Caravan/Pop-top inspection, what’s not checked?

Please note, the below checkpoints are not included in a caravan/pop-top inspection:

  • It is the sellers responsibility to have the trailer or caravan on an open flat, hard surface where it is safe to inspect (inspector to assess at the time). The trailer or caravan is required to be set up including any structures, tents, annex and fixtures (if applicable) prior to the inspector arriving 
  • Roof condition where a lift or ladder is required to view and assess
  • Emergency break away system, or stability system operation for caravans or trailers
  • Technical systems
  • Chassis alignment
  • Engineering, compliance and quality of tow hitches,
  • frames and attachments
  • The tow vehicle is not road tested
  • We cannot check electric expendable living areas
  • Status of habitation areas
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • LPG systems
  • Mechanical switching of lights, switches and plugs
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Upper expandable roof to be raised prior to inspection
  • Body water leaks or reason for leaks
  • Electrical systems and electronics
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Evidence of brake fluid contamination
  • Drinking Water Tank and Leaks
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
  • Condition of solar paneling
  • Bathroom Operation (shower/ toilet) & Facilities
  • Waste Water and Processing Systems
  • Operation of Refrigerator, Oven, Microwave Appliances
  • It is the buyers responsibility to check all dimensions and towing restrictions prior to purchase
  • Roof condition where a lift or latter is required to view and assess
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Electric Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems
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