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Stowford 2018

Wales: 01443 672333 // Devon: 01271 889339 // Email: campervans@stowford.co.uk
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What makes Stowford different?

One of the things the Stowford team brings to the job of Campervan Conversions is technical excellence and qualifications from our heritage as a longstanding Caravan and Motorhome Dealership. In practice this means a range of qualifications and a level of expertise that is rare to find within the Campervan Conversion sector. Our technicians each work towards a range of qualifications which include the following:

National Caravan Council (NCC) Training Academy Certification in Electrical Testing and Inspection.

Under UK legislation, persons working with electricity must be instructed or skilled. This NCC electrical maintenance, Test & Inspection, course has been designed to cover the relevant skills that will provide a caravan service technician, the level of competence appropriate to carry out electrical work on touring caravans and motorhomes. The course is considered the minimum standard for anyone working on electrical systems within the caravan industry as a service technician.

Professional Stowford technician installing electrical system
The Sargent EC155 Power Supply Unit used in all Stowford Campervans

National Caravan Council (NCC) Training Academy Certification in Electrical Systems and Circuits.

This course expands upon the skill base of the technician who has completed the Electrical Testing and Inspection Course and allows them to safely and competently carry out a wider scope of electrical work as part of a touring caravan or motorhome service. It is described as Advanced Electrical Training for Caravan and Motorhome Service Technicians.

Woodwork being completed by technician at Stowford
Technician soldering wires as part of the electrical installation process
Technician installing gas system on Stowford campervan

Gas Training

UK Regulations require all persons working with gas to either be instructed (supervised) or skilled (unsupervised and qualified to sign off gas work).

This qualification was formally known as ACoPs (Approved Codes of Practice)but has now been rebranded as STGW (Standards of Training in Gas Works). It is gas competence training for caravan and motorhome service technicians. It covers the key skills for gas safety; servicing, repairing and testing of the gas system and appliances; and issuing appropriate documentation.

The Certification specifically includes:

  • Gas Safety Regulations
  • British Standards relating to LPG
  • Identifying, servicing, commissioning and fault finding for LPG appliances
  • LPG ventilation and flues
  • LPG soundness testing
  • Installation, pipework and hoses
  • LPG cylinders and regulators

City and Guilds in Caravan and Leisure Engineering.

In our eyes this course is the final qualification for a fledgling caravan and motorhome engineer to achieve after some months of experience, learning on the tools and having previously gained the qualifications listed above. The examination consists of both a practical and written assessment and would normally be achieved after approximately 2 years of experience.

All of the technicians we employ either have these qualifications or are working towards gaining them. Both Kevin and Russell, our senior campervan staff, are fully qualified in all of the above. As a result you will see a level of detail which exceeds the standards prevalent in much of the campervan conversion sector. We would welcome the opportunity to explain more about how all of this impacts upon the conversion work we carry out.

Wooden furniture being cut on the circular bench saw
Manually fitting parts to the underneath of a Stowford campervan
Stowfords Campervans Own Cutlery Drawer
Brand New Converted VW T6 campervan at Stowford on display for handover

“We have been really pleased with our new van. Everything has been completed to an excellent standard and it’s great value for money compared to other vans we have looked at.”