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How to check and maintain your caravan

Category: Business News | Author: Kennis Caravans & Motorhomes |  Date posted:  | Impressions: 151181   829

How to check and maintain your caravan

  1. Check and re-tighten all wheel nuts - between 90-110nm using a torque wrench before and after using your caravan
  2. Check all vents, window seals and door seals to prevent rain-water etc. from penetrating your investment.
  3. Regularly open and ventilate your caravan to prevent the air in your caravan from becoming stale and prevent mould from developing
  4. Test the handbrake before and after every journey. Remember that the system is designed to disengage when reversing. Check only after moving the caravan forward
  5. Regularly check and clean all road lights. The electrical contact points of the globes tend to form a white powder-like build up from the reaction of moisture between different metals, causing malfunction. It is very common to see caravan rear lights not functioning properly
  6. Keep the battery charged.A caravan’s leisure battery will normally last between 7 and 8 days when fully charged. Remember that discharging a battery below the 50% mark will prevent it from ever being fully charged again, so always ensure that the battery is KEPT fully charged
  7. Ensure that the water in your supply system is changed frequently.Left for long periods of time, the water in your system can become stale and unpleasant.
  8. Keep your caravan covered whenever possible to prolong its value. Exposure to the elements can all have a tremendous impact on the structural integrity of your caravan
  9. Never leave canvas pop-ups exposed. This is unnecessary and is also costly to replace.
  10. Ensure that the tires are always fully inflated - for safety reasons and to prolong the life of the caravan axle
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