I completed my apprenticeship as a motorcycle and car technician in 1994. The workshops I gravitated towards were more engineering style workshops with good machinery and diagnostic equipment. I moved to a garage in 2007 that also repaired motorhomes and caravans which is where I was first introduced to the habitation side.
Regular vehicle work would have been:-
Rebore and head skims
Drilling and helicoiling threads
Engine electrical and electronic diagnosis (not to component level)
Land Rover V8 gas conversaions
MIG welding and brazing
Alarm and tracker fitting
Air conditioning diagnostics and repair
Motorcycle chassis performance tuning for the track
Old style points timing
I have worked on many types of vehicles including 7.5 ton trucks, canal boats, light aircraft, motorcycles, cars, vans, Busses, fork lift trucks, tractors and of course caravans and motorhomes. I can apply my skills and knowledge to many things.
I have completed 3 house renovations by myself which included fitting ring mains and fuse boxes, new central heating system from scratch, plaser boarding, tiling, window and door replacement etc.
Some key qualifications:-
NCC AWS approved workshop.
ACOPS STGW gas registered.
City & Guilds 230v and 12v qualified.
City & Guilds 383 motor vehicle & City & Guilds 389 motorcycle qualified.
MCEA, Mobile Caravan Engineers Association (qualified member).
Fully trained and endorsed by the NCC, Alde, Truma, Whale, AL-KO, Thetford etc.
Fully insured, not only for liability but motorhome road risks too.
Fully equipped and stocked mobile workshop.
NCC, National Caravan Council, Caravan service award.
All work guaranteed with receipts given.
High calibre workmanship.
10 years self employed, 34 years experience in automotive / caravan / motorhome engineering.
Find me on the following websites:-
Caravan club (in association with MCEA) https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/advice-and-training/advice-for-beginners/caravan-and-motorhome-inspectors/
Pre purchase inspections http://www.caravaninspectors.co.uk/