How often should a caravan be serviced?
How often should I get my caravan serviced? Just like a car it is advised that you have a service every year. Even if your caravan isn’t under warranty. This is to ensure that your caravan stays safe and roadworthy.
How do you fix a damp caravan?
Some common causes of damp in caravans and their fixes are: Mould: you can remove most mould with mould removal spray or a homemade cleaning solution of washing up liquid and warm water or half vinegar, half water. Never use bleach on mould. Use a scrubbing brush and apply some pressure to the affected areas.
What is involved in servicing a caravan?
A service should include cleaning, inspecting, re-greasing, and refitting and adjusting the bearings. If equipped with disc brakes, the brake pads and rotors should be checked for wear and/or damage. Brake magnets should also be checked for wear and operation and their wiring checked.
What is special about a caravan?
A caravan is a vehicle without an engine that can be pulled by a car or van. It contains beds and cooking equipment so that people can live or spend their holidays in it. the old caravan routes from Central Asia to China.
Is it worth repairing a damp caravan?
Can I choose to not repair the dampness? If damp is left to do its thing, it will eventually cause irreparable damage to the structure of your caravan. If your caravan can still be repaired at this stage, the costs will be much higher. Even worse, it can lead to mould and mildew which can be hazardous to your health.
Will caravan damp dry out?
If you’re willing to repair water ingress, you may decide to just live with the damp area in your caravan. Over time, it’ll dry out, but be aware that the caravan structure may be compromised depending on the extent of the damage caused.
How often should you reseal a caravan?
By ten years of age every caravan must be inspected for sealant deterioration. Unfortunately some material becomes vulnerable as early as 6 to 8 years. Sealants used in the last 5 years are proving generally more durable; nevertheless inspect that stored or unused van regularly.