Used caravan

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Caravan Wheels and Tyres

Check the vans tyres, a tourer of just four years of age will most likely need a new set of tyres. Tourer tyres don’t wear out as such – but due to long standing periods and the suns rays they perish and crack. They need changing sooner rather than later to avoid a potential blow out.

cracked caravan tyre

Many caravans have plastic trims on them which can be hiding a potential problem. Take the wheel trims off to examine the state of the rims; this caravan still has the originals on but is looking very corroded so a new rim replacement is needed most likely for both sides.

corroded caravan wheel

 

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.