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Caravan trim damage

On older tourers around 15 years in age check the plastic trim beading, it can deteriorate with direct sunlight and general weathering it’s easily replaced but it may be difficult to obtain the right colour for your chosen tourer. Its not a big issue though so shouldn’t put you off the van in question. Caravan breakers can be a good source to get parts for older tourers.

Trim beading damage

Trim edging damage can be a major problem, if the sealant is getting dry and the trim is left off, water ingress is basically inevitable. So if the tourer you’re looking at has this type of damage check the trim can be replaced and also that the sealant hasn’t let water into the body work. Left the damp problem will worsen and major repair work costing £300 plus could be the outcome.

Trim damage

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.