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Hi, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced damp meter for DIY use (mostly) to check an ageing caravan on a regular basis so as to catch any problems early and hopefully sort them out myself. There are so many around but I'm unsure which are most appropriate for caravans.

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Pete...

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I have used this one from Amazon for about 4 years , it seems pretty reliable as it found a slight dampness around a "wet locker" just before the body integrity warranty expired and so was able to get it resealed under warranty. there was no visual sign of damp so it paid for itself straight away. it still has the same 2 x AA batteries that came with it.

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brennenstuhl-1298680-Moisture-Detector-MD/dp/B003CSNV2Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471619064&sr=8-3&keywords=moistur

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I have used this one from Amazon for about 4 years , it seems pretty reliable as it found a slight dampness around a "wet locker" just before the body integrity warranty expired and so was able to get it resealed under warranty. there was no visual sign of damp so it paid for itself straight away. it still has the same 2 x AA batteries that came with it.

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brennenstuhl-1298680-Moisture-Detector-MD/dp/B003CSNV2Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471619064&sr=8-3&keywords=moistur

Thanks Mick, as it happens my sister-in-law has lent me an Ixium MD-2G which has a neat 'hold' button (as does your recommendation) for when you have the meter in a place where you can't read the screen. (No not there!) Seems to work fine and as a bonus nothing more than low teens% anywhere in the van. (Although that's not surprising given the recent long dry spell).

 

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