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Our tips for caring for your caravan

In order to be able to use your caravan for many years, you need to check and maintain your vehicle regularly.

What are the right things to do on a daily basis? How often should you care? What accessories are needed? Follow the guide, we tell you everything!

Our tips for caring for your caravan
Our tips for caring for your caravan

Exterior maintenance of your caravan

Like any other vehicle, a caravan requires regular maintenance of its bodywork. Trips during your various stays lead to the appearance of various black spots, scratches, stuck insects... Therefore, it is necessary to undergo cleaning to preserve its original shine! But be careful not to damage the bodywork; for example, forget about karcher, as it can remove the paint.


A sponge, a bucket of soapy water and a little elbow oil will do the trick. A telescopic broom for effortless cleaning without the risk of scratching the body will be especially appreciated. Below are a few products that will make your job much easier.


Humidity control

We have already mentioned here the importance of humidity control. This annual check is crucial to ensure the longevity of your vehicle and to prevent water ingress.

To ensure good tightness, regularly inspect the gaskets, especially around windows and doors. We recommend applying a lubricant before winter to prevent the seals from cracking.


Tyre care

Good tyre care is a must! The pressure of your tyres should be checked regularly: excessive inflation accelerates wear, while low inflation increases the risk of explosions. Don't forget to check in at least once before each trip.


Seasonal care:

In summer, tires are damaged by the sun's rays. If you stop for a long time, it is advisable to protect them to prevent premature aging.

During the winter months, you should overinflate your tires a little too much to prevent them from deforming. Indeed, the tire flattens when it is immobilized for a long time. It is also strongly recommended to regularly move the car or place it on wedges.

Another solution that requires the intervention of a professional is the installation of hydraulic jacks. Our technicians are qualified to perform this installation. Ask us for more information.


Caravan engine maintenance

First of all, it is important that you read the maintenance booklet provided by the manufacturer for your vehicle. This booklet will list all checkpoints, maintenance to be performed and their frequency. As a general rule, engine maintenance should be carried out every 50,000 km.


Self-care

As with any vehicle, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your RVVAN's engine running smoothly:

  1. Check oil and coolant levels

  2. Check for any leaks or abnormal leaks

  3. Visually inspect belts, spark plugs, etc.

Don't forget to disconnect the batteries when you're not using your RV. This will use your electricity unnecessarily to prevent them from draining. In general, you need to charge your batteries monthly in a 200V outlet.


Maintenance in the garage

Have your vehicle serviced every 50,000 km or every 2 years, whichever comes first

Change the oil (engine and brake fluid) every two years

Change the belt approximately every 4 years (see maintenance booklet)



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