Maintaining your static caravan is essential to ensure it stays in top condition, and extends the life of the caravan. Below is a list of areas that will require periodic maintenance.
Often the build up of dirt and mould on the exterior walls can encourage damp and deterioration. Use a jet wash or traditional bucket and water a wash the caravan and remove dirt and mould.
Roof & Guttering.
Moss build up on the roof or in the gutter can cause the gutters to become blocked and promote damp issues. Keep the gutters clear at all times to allow the water to run away freely. The Autumn can be a particularly prime time for build up in the gutters caused by falling leaves.
Gas / Electrical.
Determine who's responsibly it is to maintain the gas and electricity. The owner and park operator may hold responsibility.
Check on a regular basis to ensure the anchor chains are not rusting. Any concerns should be reported to the park operator. Try to keep the underneath of the caravan free from vegetation of clutter to allow air to flow freely.
The steps leading to the caravan should be checked on a regular basis. They are often lightly built, so rust or general wear and tear may take they toll.
Windows and frames.
The windows and frames of the caravan can be prone to weathering as do traditional windows. The rubber seals should be checked for any defects and be fixed before any water enters the caravan causing internal damage.
If the caravan is blocked up, then there is no need to service the wheels on an annual basis, however keeping them as dry as possible and lubricated will extend their life. If the caravan is being relocated ensure the wheel and bearings are fully serviced and working.