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Aluminium clad caravans can easily suffer considerable damage during a hail storm. Even in relatively minor hail, entire sides of your van can be dinted. We often find customers are unaware of the damage for many weeks or even months. Sometimes it takes the light to be at just the right angle to see the dents.
Generally, while hail damage doesn't cause structual issues to the caravan, it severely reduces resale value as they simply look dented. The goods news is, most insurance companies cover hail damage on caravans, and it is a common repair process.
The biggest tip I can give you, is to thoroughly check all sides and roof of your van after a hail storm – even if it doesn't look damaged. Get a torch, and shine it along (ie, almost parallel to) the sides/roof of the van, as this will help show up any dents.
Caravan Hail Damage Repair Process
All the fittings are removed from the damaged side(s) of the van. This includes the corner mould, lights, windows, doors, air conditioners etc.
The sides of caravans must be sheeted from the top down. Therefore, we find the highest damaged sheet and pull them off up to that point. It is generally not possible to preserve removed sheets. New sheets are installed, then fittings put back on.
Roof sheeting is much the same, but can normally be resheeted from either direction.
There are a large range of different aluminium cladding profiles. They tend to be brand specific. There are deep and shallow profiles, as well as stucco or smooth finishes. There are a few different aluminium suppliers who all have slightly different profiles setup. So while two caravans with a smooth, shallow profile sheeting may look the same from a distance, minor variations in the manufacturer's rolling process produce a slightly different sheet. Therefore it is very important to deal with someone who has access to the complete range of profiles from all the suppliers.
We have a lot of Northern NSW customers with hail damaged caravans coming to the RV Service Centre in Toowoomba to have their vans repaired. We offer secure storage, a large range of aluminium cladding in stock, regular communication and workmanship of the highest quality. We guarantee a quick turn around on repairs, and our workmanship is guaranteed! Call us today to book your van in.
Are you having troubles getting your hail damaged caravan repaired in Brisbane? Are you waiting a long time to get your van back? Why not scoot up the hill to Toowoomba and have your van fixed to the highest quality in a short turn-around time. We have a large range of aluminium stocks that allow us to quickly repair your van. Give us a call today!
We stock a complete range of off-the-shelf shadecloth walls to suit your existing awning. Great for shade and privacy, as well as protecting your outdoor living area from rain and storms beating in. Simply slide into the roller tube of your awning, and attach the end walls to the awning rafter. Setup only takes a couple of minutes – so easy!
The RV Service Centre Queensland in Toowoomba is an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) for Light Trailers between 750kg – 3500kg.
We are able to issue safety certificates (previously known as road worth certificates) for caravans and trailers, which are required for selling or buying a caravan or trailer in this weight range.
If you are selling a caravan, you also require a gas certificate if your van has an on-board gas system. We are also able to issue caravan gas certificates.