As a caravan is a home away from home, you want it to be as comfortable as possible and that means having as many of the mod cons that you have become accustomed to having in your full-time home. Fortunately, you will be hard-pressed to find a static caravan that does not have a boiler to supply hot water and central heating of some kind.
Obviously, the one thing you can guarantee with the more electrical appliances you have, the more chances you have for these to break down and give you trouble. That is why we have put this post together. In it we are going to address an all too common problem with static caravan boilers, discussing what could be causing it and how to solve it too.
What’s the Problem?
After looking through many of the popular forum posts for the kind of issues people need solutions to, one that came up was of concerning the hot water boiler not producing hot enough water and even stopping.
The problem seems to occur when they would have a shower and the water would go hot temporarily before cooling down and then the boiler would just switch off. Even at its hottest, the water seems to be lukewarm.
Is this a problem that sounds familiar to you?
What is the Cause?
If it’s a Morco boiler that has been installed in your static caravan, they are often known to be temperamental when it comes to water pressure. However, it may also be that there is not a high enough water pressure. It could also be that the water temperature is not set high enough on the actual boiler.
What are Possible Solutions to this Problem?
There are several solutions to this problem that are worth exploring.
A quick and easy solution to try in the first instance is to try turning your hot tap on, waiting a few minutes and then try turning on the cold very slowly to see if you can regulate the temperature.
Another solution, in line with the causes we highlighted above would be to check and set the water flow to a higher setting and then even try using the shower without the showerhead to see if that was causing any restrictions to the water flow. While running these checks, it may also be a good idea to check that all stop taps are fully open and that no one else in the caravan is trying to use water at the exact same time as when the shower is on.
If you are still having issues, look at the boiler and check that the water temperature is set to the maximum. If there is a thermostatic valve for the water supply for your shower, turn the temperature up on that. (You may have to look behind a panel to find the controls if they are not clearly visible).
In the worst-case scenario that none of the above solutions work, it may be time to hire a professional to take a look at it or repair/replace your boiler.