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How to Prevent and Deal with Damp on Your Caravan

As a caravan owner, one of the problems that you want to avoid is damp growing inside your caravan. With caravans generally having less ventilation than your house, you have to take extra measures to try and prevent damp or at least know how to deal with it as soon as possible to minimise the damage.

Damp is not only a problem that is unpleasant to have within your caravan, it can also be very costly to repair, so it is important to know what to look out for and how you can stop damp from appearing in your caravan. Here are some tips for protecting your caravan from damp:

Keep your caravan well ventilated

Get fresh air into your caravan as often as possible by keeping windows and roof vents open when you are using the caravan. It is particularly important to ventilate the caravan immediately after taking a shower or while you are cooking, as these activities will cause moisture to build up inside. Moisture can also get trapped inside cupboards and rooms, so open all internal doors and cupboards as well.

Install a damp meter

You can buy a special meter to install inside your caravan that measures the amount of water in the air, to help you to monitor this. A reading that shows there is more than 15% water in the air is usually cause for concern and you should look at what is causing the problem and try to resolve it before it leads to dampness.

Dry clothes outside

A major cause of damp inside any type of property is drying clothes inside, so you should try to always dry clothes outside wherever possible. Buying a portable washing line to use outside should help you to dry clothes outdoors when the weather allows. You should also remove bedding and towels when you are not using the caravan, as moisture can get caught in these fabrics.

Use a moisture trap or dehumidifier

If the water level in the air is measuring as high, it might be a good idea to buy a moisture trap or dehumidifier to remove the water from the air. You can buy ones that will automatically switch on when the humidity gets to a certain level.

Check your seals, seams, ceilings and walls

You should regularly check through your caravan for any signs of damp, which will usually be a dark colour but in the early stages could just be moisture gathering in places. After taking a shower or cooking, make sure you wipe surfaces down with a dry cloth or towel to remove any residue. You also need to be regularly checking the seals and seams on your caravan for any signs of damage that could lead to dampness.

If you do find any mould or mildew, you should use a specialist mould spray to clean the mould off the surface and then keep the area well ventilated in future.

Damp can cause severe damage to the interior of your caravan, but you may also experience dampness on the exterior of your caravan, especially if your caravan cover is not designed to be breathable. Many covers on the market are waterproof but not breathable, which means moisture will build upon the exterior walls and roof, often leading to dampness.

Pro-Tec Covers have been expertly designed to provide waterproof protection, but the material is also breathable, allowing moisture to escape and therefore prevent exterior damp.

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Caravan Holidays with a Hot Tub

If you are looking for a UK getaway with a bit of luxury and pampering, a caravan site with a hot tub will give you that extra special holiday experience. Lots of caravan sites now provide hot tubs with scenic views so that caravanners can pitch up and unwind in complete tranquility.

These are some of the best caravan sites that offer hot tubs under their facilities:

Woodovis Park, Tavistock, Devon

This 5-star holiday park has everything you need for a luxurious stay, including a heated pool and spa. You can take your touring caravan to this amazing site or stay in accommodation such as glamping pods or luxury caravans with hot tubs to make your stay even more relaxing.

Alpine Grove Wood Park, Chard, Somerset

Along the South West Coast, this peaceful site is set in 8.5 acres of parkland and is a great park for families and couples. There are several accommodation options, including touring caravan pitches and log cabins with hot tubs. There is an outdoor heated pool to enjoy through the summer season too.

North View Caravan Site, Garstang, Lancashire

A short distance from the popular beach resort of Blackpool, North View Caravan Site is nestled in the countryside and has 23 large hard standing pitches. The site has a great children’s play area and a hot tub that can be hired by the hour.

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Bridport, Dorset

This family-friendly resort is in an amazing location on the Jurassic Coast, and it even has its own private beach. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools with slides, a sauna, steam room and hot tub. You can take your own caravan or hire one on the site.

Bargoed Farm Caravan Park, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

This caravan park is newly opened and is in a picturesque area of Wales, close to Cardigan Bay. The park has 50 serviced hard standing pitches, with some of them including a private hot tub to enjoy. There are plenty of options for days out to the seaside, with Aberaeron and New Quay being close by.

Colemere Caravan Park, Ellesmere, Shropshire

If your perfect caravanning holiday involves a peaceful stay at a stunning park with great facilities, Colemere Caravan Park is the place for you. It is an adults-only site with a range of different accommodation options on their lakeside location. There is also a deluxe Nordic hot tub that can be hired during your stay.

Lady Heyes Holiday Park, Frodsham, Cheshire

Situated close to Chester and Delamere Forest, Lady Heyes Holiday Park is in a beautiful area of Cheshire and has some excellent onsite facilities. There are pitches for touring caravans, as well as a range of glamping options, including luxury pods with their own hot tubs.

If you want to stay at any of these sites, get your trip planned and order a Pro-Tec towing jacket to keep your caravan protected on your journey.

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Caravan Sites with Breath-taking Views

There are few better feelings than relaxing in complete tranquillity, looking out across picturesque scenery. If your ideal caravan holiday includes being somewhere with stunning views, then these caravan parks will provide you with views that will take your breath away:

 

Bunree Caravan Club Site, Scotland

 

The Bunree site is situated on the shore of Loch Linnhe, just outside of Fort William, with a stunning mountainous backdrop, which features Ben Nevis. It is a great location if you want to go on mountain walks but even if you just want to relax for a few days, these views will help you to unwind and recharge the batteries. You can take a cable car up the nearby Aonach Mor Mountain to take in even more impressive views.

 

Trewethett Farm, Cornwall

 

Cornwall has some amazing campsites along the coast that offer breathtaking views, but we think Trewethett Farm just edges it for stunning views. The site sits atop the cliffs, looking out over Bossiney Cove, where there is a lovely sandy beach. There is easy access to the South West Coastal path, where you can enjoy some more great views of the sea landscapes. The site is set in a quiet area, but it is close to shops, restaurants, and pubs.

 

St Agnes Beacon, Cornwall

 

Another site in Cornwall that offers views that will take your breath away is St Agnes Beacon, where you can see the best of the Cornish coastline from your caravan. You can see all along the coast up to St. Ives and many holidaymakers come back here year after year for the mesmerising views, as well as the nearby beaches and coastal walks.

 

Aberafon Campsite, Wales

 

This site is right on the beach, with beautiful sea views and there is even a private beach for guests staying at the campsite. Snowdonia is a short distance away, so as well as having views of the mountains, you are in a good location for walking and other outdoor activities. The site is set within 15 acres of valley grounds, so it is tranquil and surrounded by picturesque, rural scenery.

 

Beadnell Bay Club Site, Northumberland

 

The Beadnell Bay site has spectacular views over the Northumberland coast and the Cheviot Hills. One of the top sites on the North-East coast, it is close to several nice beaches and you can also take a boat to Farne Islands, another place to visit for the views alone. There are also lots of great attractions in the area, including Alnwick Castle, which was used as a filming location for both Downton Abbey and Harry Potter!

 

Riverside Caravan Park, Lancaster

 

Nestling along the River Wenning, this caravan park is ideal for a quiet holiday with riverside views. The location is less than 30 minutes drive from Lake Windermere, Kendal and the Yorkshire Three Peaks. You can take a lovely walk along the riverside and visit the nearby market town High Bentham, where there are shops, restaurants and quaint pubs!

 

Now that you know where to stay for the best views, make sure you have everything else covered. Help to keep your caravan in top condition by protecting it with a Pro-Tec cover and towing jacket.

 

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8 Great Apps That Every Caravanner Needs

One of the top benefits of owning a caravan is that it lets you escape the hectic world, including having some downtime away from digital devices but having the right apps can make your caravan trips much easier, so it is worth keeping your phone switched on for at least some parts of your trip.

Useful apps can provide you with all sorts of information, from finding the best caravan parks to discovering great bike trails, or where the nearest shop is. These are some of the top apps that every caravanner should have on their phone:

SiteSeeker

This is a great app for finding a site that perfectly meets your preferences, as it allows you to filter by facilities, location and price and it also has a function that allows you to find sites that are nearby to your location for those more spontaneous trips. You are also able to book your chosen site through the app once you have found it.

Live Traffic Info

Check whether there are any traffic delays and plan your quickest route using the Live Traffic Info app, which provides real-time information on all motorways and A-roads.

Motorway Services UK

When you need a pitstop or are planning which is the best services for choice of food or types of facilities, the Motorway Services UK app will give you all of the information you need.

Caravan Leveler

You will never struggle to level your caravan again with this handy app that uses your caravan’s dimensions and can tell you how many centimetres each wheel needs to be raised by. A very impressive app that will make parking up your caravan much easier and quicker.

TripAdvisor

The TripAdvisor app provides you with a huge amount of information, including reviews for caravan parks, top local attractions, the best restaurants and pubs nearby, pretty much everything you need to plan a great time in a new place!

AllTrails

Whether you are looking for hiking trails, bike trails or even the best waterways for canoeing, AllTrails provides you with suggested routes, along with information such as difficulty, length and rating. It can also tell you whether a route is family-friendly and help you to plan the exact type of trail that you are looking for.

Yonder

This app is popular with people who love outdoor adventures and want to share their experiences with like-minded people. It is like a social network for the outdoorsy folk, and you can find new places to explore, as recommended by fellow adventurers.

Google Maps

This app will help you to map your journey, plan fun days out and it can also show you where to find local amenities. There is a search function that allows you to filter to search for places like restaurants, petrol stations, supermarkets, coffee shops, hotels, takeaways, chemists and pubs. If you are not familiar with the area, this app will save you loads of time looking for places.

Before your next caravan trip, make sure that you have installed all of these top caravanner apps. Now that the planning for your trip is sorted, have you got your cover sorted yet?

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How to be a Pro-Tec VIP

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Over the years, we have gained many customers who so kindly come back to us again and again or recommend us to people they know which means the world to us. Our team at Pro-Tec Covers have been thinking about how to say thank you and as a result, we have launched Pro-Tec VIP.

To say thank you to our loyal customers, we’re giving anybody who places an order with us (must be logged in) a 5% discount on full covers and motorhome covers on their next order. It’s our way of letting you know that your loyalty doesn’t go unrecognised!

We really miss meeting you all at trade shows, as that always allowed us to get real insights into your needs and hear your feedback face-to-face. Hopefully, it won’t be too much longer before we can all be in the same room again!

We have always been a ‘people’ business and the new Pro-Tec VIP scheme is just one of the ways we look after our community.

So, if you want to become a Pro-Tec VIP – just make sure you are logged in when you place your first order and then you will get an automatic 5% discount on your next order of a full cover or motorhome cover.

You can also get this discount over the phone, just let us know that you are a returning customer!

It’s been a tough year for us all and the least we can do is reward those who have stayed loyal to us through the challenges of the last year.

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