If you’re campervan has been in hibernation for the winter, it’s a good idea to do a few basic tasks to make sure it’s ready to hit the road again. Treating your campervan well is the very best way to prolong the lifespan of your vehicles and also to retain it’s value. After all, nobody is going to be interested in buying a banged up camper with faulty electrics and water damage, so it’s vital to keep up with the maintenance. In this blog, we are going to take a look at how best to take care of your motorhome.
Looking After Your Campervan
The first thing you should do is give the interior a good clean out and check for any leaks or signs of damp. Make sure all the seals are still keeping water out and also look out for any watermarks or mould which could indicate your campervan has been leaking. You can check the seals are working by simply spraying a garden hose on your vehicle and checking if any of the water is getting through, make sure you give the vehicle a good airing too by opening all the doors, skylights and windows for a while.
The next thing to look at is the appliances in your camper. You should thoroughly flush out the water system before using it again and check LPG appliances for any insects that may have entered over the winter. All other electrical appliances should also be tested to ensure they are in good working order and make sure your antennae or satellite dishes are in the correct position for travelling.
One of the most common causes of accidents in campervans occur because of tyre blowouts so you should definitely check your tyre pressure to make sure they are topped up appropriately. Also keep an eye on signs of bulging, cracking, low tread depth or anything stuck in the tyres before setting out. You should also check the oil and coolant pressure as well as making sure your wipers are functioning properly.
Visit Denby Campervans Today
Following these simple steps will ensure your campervan is ready to hit the road again after the winter and ensure your vehicle retains maximum value. And, here at Denby Campervans, we have everything you need if you want to make any additions or tweaks to your vehicle with hundreds of accessories to choose from. We also specialise in campervan sales if you want to get yourself a new vehicle and we also take part-exchange.
For more information on our campervans for sale or any of our other services, please feel free to contact us directly.