M & J Auto Repair can service your Motorhome
Our new workshops are fully equipped to handle the largest Motorhomes with full service and MOT facilities.
Motorhomes are based on mainly three different types of chassis; the first is a straight forward van based motorhome, eg. Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter. The next level is more expensive to purchase as the vans are built to custom designs on chassis cabs and Alko chassis’s, single rear axle and double rear axle known as tag axle.
When servicing these types of motorhome it’s not confined to the engine and brakes, but extends to all other major component parts including the water systems, fridge, gas and electrics etc.
Special attention needs to taken with the Alko suspension systems which need to be greased and lubricated on a regular basis to ensure optimum performance.
For expert service and help with any of your Motorhome requirements, please speak to one of our specialist, friendly team who will provide essential advice and information.
We offer full service and repairs on the major motor home marques.
M & J Auto Repair is a fully authorised Smart Tow A-frame supply and fit centre.
We have been fitting the Smart Tow A-frame system for over two years and fitted the system to many makes of Motorhomes that can accommodate this versatile solution.
Some of your questions answered:
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Kits start at a fully-fitted price of £2100.00
The Smart Tow system has its routes in America and is therefore well tested and proven in this massive motorhome and RV market. The system comprises of a brake vacuum pump, air operated brake pedal actuator, G sensor and emergency breakaway switch.
We start by fitting the secondary vacuum pump to the vehicle. Normally this is fitted inside the car which is advantageous to prevent water getting inside and damaging the components. The pump is connected into the vehicles own brake vac system with a one way valve in line and there is a air actuator which operates the brake pedal. This is also supplied through the brake vac pump, with a G sensor fitted under the dashboard together with a breakaway switch in the front cross member. This security measure ensures the brake is applied in the event of a the A frame failing.
The system works by detecting when the motorhome or towing vehicle brakes through the G sensor in the towed car. Depending on the G sensor setting, the brakes will apply to a harder or softer degree. If the towed car breaks away, the emergency breakaway switch is pulled out as it is fastened to the towing vehicle by the means of a safety wire which in turn applies the foot brake on the towed car.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT our Motorhome specialists, Mark or Richard