Modifications – Done Properly
It’s quite tempting when you own a caravan or motorhome to whip out the toolbox and do a few little modifications so it better suits your needs.
Why DIY modifications are not a good idea
The thing is – as tempting as it might be – it’s not always a good idea to do these things yourself. Here’s why.
- Insurance. If you have an accident, one of the first things an insurance company will do is inspect your van for any modifications that could affect the handling of the van, and then weigh it. If the weight is above the ATM stamped on the compliance plate, they may not pay claims.
- Safety. It’s not only the brakes, tyres and suspension that might suffer from weighty additions and modifications, we’ve seen cracks in the chassis caused by loads far above the manufacturer’s ATM.
- Warranty. Some caravan warranties become void if modifications are carried out by anyone other than an authorised repair agent.
A better idea
You don’t want your safety, warranty or insurance compromised. We know what can be done and what shouldn’t be done when it comes to modifications.
Whatever type of modification you need we can talk you through your options.
Typical Modification: Fitting an Ensuite to a Traveller Van