliances are checked for operation only; additional servicing may be required for warranty purposes.

Full Habitation Service - check list
Underbody
  • Corner steadies & folding steps (where applicable) – check operation & lubricate
  • Underslung tanks and pipes – check condition and security
12v Electrics
  • Check that the leisure battery is being charged by the engine and mains charger
  • Fridge – check operation
  • Interior lighting & equipment – check operation
  • Leisure battery – check security, electrolyte level & lubricate terminals
  • Wiring earths & fuses – inspect condition & correct fuse rating
  • Electric awning & step – check condition & operation
  • External socket – check condition & operation
Ventilation
  • Ventilation openings – check for obstructions and free flow of air
  • Adjustable ventilators – check for function
  • Roof lights – check to ensure free of obstructions
Fire Safety
  • DIY additions – check condition & operation
  • Smoke & CO alarms – check operation
  • Extinguisher (if fitted) – check condition & operation
  • Fire blanket (if fitted) – check location and fixing
Mains Electrics
  • Inlet plug – inspect
  • Hook-up cable – check if available
  • Earth bonding – test
  • Metal surfaces bonded – check
  • RCD operation – test
  • Socket outlets & permanent connections – carry out visual & functional check
  • Appliances fitted e.g. air conditioning – check operation
Water System
  • Water pump – check operation and clean grit filter
  • Pressure switch – check operation
  • Heater – check operation
  • Taps, microswitch & valves – check condition and operation
  • Pipes & tank – check condition and operation
  • Water filter & housing – check for leaks & replace filter if necessary
  • Waste system – check for leaks
  • Toilet – check seals, flush and blade operation
  • Drain down – unless advised not to
Gas
  • Regulator – check performance
  • Carry out gas leak test
  • Pipe work & BBQ point – check operation & replace flexible hose and clips if necessary
  • Flame failure devices – check operation
  • LPG Tank/Cylinder – check security
  • Gas dispersal holes – check for blockage
  • Appliances, cooker – check flue and operation
  • Appliances, heating – check flue and operation
  • Appliances, fridge – check seal and operation
  • Appliances, water heater – check flue and operation
Bodywork
  • Body panels
  • Door locks and hinges – check operation and lubricate
  • Body attachments – check security (including ladders, cycle racks, lockers, aerials, satellite dishes, etc)
  • Floor – check for delamination
  • Cab seat – check operation (swivel type or bed configuration only)
  • Furniture – check condition and operation (including hinges, stays, fridge catch, etc)
  • Window seals and blinds – check operation and condition
  • Rising roof – check operation (where applicable)
  • Damp test – carry out and note readings on separate report
Notes

1. The habitation service does not include servicing of the base vehicle and road legal requirements. 2. Appliances are checked for operation only; additional servicing may be required for warranty purposes.

Motorhomes

Van Conversion £150 Coach Built £180 ‘A’ Class £220

Caravans

Small Single Axle £165 Large Single Axle £190 Twin Axle £240

Prices include VAT. Extra costs for servicing of running gear – Single Axle £70, Twin Axle £100

  • review rating 5  Took my caravan to get a quote on having the fridge upgraded as the original one was well past it's sell by date and not performing well on gas or 12 volt. They managed to source the same one I had found online, £50 cheaper and had it delivered and fitted the next day. Very pleased with their service and would happily recommend them.

    thumb Phil Johnson
    4/08/2018

    review rating 5  Our gas heater stopped working while camping in the New Forest. We managed to get an appointment and had it fixed the same day. Only negative is the waiting room could be a little bigger. There were 4 of us and only one sofa. Apart from that we were happy with the overall service and price.

    thumb amy jarvis
    3/21/2018
  • review rating 5  A great service from Matt & Liam. Nothing too difficult. Punctual, open about costs, good workmanship. Many thanks. Chris

    thumb Christian Gollings
    6/13/2018

    review rating 5  Matthew completed extensive damp repairs on my camper. The price was considerably cheaper than the next best quote I got and he did a fine job. I appreciated the time he took to show me the problem areas and explain in laymans terms what needed doing. Good coffee too! Thank you to Matthew and Blue Sky. Refreshing people to deal with.

    thumb Valerie Stinsford
    4/18/2018
  • review rating 5  If you value attention to detail and great customer service take your motorohome here. I did on the recommendation of a friend and cannot fault them. The previous comment about only having a small sofa in the waiting room I felt was a little unfair. Personally I was grateful that I could wait while the habitation was being done as the other garages I've used in the past didn't have anywhere where we could sit, so my better half had to do two trips in the car to drop it off and pick it up with me. Much quicker and less hassle this way.

    thumb Martin Carmichael
    4/18/2018

Mobile Service

If you need us, or would simply prefer us to come to you we can offer a basic or full habitation check, servicing and damp repairs, as well as any appliance or accessory fixing, testing, replacing and fitting from our mobile unit. The only mobile service we can't offer is vehicle MOT's, engine servicing and some damp repairs.

We will come to you at your home, storage facility or on site, travelling up to 30 miles from our Ringwood unit. Our callout charge is just £10 within 10 miles of our base, £20 within 20 miles and £30 within 30 miles*

*Mobile call outs are also subject to a minimum 1 hour labour charge.

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Landline 01425 489118

Mobile 07712 531027

blueskyleisureservices@gmail.com

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Find Us We're in Ringwood

Unit 4c GP Centre, Forest Gate Business Park,
Yeoman Road, Ringwood BH24 3FF

Blue Sky Leisure Services

Unit 4c GP Centre, Forest Gate Business Park,
Yeoman Road, Ringwood BH24 3FF

01425 489118
07712 531027