Securing a Static Caravan Considerations

There’s no better feeling than being able to invest in your very own static caravan. You’ve got a holiday home that can be enjoyed for years to come, and if you choose a fantastic park you’ll be in an ideal location as well. But, there are a few practicalities you’ll need to bear in mind before you’re free to enjoy your new caravan at your leisure, and the most important will be making sure you know the basics of securing a static caravan to its site. So just how can you do that?

The first thing you need to be aware of is anchoring. Anchoring, or the process of securing the caravan to its concrete base, is achieved by a system of chains and stakes driven into the ground. This provides a safe and secure base for your caravan whilst keeping it above the ground to prevent flooding, and if you’re in a particularly windy caravan site you’ll probably want to invest in additional anchors to ensure it’ll be properly secured no matter what the great British weather can throw at it. You’ll also need to make sure that the concrete underneath is free from debris, vegetation and clutter, as this will prevent damp and animal life whilst ensuring there’s sufficient airflow around the base of the caravan.

You’ll need to make sure that all water, electricity and sewage connections are properly secured as well, but this, much like the anchoring, should always be done by the experts. Ideally the owners of the park will be able to arrange everything but if you know the basics of securing a static caravan you can be confident that everything is progressing as it should, and once it’s properly secured all you’ve got left to do is start enjoying your caravan and get planning that first holiday.

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