Caravan Services in Ross-on-Wye Services We Provide
When your caravan needs a repair, it can be tough knowing where to go to get this fixed. At PGF Caravan Services we supply a range of products and are able to carry out several caravan services. These include:
Single axle Twin axle Habitation service Chassis service Caravan repairs Full damp inspections Floor delamination repairs Over ceiling Caravan servicing Caravan breakdowns Safety service Pre-purchased inspections Supply and fitting of motor movers
If you would like to contact us regarding a repair or service that you need, please get in touch with us. You can contact the team today on 01452 553 288 or fill in our online contact form. Floor Delamination Repairs
Noticing delamination within the floor of your caravan is a common problem. Delamination occurs when some of the glue which is holding the different layers of flooring together begins to wear away. This results in spongy flooring and hearing noises whilst walking over it. Caravan floors usually contain three main layers, including a top layer of plywood, a layer of Styrofoam insulation, and another layer of plywood underneath. If the glue begins to wear, then some areas of the floor will begin to feel weaker than others.
There are several things that can cause delamination, with the most common reasons being exposure to water and high temperatures. If water finds its way into the flooring, then it can spread between layers and weaken the strength within them. Excessive drying of the wood can cause delamination, as high temperatures can separate the flooring. Incorrect cleaning methods may also have an impact on the longevity of the flooring of a caravan. Using too much water or failing to remove any spillages immediately can leave your floor suffering from delamination.
Fixing delamination is one of the main skills that our team have, helping to keep your caravan safe and secure. If you are in need of repairs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Having a habitation service undertaken on your caravan helps to ensure that your vehicle is safe to be in. Some people see these services as an equivalent to an MOT test and assess gas, water and electric systems. Whilst not a legal requirement, it is advised by professional bodies such as the
Caravan & Motorhome Club, that annual testing is carried out. Some of the main things that are tested during these services include: Caravan underbody (visual inspection) Gas systems Electrical systems Ventilation Roof lights Water systems Waste management system Fire and safety Alarms Fire blanker/extinguisher Locks and catches Flooring Fixtures and fittings Bodywork Damp
Once completed, you should receive a document which details what has been checked and the results from these inspections. If repair work is required, our team are on hand to help you to carry this out.
First Time Caravan Tips
As a first time caravan user it can be daunting to know what equipment you need to have with you and what you need to do. Having some helpful tips on how to prepare for hitching up and setting up once you've arrived at your destination can make all the difference. When hitching up your caravan to your vehicle, it is important that the gas is turned off at the cylinder, the wastewater containers are empty, and toilet cassette is empty. This prevents possible damage or accidents occurring whilst travelling. Making sure the caravan's handbrake is on whilst on a slope helps to prevent problems from occurring, but remember to release this before moving. Another handy tip is to make sure all doors, both inside and out, are firmly shut or locked. When you are travelling the last thing you want is to find your possessions scattered all over the interior of the caravan. Lowering and locking the jockey wheel into place enables the caravan to balance itself and ensuring that the hitch is properly secured maintains yours and others safety on the road. Breakaway cables should also be attached to act as a secondary coupling in case of emergency.
Uncoupling your caravan once on a sight can be a time-consuming task but is worthwhile. Make sure that the caravans handbrake is applied before disconnecting the electrical plug(s) and breakaway cable. Once you have successfully unhitched, there are a few things to complete. Connecting the mains power cable to the caravan and to the hook-up point is important for the supply of electricity to your caravan. Turning on the fridge, collecting fresh water, and positioning the wastewater collector are crucial steps. You should also check that you have turned the gas and the water heater on once water has been added.
Ross-on-Wye and the Surrounding Area
The small town of Ross-on-Wye has a population of 10,700 and is located on the River Wye. The picturesque
Forest of Dean is nearby, providing plenty of things to do. Other places worth a visit include the Parkfield Gallery, nearby Wilton Castle, and The Thomas Blake Memorial Gardens. If you are in Ross-on-Wye and need caravan services or repairs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Contact Us
Whether you've broken down at home or on a site, our mobile breakdown team are available to help you. At PGF Caravan Services we are on hand to help with annual services, repairs, provide motor movers, and more.
To find our more, give us a call today on
01452 553 288 or fill in our online contact form.