It’s great to see that caravanners and motorhome owners like to keep their vehicles in check over the winter period.
Our latest poll results revealed that a massive 91 per cent of voters have checked on their caravan or motorhome so far this winter!
Here’s the results…
In January, we asked if you’d carried out any winter checks on your leisure vehicles. Lots of people voted with 636 responses received. And the results show that most people don’t lay up their ‘vans for the winter and then forget about them.
Many checked on their pride and joy, with 55 per cent of caravanners saying they’d checked their caravan and 38 per cent of motorhomers checking their motorhome.
Only three per cent of people who voted said they hadn’t checked on their ‘van at all and four per cent said they planned to soon.
It just goes to show how important it is to check everything’s okay in the winter months and to give your caravan or motorhome an airing to prevent damp, as well as making sure there’s been no other damage from the weather or may be vermin.
Here’s what some of you had to say…
Richard Kilbride said it’s good to blast the heating on now and again, run the engine, open all lockers and cupboards and to get the warm air circulating.
“Unless you’re like me and use your motorhome all through the off season, then a 20 mile run once a month will keep the engine healthy too,” he added.
Mick Hibberd’s advice is to put an oil filled electric radiator on inside motorhome with a cable fed through a window so it doesn’t put a strain on the motorhome’s electrical supply. Only really possible if you keep your motorhome or caravan at home.
He also covers all the windows and sunroof with radiator foil to keep out sunlight, to stop the internal fabrics from fading.
What do you make of the results…?
Thanks to everyone who voted and commented. Feel free to share any more stories or tips for checking on your caravan or motorhome in winter. And look out for this month’s new poll about cleaning your pride and joy…