Caravans - The Approved Workshop Scheme

Caravans - The Approved Workshop Scheme

19 November 2011
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Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS)

Like any type of road vehicle, it is always the best advice to have it serviced on a regular basis and this does include your caravan or motorhome.

Even if they used just a few times a year the need for a service should be undertaken at least on a yearly basis because even under use can create failures or possible defects.

The above scheme is a combined program between the National Caravan Council (NCC), the Caravan and Camping Club and The Caravan Club. There are a large number of approved workshops thoughout the UK providing well trained and competent specialists to look after your motorhome and caravan.

Some of the areas inspected under the service cover the following areas:

Chassis and running gear

Electrical system

Gas system (fridges not included unless requested)

Water system


Fire and safety

General bodywork (which includes damp testing)

If your van is still under guarantee and you encounter any problems contact your dealer.

One of the most common problems in older caravans is the penetration of damp (or water ingress) and this can occur in the following areas:

External accessed lockers

Roof or body seams

Internal seal on the battery box

Door and window frames

Grab handles

The awning channel rails

Roof lights

The road light mounting seals


General Inspection should include:

Handbrake and jockey wheel


Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Guttering (on statics)



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