Don't pay for costly repairs

What to look for before seeing the experts


Avoid Costly Caravan Repairs by Following These Handy Steps

Did you know that vans and trailers should be serviced every 10,000kms? Failure to do so could result in damage to key aspects of your van, while the loss of a wheel could cause your van to tip or destabilise. Something isn’t quite right with your van – but before you head towards the experts for repairs you may not even need in the first place, consider our handy guide below.

Fixing Lights

If your lights stop working, you should get them fixed as soon as possible. That doesn’t necessarily mean a trip down to the experts. You may be able to fix them yourself.

  • Have the connections been shaken loose or clogged with dirt?

    If so, a clean will suffice

  • Is the bulb the problem? If so, replace it.
  • If the fuse or other circuit aspect is the problem, a discussion with an expert may be a good idea.

Leaky Awnings

If it’s raining, fix an oily rag over the leak. This will keep you dry for the time being. Otherwise, the canvas can be patched with duct tape – then sew and seal a proper patch when you return home.

Rattling Noises

Rattling noises are a sure sign something is coming loose. Check what’s loose and tie it down. Otherwise, some grease may help.

Essential Tools

Bringing an extensive tool bag with you no matter where you go will help better prepare you for any emergencies you encounter when travelling with your caravan.


Carrying a spare U-Bolt and replacing it yourself is a good way to solve the problem. You can pick some spares up from the Caravanland Toyshop

Replacing Tyres

If your tyres are over 6 years old, it’s time to replace them – and you don’t need to consult an expert for that.


What to look out for when buying a second-hand caravan

Buying a second-hand caravan is a great way to ensure you stay within your budget. However, it is important to be aware that second-hand caravans can bring with them problems that brand-new caravans may not. Make sure to pay close attention to the following things when you’re buying a second-hand caravan:

  • Scrapes and dents
  • Deteriorated joint sealant
  • Cracks in the chassis
  • Electrical, gas, brake and water lines
  • Doors, windows and cupboards
  • Registration papers

Choose Caravanland for Your Next Adventure!

If you have any questions about this article or Caravanland, we are here to help. We care about making each individual’s trip the best it can be by providing a house on wheels with comfort and safety as a priority. If you are in need of a servicing, visit us here or contact our friendly staff to book a servicing on (08) 9311 7333.