Always be careful when selecting a used campervan as most are pretty good
The average lifespan of a campervan is around 200,000 miles. However, this can vary depending on the make, model, and how well it is maintained. Some campervans can last over 300,000 miles, while others may only last 100,000 miles. Servicing on time will help to keep a camper road worthy. Here are some factors that can affect the lifespan of a campervan
Make and model
Some campervans are built better than others how can this be? Many converters source the used van to be converted and that can reflect in the eventual price. Different cheaper fabrics and blinds can lower the price this is all about being competitive. Campervans from reputable brands with a good track record of reliability are more likely, to last longer and have higher-cost appliances or just want to hold the prices.
Older campervans will have more wear and tear, so they are less likely to last as long as newer ones. That does not mean to say they will keep going if in continual use. The age of the interior can be a bit of a giveaway and that is not surprising if the vehicle is over ten years old. The sun fades the fabrics and that can be upholstered but may be too far gone.
The more miles a campervan has driven, the more likely it is to need services and repairs. Whilst many campervans can eat up those miles things can go wrong. When this happens then is the time you will have wished you had taken out a warranty guarantee.
Maintenance and servicing
Campervans that have been maintained and serviced on time are more likely to last longer. This includes regular oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checks keeping the interior clean and having habitation checks are just as useful and will help hold values.
The driving conditions
Campervans driven in harsh conditions, such as off-road or extreme weather, may experience wear and tear or breakdowns. If you want your campervan to last as long as possible buy one from a reputable dealer and have it serviced serviced and maintained, and drive it in good condition. Purchasing a guarantee will provide peace of mind but make sure you seek the right advice.
Additional tips for extending the lifespan of your campervan
- Inspect the campervan regularly for signs of wear and tear things do wear out
- Includes checking the tires, brakes, fluids, and other components, especially brakes
- Fix any problems promptly don’t wait until a small problem becomes a big one
- Store the campervan in a cool, dry place when not in use this will help to prevent rust and other damage
- Avoid driving in harsh conditions. If you must drive in harsh conditions, take extra precautions to protect your campervan
- Following these tips, it will help your campervan last for many years to come