Buyer’s Guide: Steer Clear of Rusty Caravans for Sale

Posted on August 15, 2012

Buying your first caravan or upgrading from your existing caravan is an exciting time as you’re essentially purchasing a second home where you can create wonderful family memories and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you have the freedom to travel around the country and abroad while enjoying your home comforts and privacy, it’s no wonder that so many of us have bought our very own caravans. If you’re looking for a caravan for sale in Northampton then look no further; here at The Caravan Company we have an impressive collection of used caravans to choose from so you can start making memories as soon as possible.

When you’re looking for a used caravan you need to be aware of potential problems that you need to look out for and rust is a big one!

Why Is Rust a Problem?

The science behind rust is actually very simple. Rust or Iron Oxide has very different properties to Iron: Iron is strong and durable, whereas Iron Oxide is brittle and can hold considerably less weight than Iron. This means that if the chassis of your caravan is rusting then it can be dangerous and potentially harmful.

 

It’s important that if you’re looking to buy from a private seller you thoroughly check all aspects of the caravan including the chassis. Look for any rusting, especially around drill holes as this is usually the most common place to find rusting.

 

It’s important to note that if you find any white rust, don’t worry; the white rust is visually unattractive but not harmful.

 

How to Steer Clear of Rusting Caravans

 

The best way to ensure that you don’t unknowingly purchase a rusting used caravan is to come to us at The Caravan Company. Our highly knowledgeable and experienced team members will guide you through your options and give you all the information you need about any caravans you’re interested in.

 

Don’t risk getting ripped off and stuck with a rusted and potentially dangerous caravan; our enormous range of used caravans means that you’re sure to find a caravan that meets all of your needs and requirements. Why not visit our website for more information or contact us today with any questions you have.

 

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