Signs That A Caravan Might Need Repair

The idea of looking for a new static caravan is exciting. But you are likely to be spending a lot of money on a new or used static caravan, so you need to get it right. If you are looking at used static caravans for sale then it can help to know what to look out for and what might need repair work.

Damaged Flooring

The flooring of any static caravan is highly durable, but it can become damaged in a number of ways. Whether there has been structural damage as a result of heavy winds or there has been damage through the dropping of a large item, any damage would compromise the rest of your caravan and its condition. Furthermore, damage to the floor could cause weaknesses elsewhere, so if there is damage, then it might be time to consider the cost of putting this right.

A Damaged Frame

Your caravan might suffer from frame damage that could be caused through general wear and tear, bad weather or even the likes of damp. While on the outside, the caravan might look in good condition, should the frame be damaged it increases the risk of further damage and problems that could prove costly to put right.

Problem Electrics

The electrics of your caravan are vital as you will need them to run the TV, heating and lighting amongst many other things. So, if you notice that electrical items are tripping or that the lights are flickering then this could indicate that there is a more serious problem present. This is not something you want to try and rectify yourself which is why you should call in electricians to take a look and put things right.

Leaking Shower

A shower is likely to be one of the more commonly used features in a caravan and with that comes the risk of general wear and tear. Therefore, you might have leaking pipes, leaking shower accessories or even split shower trays that are causing water damage elsewhere. Underlying problems can go unnoticed for some time, but it is sensible to get them repaired as quickly as possible. Even something as small as a leaking showerhead should be sorted quickly.

Window Repairs

Windows can prove to be a problem for caravans because small cracks can develop into larger cracks and that could mean that your window becomes compromised. You might also have cracked seals that allow the wind and rain into your caravan. This is another problem that needs to get sorted as quickly as possible as this will help to prevent further problems.


This is a serious problem that could cause a lot of damage to your caravan and could result in your caravan becoming unusable. Therefore, finding the cause of the damp should be your main aim to begin with, then you can begin to repair the damage that it has caused.

There are many things that can go wrong with a caravan but keeping an eye out for the problems and dealing with them as soon as possible can help to keep your caravan in excellent condition.