With the end of the season approaching, most of us will be having our last trip in our caravans and motorhomes. There are a few things that you can do to prepare your vehicle for when you store it away for winter.
This includes draining down the water system to prevent any ice damaging and making sure that there is as much ventilation around the van as possible. A few other things to also consider is damp and polluted air.
Where should I store my motorhome or caravan?
The choice is entirely up to you. You can store your campervan or motorhome at your own home or at a storage site.
Even though caravans are designed for use outside it is not ideal for them to be left for long periods outside. Shelter is great but placing your caravan or motorhome underneath trees is not an ideal place. Your caravan or motorhome will be exposed to falling branches, leaves and bird droppings. All of these things could potentially damage your caravan. If you’re thinking about storing your vehicle on a site away from your home, make sure to visit the site and examine the area.
Some plots can be a tight fit, making it difficult to maneuver your tow car. If the surface is gravel or grass, this could also make it even more difficult. Make sure that you’re aware of the written conditions and facilities. You may be able to get your vehicle parked up for you and some sites have charging and cleaning facilities. Ask about vermin control at your site of consideration. Also be sure to advise your insurer when you’ve chosen a site.