DIY Learning Centre | How To

Sometimes the hardest part to starting a new project is thinking that you might not have the skills, or the information available to address each and every issue you encounter along the way.

But if you break the project into a number of steps and research how to carry out each separate step, it can make the process a lot easier. So at DIY Caravans we are here to help, and have put together a comprehensive list of “How To’s” that will help you with each stage of your chosen caravan or RV build.

Let us guide you through the steps and give you the confidence to carry out your build without major issues. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge BEFORE you start. Once you have ordered parts etc it may be very difficult to make changes – spending time at the beginning getting the design right will pay dividends!

Make sure you use the search facility at the top of the page to get the project information you need.

Internal walls and building rooms inside your caravan

Once you have your shell designed you may wish to divide up the internal space. DIY Caravans supply an Internal Wall panel ideally suited for this. With the same perforated core design it is ideal for building : Shower room Ensuite bathroom Toilet or simply a full height bulkhead For…

Cleaning the RV or caravan exterior

Another feature of the DIY Premium Composite Panels is their high quality marine grade gel-coat finish. Since the panels are all 'hand-laid' they are constructed with a pure gel-coat product from a 200 ltr drum , rather than a large roll of imported skin. As a result with a little…

How to prepare composite panels for assembly with adhesive

Preparation and application of adhesive DIY recommends using a specialist structural adhesive for attaching the structural components of your shell. In our experience this is akin to 'welding' the parts together and means we only get one chance! Note the adhesive will only be as strong as the surfac