Pre-Purchase Inspection

Caravan & Motorhome Pre-Purchase Inspection

TCM Caravan & Motorhome Service Centre pre-purchase inspections of leisure accommodation vehicles that will provide you with a report on the condition of the caravan or the habitation section of a motorhome that you are considering buying.

There are 3 levels of ‘inspection’ available :

Bronze Service

Silver Service

Gold Service

 

Bronze Service 

A basic inspection of road worthiness aimed at establishing if the caravan can be towed away should you decide to purchase it.  The following areas will be inspected with a report on the points shown:

Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil

 Jockey Wheel security

 Safety latch / catch on coupling

 Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable)

 Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres

 Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy

 Wheel bolt torque settings

 12n lights and reflectors

 Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely

 Check all other body parts and attachments are secure

 

Silver Level 

 Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil

 Jockey Wheel security

 Safety latch / catch on coupling

 Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable)

 Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres

 Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy

 Wheel bolt torque settings

 12n lights and reflectors

 Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely

 Check all other body parts and attachments are secure

- Gas System 

 Gas tightness test in accordance with UKLPG guidance 14

 Check security of gas bottle straps

- Electrical 240v

 Hook up unit and mechanical test at RCD electrical safety trip switch

- Body shell and floor  

 Damp test noting down any adverse readings on check sheet report

 Check for floor delamination

- 12 Volt 

 Check charging circuit

Gold Level  Parking brake – overrun actuation and recoil

 Jockey Wheel security

 Safety latch / catch on coupling

 Emergency breaking system (breakaway cable)

 Raise caravan/ motorhome to check condition, age and suitability of tyres

 Check wheels freely rotate and that bearings are not noisy

 Wheel bolt torque settings

 12n lights and reflectors

 Check all doors, windows and hatches close securely

 Check all other body parts and attachments are secure

 Issue a general condition statement

 Offer estimate for repairs needed to correct faults

- Gas System 

 Gas tightness test in accordance with UKLPG guidance 14

 Check security of gas bottle straps

 Gas safety certificate

- Electrical 240v 

 Hook up unit and mechanical test at RCD electrical safety trip switch

 Test all 240 volt sockets

 Test ampere functionality of 240v appliance’s

 Check earth bonding

- Body shell and floor 

 Damp test

 Check for floor delamination

 Issue full damp inspection report

- 12 Volt 

 Check charging circuit

 Check 12v functionality and fridge

 

Pre-Purchase Inspection Cost Cris Check
Bronze £160 £25
Silver £180 £25
Gold £200 £25

 

- CriS registration check

This service is optional on all levels of service

 Obtain CriS and HPI clearance where necessary

 

Disclaimer Statement:

An inspection report relates only to the condition of the caravan or motorhome at the time of completion of the inspection. Guarantee or warranty is not offered or implied in any way.