Caring For Camper Trailer Materials

Caring For Camper Trailer Materials

Your camper trailer materials come with a few different materials that all have their own special way of being taken care of. Today’s post gives insight on the best way to care for these camper trailer materials and potential issues if you don’t.

Materials in these cases refer to canvas, PVC and fabric materials.

 

  • The canvas camper trail materials should be clean, dry and free from dirt. If it’s wet when packed away, please erect as soon as possible to dry out & prevent mould stains. Most moulds need 24-48 hours of moisture to begin to grow. Therefore, if a suitable material in your camper/tent is wet for more than 24 hours then you run the risk of mould starting to grow. Many species of mould can begin to grow from humidity alone if the humidity stays high for long enough. In fact, the humidity only needs to be higher than 55% before some moulds can begin to grow.
  • Always ensure spreader bars are used when applicable to prevent any pooling occurring. Spreader bars are to help minimize the chance of pooling, these are recommended to be used for every camping trip. Please note; additional spreader bars can be purchased from us.
  • Zippers and press studs are delicate items and care must always be taken when using them.
  • When not in use we recommend the use of a travel cover or vehicle cover to protect from the elements

Other Issues

Our campers are constructed to rigid specifications. However, they should not be left unattended for long periods of time during inclement weather. Long periods of rain may soak the ground. This can cause pegs to become loose and/or the frame uprights may sink into the ground. One or both of the above weaken the rigidity of the overall structure since its strength depends upon the structure being taut at all times.

Water pockets may form in the roof if the unit is not erected taut, further adding to the load on the frame and possibly causing a broken frame as well as roof leakage.