Top tips for looking after your motorhome and tow car during lockdown

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  1. Wilf says:

    Poor advice to run diesel engine for short periods. Should be taken onto road and run for at least 20 mile at speed limit to burn off those engine and filter deposits, preferably on motorway. Expensive if you clog up your Dog a d Egr

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      We suggested taking on a run long enough to get the engine warmed up Wilf. You’re right that diesel engines need a good run out to burn off any deposits. Thanks for pointing out.

  2. Iain Munro says:

    Barry has made comments on the 1st June of just the very point I noted of clogged filters by short movements of deisel engines!
    I don’t think fuel cleaners are the solution to the DPF problem?

  3. Barry Carter says:

    Pity the article wasn’t closer to the start of lockdown but interesting article and comments, had carried out all of tips. I’m fortunate my Motorhome sits at the back of my drive with two cars in front for security also has electric hookup, when cars are moved I have a turning cul-de-sac to drive backwards and forwards into so was okay for movement for 12 weeks. Just over week ago took it out first time for proper run since lockdown went to garden centre 10 mile run there with large car park, no height barrier as high top 7.5 Mtr Motorhome. Everything okay except DFP engine light on so needs fuel treatment and really good run hope that’ll cure the problem just a point to look out for.

  4. Paul Chalmers says:

    Some great advice in this arrival.

  5. Jon White says:

    Good advice but you might have included running the aircon for a while with the windows open at first. Not only will this see if it is working OK but will dehumidify the vehicle but will circulate the coolant and make sure that there are no sealant leaks.

  6. Tony Harris says:

    Good and informative

  7. John says:

    Thanks for the information it s great help, take care and look after yourselfs

  8. alan says:

    Very useful article which covered all my areas of concern while my motorhome has been under lockdown in storage particularly batteries and tyres.

  9. Alasdair Hall says:

    Chock all four wheels, mark them with felt tip, leave the handbrake off and the vehicle out of gear; start the vehicle every two weeks and move it so the felt tip marks are in a different position by a quarter revolution, shade wheels that are in direct sunlight; sleeve the wipers so they aren’t stuck to the glass; and check the voltage on both leisure and engine batteries and recharge is below 12.5v.

  10. Iain Munro says:

    Very good,but one club mag states that running a diesel engine for short periods can cause problems with particulate filter clogging
    etc and overall drainage of battery reserve?
    Any comments?

  11. Gordon says:

    Good info.


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