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Caravan 101: essential maintenance – Cliché Magazine

When embarking on your next adventure as a caravan owner, there are a few things to keep in mind to extend the life of your new investment. With many Away Resorts mobile homes for sale, it can be difficult to know where to start.

So, to help you figure out your responsibilities and location when purchasing your dream holiday home, join us on a tour of the essential maintenance required for your caravan.

Read on to find out more.


It may seem logical, but keeping your caravan clean both inside and out is essential to ensure your caravan lasts a long time.

You can simply run a damp, warm cloth over the outside to prevent the build-up of dirt.

Windows and doors

Open your windows often, all year round. Mobile homes can become stuffy over time, so it’s important to maintain air circulation. However, to keep your space safe, lock all windows and doors when you are not there.

Air circulation/vents

Speaking of air circulation, you should always check your vents and make sure they are clean and free of any obstructions.

When you are not using your caravan, keep the ventilation grilles closed. However, vents in the wall or floor may be left open, as this can help prevent moisture build-up.

Remove fallen leaves

Did you know that fallen leaves in autumn can cause a lot of damage to the roof of your caravan? Remove these as best you can, as often as you can, to keep your roof in good condition.

Heavy winds can also cause wear and tear on your roof, so always check your gutters and anything else that could come loose.

the white goods

When your caravan is not in use, you should also leave the door of the fridge freezer combination open to prevent mold from forming. Your white goods should be cleaned regularly, emptying the washing machine and dishwasher filters to prevent build-up.

Other tips include leaving toilet cleaner in the water rather than around the edges of the toilet as this can cause staining, as well as lifting and cleaning your shower drain regularly.

Each and every one of them ensures that your caravan continues to run smoothly from the inside.


It may seem logical to turn off your boiler when you are away from the caravan, but even if you do, it will still require annual maintenance.

Gas and electricity

Turn off the gas and electricity here too when your caravan is not in use. Security checks should be discussed with the park operator, especially if you are paying annual fees.

Check your warranty

In any case, it is always worth checking with the park manager, as well as your warranty or insurance. If you have a caravan for the first time, for example, you can get everything from the park under warranty for free for the first year. So if something goes wrong, report it to see what you’re covered for.

The maintenance of your caravan is so important to get the most out of your investment. Always direct matters through park management to make sure you get all the help and information you need, and make sure you check, clean and care for everything from the roof to the floor vents.

Finally, don’t forget to sit back, relax and enjoy your staycations for years to come – or all the benefits you’ll get if you choose to buy and rent it out.

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