Don't let water ingress damp-en your enjoyment

As many caravan / motorhome owners are aware, damp can be an insidious enemy which can cause considerable damage to our home from home.  It can be difficult to tell if damp is creeping in; after a period of leakage the internal walls may appear darker, feel soft / spongy or there may be a smell of damp, but by this time water may have been creeping in for some time and often more damage than is obvious may have occurred.  Severe damp can make caravans or motorhomes uneconomical to repair.
A full damp check using a damp meter is always included as part of an annual full service for caravans (and habitation check of motorhomes), but if you do not wish to have full service, or you wish to check for damp between service intervals, we are happy to visit to carry out a damp check as a precautionary measure.  This is the cost of a call out and one hour labour (£65) for a small caravan, or £80 for a twin axle caravan or a motorhome.

Don't wait to check the weight!

At the recent National Motorhome & Campervan Show at Peterborough recently a workshop by SvTech ( reminded us about the importance of paying attention to the weight of our caravan or motorhome to stay safe, legal, and insured.  The payload limit is the amount of weight we can add to our caravan or motorhome to remain within the safe and stated limts.  This is set by the manufacturer; this information is usually on a plaque by the habitation door or in your owner's manual.  There are many acronyms to deal with regarding weights and limits, one of the most quoted is the MTPLM (Maximum Technically Possible Laden Mass), what used to be called Gross Weight.  Essentially this is the weight of the vehicle / caravan when delivered (similar to, but not exactly the same as, the Mass in Running Order), plus what we put in it - our bits and bobs, chairs, awnings, windbreakers, a case (or two!) of wine, beer, etc., and - in the case of motorhomes - ourselves, as the passen…

Alde heating system

We are now an agent for Alde and can offer fault finding and support with your Alde heating system... fluid changing service coming soon!

Easter is coming!

Many of us look forward to the start of the 'season' and the first chance to enjoy the improving weather at Easter time.  There is a lot of advice out there about preparing for the coming season but here are a few tips from us at Stanley Rose to consider....  These are just suggestions and probably already well known, and most people have their own tips as well.

1.  Check your tyre pressures and wheel torque settings before you go anywhere.
Check with the manufacturer of your outfit if you are not sure what these are.  Wheel studs can be too loose or too tight so the correct torque is very important. 
Tyres: advice differs but generally it is recommended that tyres between 5-9 years old should be changed; the tread depth may be very good but rubber breaks down over time and cracks can form, and these are not always easy to see.  Go to if you are not sure what your outfit's tyre pressures should be, or see your Owner's handbook or info…

Spring is early!?

It is only mid February but already the weather is already warm enough for the cat to sit outside sun bathing! It's a great time to start thinking about the season ahead and making bookings! Some friends of Stanley Rose full-time in their motorhome... sounds idyllic!
We have added opening hours to this page so you know when we are around to discuss arranging a service or repair or offer some help or advice. 😊