Help! My Camper van is leaking!

It’s the time of year when you really should start looking at your camper van to make sure it’s in a good state before you retire it for the winter, and one of the major things that you need to be careful of, especially with the older and ‘classic’ campers, is water. There’s a lot of it around over the winter and with cold to contend with as well, even the best cared for camper vans can fall victim to leaks.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to keep your van under cover in the wetter and colder months, all the better, but if you’re going to be exposing it to the worst that the British climate can do, you need to take some precautions. Check around all the cushions inside the van thoroughly to see whether there’s any damp in there already, and then check around the windows and door seals carefully for any obvious spots that need repair.

If you can’t find any evidence of leaks, that’s fantastic news and you can put the van away for winter without too much worry about inclement weather. The problem with camper vans is that they are prone to leaking and the chances are that unless you’ve been very lucky, you might have to get some of the seals around the windows, doors or the pop-top roof replaced. Worst case scenario is that if you’ve been neglecting your poor camper there could be trapped water in there already, which means you’ll have to pay us a visit to sort out the problems. If you leave it untreated you run the risk of rust problems on the bodywork or roof mechanism.

Once you’ve identified that there’s a leak in the roof or around the windows, contact the experts at Red Rose Windscreens. We’re happy to help with repairs for water ingress in both mobile homes and camper vans.