So, you bought a camper trailer – how exciting! Now you’re probably wondering, how do you go about ensuring it receives the proper maintenance to ensure longevity?
PMX Campers specialises in all things caravans and camper trailers. From the best vehicles to purchase to the proper servicing timelines and techniques, our team of experts have some advice on the best ways to take care of your camper trailer.
Check out our go-to guide below which includes the major things you should know about the maintenance procedures for your camper trailer.
Inspect the roof
You’ll want to regularly inspect yourcamper roof for leaks, at least every three months or so. Water leaks can seep in through open seams in roof edges, skylights, vents or even A/C units. These leaks can go undetected for months, as they will initially soak into the other wood frame, which can cause irreversible water damage. There are a range of sealants you can use to patch up your camper roof should there be cracks and leaks. Be sure you use one that is compatible with the roofing material on your vehicle.
Check tire pressure and tighten your wheels
Safe driving when towing a caravan or camper trailer is key. Before embarking on your journey, tighten your camper’s wheels and measure the tire pressure. Driving with loose lug nuts or low tire pressure can be extremely dangerous and could lead to a wheel popping or falling off during travel. If your camper has been sitting all winter, chances are it will need a bit more air before it is ready to drive anywhere.
Change the batteries
If you’re going on a remote holiday with your camper trailer, the last thing you want is a dead battery. Some batteries have water levels whereas others are maintenance free. Realistically, you should always aim to do your best to keep your camper battery fully charged. They can usually last up to 5 years without needing a replacement, however some start to lose capacity after three years, so be mindful of this.
Check the suspension and brakes
Electric brakes are incredibly effective and are designed to sit idle, however they need attention every so often to ensure they are operating safely and correctly. Keep an eye out for cracks in brake linings which can crack if they overheat. Suspension is also often overlooked as it is quite hidden. If the suspension isn’t performing, it may not absorb road shock and could damage your vehicle. Test your brakes and suspension by riding around the block to ensure everything feels right.
Contact a professional
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the things to consider when maintaining your camper trailer. For proper and professional servicing, consider contacting experts in caravan and camper trailer servicing. PMX Campers can help walk you through how to properly care for your caravan. Book in your PMX camper or caravan in for a service today with one of our expert technicians and get exploring.