After a recent service which discovered damp reading of 50%+ on this just 4 year old Swift Challenger 625 today we set about putting it right. The front windows, spoiler & rail were removed and resealed. The ingress was caught early so no rotting to the walls.
Swift Before We Start
Spoiler & Windows Removed
Rail Removed – Black Marks Under Complete Seal Showing Water Ingress Path
Front cleaned & Prepared Ready For Reseal
Caravan Rail Resealed Plenty of sealant present – Next Overtop Seal Applied
Windows Back In top Seal Applied – Just Spoiler & Clan to Finish
All completed Just Need To Remove the Dust Sheets!
A 3 month retest (Included in Repair Price) should see the readings back to normal.
See www.allmakescaravans.co.uk and click on repairs for more information. http://www.allmakescaravans.co.uk/caravan-repair-derbyshire.php
Why have a service on your caravan or motorhome? We all know that we have to have an MOT on our Car for the insurance to be valid, its clear cut in the policy document but is it the same for Touring Caravans?
I have done a little research and looked at Terms & Conditions documents from 4 major insurers and it appears it is. All insurers require you to “Maintain your Caravan in a Safe & Roadworthy Condition” Question is how do you prove you have?
Many posts on Caravan Forums have said “When I Made a Claim for an Accident the 1st thing they asked for was Service History” So without service paperwork can you prove it in the event of an accident or claim?
My advice – Have an annual Service on your caravan from an approved workshop then the insurer should be satisfied straight away.
What follows is the policy document extracts from the 4 major Caravan insurers, The Caravan Club, The Caravan & Camping Club, AA Insurance & E&L Insurance.
One additional exclusion on E&L is interesting check your storage is compliant.
———————————————————————————————— Caravan Club Insurance – Terms & Conditions General Conditions
Care of the Caravan
You must take all responsible steps to safeguard Your Caravan, Equipment, and Contents against loss or damage, maintain it in a sound and roadworthy condition, and take note of the terms of the Warranty on page 8 of this booklet.
———————————————————————————————– Caravan & Camping Club – Club Care Insurance Caravan & Trailer Tent Policy Booklet
The Cover (Continued)
Maintenance You must ensure that Your Unit is maintained in a sound and roadworthy condition as Insurers have offered this insurance on that basis. If Your Unit is not in a sound and roadworthy condition and You suffer a loss as a direct result, Your claim could be rejected.
———————————————————————————————— AA Caravan Insurance
Terms & Conditions For Select Policy
3 Care of Property
The property insured must be maintained in sound condition and all reasonable precautions taken to prevent and minimise any claims.