Once out of fashion, the humble caravan has experienced a renaissance in recent years. As holiday-makers seek out cheaper and more accessible travel options, recreational vehicles have emerged as a great way to get out and explore our beautiful country.
In fact, according to a report published by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, the number of RV registrations has soared - increasing by 5.3% in 2015. With more than 586,000 campervans across the nation, it's clear that the 'holiday on wheels' is here to stay.
But what happens when you’re not on holiday? In addition to ensuring your caravan and trailer insurance covers you for fire, theft and accidental damage, you’ll want to follow these caravan storage tips before you bid adieu.
Give the whole caravan a good scrubbing so it's in top shape when you take it out of storage. There are many cleaning agents on the market specifically designed for caravans that won't mark, scratch or stain the bodywork. This is also a good time to identify and address any mould or rust that might be taking hold in hard-to-see spots.
While it is important to assess tyre quality before, during and after every major road trip, caravan storage gives you the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive check-up. You'll want to examine:
As one of the leading causes of fires in caravans, the electrical components of your RV should be checked regularly. Ensure the following:
It’s also a good idea to have an electrical professional inspect and clean all the connecting pins. This helps ensure that when you plug back in before your next trip, the whole family is safe and sound.
Editorial By: Youi