Technical Jargon

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, www.mcea.co.uk

 

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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