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Guide to Caravan Care and Maintenance

Press release   •   Mar 22, 2012 10:00 GMT

An increasing number of people are choosing caravan holidays in the UK on account of the rising cost of air travel, restrictions at airports and expensive prices of accommodation abroad. To ensure your caravan is ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice, it’s important to keep it clean and well looked after. Below is a handy caravan care and maintenance guide for caravan owners.

Water systems

When you’re going to keep your caravan off the road for quite a long time, remember to empty all water tanks as any residual water left inside may freeze and cause pipes to crack. Before embarking on a journey, you can flush out the system and use sterilising agents to fight mildew, bugs and dust.

Lighting

Keeping your vehicle out of use for a few months can cause rust to form on plugs that connect the lighting and supplementary power systems. A moisture repellent is the best way to combat this and prevent a major breakdown. When you connect the plugs back before a well-deserved summer break, ensure all internal and external lights work properly, including the brakes and indicator lights, as some of them might need to be replaced.

Tyres

You may discover some UV damage or sidewall cracking on the caravan tyres if you leave them uncovered for a long period of time. Before putting the vehicle back on the road, remember to check the tyre pressure and tread depth.

Cleanliness

One of the most effective ways to keep your caravan in good condition is to clean it thoroughly inside and out. By doing spring cleaning regularly, you can find parts that need replacing or fixing and avoid expensive major repairs. Use only quality cleansing agents to keep your vehicle shining all year long.

Regular care and maintenance checks by certified professionals will keep your home on wheels in good shape.