How to damp test a caravan

[VIDEO] How to damp test a caravan

One of the most important things you should be looking out for when you view a second hand caravan that you are considering buying is damp. To give you a better understanding of what to look for I put this video together showing you exactly how to perform a damp test on a caravan.

You can get a high quality damp meter here –  at the time of recording this video the damp meter was about £20, as I mentioned in the video, this is a solid investment if it could save you from buying thousands of pounds worth of trouble.

The damp scale again for you reference:

  • 0% -15% = normal, no cause for concern
  • 15% – 20% = higher than average, keep an eye on it – could be due to atmospheric conditions (maybe investigate further)
  • 20%+ = present damp issue – requires specialist examination

This is my first video post, I hope you found it informative (and that you managed to ignore my “ummms” and “ahhs”). I would love to get your feedback on the video. Maybe you have some question about performing a damp test – leave your questions and comments in the comment box below.

6 thoughts on “[VIDEO] How to damp test a caravan”

  1. What a fantastic post!!!!!!!!. I’m looking at getting into caravan servicing and videos like are so helpful it great to see that people are willing to share info and not keep it close to the chest.

    Most appreciated

  2. Thanks very much for the info on testing caravans with damp my daughter is in the process of perchasing her first van .i have bought the meter as advised in your video once again thanks very much for the advice cheers les Clarke. Altrincham Cheshire

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