Keeping your static caravan in top condition is extremely important- it’s a great investment to your family and will be the prime destination for many future holidays. Like anything, the trick to keeping your static caravan in perfect form is maintenance. We’ve put together our top five tips to ensure your static caravan is kept in its best state all year round.
It’s important to undergo annual maintenance of your boiler of which should be completed by a registered engineer. However, if you are experiencing issues with your boiler you should make an engineer aware of this as soon as possible. Electrical systems should also be checked annually to ensure maximum safety within your caravan. When it comes to leaving your caravan after a holiday or for the winter season, ensure the electric and gas is turned off at the main connection point.
It’s surprisingly easy for dirt to collect on your caravan throughout the year. You should take the time to clean the exterior to keep it looking pristine and ensure it remains waterproof. We’d advise using a jet wash for a quick and thorough clean or a cloth and detergent. Windows can be cleaned on the outside and inside with an average window cleaning solution.
It goes without saying that the interior of your caravan should be cleaned regularly. You’ll be able to notice any signs of wear and tear that could potentially affect the lifespan of your caravan. This way, you’ll be able to fix anything as soon as possible. If you’re unable to perform a deep clean yourself, look into services that can complete this for you.
If you don’t already have insurance for you static caravan, you should make it a priority to get it as soon as possible. You’ll need to ensure that the insurance you get has the adequate cover to meet your requirements. Ensure you check the policy carefully so you’re aware of exactly what you will be covered against.
Two small, yet very important, aspects to a static caravan are the air vents and gutters. Air vents are extremely important in terms of safety, but you should ensure vents are kept closed when the caravan is not in use. Any vents on the walls or floor, however, should be kept open to help avoid damp. Gutters should be kept free of debris, particularly in the autumn and winter months, as this could potentially lead to damp patches.
Here at Retreat Caravan Park, we have a number of fantastic holiday homes available to buy now. Better yet, all of our pitches are generously spaced and most are fenced to provide you with your own private garden and our standard facilities.