Taking Care Of Your Chassis & Tyres On Your Static Caravan & Holiday Home

The chassis of your holiday home should be checked at the end of the season at the very least for and checked for corrosion. This is especially relevant and should be done more often at seaside park locations where the salt laden air can speed up corrosion.

The chassis of some holiday homes are galvanized so really need no maintenance at all just a quick check for flaking is required.

If you have a chassis with a painted frame then if you discover that it needs repair then the area should be rubbed down with a wire brush to remove any loose paint and then coat the affected areas with a good external corrosion resistant paint that is suitable for steel such as Hammerite which is available in many colours so you should be able to get a close match.

Tyres and Pressures

The tyres are specified by the weight of the caravan and there should be a band letter shown on the chassis plate. Tyre pressures are usually shown on the wheel disc and vary between 70 and 90 psi.

Tyres should be inspected while checking the caravan chassis for cracks or deteriation and changed for replacements.

In general try to keep the tyres out of direct sunlight as this will cause the rubber to deteriate quicker.


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