A guide to winterising your motorhome

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  1. John Clifton says:

    Good tips, I’ve made my list thank you.

  2. Alan Percival says:

    Great article for us newbies

  3. Ed Carling says:

    Don’t forget to empty “U” bends especially the ones for the shower tray as (like my van) they are likely to be outside, underneath the van and will freeze easier than the sinks inside the van.

  4. David HUDSON says:

    If you have a a motor home such as ours weighing over 3.5 tons make sure you stand it on tyre savers in order to preserve the contour. Also fit wheel covers in order to help the brake discs escape the moisture in the air and therefore the production of surface rust. Also spray inside the chassis inside with Supertrol rust inhibitor or similar.
    We also spray or hand paint our rear leaf springs with Carplan Tetroseal or similar wax / oil product then wipe all the brake pipes over with the same on a rag so no corrosion starts. We have always done the latter as a five litre can is both inexpensive and very effective. Finally do not foreget your spare wheel in its carrier under the vehicle and check the turn key threads to ensure no rust can form as every year we hear tales of people who get a puncture and simply cannot access the spare wheel simply through neglect and therefore ensuing corrosion.

  5. Wilf Bourne says:

    Good commonsense information.

  6. jonathan white says:

    Good advice. Worth including a note regarding aircon. In order to keep it tip-top, fire it up every few weeks so that the system will circulate the gas. This will also de-humidify the air a little. Also worth mentioning the wipers: if possible, leave them off the screen so that they don’t freeze in place and make sure that the screen wash is full strength too. WD40 all door catches and hinges after the wash so that the water does not freeze the locks.

  7. Gordon butler says:

    All good advice for first time owners. We are able to keep our moho on our property and can run power to charge battery ect or power a small heater if it gets very cold. Hope to use it through the winter months.

  8. Arthur Lawrence says:

    This is really good advice, particularly for newbies like my wife and I who just bought our motorhome in September and are facing our first winter with it.

  9. Tony Shaddock says:

    Very helpful a good comprehensive list of things to do

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