The UK is moving quickly into the winter months and it’s important to get your caravan prepared for the colder weather.
For some campers, the start of the cold weather means it’s time to pack up until summer returns next year, but for others, it’s the ideal time to winterise your caravan.
Putting some time aside to carry out these steps on your motorhome or caravan will ensure it’s kept in tip-top condition. When you come to use your caravan the following summer you won't be left with bills to fix any damage caused by the cold weather if you prepare it properly.
The cold weather can cause problems such as freezing water in pipes, engines seizing up and tyers deflating.
Here are a few of the things you can do to prepare your caravan for winter:
1. Pour non-toxic antifreeze through the plumbing system as this will prevent the pipes from freezing up and causing damage.
2. Fill any holes to the exterior of the motorhome with a waterproof sealant and use mothballs and steel wool to fill gaps in the interior of your caravan as this will prevent rodents.
3. Use bug screens to prevent bug infestations, a dehumidifier to stop damp from condensation.
4. Use a motorhome storage cover to stop general damage on the exterior of your motorhome and tyre stands to stop your tyres from deflating.