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Carbon Monoxide - colourless, tasteless, odourless gas, given off during incomplete combustion in a gas appliance. Can cause headaches, nausea, brain damage and death.

Chassis Service / Report - the testing and adjustmernt of running gear, wheels, brakes and towing hitch of Caravans, Horsetrailers and Trailers.

Damp Inspection - testing of the vehicle for water ingress.

Draining Down - the draining of water from the storage tanks and water heater to prevent damage from frost.

Floor Delamination - damage to floors caused by damp or poor construction.

Flue Analysis - the testing of emissions from gas appliances through the flue.

Frost Damage - caused by water in the pipes and fittings expanding during cold periods, when icing up.

Gas Testing - the testing of gas appliances, pipe work and fittings for leaks and correct operation.

Habitation Service - the testing of the living side of a Motorhome, Caravan or Horsebox, 12v and 240v electrics, gas and water systems, right down to catches and hinges.

Let-by - gas passing through a faulty regulator, resulting in a higher working pressure than recommended.

MCEA - the Mobile Caravan Engineers Association,

Oversealing - the repair of failed joints and seals, causing water ingress.

Pre Purchase Inspection - a basic examination of a vehicle prior to purchase, to give the customer peace of mind and confidence in thier future investment.

Winterising - see Draining Down.

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