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Hello, i hope someone can offer some help. i have a 2003 Alphard conversion form Direct Campers. I have had it since 2020 but no managed to use it as much as i would like. We last went away in August last year and then moved house and got married so this coming weekend is the first time we will be using it as a 'camper'. today i have cleaned out the inside and tested everything is in working order. It is fitted with an internal LPG tank with a propex system. I turned it on and got the green lights which are showing as full (i filled it before our trip last year so it should be full). anyway on turning on there is no sound, usually you can hear a click as the gas is turned on. So lights on but no gas coming out of the hob, heater or BBQ feed at the rear. I have emailed Direct campers with no reply as yet so thought i would put this out here too as i only have 5 days to get this fixed before we go away. 

Thanking you in advance 🙂

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Just to update anyone that's interested. it turns out the valve was stuck. I have spoken to Jay at propex who is incredibly helpful and after a couple of fault findings i was advised to remove the plunger which was obviously stuck. Just waiting for replacement parts now.

 

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Hi Tony10,

 

I'm glad you've got this sorted. Just as a precaution, it's worth noting that campervan conversions typically have mains electricity, gas and water, all in a relatively small space, and it's worth having an annual habitation check to ensure there are no problems/leaks, ventilation is OK, smoke/CO alarms are functional etc. Our insurers also stipulate that we have a fire extinguisher handy....  I guess some people may be able to do habitation checks themselves, but for peace of mind we've had our annual check done by our local garage/campervan hirer .

 

Regards,

pcous

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53 minutes ago, pcous said:

Hi Tony10,

 

I'm glad you've got this sorted. Just as a precaution, it's worth noting that campervan conversions typically have mains electricity, gas and water, all in a relatively small space, and it's worth having an annual habitation check to ensure there are no problems/leaks, ventilation is OK, smoke/CO alarms are functional etc. Our insurers also stipulate that we have a fire extinguisher handy....  I guess some people may be able to do habitation checks themselves, but for peace of mind we've had our annual check done by our local garage/campervan hirer .

 

Regards,

pcous

 

Hi pcous,

 

What was the approximate cost of your Habitation check.

Were you provided with a Certificate ?

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5 hours ago, Rojie said:

 

Hi pcous,

 

What was the approximate cost of your Habitation check.

Were you provided with a Certificate ?

 

Hi Rojie,

 

Our local guy charges £75 plus vat (without drain-down) and provides a checkbox certificate, ticking each item. He's thorough - for instance last year he recorded there were no batteries in the CO/smoke detectors (I'd taken them out over winter to avoid discharging when we weren't using the van and forgot to pop them back in again before I took it in for the check!). I've attached a list of what's covered - some of the underbody checks obviously don't apply to an Alphard conversion, e.g. body-chassis/cab-body mountings, corner steadies/steps, al-ko, also toilet, locker etc, but it's a reassuring check, especially for mains electrics and gas.

 

Regards,

pcous

Motorhome Habitation Annual Service Schedule.docx

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Hi Rojie,

 

Ah..... so that attachment didn't work - here's the list:

 

Motorhome Habitation Annual Service Schedule

UNDERBODY

Body to chassis mountings - check security

Cab to body junction - check

Underbody tanks & auxiliaries - check

Spare wheel retainer - check operation & lubricate

Corner steadies & folding steps (where applicable) - Check operation & lubricate

Chassis - lubricate axel tube (AL-KO) & Inspect non-original suspension components

12V ELECTRICS

12n & 12 plugs/cables (where applicable) - Check condition & test

Road lights & reflectors - check condition & operation

Fridge - check operation

Interior lighting & equipment - check operation

Habitation battery (where fitted) - Check condition, security, electrolyte level & lubricate terminals

Wiring, earth's & fuses - inspect condition & correct fuse ratings

Awning light & outside pump socket - check condition & operation

Fan maste – test

VENTILATION

Ventilation openings - check for obstructions & free flow of air

Adjustable ventilators - check for function

Roof lights - check to ensure free of obstruction

GAS (FRIDGE NOT SERVICED UNLESS REQUESTED)

Regulator - check performance

Carry out gas leak test

Appliances (including water heater, cooker, heating & fridge) - check operation

Pipe work - check condition & replace flexible hose & clips when necessary

Flame failure device - check operation

Cylinder - check security

Gas dispersal holes - check for blockage

MAINS ELECTRICS

Inlet plug, hook up cable (when available) earth bonding & RCD operation - check

Outlets & permanent connections - carry out visual & functional check

WATER SYSTEM

Water pump, pressure switch & heater - check operation & clean grit filter

Taps, micro switch, valves, pipes & tank (If fitted) - check condition & operation

Water filter & housing - check for leaks & replace filter if necessary

Waste system - check for leaks

Toilet - check seats, flush & blade operation

FIRE SAFETY

DIY additions - check operation & safety

Security & smoke alarms - check operation

Extinguisher (if fitted) - Check correct type fitted & expiry date

Fire blanket (if fitted) - check location & fixing

BODYWORK

Body panels - check & report on any damage & sealant condition

Door locks & hinges - check operation & lubricate

Body attachments - check security (including ladders, cycle racks, lockers, aerials, satellite dishes etc)

Floor - check for delamination

Cab seat - check operation (swivel type or bed configuration only)

Furniture - check condition & operation (incl. hinges, stays etc)

Windows seals & blinds - check operation & condition

Rising roofs - check operation (where applicable)

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23 minutes ago, pcous said:

Hi Rojie,

 

Ah..... so that attachment didn't work - here's the list:

 

Motorhome Habitation Annual Service Schedule

 

UNDERBODY

 

Body to chassis mountings - check security

 

Cab to body junction - check

 

Underbody tanks & auxiliaries - check

 

Spare wheel retainer - check operation & lubricate

 

Corner steadies & folding steps (where applicable) - Check operation & lubricate

 

Chassis - lubricate axel tube (AL-KO) & Inspect non-original suspension components

 

 

12V ELECTRICS

 

12n & 12 plugs/cables (where applicable) - Check condition & test

 

Road lights & reflectors - check condition & operation

 

Fridge - check operation

 

Interior lighting & equipment - check operation

 

Habitation battery (where fitted) - Check condition, security, electrolyte level & lubricate terminals

 

Wiring, earth's & fuses - inspect condition & correct fuse ratings

 

Awning light & outside pump socket - check condition & operation

 

Fan maste – test

 

 

VENTILATION

 

Ventilation openings - check for obstructions & free flow of air

 

Adjustable ventilators - check for function

Roof lights - check to ensure free of obstruction

 

 

GAS (FRIDGE NOT SERVICED UNLESS REQUESTED)

 

Regulator - check performance

 

Carry out gas leak test

 

Appliances (including water heater, cooker, heating & fridge) - check operation

 

Pipe work - check condition & replace flexible hose & clips when necessary

 

Flame failure device - check operation

 

Cylinder - check security

 

Gas dispersal holes - check for blockage

 

 

MAINS ELECTRICS

 

Inlet plug, hook up cable (when available) earth bonding & RCD operation - check

 

Outlets & permanent connections - carry out visual & functional check

WATER SYSTEM

 

Water pump, pressure switch & heater - check operation & clean grit filter

 

Taps, micro switch, valves, pipes & tank (If fitted) - check condition & operation

 

Water filter & housing - check for leaks & replace filter if necessary

 

Waste system - check for leaks

 

Toilet - check seats, flush & blade operation

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

DIY additions - check operation & safety

 

Security & smoke alarms - check operation

 

Extinguisher (if fitted) - Check correct type fitted & expiry date

 

Fire blanket (if fitted) - check location & fixing

BODYWORK

 

Body panels - check & report on any damage & sealant condition

 

Door locks & hinges - check operation & lubricate

 

Body attachments - check security (including ladders, cycle racks, lockers, aerials, satellite dishes etc)

 

Floor - check for delamination

 

Cab seat - check operation (swivel type or bed configuration only)

 

Furniture - check condition & operation (incl. hinges, stays etc)

 

Windows seals & blinds - check operation & condition

 

Rising roofs - check operation (where applicable)

 

 

 

Hi pcous,

 

Thanks for your answer.

 

It was a general enquiry intended for the informational benefit of all our members.

 

Very thorough, and not an unreasonable price imho.

 

Most Caravan suppliers will also be able to provide a Habitation Check service.

 

Thanks again 

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