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.
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.
If so, a clean will suffice
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 are a sure sign something is coming loose. Check what’s loose and tie it down. Otherwise, some grease may help.
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.
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.
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:
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.