Fiberglass caravan construction involves using glass reinforced plastic (GRP) to create the body of the caravan. This material is made by combining a resin, usually polyester or vinylester, with fibers, usually glass, to create a strong and lightweight material. The fibers are woven into a fabric, which is then coated with the resin and cured to create the finished product.
There are several advantages of fibreglass caravans over traditional “stick and tin” caravans:
Durability: Fibreglass caravans are more durable than traditional caravans, as they are less prone to rust and rot, and can withstand harsh weather conditions better.
Insulation: Fibreglass caravans are better insulated than traditional caravans, which means they can keep the interior temperature more stable and comfortable, regardless of the outside temperature.
Lightweight: Fibreglass caravans are generally lightweight, which means they can be towed by a wider range of vehicles and are less likely to exceed weight limits.
Low maintenance: Fibreglass caravans are low maintenance, as they do not require regular painting or rust-proofing.
Aesthetics: Fibreglass caravans have a sleek, modern look that is more attractive than traditional caravans. They also have less visible seams and joints, which make them look more streamlined and cohesive.
Customisable: Fibreglass caravans can be made to order and are more customizable than traditional caravans, which means they can be tailored to meet specific needs and preferences.
Resale value: Fibreglass caravans tend to retain their value better than traditional caravans, as they are less likely to suffer from wear and tear over time.
Insurance companies are now recognising the benefits of fibreglass caravans, so be sure to ask your insurer about any discounts available on your new fibreglass caravan.