Habitation Check From £180.00

Our Motorhome Habitation checks ensure that all of the “household aspects” of your motorhome are working correctly so that you don’t run into any trouble whilst you are touring.

It is recommended that all motorhomes have a yearly habitation check.


  • Windows   

  • Chassis

  • Body Exterior    

  • Internal Equipment

  • Lift Up Roofs

  • Gas System

  • Water System

  • Electrics

  • Ventilation

  • A replacement gas hose

We are also able to complete damp checks on the vehicle and provide repairs and advice if we find any issues.

*NB: All motorhomes must have a metal lined gas cylinder storage box to pass gas regulations. Please ring for advice if you are unsure.

Please note that cupboards, etc should be emptied so that technicians have access to appliances, gas, water, etc.

You can find us at the following location:

Habitation Servicing is required by the dealers to keep the warranty up to date.

Many people have never encountered the term “Motorhome Habitation Service” before, also called a Habitation test.

You can think of a habitation service as being a motorhomes (or caravans) equivalent to an MOT for the aspects of your motorhome that are used for living such as LPG / Water / Electricity. These items can be a safety issue if not checked periodically and also can usually be part of a warranty check off list which has a hab service stipulated to be tested annually to ensure warranty conditions are met.

The actual service isn’t mandatory in a legal fashion (at the moment) but it would be foolhardy to drive around in a vehicle that doesn’t have an annual habitation service due to the number of issues that could arise unchecked if not inspected.


Electrical safety issues could arise which could prove dangerous, LPG leaks could occur that could prove dangerous, water leaks / ingress could happen that could prove very expensive. So you can see it is worth peace mind if nothing else to pay out annually for a check to detect / prevent any issues arising.

A common thought process is that “I don’t use my motorhome / caravan very often so it’s not worth paying for the test”, this isn’t the case as the lack of use itself can cause inherent issues


The following none exhaustive list details some of the major steps undertaken during the service itself:-

  • Underbody visual inspection

  • Electrical Systems (charging circuit operating correctly / battery condition / Lighting operating / RCD Checked / Electric Step checked / 230v Sockets checked  / 12v sockets checked)

  • Gas Systems (Hose age & condition checks / Gas Leak Check / Gas Appliances checked)

  • Water Systems (Water pumps inspected & Maintenance / Waste water system checked / toilet operation checked)

  • Ventilation (Roof lights inspected / Other ventilation sources)

  • Fire / Safety (Smoke / Carbon Monoxide alarms tested / Fire Extinguisher checked / Fire Blanket check)

  • Bodywork (All Locks & Catches inspected, Doors & Windows inspected / Addons such as Satellite systems, Air Con, Cycle Racks, Ladders etc. inspected / Delamination check / Fixtures & Fittings checked / Blinds & Flyscreens checked)

  • Damp Test (Damp test carried checking for water ingress)

Can I Do It Myself ?

Some owners may believe they can perform most of the habitation service themselves using cheap tools purchased on Ebay or similar, but do you have the experience, and the skillsets to do the tests safely and interpret the results ?Are the tools you are using the “right tool for the job” or just cheap imitations giving misleading results ?

On the other hand if you have “trade” level tools and the pre-requisite skills then by all means do the check but remembering that if your motorhome / caravan is under warranty this may invalidate your warranty terms as it may document that you are required to either have the habitation service done by the selling agent (the Dealer) or a “Professional”

Annual Habitation Service: £180.00 plus VAT

Keep your unit in top working condition with our full habitation service and health check.

We follow the NCC and your manufacturer guidelines for your habitation service. It takes approximately 3 hours to thoroughly check the living area of your unit and includes:

  • The gas, water and electrical systems tested using specialist equipment

  • Gas certification

  • Damp test

  • Fire safety and security checks

  • All locks inspected, tested and lubricated

  • Blinds, windows, roof lights opened, checked and adjusted where necessary

  • Under body and chassis mountings checked  

  • Appliance repairs: £72.00 per hour including VAT

Our engineers are trained on Dometic, Truma, Alde and Thetford appliances and are Fiamma, Gaslow and Gas-it trained so no matter what your problem is, we can help.

Mechanical Services & MOT’s: POA

We offer full mechanical services, oil changes and MOT’s by our team of qualified engineers. Conveniently, this can be arranged in conjunction with your habitation service to give your motorhome the complete once over.





   S9 2SP
    United Kingdom

TEL: 01142610522
EMAIL: afpmotorhomehire@gmail.com

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