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Caravan Maintenance

Do you own a caravan or plan to get one? Whichever the case how often should you schedule caravan maintenance? Your caravan requires regular maintenance and care all year long. Doing so prevents you from incurring costly repairs in the future. If you are looking for a reliable company for your caravan maintenance and servicing, please contact us today for an estimate.

Caravan Maintenance

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At RV & Caravan Centre, we are MVRL licensed caravan and motorhome repairers. We have over 25 years of experience and deliver professional caravan insurance repairs. Most major insurance companies prefer working with us, and we are also repairers and authorised warranty agents for major manufacturers.

What Maintenance Does A Caravan Need?

Different parts of a caravan need maintenance for optimum performance, including:

Caravan Maintenance Tips

There are several useful caravan maintenance tips you can employ. You need to ensure that you apply them before your trip, during, and after. It will be best to get your caravan serviced after every 10,000 km or schedule it for annual servicing. Here are a couple of mobile caravan maintenance tips.

  • 01.

    Towing weight

    Unlike with a camp trailer, avoid towing your caravan with full water tanks as you can always top up when necessary. Doing so is costlier to run, increasing the vehicle’s wear and tear.
  • 02.

    Rust

    Restoring rust can be pretty costly when not caught early. To prevent rust, consider buying a caravan cover, store the RV in a dry place, and touch up peeling or chipped paint.
  • 03.

    Mould

    To prevent mould from growing, ensure you immediately clean up spills, check for leaks regularly, regularly clean and air the van, and wipe surfaces with disinfectant.
  • 04.

    Water, power, and gas

    Regularly inspect the water storage, electrics, and gas. Flush the system regularly and empty stale water. Confirm all lights are functioning and replace broken bulbs. Test all the appliances like the heating system to confirm they are working appropriately and there are no leaks.
  • 05.

    Jockey wheels, brakes, and wheels

    Ensure you tighten all the wheel nuts and check the caravan tyre pressure and look for signs of wear. The jockey wheel’s wheel and handle should freely turn, and the handbrake must release and engage appropriately.

Caravan Maintenance Services

Your RV and caravan are big investments, and you need to take proper care of them. While there is specific caravan maintenance that you can perform at home, it would be best to contact a professional for serious maintenance needs.

Keep your RV and caravan clean and free from rust and mould. RV & Caravan Centre provides the best caravan maintenance in NSW. Please call 1800 782 236 today or request a quote below.

Caravan Maintenance FAQs
Caravan maintenance includes cleaning it inside out, checking electrics, appliances, and handbrake, and cleaning the water systems. It also includes taking your caravan to a professional when you notice any damage.
Your caravan is your investment and requires regular maintenance and care. Service your caravan after 12 months or 10,000 km.

Caravan servicing is essential to ensure the caravan is safe. During servicing, some of the things that are done include checking chassis for cracks and wear, wheel bearings, checking breaks, lubricating all necessary parts, and servicing and checking all moving parts.

Yes. Your caravan must get serviced as it ensures it is safe enough for your travels. Servicing also looks at wearable parts like brake pads, reducing the risks of unexpected problems from occurring.

Depending on your preference, there are plenty of ways to make your caravan look nice and unique. You can add simple touches like a floor rug, change the interior lighting, re-upholster, and improve the sound system.
Caravan cleaning methods may vary from individual to individual. The best way to clean your caravan is using cleaning products designed for caravans, washing, polishing, then waxing, and not washing on a sunny day to avoid leaving watermarks.