American Motorhome Servicing & Maintenance
As well as renting our and selling RVs, we also offer American Motorhome servicing in our a state-of-the-art motorhome workshop at our Somerset headquarters.
Our skilled team complete all servicing and repairs so you can enjoy peace of mind that we will service your vehicle to the highest possible standards, whether you need an LPG conversion, electrical and installation of satellite and security systems or any other problem or maintenance requirement.
We regularly carry out maintenance and servicing for all brands of American RV vehicles, including Winnebago, Fleetwood RV, Four Winds, Thor, Newmar, Forest River, Coachmen RV, Heartland RV, Gulf Stream Coach, Jayco and Itasca.
Mechanical Work, Motorhome Servicing and MOT
Our service centre offers everything you need to keep your American Motorhome on the road from annual American Motorhome servicing and MOTs to repairs and customisation.
Listed below are some of the most commonly carried out services, but we can do pretty much anything you need so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have some specific work or servicing you need doing to your RV.
Our workshop is bursting with specialist equipment and expertise allowing us to offer a wide range of services from basic motorhome servicing right through to major bodywork repairs or LPG conversions.
We have 3 levels of American Motorhome servicing options
- Oil & Filter change plus a full lubricant and coolant level check (from £199 + VAT)
- Everything in Level 1 plus fuel filters and lubricate chassis and we can change the air filter if required (from £359 + VAT)
- Everything in Level 2 plus checks on brakes, tyre pressures and torque wheel nuts (from £599 + VAT)
Please note that items like air filter, coolant filter, hydraulic filter, air dryer are not included in the above costs but can be added if required.
Remember that if you want to drop off your motorhome with us for its MOT and mechanical service, we can usually carry out other jobs at the same time such as its Annual Habitation Service to save you visiting us any more than is necessary – although we love to see you and will ensure you’re well looked after in our hospitality area regardless how many times you visit!
We can also collect and return the vehicle as an extra should you wish, just contact us to book an MOT or American Motorhome servicing.
This is a must have for your motorhome and RV. We follow the National Caravan Council recommended Habitation Service as well as specific manufacturer guidelines. The service can take up to 5 hours and thoroughly checks the living area of your motorhome.
The gas, water and electrical systems are all checked using specialist equipment. All locks are inspected, tested and lubricated. Blinds, windows, roof lights are opened, checked and adjusted where necessary. The underbody and chassis mountings are checked. We also carry out fire safety and security checks. Damp tests on bodywork are checked during your annual habitation service too.
If it is time to put your motorhome away for the winter then our hibernation package ensures that all the necessary checks are carried out to ensure your motorhome is fully equipped to get through the winter months unscathed.
So if you want peace of mind that your RV will winter safely, we carry out damp checks, drain the water system for frost protection, check tyre pressures, refresh the antifreeze, check/replace the engine lubricants, grease the locks and catches, essentially anything your pride and joy needs to be in tip top shape for the winter. Its all part of our American Motorhome servicing offering!
A copy of our Annual Habitation Service schedule can be provided on request and prices start at £299 + VAT. Contact us to book a service.
Romano Motorhome LPG Conversions
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is up to 50% cheaper than petrol and LPG converted vehicles produce up to 82% less nitrogen oxide and a substantially reduced CO2 emissions too – so it is good for both your wallet and the planet. If that was not reason enough to convert, it also reduces engine wear and LPG tanks survive collisions better than their petrol rivals, so they make your RV safer too.
Naturally all our technicians are all fully trained and qualified to carry out Romano LPG installations and BS Autogas Installations (BS12979:2002) and we only install Romano LPG control systems, with tanks manufactured by Stako, and our V10 conversions are carried out using a bespoke control unit rather than combining 2 x 5 cylinder units.
We can offer very competitive LPG conversions for all petrol vehicles, just contact us for more details or a quote about installations, conversions and general American Motorhome servicing.
American Motorhome Repair & Refurbishment
Interior Refurbishment for RVs
If your RV is looking a bit sorry for itself or you are selling your motorhome and want it to look fresh and new, we can re-carpet and re-upholster in both leather and leather cloth, a service that can often pay for itself easily by the additional money you can get for your RV – the effect is that great!
RV Bodywork Repair
Have you had an accident or collision in your Winnebago, Fleetwood RV?
We repair damaged side skirting, rear bumpers, lights, wing mirrors, window seals, roof vents and roof lights. Our fully equipped insurance-approved workshop and skilled staff can also repair larger damage and panels.
So whether your motorhome needs interior or exterior repair or refurbishment, just contact us for a competitive quote to help return your motorhome to its former glory.
American RV Electrical Specialists
Alongside our highly qualified mechanics and engineers, our electrical specialists are fully conversant with all the electrical safety tests and maintenance work that your RV needs, including repairing, servicing and installing generators.
They are also well versed in how all those wires, cables and associated gadgetry in your RV work, so modifications including new circuits, additional sockets, external power take-offs and inverter installations are a walk in the park for them.
240v and 12v Conversions
We also offer a full USA to UK conversion service for American spec RVs and we can do all the work to convert your motorhome to UK specification in-house. All of this electrical work is carried out by our qualified electrical engineers to meet the IEE BS7671:2008 requirements for electrical installations.
Conversions fall into two broad areas – Road Lighting and House Electrical – and usually takes about 1 working week to complete.
There are several differences between UK and US regulations for exterior lighting and also converting it to drive on the opposite side of the road. These are:
- US vehicles do not have a separate rear light and indicator, they usually have rear indicators combined with the brake lights so they flash red. We can modify your motorhome to add the separate amber indicator as required by UK and EU law.
- There are also differing standards for front side lights and indicators that may need modification and side-marker indicator lights may have to be added.
- Finally the headlight beam may need adjusting to drive on the other side of the road and a rear fog light will need to be added if not already installed.
US appliances run on either 12V (usually just the Lighting) or 110V (for the appliances such as the Microwave, TV etc.) and for this reason they are manufactured with a 110V hookup and naturally, US style sockets.
To convert your vehicle over so that you can use UK appliances we typically need to
- Replace the 110V hookup with a 230V hookup.
- Replace US style sockets with UK style.
- Adapt the 110V generator produce 230V at all outlets.
We can offer very competitive electrical conversions on American RVs, just contact us for more details or a quote.
Motorhome Accessories & Installation
Oyster Sat Tech Installation
We are an approved retailer and installer of the market leading Oyster range of satellite systems. Throughout their range, Oyster offer systems that are easy to operate, efficient and fully automatic, making watching TV while traveling as convenient as at home. Their dome range can even be used on the move giving you access to satellite TV and radio as you roam.
So if you need Oyster Sat Tech, contact us for a very competitive quote
Kenwood Audio Installation
We are also an approved retailer and installer of Kenwood’s fantastic range of multimedia and navigation systems, which incorporate features such as built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming from your smartphone alongside DAB radio for hundreds of radio stations. Additionally many of Kenwood’s systems also incorporate Garmin’s motorhome navigation system.
For more information or a quote simply contact us and we will get right back to you.
Garmin Sat Nav Installation
If you’re looking to install a Garmin motorhome specific sat-nav system then look no further. As an approved retailer, we can help install and set up Garmin devices, helping you input the height, width, weight and number of axles on your vehicle to ensure your device selects suitable journey routes. You will also get screen warnings giving large vehicle hazard alerts in grey, amber and red depending on the severity – all very cool!
For more information just contact us for a quote or help
SmarTrac’s Stolen Vehicle Recovery Products are widely seen as the market leader in Insurance approved vehicle tracking systems having won 21 Industry Awards within 8 years. SmarTrac devices use the latest in tracking technology featuring built in aerials to make the tracker harder to find by thieves while using GPS, GSM and GPRS to send information to the Secure Global Telemetrics Control Centre to get your vehicle back.
Feel free to get in touch for more information on Smartrac products
Autowatch Alarm and Immobiliser Installation
Autowatch UK have been supplying vehicle security systems since 1993 by a group of engineers with a background in design and manufacture of military electronics, so the resulting range of vehicle security products offer ‘no-compromise’ solutions for the protection of your vehicle. Featuring PIN number protection so even if a theif gets your keys they cannot start your vehicle and anti-scan technology, so a thief cannot electronically grab your code to make your vehicle significantly harder to steal.
So for added security on your pride and joy just contact us and we will be in touch
Bosch Solar Panel Installation
We supply and install Bosch photovoltaic (PV) panels to supply you electricity direct from the sun.
Bosch have pioneered their unique Passive Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology, which has significantly boosted the efficiency of Bosch PV panels. These panels now reach over nineteen and a half percent, among the most efficient on the market, and all backed by Bosch’s excellent warranty and support.
Allied to this we also supply and install Steca solar charge regulators and controllers, the central component in a stand-alone system. This controls the energy flow through the system which determines the system function and increases the battery life.
So if you need more information on Bosch solar panels, contact us and we will walk you through the options