With all the damp, rainy days we have been having over the past few weeks, it was welcome relief to have a couple of bright sunny days to give the camper van a freshen up.
The air in the van can get stale, so its important to freshen things up occasionally and give the van a good airing out. This is best done on a dry sunny day with a light breeze blowing.
The first thing I did was open up all the windows and skylights as far as they will go. Next up open all the cupboard doors to allow any stale trapped air to escape.
I then took all sleeping bag and mattresses out of the over cab sleeping area, and got them into the air flow passing through the van. I checked the mattresses for any signs of damp, and then checked over the sleeping area as well.
Its very important to check for signs of damp regularly, as this is a killer in a lot of motorhomes and camper vans. It can easily be avoided if your regularly check for leaks and signs of damp in the interior. This means having a good inspection in the following places:
- Around the skylight vents
- Over cab bed area (if you have one)
- In the back of cupboards
- Around the edges of the floor
This isn’t an exhaustive list, and you can check further by using an inexpensive damp meter. This is a little device that measures the percentage of moisture in objects. It’s usually used for testing the dryness of logs, but can work equally well when used in a motorhome of campervan. If you want to do the job properly its best to have an annual habitation check from a reputable motorhome dealer.
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