Do you need to waterproof your caravan in time for the summer holidays?
With summer just around the corner, kiwis around the country are gearing up to explore our beautiful outdoors.
But, as many of you will know, travelling with a leaky caravan or RV can dampen your kiwi adventure.
That’s why waterproofing your caravan is vital in making sure you’re prepared for that long-awaited summer holiday!
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO WATERPROOF YOUR CARAVAN
Before putting your caravan back out on the road, it’s important to make sure your caravan is waterproofed to endure unexpected weather conditions but also to prevent long-term damage.
Water leaks in a caravan can lead to rotten timber frames, buckling, blistering, and black
mould can form in the lining of the caravan, which poses a potential health risk.
In addition, the interior of your caravan can be damaged. The repair costs will leave you
digging deep into your pocket! To prevent this happening, waterproof your caravan now to
save you time and money in the long run.
HOW TO FIND A LEAK IN YOUR CARAVAN
Finding a leak in your caravan may not be as obvious as you think, especially if you don’t
know what you are looking for.
To start, look for any wear and tear, cracks, thinning, or any other type of damage in the
- Start on the roof and the skylight of your caravan
- The water tanks
- The water heater and the AC
- Check the areas around the doors and windows (generally at the bottom, for signs of water ingress.)
- Check the sealing around any items that are attached to the caravan, like the number plates and bike racks
A common way to find a leak is to do a water test. Thoroughly wet your caravan, then watch to see if there is any water seeping through (particularly from the roof and windows).
Signs your caravan could be leaking:
- Sounds of water dripping when taps and toiletries are not in use
- Water spots, drips, or stains on the walls
- Discoloration of the ply
- Water spots on the floor inside the caravan
- Water spots on the ground outside the caravan
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND A LEAK
To make sure you have found the source of the leak, do a water test with a hose.
If the leak has been unnoticed for some time, then check for mould, dampness, wood rot and water damage or staining on the ply inside the caravan.
Regular inspection of the seals, at least twice a year, will help to minimize the risk of water
infiltration and leaks in a caravan.
Once the leak is located, make sure the surface is clean and dry before repairing it. If you are going to repair the caravan yourself, don’t resort to silicone cartridges that can be corrosive and eat into the aluminum cladding.
We recommend using a sealant.
There are many sealant products on the market to choose from, and you want to be sure to get it right the first time!
Use a sealant that’s specifically designed for caravans and RVs as this will give you the
confidence to restore and protect your caravan so you can enjoy those summer holidays.
LIQUID RUBBER WATERPROOF SEALANT
There is one quick, easy and affordable solution, Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant!
Liquid Rubber is a multi-purpose, liquid coating that solidifies into a tough, waterproof
membrane, and can be used for waterproofing, as an air barrier, and protection against
This amazing product can be applied like any normal paint using a brush, roller or spray
pump to most surfaces, including metal, concrete, wood, bitumen and metals.
The versatile nature of Liquid Rubber also means that it can reach those hard-to-get places that traditional waterproofing solutions can’t.
Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant is:
- Environmentally friendly
- Water-based, non-toxic, solvent-free and contains no VOC’s (volatile organic
- It’s lasting effects means you don’t need to reapply for at least a decade
- It’s safe and easy to use
WATERPROOF YOUR CARAVAN TODAY
If you want to waterproof your caravan or RV, there’s really no easier way than Liquid
Rubber Waterproof Sealant.
Our Liquid Rubber is just one of the amazing waterproofing products we have here at Cohe that are affordable, effective, simple and easy to use.
Don’t let water leaks damage your caravan or your road trips this summer.
Download our simple step by step application guide to waterproofing your caravan today!
Contact us if you would like to know more about our waterproofing solutions, as our friendly and experienced staff are happy to help with any DIY project big or small.