Used caravan

Exterior Condition

Interior Condition



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Caravan Roof Damage

If possible get up to roof level, check no damage has been done such as a blown off roof tile has pierced the aluminium skin allowing water to penetrate. Buyers tend to miss looking on top of the caravan but also check roof seals and seals around the roof/sides and also seals above front and rear panels. Check too that the roof is clean and hasn’t been left uncared for – we’ve seen many a shiny tourer with the roof covered with tree sap.

Caravan Roof


Important Note

When you buy a used touring caravan it is absolutely vital that you check, or if you are not technically competent yourself have checked, the main safety features before you use the caravan. The bearings must be in good condition and be well greased, the tyres must be in good condition and the brakes working properly. Make sure that gas appliances are fully serviced and get a carbon monoxide alarm.

If the visible condition of the caravan indicates that it may not have been well maintained this may be a warning sign that more vital safety features have also not been properly maintained. Build the cost of servicing vital safety features into your budget and have them serviced before you use the caravan.

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Before you tow your caravan ensure that you have a stabiliser properly fitted to the correct type of hitch. Familiarise yourself with the correct loading method and load your caravan correctly for towing.