Used caravan

Exterior Condition

Interior Condition



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Caravan Windows

Check window seals, especially sealed units as on some A.B.I’s and Cotswold models where rubber sealed units can perish and let in water. Check for any patchy repair work where sealant has been used to stop a leak –this design of window doesn’t open, but if they are badly perished finding and fitting a replacement isn’t easy and could prove expensive to.

window seals require careful checks

Windows that are broken are then in need of repair, check for large cracks that the last owner may have tried to glue! Completely broken windows may look easy to replace but do check that replacements are available first. Windows can be sourced through caravan breakers or specially made by some companies which can make a copy which is a very near match to the original replacement.

broken window

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.