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Caravan overheating and what to do

Caravan overheating and what to do

In partnership with SEEKR by Caframo

Even though Sirocco II is made in Canada, it has been Australia’s top choice for caravan fans for years. As such, it’s met and built connections with dozens of RV enthusiasts, families, and Grey Nomads. With summer’s hottest weather approaching, SEEKR reached out to its Aussie friends for a bit of information about the risks, prevention, and steps to take if overheating occurs. SEEKR by Caframo’s business is keeping you cool and out for longer, so it takes your climate seriously. 

The risks

Overheating in your RV can cause permanent and costly damage to your rig, result in severe time delays, and might write off your vehicle altogether.

Extreme heat can cause illnesses like dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and worsening of existing medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Especially at risk are children, the elderly, pregnant people, and those who are at risk from heat-related illnesses. Not to mention, pets – extra vulnerable because their symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed. Be sure to keep them extra cool! To avoid these situations, preparation is key.

Before you hit the road

To minimise heat-related stress on your vehicle:

  1. Take your RV in for a full maintenance check.
  2. Pack an extra bottle of antifreeze and four litres of water in your RV.
  3. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual to stay up to date on coolant service flushes.
  4. Devise a plan that minimises driving during peak heat hours.
  5. Determine whether your insurance or roadside assistance will cover you in the case of a heat-related breakdown.

While travelling

You should not drive in extreme heat conditions; however, if you need to get from A to B despite the weather, there are certain steps you can take to minimise heat-related stress on your vehicle. To do so:

  1. Monitor the thermostat as you’re driving.
  2. Check your coolant levels regularly.
  3. Check your wheels regularly because a scorching hot road will wear them faster.
  4. Do not overuse the air conditioning on extremely hot days.
  5. Avoid steep inclines and declines, which make brakes and engines especially susceptible to overheating.
  6. Try to drive closer to dusk or dawn to lessen the strain placed on the engine.
  7. At the first sign of engine overheating, pull over and seek assistance.

The SEEKR recommendation: Sirocco II RV Fan

If you are looking to summer-proof your RV, you can’t look past the authentic Sirocco II fan from SEEKR by Caframo. This little fan has become legendary for providing cool relief while minimising power consumption.

You and your passengers will love its:

  • 360-degree directional airflow
  • extremely low power draw of just 0.35 amps on 12 volts on its highest setting
  • reliability to power on for thousands of hours through demanding conditions
  • whisper-level quiet functionality that makes sleeping an absolute dream.

If you’re someone that takes staying cool seriously, you’ll appreciate the care and skilful product engineering behind the Sirocco II caravan fan.

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