Our top 10 Spring checks for your motorhome

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  1. Colin Osborne says:

    I dose both my tanks using a solution of Milton. The fresh water tank then gets a rinse before filling. I stick a gallon of water in it on the first run so it sloshes around, then empty and fill at the first site. Milton is so much cheaper. If its good enough for babies, its good enough for me!

  2. John Fletcher says:

    For those of us with motorhomes over 3500 they are classed as HGV and the minimum tyre tread depth is reduced to 1.0mm, not that I would ever recommend using such worn tyres.

  3. Don Smith says:

    Excellent article, but just to clarify the legal limit for tyres is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tread.

  4. James says:

    Another thing is to check if your Calor lite gas cylinders are under their recall (see https://www.calor.co.uk/recall) – ours were, and so we swapped them for full cylinders. Also check you can actually fit pigtail into cylinder, one of the ones we were given had a ‘squashed’ thread port, so could not be used – luckily I noticed before we were out on some rainy site with no gas! Calor must fill the cylinders through that port, so I can only imagine cylinder was dropped after filling, smashing the plastic handle and bending the port, but handle was just replaced and it was sent out without checking.

  5. john dale says:

    its the old man up a dodgy ladder that worries me . or is it the dodgy old man up a ladder !

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hey John – that’s our company Chairman. I can assure you there’s nothing dodgy about him or his ladder!

  6. Barry F Wigglesworth says:

    The article on tips for motorhomes is good but if you can arrange your Habitation service and a vehicle service at the start of the season which l do all of the checks noted in your article should be done for you.
    If you are like my wife and l in our 70’s this saves us the problem and can turn up minor problems which can be resolved before your first trip out.
    We have done this since reaching 75 and found it very beneficial to us.

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