Winter is around the corner and if you’re planning on laying up your motorhome or caravan for winter then you’re going to need to drain down your water systems.
It’s a condition of our caravan and motorhome insurance policies to drain down your leisure vehicle between November 1st and March 15th when it’s not in use to prevent any frost damage to your water tanks or pipes.
Floë Induratec 636 automatic drain down system
Here we take a look at the new integrated Floë system, which will drain down your caravan or motorhome in just two minutes by using compressed air to blow any excess water out of your pipes and taps. It’s also an effective way of getting rid of any stale water and build-up of algae to make way for fresh drinking water.
The kit takes around 20 minutes to fit to your vehicle and in six easy steps your vehicle will be fully drained down.
Step 1: Drain your water heater
Step 2: Close water heater dump valve and all taps
Step 3 : Switch the Floë 636 on to activate the air compression system
Step 4: Open each tap in your caravan or motorhome individually, including the shower, until all are drained.
Step 5: Switch off the Floë
Step 6: Leave all taps open to let the air circulate
There are also portable Floë drain down kits for caravans and motorhomes, which also blow air through the system by connecting the kit to a foot pump or 12 volt air compressor with an accurate air pressure gauge.
In this video, caravanner Dan Trudgian blew out nearly one litre of excess water from what he thought was his drained down caravan, using the Floë kit.
Jason Paul, of Apt innovations, invented the Floë system and said the kit enables owners to see how much water they’re taking out of their van’s water system and get more use out of their leisure vehicles in the winter months, with the extra peace of mind that their drinking water is clean.
Floë is also approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme and the National Caravan Council.
For more information about the Floë Induratec 636 integrated drain down system or their other products visit www.keepfloeing.com where you can watch their “how to” video.
Floë has kindly offered a 10% discount code for our readers. Simply enter the unique code APT17101 at the online checkout when you order here.
*10% Floë discount code only applies to the Floë Induratec 636 water drain down system and does not include other products or accessories. Offer code expires midnight December 31st 2017.
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