Servicing Your Motorhome

Why Service Your Motorhome?

As with a vehicle or caravan servicing your motorhome has a variety of benefits:

  • Safety First: A well-maintained motorhome is less prone to breakdowns, keeping you and your loved ones safe.
  • Extended Adventures: By catching minor issues early, you avoid major breakdowns that could cut your trip short. We all know how remote some areas of Australia are and you certainly don’t want to be breaking down in the middle of nowhere. 
  • Cost-Effective Care: Addressing small problems during a service prevents them from snowballing into expensive repairs later.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your motorhome has been expertly checked puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

There are two sides to Motorhome Servicing:

  • Rear: This TLC session pampers the living quarters, checking the plumbing, electrical systems, gas appliances, seals, water ingress checks, etc. Think of it as a caravan-style service for your motorhome. 
  • Front (mechanical): This focuses on the mechanical/auto side of things, ensuring the engine, brakes, tyres, and other vital components are in peak condition. Think of this as a vehicle service for your motorhome. 

How Often Should You Service?

Your motorhome’s manufacturer will provide a recommended service schedule (consult your logbook for the specifics). But listen to your gut too! If you’re a frequent adventurer or tackle challenging terrains, consider more frequent checkups. And before and after long journeys, a service is a great idea. 

Damaged fiberglass caravan undergoing repair in workshop
Large motorhome parked with an open window
Motorhome servicing Brisbane
Technician inspects and repairs fibreglass on the caravan in workshop

What Happens During a Service?

The exact procedures vary depending on the service type and your motorhome’s model. But here’s a peek into what might happen:

  • Rear: Expect plumbing leak checks, electrical system tests, gas appliance servicing, furniture inspections, and smoke/carbon monoxide detector tests.
  • Front: Get ready for oil changes and filter replacements, brake inspections, tyre pressure checks, and a thorough examination of the engine and other mechanical components.
Caravan parked on beach with stunning ocean view
Caravan technician inspects the top of a white vehicle in a workshop
A white motorhome parked in a parking lot

Ready to Prep for Your Service?

Here are some pro tips to make your service experience smooth sailing:

  • Empty Tanks: Drain those water and waste tanks for easier access during the service.
  • Gas Appliances Off: Switch off all gas appliances before dropping off your motorhome.
  • Paperwork in Tow: Gather service schedules, warranty information, and any relevant documents.
  • Issue List at the Ready: Make a note of any concerns or problems you’ve encountered.
  • Video Evidence (Optional): If an issue is intermittent, consider capturing it on video to assist the technician.
  • Remove items from storage areas to enable easy access for the service technicians.

Remember, communication is key! Discuss any concerns with your technician before leaving your motorhome in their capable hands. With proper care and attention, your motorhome will be your reliable partner on countless adventures, carrying you towards unforgettable memories.

So, hit the road with confidence, knowing your trusty steed is in top shape thanks to regular servicing.

At AllBrand Caravan Services we have the added benefit of Sandgate Auto Electrics and Automotive being under the same ownership and right next door – so your motorhome can be serviced by caravan and auto specialists, in the same place on the same day! Contact us to get more information.

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