Simple Tips for Maintaining Your Caravan between Services

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Your New Age Caravan requires 10000km/Annual Services but between this period here are some preventative tips to help avoid those last minute panic situations that occur moments before you head off on your caravan holiday.

AES/Compressor Fridge: When your caravan’s fridge is not in use, it’s a good idea to wipe out the interior, dry it, and then to leave the door partially opened to prevent the occurrence of mould or smell.

Air Conditioner: Regularly inspect your air conditioner filters as wasp nests can form and if the filters clog, the air conditioner will struggle to operate especially in warm weather.

Hot Water Service (HWS) Anode: On a monthly basis inspect your anode in the hot water system. The anode is designed to corrode and depending on the condition of the water, this can occur rapidly or slowly. For more information on this click here.

Solar Panels: Roof mounted solar panels can get dirty and collect dust so regularly wipe down the panels with some warm soapy water which will aid in the improvement of solar electricity creation.

Diesel Heater: For those with off road caravans, the diesel heater is  popular appliance, but bare in mind the fuel can go off over time and when travelling in tropical climates. For when the heater is not planned to be used for a long time drain all the diesel out of the tank. Run the heater until it runs out of fuel – it will turn off when it runs dry and won’t hurt it.
Plug both the fresh air inlet pipe to the burner and the exhaust pipe. This will stop insects building nests in the pipes.

Awning: Like Solar panels, the awning can build up with dirt so wash the awning skin with warm soapy water. Leave the awning extended and only retract once clean and dry.