Preparing your Caravan for Spring

It may not have felt like it in the morning frost, but Spring is on it’s way! And with Easter coming early this year you may already be planning your first trip away this season.

Now is the ideal time to get your caravan serviced, but in the meantime here are some basic tips to help you on your way;

Make sure that your tyres are inflated correctly and check for any cuts, wear or bulges. The thread depth should meet legal requirements and run across the full width of the tire.

Check that your handbrake works and is capable of holding the weight of your caravan, we don’t want you rolling away in the middle of the night!

Ensure that your gas bottle is full and that the rubber hoses aren’t split or damaged.

Check all of your running lights and make sure that your leisure battery is holding the correct charge. Check that the cooker, fridge and heating are all in good working order.

Your fire extinguisher should be in date and properly pressurised. We hope that you’ll never need it but it is also worth investing in a fire blanket in the event of a cooking fat fire.

Now is also the ideal time to give your caravan a good spring-clean. Hopefully you have already read our Checklist for preparing your Caravan for Winter Storage so you won’t need to worry about unwanted mould or frost damage – but it is worth taking the time to give your caravan a good clean (both inside and out). Not only will this give you the opportunity to spot any minor problems before they turn into something more serious, it will also help to maintain the resale value of your caravan.

We offer immaculate hard-standing touring pitches across 6 holiday parks, all situated in the heart of Somerset. With a portfolio including family friendly, adult only and over 50’s parks, we really do have something for everyone.

Please click HERE to request your free brochure, we’re sure that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.