Protect Your Investment: #1 Guide for Aussie Caravanners

Caravans are a great way to explore the open road while enjoying the comforts of home. You don’t have to go far to see one on the road or parked in the front yard of a neighbour’s home. These mobile homes on wheels come in a variety of sizes and styles, from small pop-up models to large luxury rigs. But, how do we protect our new investment?

Caravans offer amenities such as kitchens, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters, making them perfect for long trips or extended camping adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time caravan owner, the freedom and flexibility of hitting the road in a caravan are unmatched.


A Millard Caravan protected from storms and the Australian Sun by a 100% Australian-made Transportable Shade Shed.


Despite their functionality, caravans are by no means cheap. With an ever-increasing number of severe weather events, it is more important than ever to know how to protect them. We may be used to Australia’s varied temperatures, weather and climates, but our caravans are not. You can take the following safety precautions during Australia’s extreme weather conditions while travelling:

Cyclones and strong winds pose a significant threat to caravans, with many insurance claims resulting from damages caused by high winds. To protect your caravan, it is best to:

• avoid towing it during strong winds
• park it in a safe location
• take down your awning.

A new caravan being towed by a 4x4 around Australia in the hot sun.

Additional steps to increase wind resistance include:
• digging holes under the caravan wheels
• sinking angle iron posts at the tire corners
• securely tying down the caravan with chains or pins.

In the event of heavy rains, flash floods, and storm surges, it is important to:
• secure loose objects
• unplug electrical devices
• turn off gas supplies, and
• find shelter uphill. Avoid parking under trees during lightning and thunderstorms.

During the extreme summer heat:
• ensure the caravan’s air conditioning is properly maintained
• use insulation to keep the interior cool
• cook outside
• use energy-efficient lighting
• regularly check fluids and oils to prevent overheating.


What about when you are not travelling?

You can probably guess the answer! Transportable Shade Sheds are a great solution for protecting caravans from the sun, rain, and other harsh weather conditions. Our Shade Sheds can be assembled by pretty much anyone thanks to our Slip-Fit Connection System. They are also made with high-quality materials that are built to withstand the elements and last for many years.

One of the biggest benefits of using a Transportable Shade Shed to protect your caravan is that it provides a barrier between the sun and your caravan. As you know, our Australian sun can really pack a punch, and spending too long out in it isn’t just a problem for our skin.

The Aussie sun can cause damage to the exterior of your caravan over time, including fading and cracking. A Shade Shed can also help keep the interior of your caravan cooler, which can help prolong the life of your appliances and electronics.

Another benefit of using a Transportable Shade Shed to protect your caravan is that it can help protect it from rain and other harsh weather conditions. Water will always try to find a way in, and sitting out in the rain can cause leaks and water damage, which can be costly to repair. You definitely don’t want to fork out more money after purchasing a caravan!

A Shade Shed can also help protect your caravan from high winds, which can cause damage to the exterior and interior of your caravan. With C1, C2 and C3 cyclone rating options, we have a Shade Shed for you, no matter where you are in Australia!

A caravan is certainly an asset worth protecting, so save yourself the ‘bargain regret’ and do it right the first time. We all know how crazy Australian weather can get. So, save yourself the angst and purchase a 100% Australian Made, Transportable Shade Shed. “Providing Peace Of Mind”.

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Please note: the information in this article includes suggestions only and is not expert advice. For the best advice on how to prepare and remain safe during storms, please refer to your government’s website.

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