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My name is Tig Jocelyn. I’m a mobile caravan and motor home repair technician and I’m going to get yours fixed and ready for your next holiday.

I fix caravans and motor homes and whatever’s inside them like fridges, stoves, water heaters and other fixtures. I come to your place, storage facility or campsite to do it, because you haven’t got time to bring it to me, right? That’s what I thought. 

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I’m a kiwi, not a cowboy

I can’t do much about my accent, which comes with my heritage, but I thought I would let you know so that you don't need to ask me where in Australia I'm from. 

 In keeping with the fact that New Zealand is the second least corrupt nation on earth (behind Denmark), here are some promises for you to consider before you book me in to tune up your caravan or motor home.

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No rip-off charging.

You pay a fair price for any parts and the time I put in getting your caravan or motor home purring like a happy cat - I'm happy to quote all work ahead of time.

 

 

Do it once, do it right.

I’m a registered repair technician for all the best brands in the business. These guys are happy to stick their logo on TJ’s credentials and I’m not going to let them or you down. 

 No nonsense.

I’ll joke around with the lads over a dram but I’m not going to waste your time having a laugh over your precious caravan. I’m not going to sell you anything you don’t need or add ‘creativity’ to the invoice.

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What do you know about caravans and motorhomes?

I’m a fully paid up member of the Mobile Caravan Engineers Association (MCEA) and they were stoked to get my money.

When I’m not working for you, I also buy caravans locally and export them to some guys in New Zealand who sell them to grateful kiwis who love my exceptionally good taste in caravans.

I’m also pretty handy with a motor mover. I'm a registered fitter of top quality Reich motor movers.

 

How much to do you charge?

I took a bit of a risk putting these prices up here because your brother-in-law will probably know someone who does it cheaper. That’s fine. Make sure they’re as qualified as I am and they’ll come back and have another go if they stuff it up.

 
 

 

Full Caravan Service

This includes the following checks and costs £200 for a single axle caravan or £240 for a twin axle caravan.

Motorhome Habitation Service

This includes the following checks (excluding chassis and running gear) and typically costs £160.

 
  • Tightness test (ensuring there are no gas leaks)
  • Check operation of all safety shut off valves and flame failure devices
  • Check condition of regulator and connecting hose

Any gas leaks will be addressed at time of service. This may involve disconection of the gas appliace. A further appointment may be needed to remedy the fault.

  • Check the pump operates correctly
  • Check operation of any taps / showers controls
  • Ensure no water leaks noted within the caravan
  • Change water filter if requested
  • Ensure the toilet operates correctly and note any leaks or issues
  • Check hook up cable, plug and socket condition
  • Ensure polarity is correct
  • Check operation of RCD and MCB's
  • Test all 240v sockets inside and outside
  • Check all appliances work correctly on 240v
  • Check 240v lights work
  • Check battery charger is working
  • Check earth bonding to chassis
  • Check condition of leisure battery
  • Check condition of 12N, 12S, 13 pin plugs and cables
  • Check operation of road lights and reflectors
  • Check operation of fridge powered from towed vehicle
  • Check other caravan appliances, lights and 12v sockets
  • Check operation of fire alarm
  • Check operation of CO alarm
  • Check date of fire extinguisher
  • Check operation of corner steadies and lubricate
  • Check handbrake and lubricate mechanism
  • Check coupling head, gaiter and lubricate
  • Check overrun operation, lubricate
  • Jockey wheel operation and fastening, lubricate
  • Clean and check stabiliser pads
  • Breakaway cable, check correct type and condition
  • Tyres checked and recorded for age, pressure, wear, damage
  • Hubs removed, bearings checked, brake shoes checked for damage, brakes adjusted, new one shot hub nuts fitted
  • Wheels torqued to manufacture setting. You will be asked to witness a final torque check on handover of the van
  • Check operation of windows
  • Check operation of locker catches
  • Check all blinds and fly screens work
  • Check roof lights operate correctly
  • Check floor for any delamination
  • Full damp check
  • Check seals and trims
  • Check condition of body work
  • Check lockers and hatches
  • Check grab handles are secure
  • Check aerial fittings
  • Check any other external fittings

Please inform us if you have any pre-existing faults or conditions (that you are aware of) before booking so we can discuss the issue and try to resolve the fault at the time of the appointment.  This is to save any potential disappointment in having to make an additional booking.

 

 

Other services

Pre Purchase inspection: £100 - I'll check all appliances are running correctly/safely on electricity and gas and that there are no damp issues in the caravan or motor home that you're considering.  I'll also make sure the chassis and brakes are in good working order.

Motor Mover Fitting: This really depends on what you're after so give me a call/email to discuss and I will provide a fully itemised quote.

Damp Reports: £70 - A full check for any water ingress in your caravan, motor home or potential purchase.  A full hard copy report will be provided upon completion.

ALDE Fluid Change: £200 - 5 year fluid change plus I’ll include a free top up bottle for you.

Emergency call out service: £60 - Includes the first half hour of labour. Once I'm there I will find the fault for you and can provide additional details on what is required to resolve the issue.

I'll cover the first 20 miles for free and then charge 45p per mile thereafter, up to 50 miles.  I'm happy to travel further and can discuss this case by case. 

Why is your name Tig?

That’s a good question and thanks for asking. It’s also none of your business. Ask me something about caravans instead. OK, if you must know then I can tell you over a cup of tea and a biscuit after I've finished servicing your caravan or motor home. 

 
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 Alright; let’s see if you’re any good.