Caravan Chassis Repair in Dursley Services We Offer
At PGF Caravan Services we offer a wide range of services for our customers, including annual servicing and caravan repairs. Some of these services include:
Chassis service Safety service Pre-purchased inspections Full damp inspections Floor delamination repairs Over ceiling Supply and fitting of motor movers Caravan repairs Caravan servicing Caravan breakdowns Single axle Twin axle Habitation service Chassis Repair
Understanding the chassis of your caravan can help you to know more about the potential problems that can occur. As the main skeletal foundation of your vehicle, keeping the chassis in top working order is important. A chassis is typically made of some basic pieces, including:
Breakaway cable attached to car handbrake lever Handbrake 50mm coupling head Jockey wheel Jockey wheel clamp Corner steady Rubber suspension axle Brakes Brake cables
Despite being out of sight, you should always keep an eye on the chassis. This piece of the caravan provides vital support for the structure and acts as the foundation for all the weight above it. It also provides the main tow hitch, enabling you to pull the vehicle, as well as suspension mounting points.
There are some familiar phrases associated with the chassis of a caravan, and knowing these can give you a greater insight into the make up of the crucial structure. RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) is a form of steel which is hollow and rectangular in shape. Sometimes known as cold formed rectangular hollow, this material is commonly used in the construction of the chassis. The process of hot-dipped galvanising occurs when iron, steel or aluminium is coated with a thin layer of zinc, creating a protective outer layer. DuraGal refers to a process where RHS steel is hot-dipped galvanised but the external zinc has a surface coating applied. This improves resistance to rusting and the adhesion of paint or other coatings. SupaGal is similar to DuraGal, however the RHS is coated on both the inside and outside of the steel. This makes it more expensive but prevents corrosion occurring from the inside.
No matter what your chassis is made of, it is important to keep an eye on it.
AL-KO, a large manufacturer or chassis, recommend that these are washed using a pressure washer annually to help prevent the build-up of salt and dirt.
If you notice a problem with your chassis, get in touch with our team today. We are always on hand to help repair damaged or broken chassis. You can call 01452 553 288 today for more information. Damp Inspections
Developing damp within a caravan is the nightmare of all owners. Smelling a strange musty smell or noticing black spots can be worrying. Older wooden style caravans are more at risk of the development of damp, but it is worth checking newer models. As well as impacting the atmosphere of your caravan, damp can create serious health risks. Some of the most common health impacts related to damp and mould include allergic reactions, asthma attacks, compromised immune systems, lung infections, reduced mental health, memory loss, mood swings, and a negative impact on skin conditions such as eczema and hives. We offer damp inspections to ensure that your caravan isn't developing the problematic issue.
There are some signs you can look for to help catch damp before it becomes difficult to manage. Noticing a musty smell when entering your caravan is a sure sign that there is some damp somewhere. Black marks around windows and doors are another indication, as are staining on the walls, soft walls, and damp-looking patches. Some things you can do to help reduce the risk of damp include wiping down walls, airing the caravan, using moisture traps, and limiting condensation within the caravan.
The Importance of Annual Servicing
It is hugely important to have an annual service carried out on your caravan to help you keep on top of any developing problems and improve the longevity of the vehicle.
The Caravan & Motorhome Club recommends that a service is carried out annually to guarantee the safety of the caravan. A basic caravan service usually includes inspections of the chassis and running gear, electrical systems, gas systems, water systems, bodywork, ventilation, and fire and safety.
Our skilled team can carry out repairs on a wide range of brands, including Bailey, Swift, Coachman, Lunar, and Rapido.
Dursley and the Surrounding Area
The market town of Dursley has a population of around 7,000 and once had a castle built by Roger de Berkeley in 1153. While in the area, there are plenty of things for all the family to do. You can visit the Cam and Dursley Community Cinema, popular pub the
Old Spot Inn, or the Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club.
If you are in need of caravan repairs or services including chassis repair, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our team are always on hand for customers in the Dursley area, whether at home or on holiday.
Get In Touch
Taking care of your caravan is important and it helps to have a professional and trustworthy service on your side. With PGF Caravan Services you can be sure that any work carried out will be conducted to the highest of standards.
You can call today on
01452 553 288 or fill in our online contact form to book in for a service or repair with us.