With an Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS) Pre-Owned Pre-Purchase Inspection, you will get a detailed report on the visual and/or operational condition of the caravan you are looking to purchase before you commit to buy.
During the inspection, you can expect the following to be checked:
Inspection of the safety-critical elements
Gas soundness check
Full damp inspection
Wheels and tyres.
If you are looking to buy a touring caravan, the AWS Pre-Owned Pre-Purchase Inspection engineers can carry out a CRiS check for you too.
A CRiS check will highlight:
If a caravan has been reported as stolen
If it has been recorded with outstanding finance
If it has been written off by an insurance company
If it is registered to a keeper (if the workshop has their name, CRiS can confirm this).
Getting a Pre-Owned Pre-Purchase Inspection arranged couldn't be simpler, all you need to do is visit www.approvedworkshops.co.uk and search for an engineer in the area where the caravan you are looking to buy is for sale. After you’ve found an engineer, you can contact them to book an inspection. Do note, you will need permission from caravans’ current owner, which is not usually a problem or at least shouldn’t be if they have nothing to hide!