With winter upon us, owners are going to need to take more care of their motorhomes. We’ve got 10 top tips on what you can do to maintain your pride and joy this season:
- Tyres – Checking tyre pressure to avoid tyre deterioration. If your adventures continue this month; you should consider investing in winter tyres.
- Paintwork – You can touch up your motorhome to prevent rust. Chips can retain
moisture, leading to rust or rot; one final clean before you pack it away for winter can help avoid this.
- Awning – You should remember to extend your awning, and ensure that it’s clean and dry before packing it away to avoid unpleasant smells when you bring your motorhome back out when things warm up.
- Ticking over – Start the vehicle up once a month and leave it running idly for more than 15 minutes.
- Top-ups – You should be topping up oil, charging the battery and lubricating any moving parts to help it all to move better next year.
- Drain away – You should drain all the water from your storage tanks, including the waste tank, and ensure your taps are free from any surplus water (going for a short drive can help with this).This will ensure there’s nothing to freeze and expand when the temperatures drop, protecting all tanks and pipes. You could alternatively insulate your pipes.
- Keep it tidy – You should pay particular attention to the cupboards and cooking areas inside your motorhome, and keep them clean.
- Open and shut – You should do whatever you can to ensure good air circulation in the interior e.g. leaving cupboard and fridge doors ajar.
- Cover up – You can protect your motorhome with some form of tarpaulin or specialised cover. Please note – some covers can prevent air from circulating, you should check your cover for levels of breathability.
- Avoiding rust – You can apply WD-40 or thin oil to protect against rust.